Since 2004, I have been using inulin indirectly and incidentally, being unavoidably present in one of my favorite ingredients for piglet feeds, but I have never used it in its pure form. Lately, I have reviewed a lot of new information regarding this 'functional fiber', and it appears to be all positive.
Inulin improves iron digestibility, reduces gut inflammation, reduces the prevalence of dysentery, and in general improves gastrointestinal function and health. I know of some colleagues that think highly of this ingredient to the point of believing it can even replace lactose; but I am not going to go there!
I will keep using inulin through the natural source of ‘functional fibers’ that I trust and use
constantly in all my early diets, but I would like to solicit your experiences from around the world regarding its pure form.
Is it worth it?