GOS

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) are non-digestible carbohydrates produced from lactose, the sugar naturally found in milk. They are considered dietary fibers and/or prebiotics in many countries.

Why use GOS

GOS can be used in infant formula and baby food. It can also be incorporated into other food and beverage applications in the Healthy Aging and Active Lifestyle segments.

Benefits

Infants

  • Supports the abundance of gut bifidogenic bacteria and impacts the gut microbiota during early age [1-4]
  • Helps with stool frequency and consistency of formula-fed infants [2,3]

Active Lifestyle & Healthy Aging

  • Helps in the increase of bifidogenic bacteria supported by several studies in different age groups [5,6]
  • Has a beneficial effect on calcium absorption supported by a study in adolescent girls and menopausal women [7,8]
  • Helps support immune function in the age group of 65+ [9,10]

 

VITAGOS™ In Infant Formula

  • Designed to meet the quality standards required for infant formula
  • Manufactured with enzymes derived from non-genetically modified sources
  • Produced in a Canadian state-of-the art and FSSC 22000 certified facility
  • Certified Halal and Kosher
  • Accepted as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) in the USA for its intended use in infant formula (VITAGOS™ GRAS notice GRN 721)
  • Customizable both in terms of composition and packaging size

Applications

 

  • Clean, sweet taste, with 1/3 the sweetness of sucrose
  • Smooth mouthfeel
  • Easily pairs with any flavor
  • Excellent stability at a wide range of temperature and pH
  • Clear syrup
  • Highly soluble

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