Being a leader in oligosaccharides for Early Life Nutrition for over two decades, FrieslandCampina Ingredients is dedicated to continuously optimize its oligosaccharides portfolio. That’s why we added Human Milk Oligosaccharides to our portfolio with the introduction of Aequival® 2’-FL in 2019. And we will be expanding our Human Milk Oligosaccharides portfolio with multiple products in the near future.
Human Milk Oligosaccharides
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are non-digestible carbohydrates and are the third most abundant component in human milk after lactose and fat. They are complex carbohydrates built from the following monomers: D-glucose, D-galactose, N-acetylglucosamine, L-fucose and sialic acid (N-acetylneuraminic acid)¹. Research shows that HMOs play a key role in supporting infant health, among others by shaping the gut microbiome, reducing the risk of infections and supporting brain development of newborns²⁺³. So far, more than 200 different HMOs have been identified in human milk⁴, of which 2’-FL is the most prevalent⁵⁺⁶.
- Shaping the gut microbiome
- Reducing the risk of infections
- Supporting brain development
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The innovation of infant nutrition
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