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What is Vivinal® GOS?

Vivinal® GOS contains galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS). GOS are non-digestible carbohydrates, which are almost not broken down by human digestive enzymes. Because of this, they reach the intestine nearly completely intact, where they are then available for the present microflora 2,3.

In the colon they are fermented by, and stimulate the growth of, Bifidobacteria 4,5 . This may result in a broad range of positive health effects 6,7,8. Please go to Benefits for more information or read our Brochure Vivinal® GOS.


How is it made?

Vivinal® GOS is produced by enzymatic conversion of lactose present in the whey fraction of cow’s milk by use of β-galactosidases. It consists of galactose chains, starting with glucose, with a degree of polymerization (DP) between 2 and 10.


Product range Vivinal® GOS

FrieslandCampina Domo offers five different products containing Vivinal® GOS, two products are in liquid form (syrup) and three products are in powder form. The composition of the galacto-oligosaccharides in Vivinal® GOS varies in chain length and type of linkage between the monomer units.

Typical values of Vivinal® GOS products

* on dry matter, ** on product

 Moisture (%)Galacto-oligosaccharides (%)Mono- and disaccharides (%)Protein (%)
Vivinal® GOS SyrupMoisture (%)-Galacto-oligosaccharides (%)59*Mono- and disaccharides (%)41*Protein (%)<0,1*
Vivinal® GOS Easy Drying SyrupMoisture (%)-Galacto-oligosaccharides (%)72*Mono- and disaccharides (%)28*Protein (%)<0.1*
Vivinal® GOS PowderMoisture (%)3Galacto-oligosaccharides (%)69**Mono- and disaccharides (%)28**Protein (%)0,3**
Vivinal® GOS Powder WPCMoisture (%)3Galacto-oligosaccharides (%)29**Mono- and disaccharides (%)46**Protein (%)17**
Vivinal® GOS Powder MaltodextrinMoisture (%)3Galacto-oligosaccharides (%)29**Mono- and disaccharides (%)19**Protein (%)<0,1**