Human Milk Oligosaccharides – nature's building blocks for health

A great start in life. Continued by Glycom.

Natural aid to human health

Human Milk Oligosaccharides are complex carbohydrates that exist naturally in large quantities in our very first food, mother’s milk. Human milk oligosaccharides have evolved over millions of years to provide us with one of nature’s building blocks for human health.

HMOs have been heavily researched and documented in science for a long time. They are known to nourish and protect us, primarily by stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut and reducing the abundance of potential pathogens. Furthermore, HMO structures are part of the protective lining of our lungs and intestines. Through that they protect the gut barrier.

Now commercially available for the first time

Until recently, Human Milk Oligosaccharides could only be found in mother’s milk. They were just too complex to make. We at Glycom have made the scientific breakthroughs necessary to produce HMOs and make them commercially available for the first time. Our oligosaccharides are identical in structure to those in mother’s milk, they are highly purified and safe for use.


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