FrieslandCampina Ingredients, based in the Netherlands, and Canadian firm Lallemand Health Solutions have partnered to launch two brand new gut health product concepts. PRO-Digest Health Shot and PRO-Digest Bowel Support bring together best-in-class prebiotic and probiotic ingredients into single concepts that will enable companies to formulate enhanced gut health products.
Both concepts contain 5 grams of FrieslandCampina Ingredients’ Biotis GOS prebiotic ingredient. Biotis GOS increases levels of Bifidobacteria in the gut of healthy adults, improving gut discomfort, constipation, and improving other GI-symptoms.
Biotis GOS has also been shown, via the gut-brain axis, to improve anxiety levels and support overall mental well-being, allowing formulators to create enhanced solutions which respond to growing consumer interest in solutions that improve both gut and overall health simultaneously.
The PRO-Digest Health Shot combines Biotis GOS™ with 5 billion cfu (colony forming units) per serving of Lallemand Health Solutions’ B. lactis LAFTI® B94. B. which has been shown to support a healthy microflora by feeding probiotic bacteria which reinforces gut barrier integrity and helps to relieve abdominal discomfort such as occasional constipation.
PRO-Digest Bowel Support has been specifically designed to alleviate digestive discomfort and improve the day-to-day symptoms of consumers with digestive issues. The concept contains 10 billion cfu of L. paracasei HA-196, which research shows improved quality of life in adults with IBS-like symptoms, helping with bowel frequency in occasional diarrhoea and/or constipation.