FOS is extracted from the blue agave plant, grains, and cereals as well as fruits and vegetables, such as bananas, onions, and so on. FOS also can be produced by the degradation of inulin, or polyfructose. Due to the configuration of their glycosidic bonds, FOS opposes hydrolysis through salivary and intestinal digestive enzymes. FOS is a substrate for the microflora in the large intestine, improving the overall health of the gastrointestinal tract. FOS has a lower caloric value while contributing to the dietary fiber fraction of the diet. In addition, FOS and inulin promote calcium absorption in both the animal and the human gut.
Fig.1 Health benefits of FOS. (Sharma, et al., 2017)
With advanced technologies for Oligosaccharide Analysis CD BioGlyco helps researchers to decipher FOS in detail. Our analytical techniques include high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), high-performance anion-exchange chromatography with pulsed amperometric detection (HPAEC-PAD), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with refractive index (RI) and mass spectrometry (MS), Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS), gas chromatography-MS (GC-MS), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Our experts help you tailor a plan that best fits your research needs. Our experts guide you in every step. Your research success is our goal.
Our FOS analysis process is as follows:
Fig.2 FOS analysis of plant tissues by GC-MS. (CD BioGlyco)
CD BioGlyco has offered FOS analysis services over the years and has been a rich experience. Our analysis process ensures high reproducibility, high accuracy, and reliable results. If you are interested in our services, please feel free to contact us, we are looking forward to being your research assistant in the field of Carbohydrate Metabolism Analysis.