Since my sons were born, I’ve always pride myself as being a mom who provides the best of them. Choosing the right brand of milk is of utmost importance! All along I’ve only heard about DHA in milk formula , imagine my surprise when I was informed that GA is equally important in their milk. If you wonder, what’s GA all about, let me share it with you here.
We can see our child growing taller and stronger, but have you ever wondered if their brains are developing equally well? Unlike physical growth, development of the brain can’t be easily observed. Hence, the importance of DHA and Gangliosides (GA®) in their milk formula. DHA and Gangliosides (GA®)are found in the brain and play an important role in brain development. DHA helps to build brain cell and Gangliosides help to support the formation of brain cell connections. Rapid brain growth during the first three years of life is important and could affect a child’s cognitive, social and emotional growth and development.
Most people don’t know that brain cells start developing by about the 28th day of pregnancy and by the time a child is born, there are approximately 100 billion brain cells hard at work! However, it’s not just the number of brain cells that matters, it’s the number of connections too. During early childhood, these connections grow exponentially – each brain cell can form 2,500 connections with other brain cells when they are born. But by age 2 or 3, these connections would have multiplied by 6 times!
These connections between brain cells are important as they support learning, memory and other cognitive abilities. Stimulating activities and the right nutrition such as DHA and Gangliosides support brain development. However, research showed that 1 out of 4 toddlers in Malaysia consumed 40% lower than the average daily GA® intake. Besides animal based food such as meat and eggs, GA intake can be increased by consuming milk and milk products. Introducing Anmum™ Essential is formulated with DHA and Nuelipid for higher levels of GA®, and contains no added sugar*. In addition, Anmum™ Essential also contains gut-friendly prebiotics FOS and Inulin, together with other important vitamins and minerals to support children’s overall growth
If you want to learn more about ‘HOW’ a child’s brain grows, check out Grow Amazing, a new educational initiative to help parents understand how their child’s brain grows and what supports its healthy development. For more amazing facts about child’s brain development and Grow Amazing visit Anmum Website.