AOR XOS Strawberry, 180 Lozenges
XOS (pronounced ZOSS) is formulated with the prebiotic xylo-oligosaccharide (XOS), an important nutrient for healthy intestinal gut flora, digestion and overall health. Prebiotics differ from probiotics in the sense that prebiotics are fibres that are not digested by humans. Instead, they serve as an energy source for the bacteria, or probiotics, that live in the digestive tract. Prebiotics are necessary for, and highly effective at, promoting the growth of the gut bacteria necessary for digestion, immunity, inflammation and metabolic function. Fructo-oligosaccharides and inulin are examples of two well-known prebiotics that have been associated with health benefits, but not all prebiotics are the same. Studies show that XOS promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria, especially Bifidobacterium, while other prebiotics are not as selective, and can increase the growth of both beneficial and harmful bacteria.
Serving Size: 1 Lozenge
Xylo-oligosaccharide (XOS) 700 mg
ADULT DOSAGE: Take 2-4 lozenges daily for intestinal regularity and constipation relief. Take 4-6 lozenges daily as a prebiotic for growth of Bifidobacteria. Take 5-6 lozenges for a source of fibre. Take 2 hours before or after taking other medications and/or natural health products, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. To maintain adequate fluid intake, take with at least 1 glass of water.
CAUTION: Consult a heath care practitioner prior to use if you have been pregnant for less than 23 weeks, if you are taking medications which inhibit peristaltic movement (e.g. opioids, loperamide), or if you are experiencing any of the following: sudden change in bowel habits that has persisted for more than 2 weeks, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, failure to defecate following the use of laxative products or have symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or fever. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen, if laxative effect does not occur within 7 days, or for use beyond 4 weeks. May cause mild gastro intestinal discomfort such as gas, bloating and cramps.
SOURCE: Corn fibre
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