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Sphingomyelin in Myelination

Sphingomyelin

Sphingomyelin is important for myelination. Myelination has been associated with learning or cognitive performance.9,10

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 neurons.3

To facilitate efficient signal transfer between neurons, it is important that the nerve fibres are coated with sphingomyelin -rich myelin sheath- process is called Myelination.3,4

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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

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

Myelination helps children perform mental operations faster, which can benefit

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Key Nutrients Supporting Brain Connections

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References

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