• Is Colostrum the same as HMOs (human milk oligosaccharides)???

    Is Colostrum the same as HMOs (human milk oligosaccharides)???

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    It's a question we hear quite often at Layer Origin Nutrition.  People have either heard of Colostrum or currently take it and say something to the effect of: "What's the difference? Sounds like the same thing."  The reality is that while there are some similarities between Colostrum and Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs), they are not the same thing and there is a huge difference...
  • How a component of breast milk can help adults with gut health issues

    How a component of breast milk can help adults with gut health issues

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    The first time people hear the acronym HMO they might think of the health insurance plans that were popularized in the 90s.  HMO vs PPO ring a bell? But the three letters HMO also stand for something else. Something much more exciting, in fact.  Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are complex indigestible sugars naturally present in breast milk. In fact, HMO is the third most common...
  • Human milk: nutrient and beyond

    Human milk: nutrient and beyond

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    Mother's milk.  Babies will cry for it when they want it and want it fast.  But it's not just a matter of pure hunger or an egocentric desire. There's a big biological reason behind the baby's need for breast milk.  Human breast milk is recognized as the nutritional ‘gold standard’ for infants. It contains all the essential nutrients they need for healthy growth and...
  • Human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) is not just for babies anymore

    Human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) is not just for babies anymore

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    Not only is human milk touted as exceptionally beneficial for babies, but there are also little known components within, called human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), which aid in surprising ways. These complex carbohydrates—most notably two in particular, fucosyllactose (2’-FL) and lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT)— present in the breast milk of most nursing mothers, aid in a healthy infant gastrointestinal system by feeding the beneficial bacteria, such as...
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