FrieslandCampina Ingredients introduces Biotis SleepWell

By Jim Cornall contact

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Pic: Getty Images/RyanKing999
Pic: Getty Images/RyanKing999

Related tags: Sleep, oligosaccharides, frieslandcampina ingredients, GOS, microbiome

FrieslandCampina Ingredients has announced the launch of Biotis SleepWell, the first concept to be unveiled within the Brain Health Benefit Solutions of the company’s new Biotis brand.

According to the Dutch company, up to 30% of consumers worldwide report regular sleep disturbance, an issue made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.

Designed to be taken just before bedtime, Biotis SleepWell is a beverage, shot or powder application that provides the body with a combination of nutrients to improve sleep quality in three ways: by supporting falling asleep, sleeping through the night and waking up refreshed.

This is achieved thanks a unique formulation with Biotis GOS, or galacto-oligosaccharides, at its core. The prebiotic ingredient has the ability to influence the balance of microorganisms that make up the human microbiome. The balance of gut microbiota has been shown to impact human health, both mental and physical. FrieslandCampina Ingredients said its new solution demonstrates the benefits of GOS on sleep health in particular.

Biotis SleepWell combines Biotis GOS with protein-containing amino acids, such as tryptophan and cysteine, derived from milk protein, as well as complementary vitamins and minerals.

The solution targets several sleep and stress mechanisms at once, and FrieslandCampina Ingredients said it helps people fall asleep, sleep through the night and wake up refreshed, and is a natural, non-addictive solution that targets sleep in a holistic way via the gut-brain axis.

“We call Biotis a new era in ingredient science,”​ Vicky Davies, global marketing director, performance, active and medical nutrition, at FrieslandCampina Ingredients, said.

“And we’re so excited about the potential of our premium galacto-oligosaccharides. This ingredient has a long-established presence in the infant nutrition space, and now it’s time for adults to experience the benefits of GOS, too. In June, we launched Biotis Gut Health, the first in the range, and over the next few months, new Biotis Health Benefit Solutions will reveal how GOS and our other key science-backed ingredients can be leveraged in unique combinations to support maternal health, immune health and more.”

Jouke Veldman, who heads up the Biotis SleepWell team at FrieslandCampina Ingredients, said, “Biotis Sleepwell has shown statistically significant improvements in sleep quality, both in several consumer trials and more recently in clinical trials, and there is even more research forthcoming. It’s a uniquely multi-faceted, versatile ingredient which represents what Biotis stands for as a whole: going one step further in developing solutions that expertly respond to both human health needs and consumer wellness preferences over the course of life.”​ 

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