GLOSSARY

Sialic Acid

Generic term of the acyl derivative of neuraminic acid. N-acetylneuraminic acid found to be the main sialic acid in Bird Nest. It acts as an antenna at the glycoproteins and glycolipids end of cell membrane, plays important functions in many cellular functions, preventing influenza infections and cellular fluid uptake. Food rich in sialic acid includes milk and egg yolk (0.2%) Powder (16.4%).

Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)

Low molecular weight that stimulates cell growth and proliferation. In the human body, EGF is present in milk, saliva, urine, blood platelet and tears, which is important for cell differentiation. The decrease of EGF is age-related, thus it is contributing factor to aging. Replenishing of EGF may benefit the regeneration and normalization of aging cell functions. Bird Nest is well known for its rich content of EGF, with ultra-high pressure treatment.