VITAGOS Technical Brochure

VITAGOS ™ Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)

What is 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. What is VITAGOS™ Syrup? VITAGOS™ is a sweet syrup containing GOS. It can easily be incorporated into a wide range of food and beverage formulations.

VITAGOS™ SYRUP COMPOSITION* (65% GOS)

WATER (25 %)

CARBOHYDRATES (75 %)

GOS (65 %)

OTHER CARBOHYDRATES (21 %)

LACTOSE (14 %)

Why use GOS? Over the past two decades, GOS nutritional and physiological effects have been extensively studied. In infants, they have been shown to support the growth of bifidogenic bacteria and to help with stool frequency and consistency [1]. In other demographics, the consumption of GOS has also been found to have an impact on gut microbiota [2] as well as to help support immune function [3]. Moreover, research has suggested that GOS could increase calcium absorption [4].

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