Ensuring cognitive development and abilities
The importance of sialic acid as a component in infant cognitive development continues to gather momentum. Human and bovine milk differ considerably in their concentration of sialic acid. Consequently, the intake of sialic acid between breastfed and formula fed infants differs significantly.
Our Lacprodan® CGMP-10 is a rich source of protein-bound sialic acid, an essential nutrient for infant brain development and cognition. In infant formula, it is a natural substitute for the sialic acid present in human milk.
A study of brain material from infants who died from sudden infant death syndrome supports that sialic acid influences cognitive development and abilities. The fact that breastfed infants have slightly better cognitive development than formula fed infants may be linked to the sialic acid levels. A piglet study has confirmed that dietary sialic acid using CGMP as a source of sialic acid improves learning and memory during early development.