NUTRICIA RESEARCH

European Patented Prebiotics Mixture scGOS:lcFOS (9:1)

Starting babies on the path to health with quality nutrition 

Following the grant of our patent for the innovative prebiotic mixture, scGOS:lcFOS (9:1), and after detecting the full spectrum of short and long chain oligosaccharides in breast milk, we launched the prebiotic formula – a worldwide breakthrough.

Prebiotics are non-digestible dietary carbohydrates that travel to the colon intact and are able to selectively stimulate the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria1. It supports intestinal operation, and promotes digestion, and the development of the immune system2.

Prebiotic oligosaccharides are an abundant bioactive component in breast milk. For infants who are unable to breastfeed, NUTRICIA Research have developed a unique and patented blend of prebiotic – short-chain galacto-oligosaccharide and long chain fructo-oligosaccharides, namely scGOS:lcFOS (9:1), which mimics the function and structure of breast milk oligosaccharides.

                            

References:
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2 https://www.nutricia.com.hk/zh-hk/early-life-nutrition/infancy/health-lifestyle/digestive-health.html
Haarman, M. and J. Knol. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2005. 71(5): p. 2318-24.
Martin, R., et al.. Benef Microbes, 2010. 1(4): p. 367.
Jeurink, P.V., et al.. Benef Microbes, 2013. 4(1): p. 17-30.
Cuello-Garcia et al. World Allergy Organization Journal(2016)9:10.
Cuello-Garcia et al. World Allergy Organization Journal(2016)9:10.

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