Food ingredients that promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria

We offer prebiotics in the form of SureStart™ Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS), available for use in a wide variety of food applications. Research* has shown that prebiotics may help to support immunity, digestive health and gut comfort, which are particularly important for infants and small children.


  • Derived 100% from cow’s milk
  • Excellent nutritional and functional properties
  • Promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria
  • Neutral, slightly sweet taste
  • Halal compliant. Kosher compliant product also possible.
  • Compliant with EU novel foods and China GB standards.
  • Stable to extremes of pH
  • GOS profile shown to remain stable over a range temperatures up to 120°C for 2 hours 

How are prebiotics such as GOS utilised by the body?

Prebiotics such as GOS are not digested in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract, and can reach the large intestine where they positively stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria.

In the large intestine, GOS may enhance the growth of bifidobacteria as well as other bacteria that can produce short chain fatty acids which stimulate immune health, and promote digestive health and gut comfort. GOS has also been shown to improve the absorption of minerals in the intestine..

The SureStart™ GOS Portfolio

Our SureStart™ Galacto-oligosaccharide is entirely derived from fresh cows’ milk – manufactured from lactose using an enzymatic reaction. The processing techniques ensure high nutritional and functional properties, helping to support immunity and digestive health through the growth of health-promoting intestinal bacteria. Our SureStart™ Galacto-oligosaccharides are entirely derived from fresh cow’s milk – manufactured from lactose using an enzymatic reaction. The processing techniques ensure excellent nutritional and functional properties, which help to support immunity and digestive health through the action of health-promoting intestinal bacteria. SureStart™ GOS from NZMP is available in a range of formats:

  • SureStart™ GOS 57 Syrup
  • SureStart™ GOS 70 Syrup
  • SureStart™ Organic GOS 57 Syrup
  • SureStart™ GOS 70 Powder

Aplications of SureStart™ GOS 

The ingredient is available in syrup or powder format and has a neutral, slightly sweet taste. SureStart™ GOS can be used in a range of applications including, but not limited to:

  • Infant and maternal formulations
  • Yoghurts
  • Desserts (including ice cream)
  • Nutritional powders and beverages
  • Bars
  • Medical nutrition


Contact us now for details on how to order.




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Improves mineral absorption:

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Supports immune and digestive health

 Particularly important for infants and young children

Halal and Kosher compliance available

Opens your access to specific markets and consumer groups

Numerous application opportunities

from paediatric formulas to dairy products, nutritional products or medical nutrition