What is the active ingredient in Zinulin?
The only ingredient in Zinulin is Inulin, which is a natural plant sugar. The inulin used in Zinulin is extracted from chicory root (Belgium Endive) and is a long chain sugar which is not absorbed by the body but stays intact in the digestive system until it reaches the large bowel where it is eaten by and expands the number of probiotics (good gut bacteria), e.g. lactobacillus species.
How is Zinulin different than other bulk fiber supplements?
Inulin is a completely soluble fibre which means that it dissolves in water, it is gluten free, has a low GI, and does not leave a gritty residue or change the flavour of your food. Inulin is classed as a prebiotic which is a substance which promotes the growth of probiotics (good bacteria) in the digestive system. Through its action to expand the probiotic population, Zinulin has many beneficial health effects including enhancing calcium absorption and lowerering blood sugar levels and cholesterol.
What is the serving size for Zinulin?
The recommended daily dose for Zinulin for adults and children over 12 years is up to three heaped teaspoons per day.
We recommend that you start by taking 1 teaspoon per day for three days and if you feel you are not getting the fibre benefits your body requires you can increase the dosage by 1 teaspoon, and up to a maximuim of 3 teaspoons a day.
Children under 12 years should take a maximum of 1 teaspoon per day.
How many grams of fiber are there in one serving of Zinulin?
One heaped teaspoon of Zinulin gives you 4.5 grams of fibre.
What is the recommended daily intake of fibre?
The recommended total daily intake of fibre is 30 grams. Zinulin should be taken in addition to a healthy diet which should include other fibre in fruit and vegetables, which is why most people will find that 5-15 grams of Zinulin per day is enough to enable them to meet their daily fibre requirements.
How often can a person take Zinulin?
Zinulin can be taken up to three times per day (1 heaped teaspoon per adult up to three times per day). It is recommended that you add fibre slowly to your diet over a period of time and if you experience any side effects, i.e. bloating, discomfort, then you should reduce the amount of Zinulin you are taking till the side effects abate. These side effects normally settle down once your body adjusts to the increase in fibre intake.
|12 yrs. to adult||1 heaped teaspoon||3 times daily (this will give you ~15 grams of Dietary Fiber per day)|
|6 to 11 yrs.||1 teaspoon||1 tsp per day (for ~5 grams of Dietary Fiber per day)|
|Under 6 yrs.||Ask Your Doctor Prior to Use|
Is Zinulin flavored?
No. Zinulin has no flavour when used in food and drinks. It dissolves easily in hot drinks and room temperature beverages. It will not leave a gritty residue. It will not dissolve in carbonated drinks or fruit juices. It has a slightly sweet taste if you eat it directly off the spoon.
How many calories does Zinulin provide?
Energy per 5 gram serve is 42.4 kj
Does Zinulin contain fat or cholesterol?
In what foods and beverages can Zinulin be used?
You can mix Zinulin in any hot or room temperature beverage such as water, coffee, or tea ; into soft foods such as yogurts, pudding or jellies; or cook with it in recipes for such foods as muffins, sauces, or soups and it won’t affect the taste or consistency.
Can you cook with Zinulin?
Yes. It is wonderful stirred through hot soups or added to casseroles and can be baked in muffins and cakes. Children can have it mixed into their Jelly and custard desserts before setting.
How long will Zinulin stay fresh?
Zinulin has a shelf life of 2 years. The expiry date on the jar should indicate its shelf life and should be checked before purchasing the product. The Zinulin should be a fine white powder and if there is any discolouration of the Zinulin or large lumps in a new jar at the time of opening then it should not be used but returned to the store where it was purchased.
Are there any side effects associated with Zinulin?
The most common side effect of increased fibre intake is increased bowel gas production (flatulence). This reflects the fact that the fibre is being digested by the good gut macteria which then produce gas as a byproduct. Less common side effects can include bloating and a feeling of fullness. If you experience side effects, try decreasing the amount of fibre you are taking. Gradually adding fibre to your diet can help your body get used to it, and it is better even if you are badly constipated to start taking fibre slowly rather than take a lot all at once. Consult your doctor for advice if you continue to experience any side effects. Recent onset or persistent constipation should be reported to your Doctor. reported to your doctor
Is Zinulin safe?
Clinical Trials show that inulin fibre is well tolerated and safe when taken in the recommended amounts
Is Zinulin suitable for people with Coeliac disease (Gluten intolerance)?
Zinulin is gluten free and is safe for use by people with coeliac disease.
Is Zinulin safe for use in people with Lactose intolerance?
Zinulin does not contain any milk products and is safe for use by people with lactose intolerance.