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    Fructooligosaccharide?

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    there is something like 210mg of this in my probiotic,
    as someone who is doing all the right things to lean out, I want to know if this will hinder my results!

    any information is appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by eira View Post
    there is something like 210mg of this in my probiotic,
    as someone who is doing all the right things to lean out, I want to know if this will hinder my results!

    any information is appreciated
    That'll be a prebiotic. It'll be in there for market-differentiation. It's something that's hard-to-digest but that gut flora can live off. AFAIK, prebiotics can be a bit so-so: if your gut flora is pretty good then they can help the good bacteria to multiply, but if you've a pathogen in there you could be providing food for it.

    I don't think I'd worry about it unless I had reason to believe my flora was unbalanced. If yours is not, it could well have a positive effect. On the whole, I prefer wholefoods not elements extracted from foods—I mean if you want fermentable soluble fibre why not eat onions, for example, and get everything else that's in them?—but it's probably OK.

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    Shouldn't hurt. FOS is good food for your gut bacteria. I often add it to my smoothies with no problematic effects.
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