Carbohydrates metabolism

In comparison to other commercially available soluble fibres, Actilight® is the less digested: up to 95% are fermented in the colon.

This non-digestibility confers a slow energy release, and finally a low caloric value of about 2 kcal/g, which is less than half the calories of sugar.

Another consequence is that Actilight® does not increase blood glucose or insulin levels. Actilight® is a low glycaemic substance which is suitable not only for diabetics but also for designing low caloric and low glycaemic foods.
Studies from animal models also demonstrated promising effect of Actilight® on insulin sensitivity.




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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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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