Clasado scoops Gold at Functional Sports Nutrition Awards

Clasado Biosciences (‘Clasado’), a global leader in the development of clinically proven prebiotic ingredient and product solutions for the human gut microbiome, has announced that its prebiotic supplement, Bimuno® TRAVELAID, has taken top honours at the prestigious Functional Sports Nutrition Awards. 

Securing gold in the hotly contested ‘Best Nutritional Supplement’ category, Bimuno TRAVELAID is a prebiotic pastille designed to support gut health on-the-go or while travelling. The supplement showcases Bimuno®, a proprietary prebiotic galactooligosaccharide (GOS) ingredient developed and manufactured by Clasado Biosciences. The ingredient nourishes bifidobacteria, a beneficial gut bacteria associated with key benefits to physical and mental health. 

Bimuno TRAVELAID has recently been hitting the headlines thanks to a partnership with British Rowing, the governing body representing the sport of rowing in the UK. The agreement saw Bimuno TRAVELAID supplied to the large roster of athletes, with Bimuno elected as its prebiotic of choice.

Per Rehné, CEO at Clasado Biosciences, commented: “We are delighted that the hard work of our team has been recognised once again. Studies into the connections between sports and athletic health and prebiotics are still in their infancy, but the initial signs are encouraging for the future. The Functional Sports Nutrition Awards are testament that prebiotics hold real appeal for consumers and sports nutritionists. 

Our GOS ingredient Bimuno is the most studied prebiotic of its kind, supported by over 90 scientific publications and more than 20 clinical trials. As we continue to support brands with new product launches, with each new award win we’re showing the potential value for formulators around the globe. Consumers are getting more engaged with gut health and are looking for ingredients and products they can trust. We’re proud to play our part in making better global gut health a reality.”

GOS ingredient Bimuno is designed with versatility and performance for the formulator in mind. Available in syrup and powder forms, Bimuno is not affected by heat or acidity, and can be added to formulations and recipes at any stage. The business has recently partnered with global brands Herbalife Nutrition and Procter & Gamble, who have included Bimuno in new nutrition products.

Rehné concluded: “With our finished supplement range, we’re aiming to make a real difference to the consumer – but that doesn’t end with our own products. Clasado always sets out with the goal of making gut health accessible and effective for everyone, which is why we have developed a versatile and science-backed ingredient for brands too. Ideal for standalone supplements, functional foods and beverages, smoothies, fortified snacks or sports supplements, Bimuno is an excellent ingredient for health and nutrition brands looking to step into the gut health market. 

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