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Blue Agave Inulin

 

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Introduction to Nature's 'Super Fibre' ...

Organic Blue Agave Inulin is a low-glycemic, non-digestible, fermentable (in the gut) plant based fibre that completely dissolves in cold or warm water. Organic Blue Agave Inulin boasts a rich nutrient profile with a pleasant, mild sweetness that makes it a great substitute for conventional sugar. It's highly soluble in cold water and acts as a humectant, helping baked goods stay moist. Organic Blue Agave Inulin is a useful sugar substitute for diabetics because it supports healthy blood sugar and does not cause unhealthy glycemic spikes often associated with many other common sweeteners. 

Nutritional Profile Of Organic Blue Agave Inulin:

Organic Blue Agave Inulin (powder) - often described as Nature's ‘Super Fibre’ - is a highly effective prebiotic that promotes digestive health, supporting healthy gut flora. Organic Blue Agave inulin also benefits bone health by assisting the body's normal absorption of calcium and magnesium. Being an inulin, it has a very low impact on blood sugar levels.

Useful and essential nutrients contained in Organic Blue Agave Inulin include the following:

  • VITAMINS:
  • Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate (DFE), Vitamin A (RAE), Beta Carotene, Vitamin A (IU), Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), Vitamin K (phylloquinone).
  • MINERALS:
  • Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Selenium.
  • PROTEIN (Amino Acids):
  • Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine.

History:

Inulins are a group of naturally occurring sugars produced by many types of plants. They belong to a class of carbohydrates known as fructans. Inulin is being used increasingly in foods for its efficacy as a prebiotic to promote intestinal health, and in products for diabetics, inulin can be a useful sugar substitute. It has the added benefit of being very soluble in cold water, meaning it can be incorporated into beverages, bakery products, dairy products like yogurts, and used as a healthy substitute for foods that require a fatty texture.

How it is made:

Many prebiotic inulins are manufactured from sucrose or extracted from chicory root by industrial process which has an adverse effect on quality. Our Blue Agave Inulin supplement is a certified organic (at source), raw agave inulin powder extracted from the leaves of the Blue Agave Tequilana Weber plant that grows in Mexico. Only the highest quality, perfectly ripened plants are used to produce Inulin. The extraction process is extremely gentle in order to preserve all the natural phytonutrients contained in the raw fresh plant. First, the core of the leaf is crushed and milled. The enzymes are deactivated to prevent fermentation, then a juicer extracts and separates the agave nectar at low temperature. The final product contains only the inulin fibre which is sun-dried.

Organic Blue Agave Inulin (not to be confused with Insulin or Agave Nectar) is a carbohydrate and naturally mild sweetener with potential health benefits. It can be used both in everyday life as a prebiotic and food supplement as well as in cooking. It does not contain any sugar, so it’s a great choice for diabetics. Blue Agave Inulin is often described as an indigestible (fermentable) food ingredient that benefits the human gut by stimulating the growth and activity of 'good' bacteria in the colon.

Inulin belongs to a class of compounds called fructans. Another term that is often used for them is fructo-oligosaccharides, although the two aren’t exactly the same. These are carbohydrates with a varying structure. Inulin is considered to be a fibre because it is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Agave inulin’s glycemic index is particularly low, making it a good choice for diabetics.

Inulin is found in onions and garlic in small amounts and also in chicory root and Jerusalem artichokes. The exact content in these vegetables depends on the season and storage. Organic Blue Agave Inulin is an excellent way of obtaining dietary fibre and has a very low impact on blood sugar levels. 

 A recent series of BBC documentaries focusing on health issues was hosted by a well known TV celebrity. In this episode, Angela was the rather worried 'patient' of a Harley Street Physician - well worth watching! 

Please note: The content of this documentary is for information and educational purposes only and is not designed to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any health condition that may concern you. Always speak with a qualified health care professional before changing your diet. 

Butyric Acid is rarely talked about in health and wellness circles - but that will hopefully change as Doctors and consumers become better informed. Butyric Acid is found in our colons through the bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates like dietary/fermentable fibre. Butyric acid supports the health and healing of cells in the small and large intestine. It is also the favoured source of fuel for the cells lining the interior of the large intestine or colon. Inulin encourages the good bacteria in our gut to produce this important substance. Further information can be found on the following third-party web site. Please note we do not endorse any products that are marketed by Dr Axe, however his opinions are highly respected by fellow health care professionals throughout the world. Visit: 

https://draxe.com/butyric-acid/

Organic Blue Agave Inulin is a recommended sugar substitute for diabetics because it does not result in blood sugar increase associated with sugar and other everyday sweeteners. The fibre helps improve digestive health by acting as a prebiotic that supports the good bacteria in our body. Inulin increases the body’s absorption of magnesium and calcium, thus stimulating and supporting bone health.

As inulin is basically transported to the large intestine without undergoing any change, it provides food and nourishment for the bacteria in the colon. There is evidence that some lactobacillus species of bacteria ferment inulin/FOS, which is why it is recommended as a supplement. The bacteria consume inulin to produce acetic, butyric and other short chain fatty-acids. Acetic acid is used by the liver to produce energy, while butyric acid has been known to help prevent intestinal cancer. Research on animals has shown Inulin can prevent precancerous formations in the colon. Inulin was able to lower very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) in hamsters, although it isn’t clear how this happened. Its high fibre content also facilitates the absorption of many vitamins and minerals.

Admittedly, more research on humans to demonstrate the positive effects of inulin is needed at this time, however studies have shown that it may be possible to prevent or limit various gastrointestinal complaints by targeting bacteria selectively. So called 'Good' bacteria like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria inhibit pathogenic bacteria by modifying pH, making compounds that are toxic to the 'bad' (potentially harmful) bacteria and creating surfactants that keep pathogenic bacteria from binding to the gastrointestinal lining.

Organic Blue Agave Inulin is a beneficial and naturally mild sweetener that may replace sugar for some people - but not as a direct 1:1 replacement. It should be considered as providing a 'sweet sensation' rather than an intensity that is experienced from refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its high solubility in cold water and pleasant taste make it a great choice as a healthy additive for both foods and beverages.

We highly recommend that someone with digestive challenges first orders our low dose capsules. Just one capsule each day to begin with allows the body to become familiar with this nourishing food source for the many trillions of bacteria in the gut, they will thank you for being so thoughtful!