The ingredient can be delivered at as low a dosage as 2.5g per day
Ingredients by Nature (IBN) has announced a partnership with Galam to distribute the company’s prebiotic fibre, Gofos. IBN will be distributing the ingredient solely to the nutraceutical industry.
Gofos is a short chain fructo-oligosaccharide (sc-FOS) that acts as a soluble, prebiotic, non-digestible fibre. Produced from non-GMO beet sugar by a proprietary enzymatic process, Gofos promotes the growth and activity of beneficial gut microbiota and helps maintain a healthy gut, Galam says. With a shortage of inulin in the market, the company suggests Gofos as an alternative for fibre fortification.
Rob Brewster, President of IBN said: “In addition to providing Gofos on its own, we will also be distributing the newly created Gofos with ‘low water activity’ designed for greater stability when blended with our high-quality Brewster Brand probiotics, which have a symbiotic effect for enhance immune support.”
The health benefits of Gofos include promoted growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, weight management, blood sugar management, and enhanced immunity, Galam claims. It can also help the body better absorb calcium and magnesium, meaning the ingredient could be included in mineral blends as well.
It is GRAS and FSMA approved, Non-GMO, allergen-free, kosher and halal, and meets the FCC monograph for Fructo-oligosaccharides.