This might be the next big thing according to corporations across the globe, Adult Breast Milk. The synthetic version of a compound in breast milk that could help us with things like allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, and even keeping our brains young.

Global chemical giants DowDuPont and BASF are investing millions to ramp up production of an indigestible sugar found naturally in breast milk.

Infant formula-makers such as Nestle cannot get enough of the synthetic ingredient. Now the companies are eyeing a potentially bigger customer: adults. DuPont estimates that the annual market could reach US$1 billion (S$1.35 billion).

Human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) is the third most common solid in breast milk, after lactose and fat. HMO escapes digestion, allowing it to reach the colon, where it feeds beneficial bacteria.

Would you actually drink breast milk? Most people would if it is marketed and advertised, correctly. If you drink animals milk you should have no problem with drinking a synthetic version of human milk. Companies think this could be the next big thing, so don't be surprised when this is finally released.

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