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Category: Pro and prebiotics
Forum Name: Pro and prebiotics
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Topic: Inulin
Posted By: Guests
Subject: Inulin
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2010 at 9:21pm
I note from your site that you say inulin is safe. I visited an allergy site and found that some people may be allergic to inulin and become ill. Do you know that inulin is safe?



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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2010 at 9:22pm
Ms Peacock, this is not an 'allergy site'. You may wish to contact the manufacturers of inulin and FOS for information. Certainly some of the European manufacturers have extensive information on safety.

I will try to post a considered response over the next day or so.

I note that you have not given an E-mail address. For this reason and because of the possibility of missuse of this forum I will password protect it over the next day or so.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2010 at 9:22pm
Ms Peacock sorry for delay in responding. I suspect that you are referring to the work of Gay-Crosier F., Schreiber G., Hauser C.(2000) Anaphylaxis from Inulin in Vegetables and Processed Food. N Engl J Med 342:1372. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/342/18/1372 - http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/342/18/1372 See also http://www.dairyscience.info/probiotics/50-probiotics.html?start=4 - the article on this site.  For all practical purposes inulin may be regarded as safe. Obviously there are risks in life and some individuals can experience life threating reactions to consuming sea-food, dairy products, nuts etc. Hopefully other with more knowledge and experience in this area will respond?


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2010 at 9:22pm
More recently Fux et. al. (2005) have reported an anaphylactic reaction after 4 minutes of inulin infusion during a carefully controlled experiment thus confirming that inulin has the potential to promote extreme allergic reactions. This paper is available as a free download from the Am J Physiol Renal Physiol, see http://ajprenal.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/289/4/F786 - http://ajprenal.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/289/4/F786



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