IngredientsProtein ingredient glossary.


Agave InulinChicory inulin, Agave fructan

Ingredient Type: Prebiotic / Probiotic

Agave inulin is a type of soluble fiber that is extracted from the blue agave plant. It is commonly used as a sweetener and as a prebiotic, as it can promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.

As a sweetener, agave inulin is often used as a natural alternative to sugar or artificial sweeteners. It has a lower glycemic index than sugar, meaning it does not cause a sharp spike in blood sugar levels. It can be used in protein powders to add sweetness without adding extra calories.

In terms of safety, agave inulin is generally considered safe for consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). However, individuals with a history of digestive issues or allergies to agave should use caution when consuming it.

Consuming high amounts of inulin may also cause digestive discomfort, such as bloating or gas. It is recommended to start with small doses and gradually increase intake to minimize potential digestive issues. Additionally, individuals with fructose malabsorption should avoid consuming agave inulin, as it can exacerbate symptoms.

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