At Nutricia Research, we are committed to develop high quality nutritional products with scientifically-proven benefits for each phase of early life, aiming to give children worldwide a healthy start in life.
PREBIOTICS scGOS/lcFOS (9:1)
Prebiotic oligosaccharides are an abundant bioactive component in human milk. We have developed a patented mixture of prebiotics, similar to human milk, short-chain galacto-oligosaccharides scGOS/lcFOS (9:1). The health benefits of scGOS/lcFOS (9:1) are validated by almost 20 years of research, with a total of over 30 studies, described in >55 scientific publications.
These health benefits include:
We also demonstrated that the favourable health benefit of the use of this specific mixture of prebiotics scGOS/lcFOS (9:1) results in positive short and long-term health economic benefits (Lenoir-Wijnkoop et al. 2013).
SYNBIOTICS scGOS/lcFOS (9:1) and Bifidobacterium breve M-16V
Bifidobacterium breve is commonly found in human milk and in the gut of breastfed infants. Our research demonstrated that Bifidobacterium breve M-16V is the most promising strain in reducing allergic symptoms and in producing synergistic benefits when combined with our unique prebiotic mixture scGOS/lcFOS (9:1).
FERMENTS scGOS/lcFOS (9:1) and fermented milk
Gastrointestinal-related issues e.g. colic, spitting-up, are common causes of infant discomfort [ 1 Iacono, G., et al., Gastrointestinal symptoms in infancy: a population-based prospective study. Dig Liver Dis, 2005. 37(6): p. 432-8 ]. It has been shown that our prebiotic mixture scGOS/lcFOS (9:1) supports the functions of the immature digestive system in infants, i.e. nutrient digestion and absorption, softening of stools and improving gut comfort and well-being in infants [ 2, Costalos C, Kapiki A, Apostolou M, Papathoma E. The effect of a prebiotic supplemented formula on growth and stool microbiology of term infants. Early Hum Dev 2008; 84(1): 45-49 3, Moro G, Minoli I, Mosca M, Fanaro S, Jelinek J, Stahl B, Boehm G. Dosage related bifidogenic effects of galacto- and fructooligosaccharides in formula-fed term infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2002; 34(3): 291-295 4 Boehm G, Lidestri L, Casetta P, Jelinek J, Jelinek J. Supplementation of a bovine milk formula with an oligosaccharide mixture increases counts of faecal bifidobacteria in preterm infants. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonetal Ed 2002: F178-21 181 ].
COMBINATION OF PREBIOTICS scGOS/lcFOS (9:1) AND n-3 LC-PUFA
Based on the knowledge that the immune system keeps on developing at least until 3 years of age, Nutricia Research has combined expertise in immunity and gut health to support the immune system in toddlers. The combination of specific prebiotic mixture scGOS/lcFOS (9:1) and high n-3 LC-PUFA is clinically proven to support the immune system by positively influencing the intestinal microbiota and lcPUFA status in young children, resulting in reduced risk of infections
[ 1, Chatchatee, P., et al., Effects of growing-up milk supplemented with prebiotics and LCPUFAs on infections in young children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, 2014. 58(4): p. 428-37 2 Rezaiki L., et al., A specific mixture of scGOS/lcFOS/LCPUFA increases faecal bifidobacteria in healthy young children. ].