Common infant formula ingredient found to increase beneficial bacteria in the gut

Recently a study into the effects of prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics on intestinal barrier function and gut microbiota in obese adults was completed by the University of Nebraska in Lincoln (USA), Rush University Medical Center in Chicago (USA) and the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Canada). The study found hat consumption of galacto-oligosaccharides (Vivinal GOS powder from FrieslandCampina) significantly reduced certain markers of gut permeability, indicating an improved intestinal barrier function.