GOS 70% – Standardized prebiotics with a unique profile in HMOs for infant and adult nutrition
HMOs are complex sugars which were first identified in human milk. They are the third largest solid component in breast milk after fat and lactose and have no direct nutritive function. More than 150 different oligosaccharides have been identified in human milk and they have an overall “prebiotic” effect. This means that they pass undigested into the lower part of the gastrointestinal tract where they promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms, such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli.
Fytexia offers GOS 70%, an ingredient standardized in galactooligosaccharides with a unique profile of HMOs. GOS 70% consists of galactooligosaccharides standardized in human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) with a proven prebiotic effect. GOS 70% is standardized to 70% galactooligosaccharides and 9% 4’-galactosyl-lactose, a unique HMO with proven beneficial effect on the regulation of gut microflora at low dose.
GOS 70% is supported with several proprietary studies, both in vitro and in vivo, demonstrating its safety of use as well as its beneficial effect in regulating the intestinal microflora and providing prebiotic benefits. GOS 70% serves as a good substrate and carbon source for supporting the growth of probiotic bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum and B. longum. GOS 70% is demonstrated to be an efficient prebiotic, and its symbiotic benefits are also proven.
A clinical study demonstrating the efficacy of GOS 70% in skin health is also available, with significant outcomes on the increase of hydration and photoprotection.
GOS 70%, used both in infant and adult nutrition, is supported with a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in the USA.