Premium infant lipid solution that closely mimics the natural balance in Chinese mother’s milk fat
A next generation innovation

Betapol® Select is a premium lipid ingredient for infant milk formula that is inspired by natural variations in the composition of human breast milk. It is our first product line that mimics the fat composition of Chinese mother’s milk.

Improved energy intake
Reduced constipation
Increased bone mineral density
Healthy gut bacteria
Reduction of crying
Better night sleep
Improved fine motor skills
Inspired by human breast milk’s natural variations

Breastfeeding provides babies with the best start in life, but when breastfeeding is not an option choosing the right infant formula is key for babies’ healthy growth and development.

 

Research in infant nutrition made us understand that macronutrients in human breast milk vary – not only with lactation stages, diurnally, and within feeds, but also regionally. These regional differences are  influenced by the mother’s origin and diet. Our new solution combines the benefits of Betapol® with the OPL and OPO balance naturally present in Chinese mother’s milk fat.

The right OPL-OPO balance

OPL and OPO are uniquely structured lipids that are naturally present in mother’s milk. Palmitic acid in the center SN-2 position has been clinically proven to have multiple benefits.

OPO and OPL are uniquely structured lipids naturally present in mother’s milk. Recent research into mother’s milk has shown regional differences. In Western mothers’ milk fat, OPO is the most prevalent triglyceride, followed by OPL (Oleic-Palmitic- Linoleic). In Chinese mother’s milk, it is the other way around: the fat composition contains a higher level of OPL, followed by OPO. To mimic this balance, Betapol® Select provides a high level of SN-2 palmitate with the right combination of OPL and OPO triglycerides.

Difference in fat structure

Recent research into mother’s milk has shown regional differences. In Western mothers’ milk fat, OPO is the most prevalent triglyceride, followed by OPL. In Chinese mother’s milk, it is the other way around: the fat composition contains a higher level of OPL, followed by OPO. To mimic this balance, Betapol® Select provides a high level of SN-2 palmitate with the right combination of OPL and OPO triglycerides.

Betapol Select portfolio

We have been able to produce multiple OPL-OPO ratios and SN-2 content ranging from 55% to 75%. We are providing this range of Betapol Select products to different lead customers based on their specific needs and desired value propositions.  

Betapol® Select: a high SN-2 palmitate product with linoleic acid in positions 1 or 3 (OPL) which mimics the fat composition of Chinese mother's milk by getting closer to the OPL-OPO balance that is naturally present in Chinese mother's milk fat:  

  • Betapol® Select Base: concentrated OPL-OPO products with SN-2 palmitate levels ranging from 55% to 75%
  • Betapol® Select Blends: ready-to-use oil blends with high SN-2 palmitate levels and OPL-OPO ratios naturally found in Chinese mother's milk