Partnership between the leading prebiotics and probiotics companies is in response to growing consumer demand for clinically proven solutions and positive interaction between the companies’ ingredients
FrieslandCampina Ingredients, global innovator in healthy and functional prebiotic ingredients and solutions, 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 recognize a link between digestive and overall health. 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,v allowing formulators to create enhanced solutions which respond to growing consumer interest in solutions that improve both gut and overall health simultaneously.
The PRO-Digest Health Shot combines Biotis GOS™ with 5 billion cfu (colony forming units) per serving of Lallemand Health Solutions’ B. lactis LAFTI® B94. B. which has been shown to support a healthy microflora by feeding probiotic bacteria which reinforces gut barrier integrity and helps to relieve abdominal discomfort such as occasional constipation.
PRO-Digest Bowel Support has been specifically designed to alleviate digestive discomfort and improve the day-to-day symptoms of consumers with digestive issues. The concept contains 10 billion cfu of L. paracasei HA-196, which research shows improved quality of life in adults with IBS-like symptoms, helping with bowel frequency in occasional diarrhoea and/or constipation.
“Consumers are actively seeking gut health products that easily fit within their existing lifestyles,” says Vicky Davies, at FrieslandCampina Ingredients. “At the same time, it’s increasingly important for gut health solutions to be scientifically backed and clinically proven. That’s why we partnered with Lallemand Health Solutions – our combined formulation expertise and the expected synergy between its probiotics and our prebiotics allows brands to create stand-out products with tangible, proven benefits in an appealing and convenient format.”
“Partnering with FrieslandCampina Ingredients was a natural decision,” said Isabelle Champié at Lallemand Health Solutions. “Both our companies are committed to playing a leading role in the health of consumers across the globe and are at the forefront of science and innovation. The process of developing these concepts has been a real passion project for our R&D teams – it truly is a case of working with the most innovative ingredients to create best-in-class solutions that make a tangible difference to consumers’ lives. I’m very proud of the work we have done to bring together our collective market expertise, scientific knowledge and formulation know-how to inspire solutions that solve consumers’ biggest health issues.”
Both shots are convenient and easy-to-consume as they are, and with a clean and neutral taste, they are easy to formulate in a range of flavours.
To find out more about the partnership and new concepts, register for a joint webinar with experts from FrieslandCampina Ingredients and Lallemand Health Solutions on the 26th of October here:
The concepts will also be showcased in October at Lallemand Health Solutions’ booth F40 at Vitafoods Europe and booth 4233 at Supply Side West.
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About FrieslandCampina Ingredients
FrieslandCampina Ingredients is powered by 3,250 passionate specialists who are focused on adding goodness to the foods, beverages and businesses that nourish the world, now and for generations to come. With its specialised, international market segments Early Life Nutrition, Adult Nutrition, Pharma, Food & Beverages and Animal Nutrition, FrieslandCampina Ingredients is leading in the food sector as an innovation partner in healthy and functional ingredients and solutions. FrieslandCampina Ingredients operates globally with regional sales offices in the Netherlands, the United States, Singapore, China and Brazil. It reported combined sales of €1.8 billion in 2020. For additional information, please visit: www.frieslandcampinaingredients.com
FrieslandCampina Ingredients is part of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. Every day, the company provides millions of consumers throughout the world with dairy products containing valuable nutrients from milk. Its annual turnover amounted to €11.1 billion in 2020. FrieslandCampina has locations in 38 countries and employs about 24,000 people. Its head office is located in the Netherlands.
About Lallemand Health Solutions
Lallemand Health Solutions is a vertically integrated probiotic manufacturer specialized in the research, development, production and marketing of probiotic yeast and bacteria. Its ready-to-market and custom probiotic formulations target specific populations and health segments including Gut health, Natural defenses, Mental health, Women’s health, Skin health, Oral health, Sport and Metabolism. Probiotics are manufactured in cutting-edge plants certified to the highest quality. More than 600 probiotic formulas are currently marketed in over 60 countries across five continents.
From lab to shelf, Lallemand Health Solutions has the full control and expertise to produce premium probiotic solutions, blends and custom formulations as each development step is expertly supported by internal quality insurance, regulatory affairs, research and development, scientific affairs, technical support, sales and marketing teams.
The Rosell® Institute for Microbiome and Probiotics by Lallemand, Lallemand Health Solutions’ research and development center located at the National Research Council of Canada in Montreal, develops partnerships with key scientific experts in order to study the human microbiome and how probiotic supplements can be used as a means to improve or maintain health in specific populations or health segments. The research team has issued over 330 publications including 160 clinical studies.
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Biotis™ GOS Improves gut comfort: Wilson et al., 2019
Biotis™ GOS has a positive influence on constipation in adults, with increased defecation frequency and easier defecation: Teuri et Korpela, 1998 and Sairanen et al., 2007 iv Biotis™ GOS reduces GI-symptoms, like bloating, flatulence, occasional abdominal pain and urgency: Wilson et al., 2019
Biotis™ GOS has been shown to support mental wellbeing: Johnstone et al., 2021
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