Reducing the risk of infections
Several studies have shown that 2′-FL can inhibit binding and/or infectivity of pathogens, and as such can reduce the risk of child diarrhea8-11
Bifidogenic effect of 2'-FL
Bifidobacteria are more abundant in the gut microbiota of breastfed infants as compared to infant formula fed infants, and 2’-FL has been shown to stimulate growth of bifidobacteria12-13.
Any potential benefit for consumers should not be considered a health claim, but may be used in the development of potential health claims in strict compliance with local legal requirements.