Clasado Biosciences is the leading global developer and manufacturer of Bimuno®, a targeted prebiotic which can be added to food, drinks or supplements.
Its stability and versatility make it an ideal addition for a wide range of formulations, supporting formulators in the creation of high-performance, scientifically supported products that engage today’s consumer.
Interest and awareness of gut health is rapidly climbing, making it the ideal time for brands to explore the wide range of benefits of a proven, high-performance prebiotic. Bimuno can add value to products such as standalone supplements (including synbiotics), functional foods and beverages, sports supplements and beyond.
Available in both syrup and powder form, the patent-protected technology is a blend of non-digestible Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) that passes through the upper gastrointestinal tract until it reaches the colon, where it enhances the production and activity of beneficial gut bacteria.
To build commercial success, brands must meet the rapidly accelerating consumer demand for everyday gut health solutions that make better nutrition part of the daily routine. Bimuno is perfectly placed as a scientifically supported prebiotic ingredient, backed by a comprehensive portfolio of research, consisting of over 100 scientific publications.
|Bimuno Prebiotic||Probiotics||Other Prebiotics|
|Indigestible fibre utilised by probiotics||Beneficial, living microorganisms which use fibre|
to thrive. Rarely permanently colonise the gut.
|Fibres that may be found in natural sources|
|Nourishes the good bacteria that we already have in the gut||Need to compete with present resident|
bacteria in the gut
|May promote beneficial as well as not|
|Stable: not affected by temperature, |
acidity, storage time
|Not stable: can be damaged by heat and acid;|
sensitive to storage time
|Different degrees of stability|
|Not affected by stomach acid|
and digestive enzymes
|Can be killed off by the pH during transit|
through GI tract
|Different degrees of digestibility. May not|
reach the large intestine where bacteria live
|Recommended intake of Bimuno GOS for GI symptom|
relief: 1.37 g/day; for prebiotic effect, immune system
modulation, antipathogenic activity, brain health and
function: 2.75 g/day
|Desired benefits depend on effective|
intake/serving size and strain used
|Scientifically proven active intake can go up |
Bimuno prebiotic selectively targets and increases the levels of bifidobacteria, a type of beneficial gut bacteria that is associated with key areas of physical and mental health. Bifidobacteria displays biological activities that impact the gut, immune system, mental health and cognition, as well as overall health and wellbeing.
The most studied prebiotic of its kind, the research behind Bimuno will be of particular interest for brands developing products aimed at gastrointestinal health, immune defence and immune health, cognitive health and everyday wellbeing. The below areas are supported by human trials and many are also supported by in vivo and in vitro studies.
• Prebiotic Activity • Digestive Health & Wellbeing • Immune System Modulation • Metabolic Syndrome • Antipathogenic Activity • Brain Health, Function & Mood • Athlete Performance/Health
Multi-pronged impact on health
Clasado Biosciences believes that through utilising its comprehensive portfolio of scientific studies and taking a consumer-led approach to ingredient development, digestive health can be made simple for the consumer and product developer alike.
The inclusion of Bimuno® prebiotic as an ingredient in your products offers an effective way to add value and functionality, reflected in their growing popularity and use across markets. The prebiotic fibre category is expected to maintain a compound annual growth rate of over 10% based on current global market projections.
The high stability of Bimuno makes it suitable for a very wide range of products and applications. Unlike probiotics, which must account for survivability in heat, acidity and pressure, Bimuno can be added to recipes and formulations at any point in the manufacturing process. Bimuno is available as both powder and syrup ingredient formats.
Bimuno can be added to a range of products, including:
• Beverages • Yogurts • Sport Drinks • Protein Powder • Cereals • Smoothies • Ice Cream • Confectionery
Whatever the product application, speak to the Clasado team today to discuss your upcoming new product development project and find out how Bimuno can provide a unique competitive edge.