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Added Benefits for your Baby

DHA/ARA (Omega 3 & Omega 6)

Developmental Visual and Brain Growth

When combined, DHA and ARA play a very important role for the growing infant. This includes optimal development of the nervous system, especially the brain and eyes. DHA and ARA are rapidly accumulated in the nervous tissue of brain and retina. This takes place primarily from the last trimester of pregnancy, to up to 2 years of age. Although breastfeeding your child is the best option, infant formula containing DHA and ARA, derived from fungal and algal oils, has effectively enhanced infant growth. Pre-mature infants who have been fed supplemented formulas have significantly gained weight. Research notes that DHA supplementation during pregnancy, assists in promoting the healthy development of your baby's visual system. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that all Infant Formulas should contain both DHA and ARA at levels similar to those found in breast milk.

Nucleotides

Help build the immune system

Nucleotides help the immune system build antibodies in response to harmful germs. They also help build and repair cells, which is especially important for growing babies. Why nucleotides are important is that babies typically triple their birth weight in the first year, which means their bodies are working overtime to make and use nucleotides. Also the nucleotides are helping them build important cells, including ones that support the immune system. In addition to the nucleotides their bodies make, babies get extra nucleotides from their diet, whether it's breast milk or baby formula.

Prebiotics (GOS & FOS)

Prebiotics for digestive health

Billions of bacteria, known as probiotics, fill your baby's digestive tract to support the immune system. Some of these bacteria support your baby's digestive health. Breast milk contains special carbohydrates that act as prebiotics, food for the beneficial bacteria, to help them grow and thrive. Because nearly 70% of the immune system is located in the digestive tract, adding prebiotics to our formula, can help maintain your baby's good digestive health, when you cannot feed using breast milk.

Β-Carotene

Strengthens the immune system

β-Carotene (Beta Carotene) contains strong antioxidant properties thus, preventing cells from oxidative damage, which is the source of several diseases in humans. Diets rich in beta carotene decrease the rates of heart diseases and cancer. Essentially, β-Carotene offers long-term protection from chronic diseases, as it fortifies the immune system. Through its pro-vitamin A activity, once consumed, beta carotene can be converted into vitamin A, which is quite essential in an infant's normal vision, physical development, immune function and growth.

Calcium

Build strong, healthy bones and teeth

Calcium helps your baby build strong, healthy bones and teeth. When babies reach around 6 months of age, their calcium needs increase.

Iron

Essential for your baby's rapidly growing brain

Iron is essential for your baby's rapidly growing brain, and crucial to his continued mental development. Iron is also a factor in your baby's healthy red blood cell formation, and important for the prevention of iron deficiency anemia, a condition that can lead to developmental delays9. Healthcare experts recommend always starting with an iron-fortified Infant Formula.

Taurine

Fat absorption

Taurine is the most abundant free amino acid in human breast milk and research suggests that it may be essential during periods of development. Taurine plays a role in fat absorption and liver function, and may also play a role in nerve protection particularly in the eyes and ears. Taurine is also found in high concentrations in the developing brain.

Inositol and L-Carnitine

Growth and development

These nutrients are added to all Baby Essentials formulas to support baby’s growth and development. Inositol supports cell function and organ maturation and L-carnitine is important for optimal energy and fat metabolism

Vitamins & Minerals

Healthy immune system

Each with its own natural function, there are 13 vitamins and 16 or more minerals known to be cardinal to the human body. In order to ensure that excellent growth and development is obtained, an optimal vitamin and mineral status must be acquired. Although breast feeding is recommended to adequately supply your infant with its needed vitamins and minerals for developmental growth, infant formula provides a nutritionally complete substitute. Making sure the infant formula you choose is rich in vitamins and minerals fortifies your infant against deficiency orders.

Vitamins are important ways such as:

  • Helping the body absorb calcium and phosphorus.
  • Bone strengthening by helping deposit these minerals into the bones.
  • Helps maintain blood levels of calcium and phosphorus.
  • Helps support a healthy immune system.
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