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  • A New Ambrotose® Products Study Conducted By Scientists From Ghent, Belgium, Is Published

    University of Ghent and ProDigest Science Team back row (left to right), Massimo Marzorati, Sam Possemiers, Tom Van de Wiele front row (left to right), Emily Van Gucht, An Verhelst, Willy Verstraete
    University of Ghent and ProDigest Science Team back row (left to right), Massimo Marzorati, Sam Possemiers, Tom Van de Wiele front row (left to right), Emily Van Gucht, An Verhelst, Willy Verstraete

    Using state-of-the-art human gastrointestinal tract simulations and microbiological analyses, scientists from Ghent University and ProDigest (a company that specializes in gastrointestinal research) demonstrated that Ambrotose® complex and Advanced Ambrotose® powder exerted positive prebiotic effects (1).* Both products exhibited good selective fermentability throughout the entire colon and positive and selective bifidogenic effects. They also demonstrated the possibility of enhancing species belonging to Bacteroidetes, a phylum recently associated with body weight management.* These findings by Drs. Massimo Marzorati and Sam Possemiers (U. of Ghent and ProDigest), A. Verhelst (ProDigest), Profs. Willy Verstraete and T. Van de Wiele (U. of Ghent) and Drs. Robert Sinnott and Gabriela Luta (Mannatech Incorporated) were electronically published online ahead of print in the peer‐reviewed International Journal of Food Microbiology
    [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2010.02.030].Study was at least partially funded by Mannatech.

    1. Marzorati M, Verhelst A, Luta G et al. In vitro modulation of the human gastrointestinal microbial community by plant-derived polysaccharide-rich dietary supplements. Int J Food Microbiol 2010;doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2010.02.030.
    Apr 7, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Publications
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