Nutrico Nutritional Information
Breast-feeding is best for your baby. If, however, you wish to supplement or replace breast-feeding with bottle feeding, your priority will be to give your baby the best nutrition available to support their growth, development and protection.
Nutrico infant and toddler formula is the formula of choice for parents who want to give their baby a great start to life. Made from premium Australian dairy milk, Nutrico formula is made in Australia, home to some of the highest food safety standards in the world and the cleanest food production environment.
All parents worry about growth and development, immunity and the overall well-being of their baby. At Nutrico, we share your concern. That’s why our baby formula is tested with independent NATA registered laboratories, and complies with Australian, Chinese and international health regulations. Our Australian dairy milk ingredients and vitamins and minerals are formulated to be easy for your infant to digest.
We understand what a great responsibility it is to be chosen by mothers worldwide as the baby formula provider for their baby. We pride ourselves on giving you our best, so you can give your child your best.
Every serving of Nutrico contains:
Protein is an important nutrient needed by everyone on a daily basis. It is made up of essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the “building blocks” for healthy bodies. Essential amino acids are amino acids that the body needs but is unable to synthesise; therefore they must come from the diet. Protein has a number of different roles in the body including the following:
- Repair body cells
- Build and repair muscles and bones
- Provide a source of energy
- Control many of the important processes in the body related to metabolism
Whey protein is a high quality protein powder extracted from cow’s milk. It is often referred to as the “Gold Standard” of protein as it is the most nutritious protein available. It is a rich source of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), containing the highest known levels of any natural food source.
Dietary fat is an important component of infant’s diet for a number of reasons. It provides a concentrated source of energy, supporting the infant’s high energy needs and small stomach capacity. Fat is also vital to the development of the nervous system, aids in the absorption of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K and supplies the essential fatty acids linoleic (omega 6) and α-linolenic acid (omega 3). The essential fatty acids should make up around 15% of an infant’s total fat intake. Breast milk is naturally rich in essential fatty acids. The essential fatty acids are also precursors for the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, arachidonic acid (ARA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Linoleic Acid is an essential fatty acid and this means that the human body needs to ingest it since it cannot produce on its own. Inadequate consumption of this essential fatty acid always result to dry hair, poor growth, poor wound healing, reproductive failure and hair loss. Rich sources of Linoleic acid are found in vegetables such as soybean and corn. Since Linoleic acid belongs to the polyunsaturated fat group it gives it an upper hand over the saturated fats in reducing the risks associated with heart diseases. Linoleic acid is responsible for improving the insulin sensitivity in the body as well as the blood pressure.
α- Linolenic Acid also called Alpha-linolenic acid belongs to the omega n-3 essential fatty acids. This is a fatty acid that humans and generally animals cannot produce on their own and they must ingest to acquire it. The richest source of this acid is found in Flaxseed other sources of the same include; canola and soybean. Alpha-linolenic acid is known to reduce body inflammation and helps reduce coronary diseases and arthritis. Deficiency of this vital fatty acid is said to cause reduced vision, and impaired cognition.
Found naturally in human breast milk, nucleotides are non-protein nitrogenous compounds that play a role in almost all biological processes; they are the building blocks for DNA and RNA. Nucleotides have been identified as conditionally essential nutrients during periods of rapid growth, like infancy, in order to achieve optimal function in rapidly growing tissues. Nucleotides have been shown to improve the maturation of the immune system and the gut, and are vital for the growth and repair of tissues.
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.
Arachidonic Acid (ARA) & Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)
DHA and ARA have very important roles for the growing infant including 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, which takes place primarily from the last trimester of pregnancy to up to 2 years of age. While the omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids can be converted to DHA and ARA by humans, evidence exists that suggests that this process is insufficient to achieve optimal accumulation of DHA and ARA in infants and a dietary source is required to meet demand.
Breast-feeding has long been associated with cognitive and visual advantages for the infant. Breast milk is a natural source of DHA and ARA. Trials conducted on infants show that diets containing DHA and ARA may have beneficial effects on their visual and cognitive development. The benefits of DHA and ARA appear greatest when present in combination.
Carbohydrates provide infants with an additional source of energy to support their growing bodies’ needs and spare protein as a source of energy allowing the protein to be used as a building block for growth. In their simplest form a carbohydrates are called sugars, these sugars combine to form more complex molecules which are essentially chains of sugar. Oligosaccharides are chains of 3 to approximately 10 sugars.
Lactose is the natural sugar found in milk, including breastmilk and formula. Lactose has been shown to promote the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria, such as Bifidobacterium bifidum and Lactobacilli, both lactic acid bacteria. At the same time, lactose inhibits the growth of some types of pathogenic bacteria and endotoxins. The intake of lactose by infants and children may increase their resistance to intestinal infections and contribute to the maintenance of a healthy intestinal flora. Lactose helps stimulate the absorption and retention of important minerals in infants, such as calcium, magnesium, zinc and manganese. All of these are required for normal growth and development and for good health.
