AOR XOS Soluble Prebiotic Fibre, 180 Lozenges
AOR XOS Details
- Xylo-oligosacchride is a prebiotic fibre that promotes the growth of the probiotic Bifidobacterium
- Quickly and gently relieves constipation and diarrhea
- Benefits digestive and metabolic health
- Promotes the growth of only “good” bacteria
- Safe for long term use and safe in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy
Xylo-oligosacchride (XOS) is a prebiotic fiber that promotes the growth of the probiotic Bifidobacterium. XOS is one of many different prebiotics. All prebiotics promote the growth of gut microflora, good and bad, but XOS selectively promotes the growth of only beneficial microflora, namely bifidobacteria. As the number of beneficial flora increases, they can inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria by competing with the harmful bacteria for resources. The beneficial flora can also lower the pH of the intestines to make it an inhospitable environment for harmful bacteria to live. Improved gut microflora has benefits for digestive, cardiovascular, and overall health, especially in improving occasional gastrointestinal disorders.
AOR’s XOS quickly and gently relieves occasional constipation and diarrhea. XOS can be used for the maintenance of metabolic health, and is safe for long term use, and safe in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
What is it?
Xylo-oligosaccharide, or XOS, is a prebiotic fibre that promotes bowel regularity and digestive health. As a prebiotic, XOS is digested by the microflora found in the intestines where it is highly effective at increasing the growth of beneficial probiotics, especially Bifidobacterium, and encouraging the gut ecosystem to favour the growth of “good” bacteria. An increase in “good” bacteria is beneficial to human health for a number of reasons; it regulates bowel function to prevent and/or relieve constipation and diarrhea, improves metabolic parameters such as reducing fat production in the liver, increases the excretion of cholesterol in the feces, improves nutrient absorption, and improves altered gut microflora in type II diabetics. XOS is also considered a source of dietary fibre, which has benefits for cardiovascular, metabolic, digestive, and cellular health, along with promoting bowel regularity.
What does it do?
There are many different prebiotics, including fruco-oligosaccharides (FOS), galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), raffinose and inulin; however, XOS differs from these other prebiotics in a very important way. All prebiotics promote the growth of gut microflora, XOS selectively promotes the growth of only beneficial microflora, namely bifidobacteria. As the number of beneficial flora increases, they can inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria by competing with them for resources. Our “good” bacteria can also help to lower the pH of the intestines to make it an inhospitable environment for the “bad” bacteria to live. XOS is considered to be one of the most beneficial prebiotics because it is highly effective at improving the GI ecosystem compared to the other prebiotics.
Who should take it?
Those suffering from constipation or diarrhea. Those who wish to promote digestive health and intestinal regularity. Also aids in healthy cholesterol levels and provides a source of fibre.
Take 2-4 lozenges of AOR XOS daily for intestinal regularity and constipation relief. Take 4-6 lozenges daily as a prebiotic for growth of Bifidobacterium. Take 5-6 lozenges for a source of fibre. Take 2 hours before or after taking other medications 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.
Serving Size: 1 Lozenge
Servings per Container: 180
|Amount Per Serving|
|Xylo-oligosaccharide (XOS)||700 mg|
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Additional Ingredients: rice extract, monk fruit extract.
Allergy Information: AOR™ guarantees that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, soy, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct.
Warning: 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 have persisted for more than 2 weeks, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, failure to defecate following the use of laxative products or 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. Pregnancy/Breastfeeding : Consult a heath care practitioner prior to use if you have been pregnant for less than 23 weeks.