What are the benefits of Vivinal® GOS?

Several strains of bacteria live in the colon. They can be divided into bacteria that are known or believed to be health supporting (e.g. Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli) or bacteria that might become harmful (e.g. Clostridia) 22. The galacto-oligosaccharides in Vivinal® GOS are fermented by mainly Bifidobacteria 10-12. Besides this well-known bifidogenic effect, GOS can have the following benefits: contribution to softer and more frequent stools 10,12,14,17,21,36-40, improvement of mineral absorption  42-45, and contribution to natural defences 24-28.

Any potential benefit for consumers should not be considered a health claim, but may be used in the development of potential health claims in strict compliance with local legal requirements.