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Isomil – The World’s No. 1* Soy Formula

Now Enhanced with Intelli-Pro™
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Since 1966, Isomil®, a soy based formula made from high quality soy proteins, has been helping children with cow milk sensitivity, lactose intolerance and other special feeding needs. We understand the impact of formula intolerance on you and your little one’s life. That’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves to supplying most advanced soy based formula addressing the feeding issues and meeting the nutritional needs.

Isomil EyeQ Plus is now enhanced with Intelli-Pro™, with higher lutein and DHA to help with the brain and eye development. Formulated for nutrient absorption, Isomil EyeQ Plus contains Lutein, DHA, AA, Taurine and Choline in a unique lipid blend that is Palm Olein Free. In addition, prebiotics (FOS) are added to help maintain a healthy digestive system.

Isomil EyeQ Plus Intelli-Pro™ is 100% lactose free and cow milk free.

Breast milk is the best for babies. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and should be continued for as long as possible. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks should be discouraged since it will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for advice if you are unable to breastfeed.

 
 
  • High quality soy protein
  • Free from cow milk protein
  • Naturally lactose free
 
 
 
  • Intelli-Pro is a unique combination of Lutein and DHA. Lutein is an integral part of the eye’s retina and DHA is a building block for brain and eye development
  • Omega 3 and 6 are precursors of DHA and AA
  • Taurine helps support overall mental and physical development
  • Choline supports overall mental functioning
  • Iron is an important component of red blood cells which carry oxygen to all parts of the body to help the body’s production of energy
  • Folic Acid plays a role in the formation of red blood cells
  • Zinc is essential for growth and helps in physical development
  • Vitamin A is essential for the functioning of the eye
 
 
 
  • Prebiotics (FOS) support the growth of good bacteria to help maintain a healthy digestive system
  • Iron and Zinc support the baby’s natural defenses
  • Zinc, Selenium, Beta-carotene, Vitamin C and E are antioxidants to help to protect cells from free radicals that may have escaped the natural processes of your baby’s body system
 
 
 
  • Unique easily digested vegetable fat blend without palm olein oil
  • With calcium to support development of strong bones
 
 
 
  • Special blend of two carbohydrates with different absorptive pathways
  • Carbohydrate is a source of energy
 

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**Standard reconstitution is one level scoop (enclosed in tin) of powder for each 60 mL (2 oz) of water, or 152 g of powder diluted to 1 liter in water.

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Comparison with
other soy formulas
DHA / AA
Lutein
 
 
 
Prebiotics (FOS)
 
 
 
Duo Carbohydrates
 
 
 
 
Unique Natural Fat Blend
Without Palm Olein Oil
 
 
 
 

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‘I could read the headlines from The Straits Times since 2!’ – Victor Woo, Mensa member since 2 years and 9 months.
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*A.C. Nielsen, 12 months ending April 2013, sales value of soy infant formula in total world market (16 top global soy markets). #Based on a survey with 112 healthcare professionals in Singapore on feeding intolerance in March 2013. ©UBM 2013. ^Mensa International is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world, open to people who score at 98th Percentile or higher on a standardized supervised IQ test. Consult doctor if diarrhoea persists.

WHAT IS COW MILK ALLERGY?

Cow milk allergy (CMA) is the 2nd most common food allergy in young Asian children1 CMA occurs when a child’s immune system reacts to one or two milk proteins namely, casein or whey. This is because the immune system mistakenly tries to protect the body from the food protein which then causes an allergic reaction.

What Are The Common Symptoms to CMA2?

You can use the symptom checklist to assess whether your child may have CMA.

If you think your child is reacting to cow’s milk, make an appointment to see your doctor to confirm or rule out CMA as a possible cause of your child’s condition. In rare cases, severe reactions may cause failure to thrive or be life-threatening.

Managing Your Child’s CMA2?

Once your child is diagnosed with CMA, your child’s physician may advice that cow milk formulas or any foods containing dairy proteins, including goat milk, should be avoided.

However, when you have to remove important foods like milk from your child's diet over a long period of time, important nutrients such as protein, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin B12, riboflavin and phosphorus that are essential for proper growth and development will be missing.

Impact of Nutrient Deficiencies

  • Low intake of calcium - may lead to small stature (height)5
  • Low intake of vitamin D - results in poor bone health (soft bones and fractures).6
  • Low intake of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - may inhibit the release of energy from protein, fat and carbohydrate.7

In order for your milk-allergic child to obtain these nutrients, you must carefully choose food substitutes.

Ensuring a Balanced Diet for Your Child

Every parent knows a balanced diet is important for their child’s growth and development. Milk is an important source of energy, protein, vitamins and minerals for the growing child. If your child is allergic to cow’s milk, it is very important to replace it with a milk alternative that will provide the same nutrition.

