Derived health benefits

The stimulation of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli by Actilight® enhances the production of SCFA (short chain fatty acids), especially butyrate, which is recognized to be essential for a healthy colon.
The production of SCFA maintains an acidic pH within the colon and favours the assimilation of some nutrients.

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These modifications of the colonic ecosystem lead to several benefits for Actilight®‘s consumers:

digestive comfort: Actilight® decreases the frequency and intensity of digestive troubles in people suffering from functional digestive disorders.
immune stimulation: Actilight® enhances the gut immune system, improves resistance against pathogens and promotes a healthy colon.
nutrients absorption: Actilight® improves the absorption of essential nutrients such as calcium, magnesium and isoflavones.
carbohydrates metabolism: Actilight® has no effect on glycaemia and insulinemia, and could have a positive influence on insulin sensitivity.
lipids metabolism: studies demonstrated promising effect of Actilight® on plasma cholesterol levels.

Find more about the health benefits of Actilight® by visiting our Scientific evidence section - Click here

FOS and maltitol lower glycaemic response


A scientific study published in March in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrates the benefits of the usage of maltitol and short chain fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS from sucrose) to lower postprandial glycaemic response and reduce insulin release when replacing sugars in sugar-free de ...
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FOS from sucrose allowed in Infant Formulae in China


The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China now authorises Actilight® short chain Fructo-oligosaccharides from sucrose as a permitted substance for fortification in Infant Formulae. Actilight® is a non viscous, instant soluble fiber with a taste profile similar to suc ...
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scFOS can modulate glucose metabolism including insulinaemia


Short Chain Fructo-oligosaccharides (scFOS) prebiotic fibres can significantly modulate metabolism including insulinaemia, in the context of diet-induced obesity, as confirmed by a French study published in August 2013. This study was led by Dr Frederique Res ...
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4L Trophy raid team sponsored by Actilight®


Actilight® sponsors the \"Hand Standers\" team for the 4L Trophy raid of February 2014. This orientation race is one of the largest sporting events in Europe, consisting in driving across France, Spain and the Sahara (Morocco) in a Renault 4L, while carrying 50 kilos of school supplies to develop th ...
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Digestive tolerance and sugars reduction


FOS and polyols such as maltitol are frequently used, alone or in combination, in energy-reduced or sugar-reduced food formulations. According to a recent clinical study led by Tereos Syral with Biofortis, the combination ...
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Actilight® at Vitafoods 2013


We will be glad to inform you about Actilight® at Vitafoods exhibition in Geneva from 14 ...
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High fibre, high protein cranberries biscuit


Delicious high fibre and high protein biscuits can be formulated with Actilight® FOS and Meripro® soluble wheat proteins. The laminated biscuits with cranberries designed by Tereos Syral contain 6.2g/100g of fibre and 20g/100g of protein, protein bringing 20% of ener ...
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