AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS — FrieslandCampina Ingredients has developed a solution to support gut health in athletes and active consumers.

Biotis Fermentis combines the benefits of whey protein, prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides and probiotic cultures by fermenting them together to support active and holistic health, the company said.

In addition to improving gut health in athletes and active consumers, by fermenting whey protein Biotis GOS, which has been shown to positively impact gut microbiota composition and probiotics together, Biotis Fermentis targets the gut-muscle axis, according to the company.

A survey conducted by FrieslandCampina Ingredients said athletes between ages 20 and 50 showed after three weeks of taking Biotis Fermentis daily 80% self-reported improved satisfaction with their physical well-being and 60% reported significantly reduced bloating compared to baseline levels.

“With Biotis Fermentis, we’ve taken our expertise in both proteins and prebiotics and combined it with FrieslandCampina’s fermentation knowledge,” said Sophie Zillinger Molenaar, global marketing lead for Biotis at Friesland Campania Ingredients. “The result is the transformation of specialist ingredients into a first-of-its-kind performance nutrition solution that activates the gut-muscle axis. This is the cutting-edge of nutritional science and the research we’ve carried out demonstrates this new ingredient’s efficacy. The opportunity is clear, by boosting overall well-being through improved gut health, brands can help athletes and active consumers get the most out of life, always.”