The science of OPO

The OPO fat structure allows babies
to absorb more palmitic acid and calcium

The science of OPO

 

The science of OPO

  The science of OPO
 

The composition and structure of human milk fat is vital to the health and nutrition of babies. The fat in human breast milk is in the form of fork-shaped triglycerides. In human milk fat, palmitic acid is bound to the triglyceride’s Sn-2 position. The Sn-1 and Sn-3 positions are occupied by oleic acid. This unique OPO fat structure allows babies to absorb more palmitic acid and calcium which contributes to significant nutritional benefits:

  • Improved energy intake
  • Reduced constipation
  • Increased bone mineral density
  • Healthy gut bacteria
  • Reduction of crying
  • Better night sleep
 

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