Inulin is a sugar but with a glycemic index very low formed by fructose chains and a glucose molecule.
Inulin Properties cats dogs
Thedietary fiber and fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), obtained by hydrolysis of inulin of vegetable origin, are now recognized as “prebiotics”, favorably modify the composition of the intestinal microbiota, stimulate the growth and metabolic activity of Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli with saccharolytic metabolism. Inulin facilitates digestion, reduces intestinal gas.
- Helps regulate intestinal transit
- Strengthens the intestinal bacterial flora
- Eliminate toxins from the intestines
- It favors the slimming
- Modulate the microbiota to produce less nitrogen waste in case of chronic renal failure
- By the action of intestinal bacteria, the inulinturns into acids short-chain fats
- Restores the intestinal bacterial flora damaged by antibiotics, drugs, vaccinations, stress, wrong diet
- Relieves intestinal inflammation
- Increases the fecal mass and the number of bowel movements
- It reduces the levels of glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood
- Reduces excess weight by modulating the glucagon-like peptide (GLP – a hormone produced by the intestine that stimulates insulin secretion and inhibits the secretion of glucagon by the pancreas)
- It can be used as a substitute for sugar, a natural sweetener that does not produce insulin spikes
- It represents a valuable nutrient substrate for the growth of bifidobacteria
- Helps strengthen a healthy intestinal flora
Inulin modulates the microbiota of the dog and cat to cause it to produce fewer uremic toxins
Recent studies show that the concentrations serum of PCS and IS are reduced by oral intake of inulin. Thanks to the metabolic release of short-chain fatty acids.
Inulin reduces nitrogen uptake, also reducing nitrogen waste load a
Inulin in addition to reducing theabsorption of nitrogen and nitrogen waste helps to control constipation in cats and dogs, without irritating the intestine and without accelerating intestinal transit. It can be dissolved in water and given with a syringe to the cat or added to the bowl, or it can be mixed with pet food. It is soluble in both cold and hot conditions and perfectly tolerates cooking. At the recommended doses, it can also be taken by children, pregnant women and people with common intestinal disorders (diverticulosis, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal dysmicrobism). For my pets, I use the Chicory Inulin powder from controlled organic farming.
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