Vivinal® GOS

This natural galacto-oligosaccaride is an important component in helping your body stay healthy. It helps create the optimal environment to support the growth and sustenance of the good bacteria in your gut. It improves mineral absorption. It helps in the support of natural defenses.

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Vivinal® GOS Syrup/Vivinal® GOS 15

Product characteristics
Vivinal GOS is a natural prebiotic ingredient rich in galacto-oligosaccharides. Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) are soluble non-digestible carbohydrates, structured as chains of galactose with a glucose end-piece. The composition of the galacto-oligosaccharide fraction varies in chain length and type of linkage between the monomer units. The galacto-oligosaccharides in Vivinal GOS are produced through the enzymatic conversion of lactose, a component of milk. All these building blocks occur naturally in human milk.

Health promoting benefits
The human intestine contains about 300-500 different species of bacteria. They can be divided into health promoting bacteria, like bifidobacteria and lactobacilli and harmful bacteria like clostridia. Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) belong to the group of prebiotics which 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. Galacto-oligosaccharides play an important role in the development of the microflora. They cause increased activity in health promoting bacteria, which results in a number of health related benefits, both directly via the bacteria itself or indirectly via the organic acids they produce through fermentation. Examples of potential health promoting benefits are inhibition of the growth of harmful bacteria, stimulation of the immune functions, absorption of essential nutrients and syntheses. All these benefits indicate that Vivinal GOS helps your body help itself.