FOS & GOS
Human milk oligosaccharides play an important role in the development of an infant’s immune system and may explain the reduced incidence of allergic disorders in breastfed children.
Oligosaccharides resist digestion in the digestive tract and are instead fermented in the large intestine stimulating the production of microflora (the good bacteria), in other words they have prebiotic effect on the intestine. The microflora serves as a defence mechanism against invading pathogens.
Oligosaccharide mixtures of short-chain galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) have been developed to resemble the human milk oligosaccharides. Supplementation with FOS & GOS in infants has been shown to effectively stimulate the turnover of the appropriate bacteria in the large intestine, which in turn stimulates and enhances the mucosal immune system.
L-carnitine is an amino acid that converts fats from foods to energy in the body. In addition to improving energy levels it is also thought to improve mental and cognitive function.
A carotenoid with strong antioxidant properties, one of the functions of β-carotene includes protecting cells from oxidative damage, which is a feature of many human diseases. Lower rates of cancer and heart disease are seen in populations consuming diets rich in beta-carotene. In essence, β-carotene enhances the immune system, and may provide long-term protection from chronic disease.
Another feature of beta-carotene is its provitamin A activity, meaning it can be converted to Vitamin A after ingestion. Vitamin A plays an important role in normal vision, growth and physical development, and immune function.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin which helps maintain normal reproduction, vision and immune function.
Vitamin D is needed for normal metabolism and utilisation of calcium and aids in the mineralisation of bone. Vitamin D is crucial for normal growth and development of bones and teeth. In addition to bone health, vitamin D also has an effect on language development
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage by substances called free radicals. Free radicals can harm cells, tissues and organs. The body also needs vitamin E to help keep the immune system protected against viruses and bacteria.
Vitamin E is also important in the formation of red blood cells and helps the body use vitamin K. It also helps widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting inside them. Cells use vitamin E to interact with each other and carry out many important functions.
The best-known role for vitamin K is the maintenance of normal blood coagulation. Vitamin K is needed by humans to cause blood to clot. Without vitamin K small cuts can go on bleeding for a long time, small injuries can cause a lot of bruising, and bleeding can occur in many parts of the body.
Vitamin B1 Thiamin
Thiamin (B1) plays an essential role in the supply of energy to the tissue, in carbohydrate metabolism and in the metabolic links between carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism.
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin
Riboflavin belongs to the vitamin B group which comprises of a group of 8 vitamins. Vitamin B2 is soluble in water implying it uses blood as the main stream for its transportation in the body and whatever is not absorbed in the body is taken out of the body in form of urine since riboflavin is not stored in the body. Vitamin B2 is best absorbed in between meals. Riboflavin serves the following functions in the body.
- Prevents cataracts development
- Help in conversion of carbohydrates into glucose (adenosine triphosphate) which is the energy that the body requires
- It helps in healthy development of the skin
- It works as an antioxidant, by protecting the body against free radicals
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine
Pyridoxine (B6) acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of amino acids, glycogen and sphingoid bases.
Vitamin B12 Cobalamin
Cobalamin (B12) works in close partnership with folate in the synthesis of the building blocks for DNA and RNA synthesis as well as the synthesis of molecules important for the maintenance of the integrity of the genome. It is also essential for the maintenance of the integrity of the nervous system and for the synthesis of molecules that are involved in fatty acid biosynthesis and the production of energy.
Niacin also referred to as vitamin B3, it is a vitamin belonging to the vitamin B group. It is a water soluble vitamin meaning that is not stored in the body and regular intake of the vitamin is important. Just like other vitamins Niacin helps the body in producing energy by converting carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy. Niacin helps the body fight Pellagra a disease that affects the skin, tampers with the digestive system and affect the nervous system.
Folic Acid is a form of the B vitamin, folate. Folic acid helps the body to make RNA and DNA, the body’s genetic material that contains all the code for new cells. Because of this role, deficiencies of folic acid can have far-reaching effects, and is especially important during pregnancy, infancy and adolescence when the body is growing rapidly. Folic acid also is used in creating red blood cells and regulating the use of iron by the body. It also works closely with vitamins B6 and B12 to help control levels of the amino acid, homocysteine.
Pantothenic acid also known as vitamin B5 is usually found in the body in form of coenzyme A (CoA). Vitamin B5 is water soluble vitamin and belongs to the broad vitamin B complex. Pantothenic acid is essential during the metabolism process, a process of breaking down food (fats, proteins and carbohydrates) to energy. Pantothenic Acid helps in metabolism of fats and help the body keep the appropriate cholesterol that is required by the cell membranes also to assist in vitamin D production.
Vitamin C supports iron absorption and collagen formation in the body. Collagen is critical to the structure of bones, blood vessels and wound healing. Vitamin C also works with vitamin E and other antioxidants to scavenge free radicals. Vitamin C’s role in immune function is tied in with its antioxidant activity. White blood cells, which are part of the body’s immune defences, contain high concentrations of vitamin C. So it is believed that the vitamin C protects the white blood cells against free radical damage that occurs when the body is fighting off bacteria.
