Support immunity and a healthy digestive system
Like most substances prevalent in infant formula, nucleotides are also evident in human breast milk. Nucleotides are the building blocks for DNA and RNA as they are vital in almost all biological processes.
Nucleotides have been identified as paramount nutrients throughout stages of growth like infancy. This assists in achieving excellent function in growing tissues. Nucleotides have been shown to improve the maturation of the immune system and the gut, and are vital for the growth and repair of tissues. Supplementation of infant formula with one or a combination of functional food ingredients may promote improvement of health and influence the general development of the infant.*
It is important to be aware that there are some poor sources of nucleotides such as milk products and vegetables. Good sources of nucleotides include:
* Quoted from Gibson, Glenn R., Food Science and Technology Bulletin: Functional Foods Volume 1, Link to online book here. 1st March 2011