Amount per 20g:
Carbohydrate (Fructo-oligosaccharides) 19g
General maintenance: Adults: Initial Dose: 5g, Normal Full Dose: Try 15g, Maintenance Daily Dose: Try 20g Children 4 years & up: Initial Dose: 2.5g, Normal Full Dose: Try 5g, Maintenance Daily Dose: 10g
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Amount per 20g: Energy 164kJ/41kcal Protein 0g Carbohydrate (Fructo-oligosaccharides) 19g Fat 0g
If any of these intake levels cause excessive flatulence then to reduce the dose and gradually build up. The flatulence is a positive sign that FOS has reached the bowel and is feeding your 'friendly' bacteria. As the bacteria consume FOS a gas is produced which can lead to some flatulence at first however after a few days this will disappear as further 'friendly' bacteria develop and absorb the gases. For intakes over 10g (or 5g in children); dividing the intake into 2 daily doses 1 at each end of the day will help reduce flatulence. FOS may cause temporary bloating. This is a short-term effect and once your system 'speeds up' the bloating will disappear. If bloating continues for more than 3 days then reduce the daily intake of FOS. Be sure to drink at least 2 litres of fluids a day.