A 35-year-old female asked:
just realized that the probiotics i've been taking since i was 17 weeks pregnant (28 weeks now) are made with inulin from chicory root. worried!?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Randy Baker answered
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
No reason to worry: Inulin is a naturally occurring carbohydrate from root vegetables that is not absorbed & used as a food source for probiotics & intestinal flora. It is fairly benign & there is no evidence that it is hazardous to take during pregnancy. However, it may feed unfriendly flora as well as friendly flora so may not be good for everyone. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/022356_inulin_food_ingredients.Html.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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