Galacto-Oligosaccharides (GOS) are well-researched prebiotic fibers. They are considered the ultimate prebiotics. GOS are a specific form of prebiotic galactose sugars. These active biological sugars occur naturally in breast milk and belong to the group of ‘Human Milk Oligosaccharides’ (HMO) sugars. They have a complex structure and a broad spectrum of biological effects. CIS are suitable for adults and children.
Prebiotics are fermented in the gut.
Prebiotic fibers such as GOS are not digestible and therefore have no direct nutritional value. They pass intact through the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine. In the lower part of the small intestine and in the large intestine, the fibers are fermented by different types of bacteria and yeasts. A series of substances are produced from this that can be reused for humans. Such as vitamins, endocannabinoids and short-chain fatty acids such as butyrate, lactate, acetate and propionate. In addition, fiber consumption also produces gases such as hydrogen and carbon dioxide.
The best prebiotics.
GOS is an excellent prebiotic, alongside other prebiotics such as fructooligosaccharides (FOS), xylooligosaccharides (XOS), soy oligosaccharides (SOS) and inulin. GOS is extremely well tolerated and can even be used during a low FODMAP diet. Prebiotics are also referred to as soluble fiber, while insoluble fiber (dietary fiber) is known for stimulating bowel movements.