Who should take NZFOS+ Yacon Concentrate?
People who needs blood glucose management, support for nutrition after medical treatments, maintain kidney health, weight management, hormone support during menopause, maintain healthy bowel motions, maintain a healthy immune system, supports healthy blood pressure and cardiovascular health, and maintain gut health.
Can NZFOS+ be used to manage blood glucose levels?
Yes. Research has shown that consumption of Yacon may assist with blood glucose management and support gut health.
NZFOS+ is taste sweet, is it safe for me if I want to manage my blood glucose?
60% of the sweetness of NZFOS+ comes from its natural FOS. Since the human body cannot break down FOS, FOS does not enter the blood stream, hence it optomizes blood sugar. Not only that, because FOS are soluble dietary fibre, they can optimize stabilize blood sugar. Therefore, diabetics can safely take NZFOS+.
In May 2019, the University of Sydney conducted a human test for the NZFOS+. The test results showed that NZFOS+ had a glycaemic index value of 40, which is categorized as Low GI. Diabetics can safely consume it.
Does Yacon regulate blood sugar?
NZFOS+ nourish the friendly bacteria in the large intestine. This will assist with the management of blood glucose levels.
Can I take NZFOS+ if I have high blood sugar and lipid level, along with high blood pressure?
Yes. NZFOS+ can supports the management of blood sugar levels and healthy blood pressure, and weight management.
Can I take NZFOS+ if I am taking prescription drugs for diabetes or other conditions?
Please consult your doctor or health professionals.
Can I take NZFOS+ to manage my bowel motions?
Daily intake of Yacon Concentrate can supports and optimize the level of friendly bacteria and assist with the management of healthy bowel motions
How does NZFOS+ assist with the management of hard stools?
FOS is a kind of “water-soluble dietary fibre”. Water-soluble dietary fibre swells and shows a gelatine like state after being soaked in water. FOS can optimize the volume of faeces, manages the hydration level of the intestines, and manages healthy bowel motions.
How does NZFOS+ assist with weight management?
NZFOS+ can assist with weight management. NZFOS+ is rich in dietary fibres can supports the sensation of “feeling full”.
Does NZFOS+ supports a healthy lipids balance ?
NZFOS+ supports the management of a healthy blood glucose and lipids.
How does NZFOS+ maintain gut health and supports an optimum level of friendly bacteria?
Clinical and anecdotal studies have indicated that some human ailments are related to imbalance in gut bacteria. NZFOS+ is a prebiotic and prebiotics are foods for our gut friendly bacteria. Subsequently, supports the friendly bacteria populations by managing an optimum environment for them to flourish.
Can consumers with normal blood glucose levels take NZFOS+?
NZFOS+ supports the management of healthy blood glucose level. It is a food can be consumed by everyone. Used as directed, always read the label.
Can Pregnant women take NZFOS+?
At NZFOS+, we are of the opinion that pregnant women can take NZFOS+ but you should check with your doctor, midwife or health professionals, before taking NZFOS+.
Can children take NZFOS+?
At NZFOS+, we recommend children over 1 year old to take NZFOS+ but parents should always check with your doctors or health professionals. Used as directed, always read the label.
If I have issues with my kidney or prostate, can I take NZFOS+?
NZFOS+ is a dietary supplement. It is not a medicine. You must check with your doctor or health professionals before you start taking NZFOS+. Please note that NZFOS+ will assist with general health and well being but will not be directly beneficial for your health issues. Used as directed, always read the label.
Can this product be used everyday?
It can be taken every day. This product is a plant-derived puree and is a natural and healthy food that can be used regularly.
Can I take NZFOS+ while I am on other medications?
Please check with your doctor. Used as directed. Always read the label.
Is it appropriate to take this product during the day or at night?
It is recommended to take in the morning and evening. For weight management, consume 30 mins before meals to maintain optimum satiety.
After taking NZFOS+, my bowel motion has been optimized to a healthy level and I have a healthy level of satiety.
NZFOS+ has the effect of managing healthy level of satiety. People who want to embark on a weight management journey should take Yacon half an hour before the meal. For people not looking to manage their weight, taking NZFOS+ with or after meal is recommended.
How long can I take NZFOS+ for?
We recommend that you take NZFOS+ as a daily dietary supplement.
How soon will I experience the gut health optimization effects of NZFOS+?
Unfortunately, NZFOS+ is a dietary supplement, we have restrictions as to what we can say in our advertisement in terms of health benefits. Nevertheless, anecdotal data indicated that users started experience the health benefits of NZFOS+ as early as 3 days after commencement. Used as directed. Always read the label.
Is NZFOS+ a health supplement or a food substitute?
Both, it is a healthy functional whole food that can be used as a sugar substitute, and is TAPS approved.
How is FOS both dietary fibre and prebiotic?
First of all, FOS is a “water-soluble dietary fibre”. The water-soluble dietary fibre will swell and show a gelatine state after being soaked in water. Therefore, FOS can help the hydrate intestines, increase the weight and volume of faeces, thus helping to relieve constipation.
