Earth's Best Organic Infant Formula with Iron, DHA, and ARA is their standard starter formula, and it simulates breast milk by providing the necessary proteins and carbohydrates, as well as the amino acids DHA and ARA. DHA and ARA are both essential fatty acids that are vital to your baby’s healthy development, and are usually transferred to the baby through breast milk.
Many adults get these essential fatty acids through their normal diet, especially from eating fish. However, with the health risks associated with fish intake due to mercury pollution, the FDA has issued strict guidelines on the amount of fish that should be consumed by pregnant and lactating women. Fortunately, this formula contains twice the amount of DHA and ARA as the other leading brand, and the amino acids used are harvested from vegetarian sources.
Additionally, while the FDA does not require that formula contains these amino acids, a number of studies have shown that high levels of DHA and ARA lead to higher cognitive scores and improved visual acuity in infants. This formula is also fortified with iron, contains a mix of whey and casein, and uses organically sourced lactose and glucose solids for its carbohydrates.
Most parents that use this Earth’s Best option seem to feel that this infant formula is satisfactory and affordably priced. It’s known to mix well and isn’t too dense or clumpy. Best of all, it offers a pleasant flavor that many babies enjoy, and it’s chock full of vitamins and minerals.