BENEFITS OF NUCLEOTIDES IN INFANT FORMULA
In vitro and in vivo studies showed that nucleotides affected the wellness of the intestinal barrier positively. They contribute to boost the immune response, especially lymphocytes maturation and antibodies expression (Ig) and, in newborn, foster bifidobacteria growth at intestinal level.
Nucleotides are usually used for infant formula in pre-constitute mixes in order to make products more similar to mother’s milk. The main multinational companies worlwide have been including nucleotides for more than 30 years in number 1 and number 2 formulas.