|A Q&A session at the ‘Good Nutrient from Japan for Children" held in HCM City on Sunday by the Việt Nam Pediatric Association and Vinamilk. — VNS Photo
HCM CITY — Dairy giant Vinamilk has launched Vinamilk Yoko Gold, a premium milk product for children made from ingredients imported from Japan.
The company said it includes GOS (Galacto-oligosacharides), taurin, and calcium imported from Japan, DHA from algae imported from Switzerland, BB-12 probiotics imported from Denmark, and others to ensure the development of children’s digestive system, brain, body, and bones.
The launch took place at a conference on ‘Good Nutrition from Japan for Children" held in HCM City on Sunday by the Việt Nam Pediatric Association and Vinamilk.
Speaking at the conference, Dr Nguyễn Anh Tuấn of the Children's Hospital 1 said GOS are classified as prebiotics that beneficially affect the host by stimulating the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria in the colon, which help children have a better immune system, reduce constipation, and decreases the risk of developing cardiovascular and many other diseases.
Prof Dr Nguyễn Gia Khánh, chairman of the association, said: “The digestive system plays an important role in the early years of life for children, helping to them absorb essential nutrients to support intellectual and height development.
But in the first years of life a child's digestive system is immature, and often has problems such as constipation, flatulence, indigestion, and poor absorption, he said.
Dr Haruhiko Kanai, a Japanese nutrition expert, said his country has been a pioneer in the production and consumption of GOS, especially in products for children.
Vinamilk Yoko Gold contains GOS which helps prevent constipation and effectively solve common problems of children’s digestive systems, he said.
Phan Minh Tiên, executive director of Vinamilk, said as the leading nutrition company in Việt Nam, and a top 50 global dairy company, Vinamilk always seeks to develop international quality nutrition products to support the development of generations of children and safeguard the health of millions of families.
Vinamilk exports its nutrition products to more than 40 countries, including Japan, the US and Singapore, he said.
Vinamilk Yoko Gold is available in Việt Nam as milk powder in tin cans of 850g and 350g and ready-to-drink milk in 180ml and 110ml packs. — VNS