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Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)   cat-item-58


A class of oligosaccharides (carbohydrates). The term oligosaccharide refers to a short chain of sugar molecules (in the case of FOS, fructose molecules). Oligo means few, and saccharide means sugar. FOS provides food for microflora in the large intestine, increasing the overall gastrointestinal tract health. It has also been touted as a supplement for preventing yeast infections.

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