Secondly, since the human body does not digest or decompose FOS, it eventually reaches the large intestine and selectively nourishes “good bacteria”. For this reason, FOS is a prebiotic approved by the WHO (World Health Organization).
What is the biggest difference between yacon from other countries and NZFOS+ yacon?
The biggest difference between yacon from other countries and New Zealand yacon is the concentration of prebiotics (FOS). New Zealand yacon are grown organically, the thickness of NZFOS+ is at least 80 Brix, and it has a standardised natural FOS level of at least 37 percent.
Why is the product made into syrup instead of powder or capsules?
The form of the syrup best preserves the FOS and other active ingredients from the yacon in the most natural way. Both milling and capsulation require multiple processing steps, and natural prebiotics will be spoiled if they are processed excessively.
Does this product contain any animal ingredients?
No. It is certified Vegan.
Does this product contain hormones?
No. But it can be beneficial for hormone health.
What is the difference between yacon and honey?
NZFOS+ is a low glycaemic index syrup that can be safely consumed by diabetics and can regulate blood sugar. NZFOS+ is rich in prebiotics and is a natural bifidus-factor that promotes the growth of healthy Bifidobacterium in our body. NZFOS+ is certified vegan.
Honey is not low GI, and may not be safe for diabetics or those with blood glucose problems to consume, neither will it improve insulin sensitivity. Although honey is antibacterial, little is known about its effect on gut health. Honey is not a vegan product.
What is the difference between other yacon syrup products and NZFOS+ yacon concentrate?
The biggest difference between is the concentration of prebiotics (FOS) and FOS/free sugar ratio. The thickness of NZFOS+ is 80 Brix, at least 60% of the total carbohydrate is FOS. It is certified low GI and approved for use as a therapeutic supplement not just a food or sugar replacement.
How long can a 275g jar last?
3 to 4 weeks.
Is NZFOS+ organic?
The yacon used in NZFOS+ comes from three plantations in New Zealand. The yacon from the Kerikeri farm is organic and the other two farms – Pukekohe and Mangatawhiri – are in a transitioning period. New Zealand Pure Organic Certification takes a 3-year monitoring on not just the plantation but the entire supply chain, and we are working towards fully organic.
Why not just eat yacon bought from a grocery shops?
Eating fresh yacon fruits may cause blood sugar rise.
The FOS content in yacon fruits fluctuates with seasonal, environmental, or pH level changes and would convert to free sugar. While FOS has no effect on blood sugar, free sugar does.
Diabetics should try to avoid free sugar intake. The purpose of the yacon concentration process is to preserve the natural FOS in yacon to the utmost extent. After years of experimentation, we have ascertained the ideal planting areas, conditions, climate, temperature difference, and even the spacing of the plants and the processing of yacon. Consuming NZFOS+ ensures that you are getting FOS instead of free sugar.
What is the difference between prebiotic and probiotic supplements?
Probiotics are live bacteria, while prebiotics are fibres like fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) that occur naturally in yacon, and feed the probiotics.
Probiotics are external bacteria, we can add different strains according to different body constitutions and needs, Bifidobacterium have significant effects on gastrointestinal diseases. Prebiotics enter the gastrointestinal tract undigested and promote the absorption of nutrients by feeding probiotics such as Bifidobacterium.
The human immune system may not recognize externally ingested bacteria from supplements and respond negatively to protect its self. These bacteria may also be killed by gastric acid.
What is the difference between NZFOS+ and enzymes?
They both assist with: Cleansing the bowel, weight loss, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory responses.
However: an enzyme is a protein -often found in food like pineapple- that your body uses for digestion and other metabolic processes. NZFOS+ is a fibre that comes from yacon and will ferment in the body.
If you supplement enzymes often, it may change the structure of your own enzymes, which will affect your health. Most enzymes on the market now contain probiotics, but contain less prebiotics and are not natural.
Can NZFOS+ fibre cause bloating?
When bacteria eat (ferment) fibre they release gas that stretches the colon and the fibre will also draw water into the colon. This is the cause of uncomfortable bloating. NZFOS+ however has shown improvements in the speed of bowel movements, and relief of IBS symptoms like bloating. Start with a dose of 3g and work your way up as your gut allows. Case Studies see an improvement with small doses, although some symptoms like constipation may be relieved by moderate regular doses.
What is the role of FOS from NZFOS+ in post-surgery recovery?
Natural FOS in NZFOS+ is a dietary fiber extracted from New Zealand Yacon.
Please note that individual physiological factors and surgical procedures may vary, so it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before considering NZFOS+.
What is the role of flavonoids (bioflavonoids) from NZFOS+ in post-surgery recovery?
Flavonoids, also known as bioflavonoids, are a group of phytochemicals found in various fruits, vegetables, and plants. They offer several potential benefits that can aid in post-surgery recovery:
If you’re considering using NZFOS+ as part of your recovery, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before surgery. Also, ensure appropriate dosages and monitoring to avoid unnecessary risks or side effects. Your post-surgery recovery plan should be customized based on your specific circumstances and the guidance of your healthcare provider.