What we consume have a direct impact on our wellbeing. This is especially important for the young, whose bodies are still growing and maturing. Discover how science has helped us better understand nutrition through this series of short articles.
Function and Importance of Sphingolipids,
Sphingomyelin and Gangliosides
Sphingolipid is one of the important and major components of a cell membrane, and is distributed widely in body and play key roles in cell recognition and signal transduction between cells.
Essential phospholipids for healthy brain development and function
Phosphatidylcholine and Phosphatidylserine are major phospholipids that help form the brain cell membrane, keep the membrane flexible, fluid, and healthy, as well as to assist in the production of neurotransmitters that enable cell-to-cell communication.
The Mystery of the Sphinx
Sphingolipids was discovered in the late 1870s by Johann L.W. Thudichum, a German physician and biochemist, who was a pioneer in the field of neurochemistry and a founder of “brain chemistry”. While studying the chemical composition of the brain, he discovered a component that presented many enigmas. This mysterious compound he named sphingosine, after the mythological riddle of the Egyptian Sphinx.
It is very common for parents to delay weaning. It is also very common for an older toddler to become attached to their bottle. The dilemma—the longer you wait, the harder it will be for your child to break the habit.
Why do Champions eat breakfast? Because breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Not only does it help your child start his day right, it’s linked to many health benefits such as weight control and improved performance.