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What intolerances can I discover using a FoodMarble device?

What intolerances can I discover using a FoodMarble device?


If you purchase the food intolerance testing kit, along with a FoodMarble device, you can test your reaction to four common FODMAPs including inulin, lactose, fructose and sorbitol through our structured testing program.

FODMAPs are the difficult to digest carbohydrate components (or sugars) in some foods that cause increased levels of fermentation and can provoke symptoms.

Inulin


Inulin is an oligosaccharide (quite the mouthful, right?) and can be found in onion, garlic and bread. Oligosaccharides (which stands for the O in the FODMAP acronym) are carbohydrates composed of a relatively small number of simple sugar units (monosaccharides) linked together. In the case of inulin, it is a fructan-type oligosaccharide.

Lactose


Lactose is a sugar found in milk and dairy products. It is a disaccharide (which stands for the D in the FODMAP), meaning it is composed of two sugar molecules: glucose and galactose.

Fructose


Fructose is a monosaccharide (which stands for the M in FODMAP), a type of simple sugar, and it is one of the three main dietary monosaccharides, along with glucose and galactose. It is commonly found in fruits, vegetables, and honey.

Sorbitol


Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol, also known as a polyol, that occurs naturally in various fruits and berries. It is often used as a sugar substitute in a variety of food products. Sorbitol has a sweet taste but is less sweet than sucrose (table sugar).

Updated on: 26/01/2024

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