This is in Intestimine and why I stopped using it after one scoop resulted in disaster. It sounds great:
"NutraFlora® FOS is added to selectively feed beneficial intestinal bacteria, which reside in the colon. The soluble, non-bulking acacia fiber in Intestamine® can be fermented by the microflora to acetic, propionic and butyric short-chain fatty acids which help maintain the normal structure and function of the mucosal cells of the colon. "www.myvitanet.com/inpow60ser36.html
However the result is confirmed by a protein powder called 'Muscle Milk'. I used to drink it all the time after my diagnosis and I see people complaining it has crystalline fructose but those must be old posts because it now has FOS. It was giving me some severe gas but otherwise I was waiting it out. Schedule got busy and I skipped 2 VSL#3 doses and tried MM again and it was terrible it set me on fire. I will be returning the 2 un
opened MM's to GNC for something else.
So it seems as long as the probiotic was in there it was not too bad but I can see this was so acidic and feeding the bad bacteria resulting in lots of gas that it was going to result in a flare. I had 3 VSL#3s and some safe food and got back to normal as fast as I could.
Anything with FOS is bad to horrible for me. Does anybody find that it makes them 'better' ?