Broad-spectrum phospholipids reduce stress in healthy adults


Dr. Maher Fuad, a well-respected research clinician at the Fonterra Research and Development Centre (FRDC), is preparing to unveil ground breaking discoveries regarding the impact of Nutiani Phospholipids [sourced from milk fat globule membrane (MFGM)] supplementation on psychological well-being.

His upcoming presentation at the ISSFAL Congress in Nantes, France, is anticipated to be a highlight of the event.

In collaboration with teams from The University of Auckland and the University of Otago, Dr. Fuad ran a 12-week clinical trial aimed at investigating the effects of phospholipid supplementation via MFGM source on mental well-being in healthy adults facing moderate stress. Preliminary findings from the trial are highly encouraging. Participants who received Nutiani Phospholipids supplementation experienced significant reductions in stress levels compared to those in the placebo group. Furthermore, there are promising indications that phospholipid supplementation may lead to anxiety reduction after twelve weeks.

Unlike single phospholipid sources, Nutiani Phospholipids are broad-spectrum phospholipids, containing a range of major phospholipids and sphingolipids – including Phosphatidylserine, Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidylethanolamine, Phosphatidylinositol, and Sphingomyelin. Each of these is present in a similar concentration to that of the human brain.

These findings carry significant implications for the field of mental health, as millions of individuals worldwide grapple with psychological challenges. Dr. Fuad's presentation at the ISSFAL Congress will provide further insights into the potential of broad-spectrum phospholipids sourced from MFGM to enhance psychological well-being, instilling hope for effective interventions.

The ISSFAL Congress is a prestigious international gathering that brings together prominent researchers, clinicians, and nutritionists to discuss advancements in fatty acids and lipids.

Dr. Fuad's research not only contributes to the expanding body of knowledge on nutritional interventions for mental well-being but also paves the way for further investigations. Future studies can explore optimal dosages, long-term effects, and potential applications in specific populations.

This research has the potential to revolutionize the approach to mental well-being and open new avenues for interventions. The findings underscore the significant impact of broad-spectrum phospholipid supplementation in reducing stress levels and offer hope for anxiety alleviation. Additionally, they underscore the importance of phospholipids in promoting mental well-being.

As we eagerly await Dr. Maher Fuad's presentation, there is growing optimism regarding the potential of broad-spectrum phospholipid supplementation and its role in enhancing psychological health. It is crucial to support and encourage further research in this field to unlock more solutions for improved mental well-being.

Davies, N., Frampton, C., Fuad, M., & Slykerman, R. (2023). The effect of supplementation with milk fat globule membranes on psychological health: A randomized clinical trial in healthy adults with moderate stress. Journal of Functional Foods, 105, 105585. Chicago

The ISSFAL Congress serves as a vital platform for disseminating these ground breaking findings and driving the future development of MFGM supplementation as a potential tool for enhancing mental health.