Prenexus Health’s prebiotic ingredient achieves GRAS status

August 23, 2019

Prenexus Health (Gilbert, AZ) has received a “no questions” letter from FDA following its GRAS (generally recognized as safe) notification for the use of its xylooligosaccharide (XOS) prebiotic, at levels up to 2.4 grams per day, in a variety of foods.

"We're pleased that the FDA had no questions related to our GRAS notification for our XOS prebiotic," said Mike Bush, chief executive officer for Prenexus Health, in a press release. "This allows use of the ingredient in a range of food applications such as bars, ready-to-eat cereals, and functional beverages, to name a few of the accepted categories."

Prenexus Health’s XOS prebiotic is made from certified organic, non-GMO, high fiber sugarcane grown by the company on farms in the Imperial Valley of California. Its soon-to-be certified organic manufacturing process, says the company, utilizes only pure water, and does not require any chemicals.

Prenexus Health’s XOS prebiotic will be available in the fourth quarter of 2019.