For many of the vitamins and minerals in Baby’s Only® formulas, Nature's One relies on a combination of the inherent sources of those nutrients (from the protein, carbohydrate, and fat ingredients within the formula), alongside the fortification of a nutrient.
To assure safety, efficacy, stability, purity, and consistency in the nutritional quality of Baby’s Only® Organic Infant and Toddler Formulas, Nature’s One® uses some synthetic vitamins when natural vitamins are not available. Because vitamins are critical for proper growth and development, only clinically studied nutrients proven for bioavailability, safety, and efficacy can be used in infant and toddler formulas. The vitamins selected to fortify Baby’s Only® formulas have been clinically proven in infant formulas for decades to support the growth and development of children.
Many naturally derived vitamins have not been proven with infants or clinically tested with adults. There are very few organic vitamins that have gone through such testing for bioavailability, safety, and efficacy, so it is critical for Nature’s One® to use only those vitamins and minerals that meet safety and efficacy requirements for formulas designed for young children.
Baby’s Only® Organic Infant and Toddler Formulas contain a form of Vitamin D known as cholecalciferol or vitamin D3. This source of vitamin D3 is derived ethically from wool lanolin, which could be considered as a "natural" source.
Even when some nutrients are marketed as “natural” or from a naturally occuring source, there is more to consider. For example, some vitamins considered "natural" are extracted using solvents with hexane (a known neurotoxin) or other harsh chemicals, which is not a fit with the Pure 10 Pledge from Nature's One.
Nature's One is committed to nutrition and purity. Learn more in the Pure 10 Pledge here: https://www.naturesone.com/our-pure-10-pledge/