Ensuring cognitive development and abilities
The importance of sialic acid as a component in infant cognitive development continues to gather momentum. Human and bovine milk differ considerably in their concentration of sialic acid. Consequently, the intake of sialic acid between breastfed and formula fed infants differs significantly.
Our Lacprodan® CGMP-10 is a rich source of protein-bound sialic acid, an essential nutrient for infant brain development and cognition. In infant formula, it is a natural substitute for the sialic acid present in human milk.
A study of brain material from infants who died from sudden infant death syndrome supports that sialic acid influences cognitive development and abilities. The fact that breastfed infants have slightly better cognitive development than formula fed infants may be linked to the sialic acid levels. A piglet study has confirmed that dietary sialic acid using CGMP as a source of sialic acid improves learning and memory during early development.
Benefits associated with casein glycomacropeptide:
- Rich source of sialic acid which is important in neuronal and cognitive development
- Lacprodan® CGMP-10: casein glyco macro peptide (CGMP) highly glycosylated with sialic acid. CGMP content of protein is minimum 75% and 85% protein concentrate approx. dry matter
Wang et al. 2007. Am J Clin Nutr. 85: 561-569.
Arla Foods Ingredients supports the WHO recommendation for exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant’s life and continued breastfeeding up to the age of two or beyond in combination with nutritionally appropriate complementary foods.