Fibre Syrup Clear: Isomalto-oligosaccharides
Fibre Syrup Gold: Isomalto-oligosaccharides, malt extract, sweetener: steviol glycosides
Isomalto-oligosaccharide is a naturally-occurring prebiotic plant fibre found naturally in foods such as honey, miso, soy sauce and sake. It has a sweet taste, but behaves like fibre in the body. Instead of increasing blood sugar like ordinary syrup, isomalto-oligosaccharide becomes a food source for the beneficial bacteria of the digestive system. This is known as prebiotic fibre. The body contains more bacteria than cells, and these bacteria have an important role. Eating prebiotic fibre stimulates beneficial bacteria, which perform important functions in the body, while also helping to suppress more harmful bacteria.
All types of fibre can provide temporary ailments in the digestion system, such as gas and diarrhea, but IMO fibre has proved to give hardly any of these symptoms.
Fibre Syrup is manufactured in a natural process, using starch as raw material. Enzymes are added, breaking the starch into shorter chain lengths and converting the linkages into a type that the human body cannot easily digest. (While human intestinal enzymes readily digest α(1,4)-glycosidic bonds found in regular starch, the α(1,6)-linkages in Fibre Syrup are not easily hydrolyzed and are digestion-resistant). This means that Fibre Syrup functions as a dietary fibre, feeding the good bacteria in your gut.
No chemicals are used in the manufacturing process, and Fibre Syrup is considered a natural product.