Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for chicory root (inulin) is 1.9 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for chicory root (inulin) as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for Chicory Root (inulin)
There are 7 studies in the database on chicory root (inulin); the research rating is 47. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for chicory root (inulin) as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|Energy Balance (calories in & calories out) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|increase satiety||decrease calorie intake|
|Cardiovascular Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels||increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels||lower total cholesterol levels||lower triglyceride levels|