Chemical Substance - Inulin

NHPID name:
Inulin

Reference:
MI

Proper name(s):
Inulin

Common name(s):
Inulin

Category:
Approved Chemical Name
Structure:
Image of molecular structure representing Inulin

Monograph(s):
Inulin

Schedule 1:
Isolate

CAS registry number:
9005-80-5


Source material:



Roles

Medicinal

Rationale:

Classified as an NHP under Schedule 1, item 2 (an isolate) of the Natural Health Products Regulations.

Reference:  NNHPD

Non-medicinal

Purposes:
Bulking Agent , Cryoprotectant , Fermentable Carbohydrate , Filler , Skin-Conditioning Agent - Humectant , Sweetening Agent , Thickening Agent
Restrictions:

Daily Dose

Upper limit:
500.0

Units:
Milligrams/24 hour

Route Of administration:
Oral

Detail:
Fermentable carbohydrates that are present in sufficient quantity or with the intention of selectively influencing endogenous host microflora are considered to be prebiotics and must be declared as medicinal ingredients. Fermentable carbohydrates may be considered non-medicinal in quantities exceeding the limits indicated in the NHP Ingredients Database in non-compendial submissions if accompanied by a suitable scientific justification.

Reference:
NNHPD


General

Route Of administration:
Topical

Allowed purposes:
Skin-Conditioning Agent - Humectant

Detail:
Up to 3%.

Reference:
CIR