Perilla Frutescens extract targeting prebiotic activity

Vital Solutions GmbH is pleased to announce the publication of a prebiotic study using their food ingredient Benegut®, a proprietary Perilla frutescens (L.) leaf extract in Agro FOOD Industry Hi-tech.

Benegut® is used in food supplements to support GI comfort. In the published study, Benegut® demonstrated prebiotic effects by supporting the growth of commensal gut bacteria (Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium)  and inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria. Results underline the potential application of Benegut® as a prebiotic and in probiotics blends preventing inflammations, supporting the immune system and to improving intestinal health.

Traditionally, non-digestible carbohydrates, oligosaccharides, are the main source of prebiotics substances in the human diet. Their effective dosage is several grams, which is not convenient for food supplement applications, where the quantity for a capsules or tablet is limited. Furthermore, bloating is a common side effect, which make these type of prebiotics not suitable for all consumers. I am happy to see that the study confirmed that Benegut is an effective alternative. Benegut is effective at 300mg/ serving and provides addition benefits being antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory.

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