PROTEIN: A NUTRITIONAL FOUNDATION FOR LIFE
Proteins are one of the most important nutrients for your child's growth and development, and contribute to the building of the brain, muscles, and body. The quality and amount of proteins your child gets today can also help build a nutritional foundation for life, offering long-term advantages. You can do even more good by giving him protein that is optimized.
Give your child protein that is "optimized".
Protein that is optimized helps reduce the risk of obesity later in life by allotting the proper protein levels needed by the child's body. It takes into account that your precious preschooler also gets protein from other sources, like his regular table food.
*Buxbaum, E. Fundamentals of Protein Structure and Function, Springer 2007
Optimal Weight Advantage
Protein not only contributes to your child’s growth and development, but when taken at proper levels, it also reduces the risk of obesity and other cardiovascular-related ailments later in life. How much protein should my kid's growing up milk have?
Your kid's sources of protein are milk and table foods. That's why milk with lesser protein quantity but of higher quality allows your kid to get the most out of his milk and lets him get the rest from table foods.
The daily recommended* protein intake for kids 4-6 years old is 38 grams/day. NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR has 4.9 grams of protein per glass so you only need to give your kid 2 servings a day (9.8 grams) to meet 26% of recommended protein intake. This enables 76% protein intake to come from table foods and promotes age-appropriate weight gain.
NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR gives your child one of the most optimal levels of protein per glass. Please refer to the chart to compare the protein content per glass across different growing up milk brands.
*FNRI RENI, 2002 edition
Optimal Development Advantage
A high quality, lower protein quantity supports body-building and may have long-term benefits for your child’s developing organs.
Your child's body also uses the protein he consumes to make lots of specialized protein molecules that have specific jobs. Take for example, proteins used to carry oxygen around your body, or to protect you from various diseases.
In fact, proteins play different roles, acting as transport carriers, enzymes, and even hormones.
DHA is an important building block for the brain and eyes. It significantly enhances visual and cognitive functions in children, and is necessary for the performance of other important functions, particularly in early life. NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR has DHA to make sure your child gets what he needs for his brain and organ development.
*Important Nutrients for Brain Development Scientific Facts Nestle Nutrition, 2011
The body gets energy by consuming carbs, fat, and proteins, but for it to be fully utilized, the body will need the help of B-vitamins. Toddlers need twice as much energy per kg body weight as adults, and B-vitamins promote proper utilization of energy in the body. NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR is packed with B-vitamins and essential nutrients that make full use of this energy that your child uses as he grows, learns, and plays.
*Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes. Food and Nutrition Board. Washington DC: National Academy Press; 2005
80% of the immune cells that produce antibodies that keep your child healthy and sick-free are found in the gut or intestines. Your child’s intestines are loaded with good bacteria and bad bacteria. The larger the presence of good bacteria in the gut helps strengthen your child's immune defense.
NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR has Bifidus BL (1x106 bifidobacterium longum) probiotics that help develop a beneficial intestinal microflora which is necessary for his immune defense.
*Purchiaroni, et al. The role of intestinal microbiota and the immune system. European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences 2013; 17: 323-333
*Isolauri, et al Probiotics: effects on immunity. Am J Clin Nutr 2001; 73 (suppl): 444 S - 50 S
* NO ADDED SUGAR
When sugars, like sucrose, fructose, and corn syrup solids are not washed out, they stay in the mouth and can produce acids that erode the teeth. NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR has no added sugars, decreasing the risk of your child getting bacteria that can cause tooth decay or cavities.
NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR also has 1x106 Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Protective, a good bacteria, that helps inhibit or retard the growth of the bacteria that causes dental caries. It has also been found to reduce the amount of dental plaque.
*Nӓse L. et al. Effect of long-term consumption of a probiotic bacterium, L. rhamnosus GG in milk on dental caries & caries risk in children. Caries Res 2001 Nov - Dec: 35(6)412-20