Biotin, also referred to as vitamin B-7 or vitamin H, is a water-soluble vitamin that is important for optimal health, especially in children and adolescents. Biotin is a precursor to enzymes that help break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates into usable energy in your body and is likely safe as a nutritional supplement for most individuals
Choline is important for the synthesis of phospholipids (involved in cell-membrane signalling), neurotransmitters and lipoproteins (involved in lipid transport), and also plays a role in metabolism.
Research has shown choline to play an important role in brain and memory development, particularly in the perinatal period, and appears to reduce the risk of neural tube defects.
Sodium is an essential mineral for the body, Sodium is found in salt. Sodium attracts water this means when it is in the blood it draws water into the bloodstream excessive consumption of sodium is not good since it increases the blood pressure. Sodium is required by the body to control blood pressure. It also helps the body in nerve signalling.
Potassium is water soluble mineral implying that it is not stored in the body. 90% of potassium is absorbed in the small intestines while the excess potassium is eliminated in the form of urine and sweat. This implies that you are required to have a diet that is rich in potassium regularly since potassium is required by the body for the following functions; help in maintaining normal body growth, since it carries a tiny electrical charge it helps control the electrical activity of the heart, potassium helps in the body maintain a healthy blood pH.
Copper is a mineral which is the body cannot produce on its own and therefore you are supposed to get copper from the diet. It is an important element that is required right from foetal development to old age. Copper combines with some proteins to produce useful enzymes that help the body function through the catalysis process. Copper is stored in the body in bones and muscles and it liver regulates the copper levels in blood. Copper helps the body in melanin formation, wound healing, growth of blood cells, helps in formation of white blood cells among other life vital functions.
Magnesium is the second most abundant mineral in the human cell – Magnesium is a mineral that supports life. It is charged mineral that support over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium helps in structural development of bones, it is required in synthesis of the antioxidant glutathione, DNA and RNA, helps in muscle contraction lastly it is also required during the glycolysis process.
Iron is an essential mineral needed by the body to produce red blood cells. It is part of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of the blood. Iron is extremely important, because a deficiency in this nutrient leads to a shortage of red blood cells, a condition known as anaemia.
Zinc is a mineral very essential to the body. It a mineral found in every tissue of the body. It is mostly concentrated in bones, kidneys and liver. It is famously known for its immune boosting function to the body also to add to that Zinc helps in promoting healthy development of children. It has antioxidant properties and helps in hormone regulation. It is required during protein synthesis. Zinc is required for proper function of red and white blood cells.
Manganese is a trace mineral that is derived from diet. It is mostly found in the kidneys, liver and bones. It is a trace element but very important for the body. It helps in bone development which is essential especially to children, helps in clotting of blood, calcium absorption and maintaining blood sugar to appropriate levels, proper functioning of the nervous system. It is also a powerful antioxidant.
A consistent level of calcium in the body’s fluids and tissues is needed for muscle contraction, blood vessel contraction and expansion, the secretion of hormones and enzymes, and transmission of messages through the nervous system. Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake throughout a person’s lifetime can help build and maintain proper bone mass, helping to prevent osteoporosis.
Phosphorus is a mineral found in every cell and tissue in the human body. Phosphorus accounts for 1% of the total body weight. 85% of phosphorus is found in bones and teeth. Its main function in the body is to help in the formation of bones and teeth, needless to say is that every child needs phosphorus. It helps to get rid of waste in the kidney. It helps to maintain and repairing of the body cells and tissues. Phosphorus manages how the body uses energy.
Iodine is a trace mineral that is popularly known for its thyroid function. It is a mineral mostly accumulated in the oceans large amounts of it are found in seaweed. When the thyroid glands lack iodine they swell causing goiter. Apart from the thyroid function iodine helps proper bone and brain development especially for children and pregnant women.
Chloride is a trace mineral accounting for about 70% of the negatively charged body mineral (anion). This implies it acts as an electrolyte in the body therefore it conducts electrical impulses. Apart from this function chloride forms part of gastric juice which is a digestive enzyme found in the stomach.it helps maintain the pH and the osmotic pressure. Chloride is absorbed in the body from the small intestines and excess of it is eliminated through the kidneys and during perspiration.
Selenium is a trace mineral required by the body in small amounts.it helps the thyroid glands function well at the same time it is an antioxidant. The immune system requires selenium to maintain its proper functioning. When combined with vitamin E selenium neutralizes free radicals. Selenium reduces the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women.
Every time you feed your baby Nutrico formula, you can be confident, knowing you’re giving them everything they need: tasty, nutritious, consistently high quality baby formula, made with their enjoyment and wellbeing in mind.
Nutrico make premium formula for every stage of your child’s early years. Whether you need infant formula, follow-on formula or toddler milk drink, you’ll find the option that’s perfect for your baby.
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