2’-Fucosyllactose (2’-FL) is the most abundant oligosaccharide (HMO) found in human milk1Scientific research in recent years has unveiled a range of health benefits of 2’-FL of which the most pronounced are a reduction of bacterial and viral infections2,3, and stimulation of the growth of beneficial Bifidobacteria in the gut4. 


  • Reduction of bacterial and viral infections (2,3)
  • Stimulation of the growth of beneficial Bifidobacteria in the gut (4)


1. Chaturvedi, P. et al. Fucosylated human milk oligosaccharides vary between individuals
and over the course of lactation. Glycobiology 11, 365–72 (2001).
2. Morrow, A. L. et al. Human milk oligosaccharides are associated with protection
against diarrhea in breast-fed infants. J. Pediatr. 145, 297–303 (2004).
3. Weichert, S. et al. Bioengineered 2’-fucosyllactose and 3-fucosyllactose inhibit the
adhesion of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and enteric pathogens to human intestinal and
respiratory cell lines. Nutr. Res. 33, 831–8 (2013).
4. Yu, Z.-T., Chen, C. & Newburg, D. S. Utilization of major fucosylated and sialylated
human milk oligosaccharides by isolated human gut microbes. Glycobiology 23, 1281–92

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