FrieslandCampina launches new prebiotic-based stress-support applications

December 16, 2020
Alissa Marrapodi

The two new consumer product applications under Friesland's Biotis Brain Health Benefit Solutions range are built on galacto-oligosaccharide, a dairy prebiotic shown to stimulate the growth of gut bacteria that could help consumers feel less stressed and anxious.

FrieslandCampina Ingredients launched two new consumer product applications under its Biotis Brain Health Benefit Solutions range: D-Stress sachet and Re-lax health shot. Both are built on galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS), a dairy prebiotic shown to stimulate the growth of gut bacteria that could help consumers feel less stressed and anxious. 

“The aim of Biotis is to usher in a new era in ingredient science,” said Vicky Davies, global marketing director, performance, active and medical nutrition, FrieslandCampina Ingredients, in a press release. “We’re looking to provide new and innovative solutions to the most current and pressing global health issues. The global COVID-19 pandemic has really put mental wellbeing in the spotlight, elevating it to the same level of importance as other aspects of physical health. As such, we’re delighted to be expanding our Biotis Brain Health Benefit Solutions offering with concepts aimed at reducing stress and anxiety, which is something we all deal with at times. We’re looking forward to working closely with our customers – old and new – to bring these much-needed solutions to life.”

“It’s key that products on the shelves not only appeal to consumers’ key concerns and fit into their lifestyles but are also proven to be effective. Our Biotis GOS is the most researched in the world, and our most recent clinical trials show that Biotis GOS can influence the gut microbiota composition by encouraging the growth of beneficial bacteria," added Jouke Veldman, global market development manager and Biotis Brain Health lead. Through the gut-brain axis, this translates into a reduction in feelings of stress and anxiety. What’s more, our Biotis GOS are versatile and stable, which means they can work in a variety of formats, making them a solution that works both for consumers and manufacturers.”