Measurable Improvement for Infants

Within the preliminary trials, introducing NutraIso into nursing mothers’ diets during the exclusive breastfeeding period demonstrated improvement for all five World Health Organization (WHO) infant growth indicators. These indicators include weight, body mass index, and head circumference measures – critical indicators of infant growth and development.

Change in WHO Infant Growth Indicator Percentile

Click here to download a document summarizing this study.

From six weeks to six months old, breastfed infants whose mothers’ diets were supplemented with NutraIso while nursing showed:

  • 202% increase in BMI, raising them from the 20th to the 62nd percentile
  • 292% increase in weight-for-age, raising them from the 5th to the 21st percentile
  • 56% improvement in the key indicator for brain growth and development, raising head circumference size from the 9th to the 15th percentile.

Among nursing mothers, iron deficiency anemia was reduced by 50%, from a 22% incidence to a prevalence of 11% at the end of the study. Mothers participating in the NutraIso study also reported a significant increase in milk production.

In 2013, Quintessence was awarded a Patents for Humanity from the USPTO and U.S. Department of Commerce in recognition of the impact of NutraIso in mitigating chronic malnutrition in mothers and their breastfed infants.


In addition to providing added calories for energy, NutraIso nutraceutical delivers a complex of essential nutrients supporting both mother and child, such as protein, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. Manufacturers can leverage NutraIso’s nutritional benefits in consumer food and beverage applications that target nursing mothers, thus, enabling the mother to pass these benefits to their infant through breastmilk.

NutraIso is available in a water-soluble powder and can be tailored to meet specific formulation needs.  It is ideal as a functional ingredient for a range of applications including:

  • Powdered drink mixes
  • Ready to drink beverages
  • Nutritional supplements

Get in touch to learn how NutraIso can support your applications for infants and their pregnant and nursing mothers.


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