Carbohydrates are one of the crucial dietary sources of energy that supports the brain, enables muscular contractions, and provides the fuel necessary for a baby’s rapid growth. So it is important for a child to receive the right amount of carbohydrates from good sources. Baby’s Only Organic® LactoRelief™ with DHA Formula sources of carbohydrates are organic brown rice maltodextrin and organic brown rice syrup. These carbohydrate sources require minimal processing and offer the benefits of both complex carbohydrates that help to slow digestion and absorption of sugars providing a steady supply of energy to a young child and a small amount of simple sugars that are readily available to meet his or her immediate energy needs.
While maintaining the benefits of an organic, non-GMO and non-corn ingredient, the organic brown rice maltodextrin and organic brown rice syrup are less sweet than sucrose and some corn syrups. Therefore, they should not contribute to the development of a "sweet tooth". Also, Nature’s One® chose organic brown rice maltodextrin and organic brown rice syrup to use in Baby’s Only Organic® LactoRelief™ with DHA Formula as a carbohydrate source because rice is:
- Gluten free
- Known to be a relatively non allergenic food
- Well tolerated by infants
- The least allergenic of all grains
- A more complex carbohydrate versus a simple carbohydrate (sugar)