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How is Else Nutrition’s Plant-based Formula Alternative Made?
Transforming 3 whole plants, through the cleanest, all-natural process.
Else spent nearly 7 years developing breakthrough, organic, 100% vegan, clean label baby and toddler formula alternatives – they’re safe, science-backed, and you can feel good about giving them to your little one.
Else plant-based nutrition is not only plant-based, but it is also the only formula alternative on the market formulated with nutrition and the environment in mind. Currently, there are no, non-soy, plant-based infant formula products on the market for plant-based and environmentally-conscious families or for babies with food intolerances. Else is a real, dairy and soy-free alternative to be considered, for those that may be at risk for cow milk/soy allergies, lactose intolerance or other sensitivities.
Further, it has a clean label, is made with the cleanest process, so you can feel peace of mind that there are no added external ingredients typically found in other formulas such as high fructose corn syrup and purified external oil blends.
Production and Safety
Else is produced with a very minimal carbon footprint, without unnecessary added ingredients, high fructose corn syrup, hormones, pesticides or antibiotics that are typically added to or found in cows or soy-based infant formulas.
Else is produced by mixing the simple ingredients, then standardizing all of the components of the formula to assure the correct amounts of carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins and minerals are present. The formula is then extracted into a powder form for packaging. What results is a powder-based formula alternative that you can easily mix with water for your baby’s consumption.
Else contains only 3 main ingredients - almonds, buckwheat, tapioca, as well as essential vitamins and minerals. Additionally, there are no phytoestrogens present like there are in soy-based formulas. You can be sure that you will know and recognize all of the main ingredients in Else, which make up over 92% of the total product composition.
Minimal Ingredients and Keeping things Whole
Else Baby Formula is made primarily from 2 plant-protein sources - almonds (75%) and buckwheat (25%).
How does Else keep our core ingredients closer to whole? The process is gentler and cleaner than most. Rather than using chemicals to isolate or breakdown the ingredients, they use a science-driven and sustainable method to process them, using a novel approach – changing the texture, without affecting the nutrient makeup. This means the protein, carbohydrates and fat content found in Else formula comes directly from the whole plant (almond, buckwheat and tapioca). Along with all the phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals nature intended - providing optimal nourishment for your child.
It contains a full, essential amino acid profile to meet your child’s nutritional requirements. Both almonds and buckwheat are high-quality plant-based protein, providing a complete protein with all the essential amino acids to support growth and development
Else is organic and completely vegan. It is free of hormones, antibiotics, gluten, and is GMO-free. Else Baby Formula provides complete sustainable nutrition with a minimal ecological footprint.
It also has the cleanest label you can trust with no added external proteins, or carbohydrates from hard to pronounce sources. There are no added artificial flavors, colors, ingredients, and it contains 30% less sugar than traditional products.
Nutritional Profile and Easy Digestibility
If you are a vegan or flexitarian family and would like your baby to follow such a diet right from the start, Else is a convenient solution from Day 1. The formula provides all of the same necessary nutrients for your baby’s proper growth and development that are present in cow’s milk, without the animal protein, potentially harmful ingredients, and heavy carbon footprint.
Easy Digestibility, Taste, and Tolerance
Many babies that are allergic to dairy formulas may also be allergic to soy-based formulas. Many families face this predicament, and have been searching for a non-dairy, non-soy solution. Else has listened, and offers a real alternative for those whose little ones need to avoid dairy and soy.
While there are a few hydrolyzed protein-containing baby formulas on the market designed for babies with allergies, many of these formulas still contain trace amounts of allergens that may trigger a reaction. Not to mention many of these hydrolyzed formulas have an unpleasant taste and odor.
Your little one will love the taste, too!
Bottom line: If you are looking for a clean, organic, plant-based, dairy-free and soy-free alternative for your little one and want the very best nutrition for them, look no further than Else. This product was created with the health-conscious, vegetarian family in mind. You can now sleep soundly knowing you are doing the very best for your little one to help them grow and develop into a healthy, strong child for years to come.
The content and advice provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical diagnosis, treatment, advice for specific medical conditions. Always consult a pediatrician to understand the individual needs of your child.