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Prebiotic Inulin Review – 8 Reasons Why

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Overview | Ingredients | Benefits | Precautions | Price | How To Use | Final Thoughts

Prebiotic Inulin is a dietary supplement designed to support bone health and promote a good immune system function. Standard Process is the company currently manufacturing this product. The company claims that their Prebiotic Inulin helps calcium and magnesium get absorbed better and promotes a healthy intestinal environment. In addition, the supplement also promises to support a healthy immune cell function and the production of antibodies.

Standard Process was founded by Dr. Royal Lee. The company claims to produce natural supplements based on whole foods and herbs whilst also supporting the environment. The team of professional researchers employed by the company is constantly working on ways to improve their customer’s quality of life through their supplements. The company was founded in 1929. Most customers seem satisfied with their products, prices, and shipping policies.

Prebiotic Inulin includes calcium and magnesium in its blend along with inulin extracted from the chicory root. This blend sounds promising on paper and seems like a good natural alternative for individuals trying to support their immunity, nervous system, and bone structure. The company claims that their Prebiotic Inulin supplement also promotes a healthy gastrointestinal pH thus leading to a healthier elimination. In addition, Standard Process states that Prebiotic Inulin aids the normal development of the epithelial tissue.


1) Quick Overview

Most individuals know that calcium aids the proper development of the bone structure and the teeth. However, few know that calcium is needed by the body for many other things as well. The bones and teeth mostly store calcium and if an insufficient amount of calcium is consumed, the body will take the calcium needed from the bones and the teeth. This mineral is used by the entire body, even by the cells in their processes. Calcium is also needed by the nervous system. In order to function however, calcium needs its synergistic partner, magnesium.

Magnesium is also widely needed by the body. Most people know that magnesium is needed for a proper muscle and bone development and also for various cell functions. However, a low magnesium intake is one of the primary causes of depression. Highly stressful periods tend to energize the body by consuming a lot more magnesium, thus after such a period individuals might find themselves tired, anxious and even a little bit depressed. A magnesium supplementation might help reduce these symptoms, if of course it is taken with calcium.


2) Prebiotic Inulin Ingredients

Prebiotic Inulin contains the following ingredients: Calcium, Magnesium, Inulin (Chicory Root Fiber), calcium lactate, and magnesium lactate.

3) Is Prebiotic Inulin Right for You?

Looking at this supplements ingredients you can’t help but wonder, what makes this supplement different from all the other calcium and magnesium based supplements. First of all, individuals should know the difference between probiotic and prebiotic. Probiotics are the “good” bacteria living in our bodies that help us with the processes happening in our bodies daily that we don’t even think about. Since nowadays time has become such a problem to most working individuals that most of them don’t even have enough of it to maintain a balanced diet, a probiotic supplement, containing the “good” bacteria that we should take from the food we eat, might help regulate the body’s processes. Prebiotics, however, are the food that these “good” bacteria need in order for them to live a healthy and normal life in our bodies, in order for us to benefit from their work. If you think about it, the relation between us and these “good” bacteria is a symbiotic one. Prebiotic Inulin does exactly that. Provides these “good” bacteria with the proper environment they need in order for them to continue to help us while also providing us with the proper nutrients we need.
Inulin helps our bodies to better absorb calcium and magnesium, as do the “good” bacteria that Prebiotic Inulin provides for. In addition, the supplement contains calcium lactate and magnesium lactate that are known for their better absorption. So when you think about it, this supplement is different from the other supplement of this type available on the market because its blend has been carefully picked in order for it to function at its maximum capacity.

There are testimonials posted online about the Effectiveness of Prebiotic Inulin. Most of these testimonials include statements such as:

  • Inulin is a great gluten free product you can add to baking products or fruit smoothies.

  • I’ve learned how important it is to have a healthy gut. 80% of the immune system is in the gut and healthy flora is key. So much of what we do kills the good bacteria.. our ‘soldiers’. Putting the good bacteria in is important.


4) Prebiotic Inulin Benefits & Results

  • Prebiotic Inulin supports a healthy bone structure
  • Might improve gastrointestinal ailments
  • Might increase calcium and magnesium intake
  • Might reduce tiredness and depression
  • It is claimed that is also supports immunity
  • Prebiotic Inulin is sold at an affordable price
  • Available on the manufacturer’s website


5) Precautions of Prebiotic Inulin Use

  • Might lead to serious side effects from high intakes of calcium and magnesium
  • No money back guarantee
  • No free trial offer


6) Prebiotic Inulin Price

Prebiotic Inulin is made available by the company through health care professionals. However, the product can also be acquired through various online retailers. Although the company does not offer a free trial nor does it have a money back guarantee policy, it does offer sometimes free shipping. Some of the online retailers selling this supplement might also offer discounts and promotions. The product is sold in bottles containing 9 ounces (255g) and the recommended daily dosage is that of 2 teaspoons (approx. 8 grams) in a shake or as directed by your health care practitioner. A bottle of this supplement should last for about a month of use if the recommended daily dosage is not exceeded.

How To Use

7) How to Use Prebiotic Inulin

Inulin supports calcium and magnesium absorption, so it fits very well in Prebiotic Inulin’s blend. This fiber naturally occurs in many plants and in this case it was extracted from the chicory root. Chicory is mostly known for the beneficial effects it has on the gastrointestinal tract, regulating bowel movements. In addition, chicory has also been used for ages for its toxicity towards intestinal parasites.

Final Thoughts

8) Final Thoughts on Prebiotic Inulin

Prebiotic Inulin seems more like a supplement that only supports a healthy calcium and magnesium intake. Apart from the Inulin contained in its blend, which also aids with calcium and magnesium absorption, it does not seem to differ very much from the usual calcium and magnesium supplements. However, customer testimonials available on the internet show that most individuals seemed satisfied with the results they got after using this supplement. Most calcium and magnesium supplements available on the market nowadays are rather inefficient and although this product can not be categorized as expensive, there are a lot more cheaper products available out there.

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Rochelle G. Harris

I gave this supplement to my little boy after he had been complaining about stomach pains. After a few weeks I saw that he had more energy and didn’t get sick so often. He never complained about stomach pains ever again.

Dean S. Reck

I started using this supplement when my wife recommended it to me. She said a friend of hers suffering from irritable bowel syndrome used it and that she felt fine after. I had to admit that my stomach pains and my gas did ameliorate since I’ve started using it but it didn’t function that great.