Soy-Based Formulas - The Best Alternative to Cow’s Milk

Soy-based formulas have a long history of successful and safe use in the management of CMA, as a replacement for cow’s milk.

Soy Protein - What Every Parent Should Know

Soy provides a complete source of high quality dietary protein as it contains all the essential amino acids needed in a child’s daily diet.8
Soy formulas are safe and support normal growth of children like cow-milk based formulas.9
Select a soy-based formula that also contains important nutrients such as Lutein, DHA and AA for brain and eye development, Selenium, Zinc and Vitamins for protecting cells from free radicals and prebiotics for the gut health.

Live life well with CMA - Use a nutrient-dense and high-quality soy based formula as part of a healthy and well balanced diet to nourish your child.

Do you want to assess your little one’s level of language development?

Click here to do the Toddler Vocabulary Questionnaire.

‘I could read the headlines from The Straits Times since 2!’ – Victor Woo, Mensa member since 2 years and 9 months.
Request for Free Sample Click to Purchase
*A.C. Nielsen, 12 months ending April 2013, sales value of soy infant formula in total world market (16 top global soy markets). #Based on a survey with 112 healthcare professionals in Singapore on feeding intolerance in March 2013. ©UBM 2013. ^Mensa International is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world, open to people who score at 98th Percentile or higher on a standardized supervised IQ test.

References

  1. Lee AJ, et al. Food allergy in Asia: How does it compare? Asia Pac Allergy 2013; 3: 3-14.
  2. S. Koletzko, et al. Diagnostic Approach and Management of Cow’s-Milk Protein Allergy in Infants and Children: ESPGHAN GI Committee Practical Guidelines. JPGN 2012;55 221-229.
  3. Skripak J, Matsui E, Mudd K, et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2007; 120(5): 1172-77.
  4. Management of Food Allergy, Academy of Medicine Singapore – Ministry of Health Clinical Practice Guidelines 2/2010, June 2010.
  5. Ruth E. Black, et al. Am J Clinical Nutr 2002; 76:675-80.
  6. Alise Goulding, et al. J Am Diet Assoc. 2004; 104:250-253.
  7. J. Tuokkola, et al. european Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2010; 64: 1080-1085.
  8. Julia R. Barrett. The Science of Soy: What Do We Really Know? Environ Health Perspect. 2006 June; 114(6): A352–A358.
  9. Vandenplas Y, et al. Systematic review with meta-analysis: Safety of soya-based infant formulas in Children. British Journal of Nutrition 2013. doi: 10.1017/S0007114513003942.

Soy - A trusted source of healthy nutrition

The oldest account of soy as a beverage being made for consumption was in AD25-220 in China.1 Over time, interest in its nutritional value, and its use for feeding infants in China or those allergic to cow’s milk in the West grew.

A major growth of modern day interest in soy started in the early 1920s with the influence of three western researchers, namely Dr. William H. Adolph, a professor of chemistry at Shantung Christian University, Dr. A. A. Horvath, a Russian scientist working at the Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) and Dr. Harry W. Miller, a medical missionary working in Shanghai. In 1920 Dr. William H. Adolph published “The Nutritive Value of Soybean Products” in the National Medical Journal of China. This was the first published nutritional analysis of soy, which sparked much research subsequently.1

Today, soy is very popular globally including in the US and Europe and especially in Asian countries where consumption is the highest.2

Nutritional treasure with many health benefits

Soy is nature’s nutritional treasure, especially for individuals who cannot tolerate cow’s milk. It contains important nutrients similar to cow’s milk including protein, calcium, B vitamins, iron and zinc.

On the other hand, unlike cow’s milk, soy is very low in saturated fat and is cholesterol-free. Soy is an excellent and natural source of important nutrients which are essential for a growth and overall health.

Populations with diets high in soy protein and low in animal protein have been documented to have lower risks of prostate and breast cancers than other populations.3 Increasing dietary whole soy protein has also been shown to lower total cholesterol levels, low-density lipoproteins, and triglycerides.3 Animal studies have also shown that soy supplementation improves spatial memory.4

Complete source of dietary protein

It is well known that soy provides a complete source of high quality dietary protein. Unlike most plant proteins, soy contains all the essential amino acids needed in our diet.2 This is why it is commonly consumed by vegetarians as well as children and adults who cannot tolerate animal protein.

What is soy formula?

Soy formula is a specially formulated milk which consists soy protein isolates, supplemented with the amino acid L-methionine. Soy formula is also enriched with essential nutrients to support a child's growth and development. It is not a form of soy drink which is found in supermarkets. In terms of nutrient profile, it is similar to a cow’s milk formula.

