presentationa soluble white powder. nutrition information: per 100g per 20g energy 822kj/204kcal 164kj/41kcal protein 0g 0g carbohydrate (fructo-oligosaccharides) 95g 19g fat 0g 0g suitable for vegetarians and vegans. usage & administration (1 heaped teaspoon = 5g) this product may be used in one of two ways: at low doses fos acts as a prebiotic (bowel-?conditioner?) at larger doses fos conditions the bowel and also helps maintain regularity. for specific requirements: initial dose maintenance dose adults 5g 10g children 4 years & up 2.5g 5g general maintenance: initial dose normal full dose maintenance daily dose adults 5g try 15g try 20g children 4 years & up 2.5g try 5g 10g dissolve in hot drinks or sprinkle onto cereal. alternatively simply take it ?off the spoon?. be sure to drink at least 2 litres of fluids a day. other information allergen advice see presentation section for ingredients listed in bold.the following list of allergens are excluded: wheat barley soya eggs milk (and milk products) lactose nuts sulphites and gluten containing ingredients.cautions if any of these intake levels cause excessive flatulence then to reduce the dose and gradually build up. the flatulence is a positive sign that fos has reached the bowel and is feeding your ?friendly? bacteria. as the bacteria consume fos a gas is produced which can lead to some flatulence at first however after a few days this will disappear as further ?friendly? bacteria develop and absorb the gases. for intakes over 10g (or 5g in children); dividing the intake into 2 daily doses 1 at each end of the day will help reduce flatulence. fos may cause temporary bloating. this is a short-term effect and once your system ?speeds up? the bloating will disappear. if bloating continues for more than 3 days then reduce the daily intake of fos. be sure to drink at least 2 litres of fluids a day storage instructions to be stored in a cool dry place and protected from light. legal category food supplement.