The brain – nutrition connection

The brain – nutrition
connection

Support Effective Brain Connections
from the Start

Sphingomyelin is a building block of myelination, that helps to support your babies' and children’s brain development

Sphingomyelin enhances brain connections

Sphingomyelin is a phospholipid that is an integral component of the Myelin sheath.

The Myelin sheath coats the nerve fibre where messages get transmitted between neurons3.

To facilitate efficient signal transfer between neurons, it is important that the nerve fibres are coated with sphingomyelin -rich myelin sheath- process is called Myelination3,4.

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Myelination enables lightning-fast communication between neurons which may set the foundation towards the child’s cognitive development.11,12,13

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Myelination is important for brain development.1,4-6

Myelination helps children perform mental operations faster, which can benefit:

 

Memory5

Memory5

Intelligence5,6

Intelligence5,6

Language skills7

Language skills7

Key Nutrients Supporting Brain Connections

Key Nutrients Supporting Brain Connections

References

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  11. LinderkampO et al (2009).Int. J. Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine; 21: 4–16.
  12. Deoni, S.C et al (2016).Brain Structure Function; 221:1189-1203.
  13. Chevalier, N et al (2015).PLOS One: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0139897.