Nutrient Profile5,6

Soy-based formulas have a long history of successful and safe use in the management of CMA, as a replacement for cow’s milk.

Do you want to assess your little one’s level of language development?

Click here to do the Toddler Vocabulary Questionnaire.

‘I could read the headlines from The Straits Times since 2!’ – Victor Woo, Mensa member since 2 years and 9 months.
Request for Free Sample Click to Purchase
*A.C. Nielsen, 12 months ending April 2013, sales value of soy infant formula in total world market (16 top global soy markets). #Based on a survey with 112 healthcare professionals in Singapore on feeding intolerance in March 2013. ©UBM 2013. ^Mensa International is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world, open to people who score at 98th Percentile or higher on a standardized supervised IQ test.

References

  1. A special report on the history of traditional non-fermented soyfoods by William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi 2007. Soyinfo Center, Lafayette, California.
  2. Julia R. Barrett. The Science of Soy: What Do We Really Know? Environ Health Perspect. 2006 June; 114(6): A352–A358.
  3. Michelfelder AJ. Soy: a complete source of protein. Am Fam Physician. 2009 Jan 1; 79(1): 43-7.
  4. Pan M, et al. Dietary supplementation of soy germ phytoestrogens or estradiol improves spatial memory performance and increases gene expression of BDNF, TrkB receptor and synaptic factors in ovariectomized rats. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2010; 7: 75.
  5. Soy nutritional Composition - United Soybean Board.
    http://www.soyconnection.com/soy_foods/nutritional_composition.php. Accessed June 2013.
  6. National Soybean Research Laboratory.
    http://www.nsrl.uiuc.edu/aboutsoy/soynutrition.html. Accessed June 2013.

The human brain undergoes rapid development during the first few years of life. By age 2, the brain will achieve 80% of its adult size and by 5 years of age, the brain is approximately 90% of its adult size.1

A baby’s brain at birth contains an astounding 100 billion neurons (nerve cells).2 Connections among neurons are formed as the growing child experiences the surrounding world – visual perception for example influences brain development,3 since much of what we learn is based on what we see. Good eye health is therefore also important for the growing child. By age 2 or 3, there are about 15 000 connections per neuron,2 creating complex information networks in the brain.

Proper nutrition certainly plays a critical role in supporting this dramatic growth in brain structure and function. Many different nutrients are needed for optimal brain and eye development. The key nutrients include:

  • DHA and AA

    DHA and AA are polyunsaturated fatty acids which make up crucial parts of cell membranes, particularly in the brain and retina (layer of tissue in the back of the eye responsible for vision).4 Both DHA and AA occur naturally in breast milk, and they can also be produced in the body from omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

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  • Lutein

    Lutein is a carotenoid with antioxidant properties. It can only be obtained from the diet – good sources include green leafy vegetables, egg yolks and breast milk. Lutein accumulates in the retina of the eye, where it may offer protection in two ways:5,6

    • Absorbs blue light, which is high in energy and can
       harm the retina
    • Protects the eyes from oxidative damage

    Recent research has shown that lutein is the predominant carotenoid in the infant brain.7 Lutein was found to concentrate in key regions of the brain that regulate overall brain function, cognition, vision, hearing and speech. It may serve to protect DHA, which is vulnerable to oxidative damage.8

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  • Choline and Taurine

    Choline is required in the production of chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) which relay information between nerve cells.9 Taurine may have a role in supporting normal vision and hearing development.10

  • Iron and Zinc

    Iron is needed for energy metabolism in nerve cells and the production of neurotransmitters.9 Zinc plays a part in the formation of neurons and enabling communication between nerve cells.11

References

  1. Lenroot RK, Giedd JN. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.2006;30:718–729.
  2. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Publications. Children and brain development: what we know about how children learn. Available at http://umaine.edu/publications/4356e/ (accessed July 2013).
  3. Farroni T, Menon E. Visual Perception and Early Brain Development. In: Trembley R, ed. Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development. 2008.
  4. Ryan AS et al. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. 2010; 82:305–314
  5. Krinsky NI et al. Ann Rev Nutr. 2003;23:171-201.
  6. Bone RA et al. Exp Eye Res. 1997;64:211-8.
  7. Vishwanathan R et al. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica.2011; 53(suppl. 1).
  8. Wang W et al. J. Alzheimers Dis. 2008;13:31-38.
  9. Georgieff MK. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85(suppl):614S–20S.
  10. Lourenço R, Camilo ME. Nutr Hosp. 2002; 17:262-270.
  11. Nyaradi A et al. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2013;7:1-16.


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