FrieslandCampina Ingredients and Lallemand Health Solutions, specialists in the research, development, production and marketing of probiotic yeast and bacteria, have partnered to launch two brand new gut health product concepts. PRO-Digest Health Shot and PRO-Digest Bowel Support bring together best-in-class prebiotic and probiotic ingredients into single concepts that will enable companies to formulate enhanced gut health products.
With 25% of global consumers suffering from digestive health complaints, the partnership is a direct response to growing demand in effective and scientifically backed solutions for gut health. Research shows that almost half of consumers find products for improving digestive health appealing, and over two thirds recognise a link between digestive and overall health.i Consumer understanding of the complimentary benefits of combined pro- and prebiotic solutions is also growing and the market is responding – in 2020, over half (54%) of probiotics also contained prebiotics in their formulation.
Both concepts contain 5 grams of FrieslandCampina Ingredients’ Biotis GOS prebiotic ingredient. Biotis GOS increases levels of Bifidobacteria in the gut of healthy adults, improving gut discomfort, constipation, and improving other GI-symptoms. Biotis GOS has also been shown, via the gut-brain axis, to improve anxiety levels and support overall mental well-being, allowing formulators to create enhanced solutions which respond to growing consumer interest in solutions that improve both gut and overall health simultaneously.
The concepts will be showcased in October at Lallemand Health Solutions’ booth at Vitafoods Europe and at Supply Side West.