Inulin powder is a naturally occurring soluble fiber that is found in plants and is also known as a fructooligosaccharide (FOS). Inulin powder contains a prebiotic. The natural bacteria found in the lower gut converts it into healthy fatty acids. Inulin powder is naturally sweet and has about 10% the sweetness of sugar/sucrose. It is also often used as a flour substitute in baked goods, as well as a fat substitute in margarine. Inulin powder is found naturally in foods, such as onion, garlic, banana, and wheat. This particular inulin powder supplement is derived from artichokes. Inulin powder is a natural soluble fiber that contributes to a healthy digestive system and supports the colon.* When taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, inulin powder may also aid in maintaining healthy weight and glucose levels in already healthy individuals.** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.