Essens

What are FOS and GOS?

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and galactooligosaccharides (GOS) are prebiotics. They are highly resistant to hydrolysis in the gastrointestinal tract and in the colon they greatly support the growth of probiotic cultures, particularly friendly bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. In combination with probiotics, its use is quite exceptional and very positive.
FOS, i.e. fructooligosaccharides, is isolated from chicory and is among the best studied components of soluble prebiotic fiber.
GOS, i.e. galactooligosaccharides, are enzymatically produced from lactose. In any case, they are not allergenic, i.e. they do not cause an allergic reaction in patients suffering from lactose intolerance.
GOSs are generally the most potent prebiotics that commonly promote breastfeeding in human breast and
significantly interfere with the proper function of immunity. Thanks to GOS, a small child has up to 90% of the microflora in the intestines, formed by bifidobacterias and lactobacilli.