If you are a parent, you must definitely know about the brain of your baby. So, what do we have left in order to enhance the baby’s intelligence? This article touches upon the importance of good nutrition in developing your baby’s intelligence.
The first few years of a child’s life are crucial for brain development. Not surprisingly, many different nutrients are needed to support this period of rapid growth of the infant brain. Besides DHA, AA, choline, taurine and lutein, another key nutrient that supports normal brain development is vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol).
A recent study conducted by researchers at Abbott revealed that the infant brain discriminates against synthetic vitamin E in favour of natural RRR-vitamin E (NVE). NVE was found to accumulate in parts of the brain associated with visual, memory and language development.
Did you know that vitamin E exists in various forms?
Each has a different potency or level of biological activity – in other words, they are absorbed and retained differently by the body. The type of vitamin E that occurs naturally in food is known as RRR-alpha-tocopherol, or NVE. It is more biologically active than the synthetic forms of vitamin E, which are typically found in fortified foods and supplements. It was found to be the predominant form of vitamin E in breast milk.