Phospholipids

Phospholipids, complex lipids naturally ocurring in milk, have been under growing scientific interest. Results indicate that phospholipids play an important role in nutrition for many different age groups. This also means harnessing their potential has huge business potential. Valio can help you use phospholipids to create desirable products especially tailored the needs of your market.

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.

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How to benefit from nutritional effects of phosholipids

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.

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Phospholipids in infant nutrition

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.

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.

Podcast: Harness the business potential of milk phospholipids

Valio’s Nutrition Research Manager Anu Turpeinen fills you in on the importance of phospholipids in early life and how they can be used in food manufacturing to develop new products and enter new markets.

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Phospholipids in ageing nutrition

Attitudes towards aging are changing – how is sixty the new forty and why should you invest in the opportunities it brings.

Phospholipid supplementation has been shown to restore and maintain cognitive functions, such as memory, concentration, understanding and problem solving.

Podcast: Cater to the dietary needs of ageing adults with phospholipids and MFGM

Older adults want to age healthily and enjoy good food. Phospholipids play an important role in cognitive ageing. Valio’s Nutrition Research Manager Anu Turpeinen talks about how food manufacturers can use phospholipids to create desirable products for the rapidly ageing population.

What makes milk-based ingredients a premium choice for healthy aging?

Anu Turpeinen explains why milk is the key ingredient for commercial success in the rapidly growing market of older adults seeking healthy food.

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