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Why MOS+ and Sialic Acid Matter in Gifted Brain Development

Discover the two key ingredients that can help boost your gifted kid's brain development.

3 mins to read Nov 23, 2023

Proper nutrition plays a significant role in helping your kid build brain connections in the preschool years. This is due to the rapid brain development in early childhood, as well as several changes occurring in the body as your kid physically grows. 

Besides giving your kid a balanced diet, you also need to know about the two ingredients that can help support your kid’s brain development and boost immunity—MOS+ and Sialic Acid.  


What is MOS+? 

MOS+  (Milk Oligosaccharides), also known as milk oligosaccharides, is a type of carbohydrate that supports growth and boosts immunity. Consuming milk containing MOS+ provides young kids with multiple health benefits, including a reduced risk of infection from exposure to bacteria and viruses. 

Research has discovered that MOS+. could improve mucosal immune response in kids, indicating that MOS+ has a positive impact on the immune system.  Additionally, MOS+ can enhance the response of Oral Poliovirus vaccine-specific antibodies, which means that MOS+ helps improve vaccine response.1 

A strengthened immune system due to MOS+ ensures more school days for your child, ultimately leading to better learning outcomes. 


What is Sialic Acid? 

MOS+ has additional benefits beyond boosting immunity. It includes Sialic Acid, which helps with neurotransmission. This process impacts the speed at which messages travel in the brain cells. Research indicates that supplementing with Sialic Acid can enhance brain performance.2-4 

Another study has revealed the positive effects of Sialic Acid to the brain’s development of neurological pathways that influence brain function. Scientists evaluated the MRI scans of one-month-old infants who drank milk with higher concentrations of 3’-Siallylactose (3’SL) had well-organized brain tissue and blood flow.5 3’SL is a trisaccharide the supports brain development in young kids by supplying Sialic Acid. 

A study conducted in 2021 supports these claims. Researchers discovered that higher levels of 3'-SL were linked to better expressive and receptive language scores.6 Good communication skills also help build social skills in preschoolers, which is essential for your gifted kid’s overall development. 


Nurture Your Kid's Gifted Brain With Milk That Contains Both 

Now you can nurture your kid's gifted brain with PROMIL®, a growing-up milk containing MOS+ and Sialic Acid, which are clinically proven to enhance your kid's immune system and boost brain development. Additionally, PROMIL® contains more DHA* to double up your kid's brain development, as well as Calcium and Vitamin D to help build strong bones and Lutein to improve eyesight.  

Nurture a gifted brain, raise a gifted kid, with PROMIL®.  




*vs. previous PROMIL® formulations 



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  1. Khalid, S.K.A., Abd Rashed, A., Aziz, S.A., & Ahmad, H. (2019) Effects of sialic acid from edible bird’s nest on cell viability associated with brain cognitive performance in mice. World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 5(4), 214. 

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