Bimuno GOS is a targeted prebiotic fibre functional ingredient, designed for use in applications such as supplements and other nutraceuticals, as well as functional food and beverages.
Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) are a type of prebiotic fibre that is commonly derived from lactose.
Prebiotics are non-digestible fibres that nourish beneficial “good gut bacteria” in the gut microbiome; bacteria known to support key areas of health and wellbeing. Not all fibre is prebiotic, and recent research indicates that not all prebiotics are fibre either.
Bimuno GOS is currently supported by over 110 scientific publications and more than 20 clinical studies.
The clinically effective daily dose of GOS begins from 1.37g for prebiotic effect & gastrointestinal health. For immunity & cognitive health, the clinically effective dose of GOS begins from 2.75g.
Published research shows that Bimuno GOS nourishes bifidobacteria, a type of beneficial bacteria in the gut microbiome, in 7 days. However, real-world evidence based on consumer feedback suggests it may work in as little as 4 days.
The compositional structure of Bimuno GOS is unique and protected by patents. Its specificity is linked to a unique method used for the manufacturing process.
In addition, Bimuno GOS is the most extensively studied commercial form of GOS, supported by over 110 scientific publications and 20 clinical studies. Unlike many other prebiotic ingredients on the market, research on Bimuno GOS showcases high specificity for nourishing good bacteria, like Bifidobacteria, in a targeted way.
Bimuno GOS features numerous traits that set it above other prebiotics. Such as an extensive scientific research portfolio of over 110 publications, a very low efficacious daily dose starting from 1.37g and it is highly targeted, offering greater specificity for nourishing good bacteria. Bimuno GOS also has secured various health claims in territories around the globe.
Yes, Bimuno GOS can be used in conjunction with a low-FODMAP diet. Individuals on this strategy typically benefit from improved gastrointestinal symptoms, and fortifying a low-FODMAP diet with Bimuno GOS can further improve outcomes as indicated by clinical research.
Bimuno GOS is available in powder and syrup formats.
Designed for versatility, Bimuno GOS is ideal for food and dietary supplements, functional food and beverages, gummies, sports drinks, protein powders and more.
High stability across a range of acidities and temperatures enables Bimuno GOS to be used within a wide range of manufacturing stages.
Yes, Bimuno GOS is currently used in medical nutrition products, for example in the United States of America for gastrointestinal health applications.
Following a submission involving Clasado, GOS has been permitted by the European Commission for use in foods for special medical purposes (FSMPs). As an example, this allows GOS, to be used in FSMPs for the dietary management of gastrointestinal health issues of patients.
Whilst similar in name, they are fundamentally different. A prebiotic is a substrate that is utilised by bacteria in the gut microbiome and confers a health benefit to the host.
A probiotic is a live microorganism, also referred to as ‘good bacteria’, that when administered in sufficient amounts for the strain, confers a health benefit.
Yes, Bimuno GOS can be used alongside probiotics. The combination of prebiotics and probiotics is an emerging product category known as synbiotics. Bimuno GOS has ongoing research into synergistic prebiotic and probiotic combinations. To learn more about our synbiotic research and collaborations, reach out here.
The principle of synbiotics is a multi-layered approach to better gut health, by both adding more good gut bacteria to the gut microbiome and nourishing beneficial bacteria at the same time.
Yes, Bimuno GOS complies with the GOS specification laid out in the Union list of novel foods.
Yes, Bimuno GOS is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).
Yes, Bimuno GOS is certified as Non-GMO.
Yes, Bimuno GOS is recognised as Halal.
Yes, Bimuno GOS is recognised as Kosher.
Bimuno GOS, as found in Clasado’s Bimuno Original and Immunity products, is Informed Sport accredited in the UK and Germany. Although globally neither the ingredient or finished product is Informed Sport certified by default, it can be accredited upon request.
Bimuno GOS is suitable for vegetarian diets.
No, Bimuno GOS is not suitable for vegan diets.
As a galactooligosaccharide, Bimuno GOS is derived from milk.
As a strong proponent of advancing gut health science, Clasado partners with a number of key academic and industry bodies.
These include the Global Prebiotics Association (GPA), International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) and the British Dietetics Association (BDA).
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