New research indicates: Betapol® supports infant brain development

New research indicates: Betapol® supports infant brain development

We are pleased to announce positive outcomes of scientific research on Betapol® and potential effects on infant brain development. The outcomes suggest that OPO – the main component of Betapol®- has a positive physiological effect on brain function and physical development versus standard vegetable oils used in infant formula.

The results of this research - led by Professor Sebastiano Banni of the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Cagliari, Italy- have been published in PLOS ONE. The research shows that the fatty acid distribution within the fat molecule in infant nutrition may influence the way neuronal activity is regulated and optimized in the brain. It indicates that the molecular structure of Betapol® could positively influence brain function and physical development.

Stefan Thueringer, Global Infant Nutrition Business Head at IOI Loders Croklaan: “We are delighted to see that Betapol® shows yet another advantage over conventional vegetable oil. This proves that Betapol® is indeed the natural standard for replacing mother’s milk fat in cases where breastfeeding is not an option.

Betapol® technology is covered by numerous patents worldwide protecting the unique findings that producers of Betapol® based infant formulas can use to communicate the benefits of their products. We are happy to supply another positive effect to our customers.”

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