Providing your kid with good nutrition is crucial for their brain growth and development in early years. Wyeth Nutrition® understands this and offers two formulas—PROMIL® and PROMIL Gold® —to help boost brain function.
But what makes these growing-up milk formulas different from other brands? The key lies in two brain-boosting ingredients: MOS+ and Alpha-Lipids.
PROMIL® and MOS+
PROMIL® is designed to boost your kid's immune system and support brain growth in childhood thanks to the ingredient MOS+. MOS+ or Milk Oligosaccharides are clinically proven to enhance brain development as well as provide immunity benefits. When young kids drink milk with MOS+, they can enjoy several health benefits, including a reduced risk of infection when exposed to bacteria and viruses.
Estorninos et al. conducted a study on healthy term young kids and discovered that MOS+ aids in increasing the levels of Secretory Immunoglobulin A (slgA) and reinforcing the gut barrier, resulting in better protection against harmful pathogens.1
Additionally, MOS+ includes Sialylated Oligosaccharides or Sialic Acid, which are typically present in human breast milk. They play a significant role in the memory and learning of young kids. Studies have shown that supplementing with Sialic Acid can enhance brain function, making it a crucial ingredient in enhancing your kid's memory and learning skills.2-4
In addition to MOS+, PROMIL® has higher levels of DHA* to double up the support for brain development. It also contains essential nutrients such as Carotenes, Selenium, AA, Choline, and others.
PROMILGold® and Alpha-Lipids
PROMIL Gold® is created to enhance brain growth in early childhood through its clinically-proven Nutrigift advance™. The blend consists of Alpha-Lipids that enhance a crucial brain development process called myelination, leading to faster and more effective brain connections in the preschool years.
Alpha-lipids are a unique ingredient containing the five main phospholipids found in human milk. These phospholipids are vital for the development of the brain as well as the proper functioning of cells.
Two of the five major phospholipids—Phosphatidylcholine and Sphingomyelin—are known to support myelination across most brain regions. These two phospholipids enable the brain to make connections up to 100 times faster, resulting in more efficient brain processing.
The process of myelination is essential for connecting different parts of the brain, which in turn supports your kid's cognitive and behavioral development, including language skills. Research has proven this to be true. An MRI study conducted on infants demonstrated that PROMIL Gold® could increase myelination by up to 36%.5
Besides brain-boosting Alpha-lipids, PROMIL Gold® contains several beneficial ingredients, such as DHA, choline for improved memory, lutein for better vision, and DHA.
With these two brain-boosting formulas, you can give your kid the best start in life. PROMIL® and PROMIL Gold® can give your kid the best nutrition while you focus on nurturing your kid’s gifted brain.
*vs. previous PROMIL® formulations
Estorninos, et al. Term infant formula supplemented with milk-derived oligosaccharides shifts the gut microbia closer to that of human milk-fed infants and improves intestinal immune defense: a randomized control trial. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 115, Issue 1, January 2022. Pages 142-153, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab336.
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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