Phospholipids are the building blocks of all cell membranes. They are critical to the functioning of cells and are also essential for brain. The human brain is nearly 60 % fat and phospholipids account for about 20-25 % of the dry weight of the brain. Studies have proven that dietary phospholipids are absorbed efficiently in humans and also cross the blood-brain barrier. In the elderly, phospholipid supplementation has been shown to restore and maintain cognitive functions, such as memory, concentration, understanding and problem solving. In addition – as the brain grows rapidly during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first year of life, with optimal nutrition being critical during this period – phospholipids can have a meaningful role in baby food.
With Valio’s pure Nordic dairy ingredients and latest innovation, food manufacturers can create desirable functional food products for healthy lifespan.
In this whitepaper, Dr Anu Turpeinen explains the effects of phospholipids that are naturally found in dairy fat. Phospholipids have scientifically proven impacts related to physical activity and cognitive functions in all age groups.Get your whitepaper here
According to latest research, the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) holds great potential for infant nutrition. Valio’s expertise on MGFM helps you better meet the nutritional needs of infants.
This webinar explains how to maintain a healthy life span as well as what our R&D, together with our nutrition expertise, can help you to come up with innovative solutions.
Learn how to harness the business potential of phospholipids as Dr Anu Turpeinen fills you in on how they can be used in food manufacturing to develop new products and enter new markets.
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