XOS Prebiotic are polymers of the sugar xylose. XOS is produced from the xylan fraction in plant fiber. Their C5 structure is fundamentally different from other prebiotics, which are based upon C6 sugars. XOS prebiotics have been commercially available since the 1980s. XOS prebiotic act as a prebiotic, selectively feeding beneficial bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli within the digestive tract. A large number of clinical trials have been conducted with XOS, demonstrating a variety of health benefits, including improvements in blood sugars and lipids, digestive health benefits, laxation, and beneficial changes to immune markers.
Product Name: XOS PREBIOTIC (XOS)
Other Names: XOS, XYLO-OLIGOSACCHARIDE
CAS No.: 87-99-0
Molecular Formula: C5nH8n+2O4n+1
XOS PREBIOTIC is available in different grades or types:
• Liquid (70%)
• Powder (70% & 95%)
Four major characteristics:
- The most efficient bifidub factor:
The function of XOS proliferation bifidobacteria is 10-20 times that of other oligosaccharide. After three weeks of continuous ingestion, the proportion of bifidobacteria increased from 8.5% to 20.2%. The dosage of xylo-oligosaccharides needed per day is the lowest among several oligosaccharides.
- Low Calorie:
The decomposition rate of XOS is low, which can be consumed at proper dose by those who are suffering diabetes, obesity, hyperglycemic and children with dental caries. The degradation rate of XOS by human digestive enzymes is below 0.4%.
- Excellent acid and heat stability
XOS has good acid heat stability. 5% XOS is basically not decomposed after heated for an hour under acid condition（PH＝2.5-8.0,100℃). XOS has good acid heat stability. 5% XOS is basically does not show significant differences after heated for 20 minutes under acid condition (PH=4)
- No compatibility taboo
The good stability and processing performance of xylooligosaccharide make it have good food compatibility. It does not affect the nutrition and active substances in food, nor is it affected by the various components in the food.
All advantages of XOS:
Health claims of XOS:
- Non-GMO, non-animal
- Suitable for vegans, vegetarians and flexitarian.
- Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, allergen-free, lactose-free.
- Without anti-nutritional factors, such as protease inhibitors, phytates.
- Without pesticides, antibiotics & hormones.
Effective dosage of XOS compared to other oligosaccharides:
Applications of Xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS)
XOS can be easily applied to all kinds of foods supplying good quality fiber, such as dairy products, protein beverage, snack foods, pastries, smoothies, dietary supplement, protein powder, energy bars, protein bars, meal replacement powder, etc. Target groups of application including:
- Sports nutrition & muscle-building
- Nutrition supplements and foods
- Weight management & dieters
- Fiber containing foods
- applications for vegans, vegetarians, and flexible vegetarians
- Overall health