Illuma

Human Affinity Formula HMO

3 Key Nutrients in Lactating Secretion

Integrates 3 key nutrients in lactating secretion

  • The Secret of HMO
  • The Mystery of sn-2 Palmitate
  • α-Lactalbumin

Revolutionary ingredients
Human Milk Oligosaccharides HMOs

“Human Milk Oligosaccharides HMOs”, is an important breakthrough in the area of baby nutrition study and nutrition researches in the recent century. HMO is the 3rd largest solid component secreted by mothers during lactation. Experts believe HMOs help to support immunity and may help to decrease the risk of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections including diarrhea in children.

Experts believe HMOs help support immunity

A baby will get antibodies from the mother’s body as a temporary immune system right after birth, but after a few months, the baby will need to start developing his/her own immunity. HMOs may positively influence babies’ immune biomarkers, and may help to reduce the risk of allergy.

 

 

Block adherence of pathogens

In General
After Consuming HMO

Scientific research has shown that the unique structures of HMOs allow them to bind to pathogens such as Rotaviruses, Noroviruses and Influenza viruses and are excreted together from the body, thereby reducing the risk of intestinal infections. The first two viruses are common causes of gastroenteritis in infants and young children.

Nurture beneficial bacteria

In General
After Consuming HMO

HMOs provide nutrients for specific beneficial bifidobacteria to enhance their growth, thereby establishing healthy gut environment helps support immunity.

The Mystery of sn-2 Palmitate

Innovative technology was the key to reconstruct lipids into the rare and body-friendly ingredient sn-2*. The molecular structure of this precious lipid follows a child’s natural nutritional needs more closely.

A "Generally Recognized as Safe" ingredient according to FDA, and provided by very few internationally recognized suppliers

International research in babies found 5 key feeding results for sn-2 Palmitate (sn-2)
    1. Reduces calcium soap formation
    2. Easier absorption by babies
 3. Supports intestinal health
4. Reduces crying at night
5. Supports bone strength

The molecular structure of palmitic acid

The lipid structure that
standard formula contains more of

Palmitic acid located in sn-1 and sn-3 position.
sn-2 Palmitate

Palmitic acid located in the middle (sn-2 position of triglyceride molecule), this lipid structure is closer to the natural nutritional needs of children.

Absorption process

The lipid structure that
standard formula contains more of

Palmitic acid positioned at sn-1 and sn-3 may bind with Calcium, to form insoluble Calcium soaps which can be associated with hard stools
sn-2 Palmitate
 


sn-2 Palmitate helps to reduce the formation of Calcium soaps

High-quality Whey Protein

α-Lactalbumin is the predominant whey protein in lactating secretion.
High quality whey protein contains high amounts of essential amino acids that support normal infant growth.

 

Less gastrointestinal discomfort

Whey protein is easy to digest. Studies have shown α-Lactalbumin-enriched formula leads to less gastrointestinal discomfort compared to infants fed standard formula without enrichment^.

 

#Accordingly to Hoffman JR et al. Sports Sci Med;2004:118-130., protein efficiency ratio is one of the methods to measure protein quality, any value that exceeds 2.7 is considered to be an excellent protein source
^Accordingly to Davis AM et al. Eur J Clin Nut;2008;1294-1301.