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Beneo Institute | Isomaltulose (Palatinose™) for Improved Metabolic Health | Slow-release carbohydrates make the difference
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Isomaltulose (Palatinose™) has a unique combination of physiological properties, which distinguish it from sucrose and other traditional sugars: Isomaltulose is a carbohydrate, which is composed of glucose and fructose with an α-1,6 glucosidic linkage. This differs structurally from sucrose, which is linked by an α-1,2 glucosidic bond. Isomaltulose is also digested more slowly and steadily. Its slow yet complete intestinal release is associated with a significantly lower rise in blood glucose concentrations and a lower insulin demand. With a resulting overall improved metabolic profile, this allows for a higher contribution of fat utilisation in energy metabolism. Ultimately, this process paves the way for long-term benefits related to blood glucose control, body weight management, and body composition. With its variety of physiological benefits, isomaltulose can help support modern strategies to promote a healthy diet.

Where can I find it?
Isomaltulose occurs naturally in small quantities in honey and sugar cane and it is also used as food ingredient and functional carbohydrate in essentially all types of foods and drinks. You can google ‘Isomaltulose’ to find products with this ingredient. Here are some product categories where you can find it: Everyday foods, Special/Clinical Nutrition products, meal replacements, energy and sports drinks, baby foods and maternal nutrition. For more information on where to find isomaltulose contact us!