Monday, August 13, 2012

2 become 1

Scientists and educators have found that every child has genius potential yet parents are still unsure about this. Child's education must begin early in order to develop the potential it has. When the moment a child is conceived is not too early to start focusing on the child’s vast learning potential! There are few things that would help our child’s brain development, there are :-

  • Gangliosides: Gangliosides are highly concentrated in the brain. They help with more brain cell connections. The more brain cells connections, the faster learning happens.
  • Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA): Important for brain and eye development. DHA is highly concentrated in the membrane of the synapses, which are responsible for transmitting signals in the brain. 
  • Sialic Acid: Sialic acid plays a role in brain development i.e. neural transmission.

In my previous post I did highlight that most growing up milk focusing on DHA. Our children need more than just DHA alone. As you all know I have been raving about Gangliosides and here is why :-
Gangliosides found on the surface of brain cells provide  distinguishing surface markers that can serve in cellular recognition and cell-to-cell communication. Well it means that Gangliosides could play an important role to our children brain cells connection. More connection and more things to be learned!  

Cute Sangat!

And Gangliosides works perfectly together with DHA and their roles are pretty complementary, both work in synergy to deliver a better outcome. Anmum introduced a new formulation that combined both DHA and Gangliosides and ensure that your child will receive maximum goodness of nutrients!

Of course other than our tender, loving and care, they need a good nutrient that could help in their rapid brain development.  As you all know Anmum Essential is the only growing up milk powder  proven with absolutely no added sugars (do read my previous post), also now they have combined both DHA and Gangliosides in a unique formulation that are as follows:-

  • DHA which is a key building block for brain cells; and 
  • Gangliosides to maximise brain cell connections for faster learning 

Friday, August 10, 2012


What do you mommies know about docosahexaenoic acid (“DHA”) ? Other than being an omega-3 essential fatty acid that is I remember when the first time I wanted to purchase powder milk for Farell, DHA was the main thing. Its like if the DHA is 4 times higher than the other product, we would get that one :P I believe it does help his antibody through his early years. Didn’t fall sick that often and always so active. 

 here they 2 healthy munchkins! 

DHA is very important for brain and eye development and function throughout the life stages, but is particularly important during the first two years of life and early childhood. The human brain increases approximately 3.5 times in mass between birth and five years of age. During this peak time it is important that children consume adequate amounts of DHA in their diet to support this period of rapid brain and eye growth and development..

as far as I know, almost every growing up milk product contained DHA and its for maintaining a good antibody. Other than milk powder, fish are the reliable sources  for DHA and kids need to eat at least twice a week to get a recommended amount of DHA. How would you encourage your child to take that much fish? Mine prefer chicken meat so it is a bit tough to get that much of DHA amount alone.

most product in the market now only focusing on DHA and that consumers did not know or realize DHA could also work together with others to fully utilize the opportunity for a good brain development. Would you know what type of other supplement that works well with DHA? Do share! 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

nah, ini buktinya!

Memang macam-macam yang kita dengar tentang susu formula zaman sekarang ya. Naik takut pun ada. Sememangnya para ibu mahukan yang terbaik buat anak tersayang kan? Sangat kecoh tentang added sugar ni sampai tetiba saya pun jadi lebih peka tentang susu anak. Tapi kecoh ada makna. Kita memang nak elakkan anak2 makan gula yang berlebihan, yang tak sepatutnya ada dalam badan mereka. Walau dah banyak diberitahu tentang keburukan dan padah jika ambil berlebihan, masih ada ibubapa yang tidak mahu percaya fakta  Ewah so serious? Yes yes I am! 

An independent survey by University of Sydney has looked at GL of different GUMP with different added sugars levels available in Malaysia and yes they found that most of the brands in the market have this added sugar in their formula

       GL is the measure of changes to the sugar level in the bloodstream of a child after     drinking a glass of growing up milk.

      A high GL means a lot of sugars added, which causes a blood sugar spike
      A low GL means no or low added sugars, which is healthier

       Only one growing up milk has a low GL that is similar to natural whole milk.

A lot of brands now claimed that their product are free from the added sugar but research has been done and they find it a bit misleading since it only focus on sucrose and neglect the fact that glucose syrup solids, corn syrup solids, dextrin, maltodextrin are also added sugars. With this happening of course we the layman wouldn’t know all this magical terms right? And that’s why it is important to read the labels and ingredients of a product.:O

In the recent article in HealthToday (May 2012 issue) magazine, one way to quickly find out if the milk contain added sugar by checking their serving size. If it is more than 250ml, you will definitely consuming more sugar. And another way is to check the ingredients, if you think there is something a lil bit funky, look out! It could be the hidden sugar =) You may also refer the recent article here that was presented at the Nutrition Society of Australia conference by Emma Stirling and Prof Jennie Brand Miller. There is also an official letter of the University of Sydney’s Glycemic Index Foundation on the website for your easy reference. Hope this will help all parents out there to understand and be aware of what we are providing especially milk since it’s a major food for them taken 6-7 times a day. Stay healthy peeps!