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Lamberts FOS formerly Eliminex Fruct-Oligosaccharides 500 gram powder

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Lamberts FOS formerly Eliminex

Eliminex® consists of a special carbohydrate called Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), a form of soluble fibre, which is found in many vegetables such as chicory and onions. When you take Eliminex® the FOS passes through your digestive system undigested until it reaches your bowel where the friendly bacteria use it as a food source.

The result is a rapid growth in the ‘friendly’ bacteria, such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus species. This is what is called the ‘prebiotic’ effect, and as the friendly beneficial bacteria multiply, the harmful pathogenic bacteria and yeasts are suppressed. This leads to better bowel tone, more regular movements and a reduction in digestive ‘upsets’. 

After just 2 weeks of taking 8g of Eliminex® daily, research has shown that FOS can significantly increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut by up to 10 times. This is why many researchers working in this area believe that prebiotic products are greatly undervalued compared to the popularity of probiotics.

Eliminex® is extracted from chicory roots and is suitable for all ages, including children and pregnant woman, as well as those on yeast-free diets and those on medication, and can be used on a long term basis. It is a sweet soluble powder that can be mixed in to cold or hot drinks, sprinkled on cereals or eaten of the spoon.

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Ingredients for Lamberts Eliminex

Nutrition Information:

  per 100g per 20g  
Energy 646kj/152kcal 126kj/30kcal  
Protein 0g 0g  
Carbohydrate (Fructo-oligosaccharides) 95g 19g  
Fat 0g 0g


Allergen advice 



If any of these intake levels cause excessive flatulence then reduce the dose and gradually build up. The flatulence is a positive sign that Eliminex® has reached the bowel and is feeding your ‘friendly’ bacteria. As the bacteria consume Eliminex® a gas is produced which can lead to some flatulence at first, however, after a few days this will disappear as further ‘friendly’ bacteria develop and absorb the gases. For intakes over 10g (or 5g in children); dividing the intake into 2 daily doses, 1 at each end of the day, will help reduce flatulence. 

Eliminex® may cause temporary bloating. This is a short-term effect and once your system ‘speeds up’ the bloating will disappear. If bloating continues for more than 3 days then reduce the daily intake of Eliminex®. 

Storage instructions. To be stored in a cool, dry place and protected from light. 

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Food supplement.

Directions for use

Prebiotic dose
                          Initial Dose:                                   Maintenaince Dose: 
Adults:                                                             5g                                                         10g 
Children 4 years & up:                               2.5g                                                          5g 

To condition the bowel
and help maintain 
regularity :
                   Initial 3 day Dose:                Normal Full Dose:                  Max Daily Dose: 
Adults:                                           5g                                      Try 15g                                       20g 
Children 4 years & up:                2.5g                                    5g                                             10g

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