A milestone in this research was the discovery of Prebiotics. Today, Prebiotics are an integral part of high-quality ingredient for children and toddlers.
Our AptaGroTM contains the unique combination of Galactooligosaccharides and fructo-oligosaccharide (scGOS: lcFOS (9:1)), which was developed from our research.
What are oligosaccharides and what is the unique Blend of Galactooligosaccharides and Fructo-oligosaccharide (scGOS: lcFOS (9:1))?
Oligosaccharides are indigestible carbohydrates pass through the small intestine to colon undigested.
Oligosaccharides are good for intestinal bacteria and they serve as a source of food and help to promote growth of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacilli in particular. This helps to increase intestinal bifidobacteria & to maintain a good intestinal environment.
In many years of work, our researchers managed to mimic the positive effects of oligosaccharides explored: the development of a blend of short-chain Galactooligosaccharides and long-chain Fructo-oligosaccharides in the ratio of 9:1 was found to be effective.
Clinical study published in Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition [JPGN2]1
KEY HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS STUDY:
● Conducted across various countries in Europe and Asia.
● 767 children attending day care centre
● Consumption of formula milk supplement with unique Prebiotic Blend (GOS:IcFOS in ratio 9:1) and LCPUFAs^ lead to reduce risk of infections in children.
^ Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids
1. Chatchatee P et al. Effects of Growing-Up Milk Supplemented With Prebiotics and LCPUFAs on Infections in Young Children. JPGN 2014; 58(4):428-437