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WYETH NUTRITION®: The Brain Behind A Hundred Years of Firsts in Nutrition Science

Meet the company behind brain milks PROMIL® and PROMIL Gold®.

3 mins to read Nov 30, 2023

As a parent, researching and trusting a milk formula for your kid can be challenging. It is crucial to find a reputable company that understands the nutritional requirements of your gifted kid. Wyeth Nutrition®, the Philippines' leading nutritionals company, is built on a solid foundation of breakthrough nutrition science and more than a century of innovation.

Wyeth Nutrition® has a rich history of pioneering nutrition. It all began with the Wyeth® brothers' drugstore on Walnut Street in Philadelphia in 1860. Then, in 1915, the company made a significant breakthrough by creating the first nutritionally complete milk formula, G-R milk.

Wyeth Nutrition® , then called Synthetic Milk Adapted (SMA), has achieved many groundbreaking nutritional accomplishments after it was acquired by American Home Products (AHP) Corporation of New York. It was the first to add Beta-Carotene to milk in 1933, the first to add stabilized Vitamin C in 1947, the first to use enamel-lined cans for safety in 1951, and the first to produce a Whey-dominant formula in 1961. These formulas were easier for infants under four months to digest than the popular casein-dominant ones. 

Wyeth Nutrition® was founded in the Philippines in 1964 when A.T. Suaco collaborated with AHP. This marked the first partnership between the Philippines and America in the pharmaceutical industry under Wyeth® Suaco Laboratories (WSL).

During this time, S-26, the first infant formula in the country, was launched in 1969, followed by the launch of PROMIL®, the first follow-on milk, in 1986. In 1997, the company introduced the first premium milk formula containing the five major Nucleotides, which are also present in human milk and help enhance young kids' immunity. 

In 1998, parents who had kids with lactose intolerance could finally provide them with a milk formula that wouldn't cause stomach discomfort thanks to the introduction of Wyeth Nutrition's® Whey-dominant milk formulas in the country. Later on, in the early 2000s, S-26 Gold was released, featuring innovative ingredients DHA and AA, which have been shown to aid in brain development. 

In response to growing concerns about children's eye health in an increasingly digital world, Wyeth Nutrition® began incorporating Lutein into its milk formulas in 2007. By 2012, Wyeth Nutrition® had become the sole company to include Lutein in all of its milk products.  

In 2019, Wyeth Nutrition®  continued its push toward nurturing gifted brains by releasing the first and only milk formula with Alpha-Lipids, which have been clinically proven to enhance myelination in the brain. This leads to faster and more efficient brain connections during early childhood. 

After the pandemic, Wyeth® continued introducing breakthrough milk formulas. In 2021, it introduced a better PROMIL® with MOS+ combined with DHA, Choline, and Lutein for brain development. Then in 2023, a pediatric neuroimaging study revealed that infants who consumed milk with MOS+, which contains Sialic Acid, showed better brain development than the control group.

Wyeth® Nutrition continues to prove its expertise in formulating the most advanced brain-boosting milk formulas. Also in 2023, Wyeth® Nutrition acquired the Neurocognition Research seal, which assures parents that research scientists have thoroughly studied each ingredient included in its brain-boosting formulas, like PROMIL Gold®. It guarantees parents access to the most advanced nutritional options for their gifted kids. 

These numerous firsts show Wyeth Nutrition's® commitment to providing only the best that nutrition science offers through PROMIL® and PROMIL Gold®. And the company continues to be a trusted partner for parents who want to nurture a gifted brain and raise a gifted kid. 





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