Prebiotic - Galacto - Oligosaccharides (GOS)

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), also known as oligogalactosyllactose, oligogalactose, oligolactose or transgalactooligosaccharides (TOS), belong to the group of prebiotics. Prebiotics are defined as non-digestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by stimulating the growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria in the colon. GOS occurs in commercial available products for both infants and adults. Galacto-oligosaccharides are produced through the enzymatic conversion of Lactose, a component of bovine milk.

HEALTH PROMOTING EFFECTS OF GOS :
  • Stimulation of growth of bifidobacteria
  • Improvement of Calcium absorption
  • Relief from Constipation
  • Support of natural defenses
  • Helps in the prevention colon cancer
  • Similarity with human milk oligosaccharides
APPLICATION :
  • Dairy Products
  • Beverages
  • Bakery Products
  • Infant nutrition
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Products for children or adolescents
  • Geriatric nutrition
Lactose