I was first aware of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (2′-Fucosyllactose) being used for health back in the 1960’s. How? Chairman Mao! Let me explained, Mao cites the case of nursing mothers having their child removed so that the mom could literally be milked for the benefit of the warlord’s health. An extreme way of getting HMO — not recommended!!!
For a summary see Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Health Benefits, Potential Applications in Infant Formulas, and Pharmacology Nutrients. 2020 Jan; 12(1): 266. for over 20 additional studies, click here
I do not recommend any specific brand — because there have been no studies clarifying the differences between brands, hence no clear evidence on which one is superior for specific conditions. I was first introduced to HMO as a supplement via Holigos, a Danish firm (being of Danish heritage, I was likely biased!) and had several conference calls with their researchers back in 2018 when the first clinical trials were being done in the US.
Needless to say, there are now a few suppliers on the market (I have excluded ‘polluted‘ products, i.e. products mixed with other ingrediants)
- Holigos $40/month (current sale price)
- Layer Origin | PureHMO Super Prebiotic – Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO 2’-Fucosyllactose) $27/month
- Ergomax – 2’-Fucosyllactose (2′-FL) – Bio-Identical Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO) EUR 24.95 for 100 400 mg capsules. $35/month for the typical 1500-2000 mg/day dosage
- PureHMO Human Milk Oligosaccharide Powder – Bioidentical 2′-Fucosyllactose $45 for 6 weeks. $30/month
A wholesale bulk provider is here (with other providers also out there)
If you come across other **pure** HMO products, please add as a comment.