This is what’s known as a long-chain omega 3 fatty acid. This is vital because it helps with early eye and brain development. It is now a requirement in all European formulas because of the latest research on nutrition. In breastmilk, it is already found, and so formulas with DHA in them are extremely beneficial as when they first start off, babies need more DHA than they can naturally produce themselves.
This essential fatty acid regulates
inflammation and is important when it comes to generating body signals, and is also found in breastmilk, so formulas containing this ingredient are better to buy. All our OnlyFormula products contain both fatty acids.
Now, let's move on to the not-so-good stuff found in some formulas. Typically, it is the formulas made in America that have the synthetic preservatives in that you wouldn’t want your baby to consume, such as ascorbic palmitate and beta carotene. The National Organic Standards Board frowns upon the use of such preservatives, so you wouldn’t find them in European formulas. They can be toxic for your baby.
When we talk of synthetic nutrients, we mean things such as lutein, taurine, lycopene, L-carnitine, and L-methionine.
Most of these are either purely toxic or have been processed with toxic solvents.
There’s a reason they are banned in Europe; unfortunately, they are
still commonly found in US products.