Doctors recommend adding more fiber to your diet to help reduce the risk of developing various health conditions, as well supporting the digestive system. There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Inulin is a water-soluble fiber that humans can not digest until our beneficial gut bacteria first ferments it and starts to break it down. After a second fermentation, the degraded fiber is used to produce beneficial compounds, such as short chain fatty acids. Inulin also stimulates the growth of good gut bacteria and reduces the growth of bad bacteria making it an advantageous prebiotic for your digestive system. Dandelion root and chicory root are both rich in the dietary fiber inulin. Lions Brew is made with both dandelion root and chicory root as our first two main ingredients.