INULIN (Benegast)

What is INULIN (Benegast)

INULIN (Benegast) is a type of soluble fiber found in a variety of plants. Fibers are compounds that are not digested or absorbed by the human gut. Soluble fibers attract water and turn to gel during digestion.

INULIN (Benegast) is made up of a string of fructose molecules (like beads on a string) with glucose on either end.

These molecules are linked in the chain by links that are not digestible by the human gut.

Absorb water and swell up like a gel which helps in forming softer stools.

INULIN (Benegast)’s solubility allows it to absorb a lot of water. As it swells up it forms a gel that gathers fat particles along the way and takes them out of the body.



INULIN (Benegast) Structure

The number of fructose molecules in each string (beads) can vary from 2 to 60.

INULIN (Benegast) is called high-performance INULIN (Benegast) when it contains more than 10 molecules of fructose strung together. When they are manufactured commercially, the shorter chains are removed from the product. Chains that contain less than 10 molecules are called fructooligosaccharides (FOS –Fructans).

Fructooligosaccharides have a sweet, pleasant flavor and are used to supplement foods with fibers [5, 5].


Soluble Fibers


1- Prebiotic Dietary Fiber!

INULIN (Benegast) is basically food for bifidobacteria and stimulates their growth and activity.

Good bacteria have a number of important functions in our bodies. They:

  • produce acetic acid and lactic acid, which lowers the pH of the colon and prevents the growth of bad bacteria in the gut.
  • stimulate the immune system.
  • aid the absorption of certain minerals Ca & Mg.
  • increase the production of B vitamins, such as folate B9, cyanocobalamin B12, thiamine B1, and niacin B3.

INULIN (Benegast) improves gut health in humans by stimulating the growth of beneficial bifidobacteria.

labs studies show that INULIN (Benegast) suppresses the growth of bad bacteria like Clostridium difficile by increasing bifidobacteria growth.

INULIN (Benegast) increase the bulk of the stool by forming a gel-like substance and by increasing beneficial bacteria in the human gut.


2- INULIN (Benegast) helps Reduce Appetite and Prevents Weight Gain!

An effective way to suppress appetite and control food intake.

A study in 40 women showed that consuming 16 g per day of INULIN (Benegast)-type fructans in the morning for 7 days, curbed appetite and helped reduce food intake during lunch.

In another study with 125 overweight and obese adults, a snack bar containing INULIN (Benegast) reduced hunger, appetite, and food intake over a 12-week period.

INULIN (Benegast) helps control appetite in several ways:

  • By increasing the production of the appetite-suppressing hormone peptide YY.
  • By increasing GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) , a hormone released after a meal that helps in slowing down emptying of the stomach.
  • By altering the neuronal activity in the brain to suppress the appetite.


3- Increases Calcium and Magnesium Absorption!

Two studies in 14 women and 9 men found that supplementation with INULIN (Benegast) increased Calcium absorption and retention.

In a study of 15 postmenopausal women treated with either INULIN (Benegast) or placebo for 6 weeks, there was an increased absorption of Magnesium in the INULIN (Benegast) group.


4- Reduces Cholesterol and Improves Heart Health!

In a study of 49 type 2 diabetic women, INULIN (Benegast) reduced total cholesterol by 12.9% and triglycerides by 23.6% .

A meta-analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials also concluded that dietary INULIN (Benegast)-type fructans significantly reduced triglycerides in the blood.


5- May Prevent Colon Cancer Development!

May Prevent Colon Cancer Development:

Rats that fed diets containing INULIN (Benegast) had more beneficial bacteria, such as bifidobacteria while rats that fed on normal diets had more harmful bacteria. INULIN (Benegast) prevented the incidence of chemically-induced colon cancer in these rats.

Similar results were obtained in mice.

INULIN (Benegast), when used in combination with beneficial microbes, also decreased colon cancer risk in rats.


6- May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetics!

May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetics:

significantly reduced fasting blood sugar (by 8.5%) and HbA1c (by 10.4%), an indicator of the average blood sugar levels over the previous three months.

A meta-analysis of 20 studies and 607 adults participants found that there was a tendency for reduced blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetic patients.


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