Q: What is DHA, and where does it come from?
A: DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid that helps support healthy brain and eye development in children. DHA oil used in the Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula is sourced from sustainably grown marine algae using a water extraction process.
Q: Is the Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula container BPA free?
A: Yes, the Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula container is BPA free.
Q: Where does your prebiotic come from? What does a prebiotic do for my baby?
A: The Healthy Times prebiotic is inulin, which is fiber sourced from organic agave plants. Prebiotics are non-digestible plant fibers that can stimulate the growth and establishment of healthy bacteria in the digestive system. Prebiotics help to promote a healthy microbial balance to support digestive and immune systems. They may also play a role in healthy skin and aid in producing softer, easier-to-pass stools.
Q: What age range is the Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula for?
A: The Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula is developed for toddlers aged 12 months and up.
Q: Is the Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula gluten free?
A: Yes, there is no source of gluten included in the Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula.
Q: Can you breastfeed and use Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula?
A: The Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula is completely safe to use in addition to breast milk. We suggest asking your pediatrician or lactation consultant for advice on the right quantities and mix for your baby.
Q: What is corn syrup, and is the Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula corn-syrup free?
A: Corn syrup is a sweetener that is derived from corn, and it is also sometimes referred to as high fructose corn syrup. The Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula does not contain any corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup. The Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula is sweetened with organic tapioca syrup.
Q: Why doesn’t Healthy Times use palm oil?
A: The production of palm oil has been linked to deforestation and habitat degradation, so Healthy Times has chosen not to use palm oil at this time.
Q: What is hexane?
A: Hexane is a chemical industrial solvent often used to extract oils. Healthy Times does not use any oils that are extracted using harsh chemicals.
Q: Why does the Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula contain organic cream?
A: Organic heavy cream provides a wholesome source of naturally occurring protein, fats and a delicious creamy taste. Children under the age of 2 need fatty acids for brain development. The organic cream supplies fatty acids, which can aid in children’s brain development.
Q: Are all of the ingredients in the Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula sourced from within the United States?
A: All of the ingredients in the Healthy Times Organic Growing Up Formula come from within the United States, except for two. We use a special source of Iron that is microencapsulated to be easily absorbed and maintain its efficacy through the manufacturing process. This source is currently only available from Spain. Our organic tapioca syrup (extracted from cassava root) requires a tropical climate to grow, so it comes from regions such as Thailand and Vietnam. These special ingredients, like all ingredients used in Healthy Times products, has undergone our rigorous ingredient review and approval process to meet our high standards.