What is INFAT® ?
The ultimate goal for infant formula producers is to offer a product as similar as possible in its ingredients to mother’s milk. INFAT® is a clinically-proven SN2 palmitate ingredient that mimics the fat structure and properties of human milk fat. Based on a patented enzymatic process, INFAT® provides structured triglycerides with a high level of palmitic acid in the middle position (SN2) of the triglyceride. This unique fat enables easy digestion and optimized uptakeof calcium, fat recovery, and energy. INFAT® is a specialized fat ingredient solution from AAK and Frutarom which has been proven in the market for over a decade.
New published clinical and preclinical studies of INFAT® demonstrate that it has positive effects on beneficial gut flora, intestinal health, infant bone strength and stool hardness. The studies also showed that infants fed with formula containing INFAT® cry less and sleep more. INFAT® may also have the potential to support healthy bone growth, improve fat and calcium absorption, improve healthy gut bacteria and offer better intestinal health which in turn strengthens the infant’s immune system.