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Clinically proven to support brain and eye development1-3 product-lipil.jpg

The Nutramigen range of products is the first to contain LIPIL – a unique blend of DHA and ARA (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) at optimum levels to support brain and eye development.1–3 Nutramigen is the only eHF to contain 0.3% DHA, the level endorsed by the EFSA to improve visual acuity at 12 months.4


LIPIL improves cognitive development

Infants receiving formula supplemented with LIPIL performed significantly better in tests of problem-solving ability than infants receiving unsupplemented formula at age 9 months.2

  • More successful task completions
  • More goal-oriented behaviour


LIPIL improves visual acuity

Infants receiving formula supplemented with 0.3% DHA showed significant increases in visual acuity at age 12 months compared to those receiving a formula without DHA.1,3


LIPIL has been proven to contain the optimum level of DHA for improved visual development in a recent study.5 No improvements were observed with levels below 0.3%, and higher levels gave no additional benefit.5

Show references
  1. Birch EE, Carlson SE, Hoffman DR et al. The DIAMOND (DHA Intake And Measurement Of Neural Development) Study: a double-masked, randomized controlled clinical trial of the maturation of infant visual acuity as a function of the dietary level of docosahexaenoic acid. Am J Clin Nutr 2010;91:848-59.

  2. Drover J, Hoffman DR, Castaneda YS et al. Three randomized controlled trials of early long-chain polyunsaturated Fatty Acid supplementation on means-end problem solving in 9-month-olds. Child Dev 2009;80:1376-84.

  3. Morale SE, Hoffman DR, Castaneda YS et al. Duration of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids availability in the diet and visual acuity. Early Hum Dev 2005;81:197-203.

  4. European Commission. COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 440/2011 of 6 May 2011 on the authorisation and refusal of authorisation of certain health claims made on foods and referring to children's development and health. Official Journal of the European Union 2011;L119:4-9.

  5. Birch EE, Khoury JC, Berseth CL et al. The impact of early nutrition on incidence of allergic manifestations and common respiratory illnesses in children. J Pediatr 2010;156:902-6, 906.