Larch Arabinogalactan & Inulin
Larch arabinogalactan and inulin contain a unique type of carbohydrate that is not digested by enzymes in saliva or in the small intestine, so it arrives intact in the large intestine, where it serves as a food source for the gut flora—beneficial microorganisms that populate the colon. This kind of fiber is called prebiotic fiber, because it feeds the probiotic bacteria in the gut. Bacterial breakdown of prebiotic fiber produces special molecules that are believed to play a role in gut health. This is important because gut health and immune function are closely linked together. (The gut is a key player in the immune system, as it is one of the first lines of defense in protecting against the entry of harmful molecules into the bloodstream.)
Soluble fibers help to slow the emptying of the stomach after a meal; this may contribute to a feeling of fullness and potentially aid in weight management. This delayed stomach emptying may also support healthy glucose metabolism by slowing the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. Soluble fiber may
also support regularity by drawing water into the bowel, which increases stool bulk and softness and may increase stool frequency.