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Gentle Optipro®: Building the foundations of your child’s lifelong health

Gentle OPTIPRO®, an optimized blend of proteins developed by Nestlé.1,2

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to read Apr 1, 2021

Why are proteins so important to your child’s health? And what makes Gentle OPTIPRO® the right choice for your child’s needs? The answers are simple.

Proteins: The building blocks of the brain, muscles and body

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Research shows that proteins are one of the most important nutrients for your child’s growth and development and contribute to the building of their brain, muscles and body.3-8

The quality and amount of proteins your child receives now can help build a strong foundation for future health.3-8

The right protein can help the development of both the immune and digestive systems and also lead to healthy weight gain.3-10

You want to make the right choice early on.


Gentle OPTIPRO®: A gentle protein blend adapted to your child’s developing digestive system

The high-quality proteins in Gentle OPTIPRO® have been developed and extensively researched by Nestlé to ensure your child receives appropriate nutrition for lifelong health according to their age and needs.1,2


Gentle OPTIPRO® is made from 100% whey, the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained. Why whey proteins? Because while casein clots in the acidic environment of the stomach11-13, whey proteins remain soluble and can move more rapidly to the intestine. Furthermore, whey proteins in Gentle OPTIPRO® are partially hydrolyzed, meaning the hydrolysis which usually takes place in the stomach is already partly done. This makes Gentle OPTIPRO® easy to digest for your child’s developing digestive system.1,2


Gentle OPTIPRO® also helps support your child’s healthy immune system development with a long-term effect, from early life and up to 15 years of age.14,15


At the heart of NAN® SUPREME H.A. 3 formula, Gentle OPTIPRO® proteins are crucial elements your child needs to build healthy foundations.2,6-8

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended during the first 6 months of life followed by the introduction of adequate nutritious complementary foods, along with sustained breastfeeding up to two years of age and beyond. NAN® Supreme H.A. 3 is not a breast-milk substitute. As babies grow at different rates; seek advice with your health professionals on the appropriate time when your baby should start receiving this product.



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3. Milani C, et al.Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2017 Nov 8;81(4). pii: e00036-17.

4. Francino MP.Pathogens. 2014 Sep 24;3(3):769-90.

5. Chong CYL, et al.Nutrients. 2018 Feb 28;10(3). pii: E274.

6. Collado MC, et al.Pediatr Res. 2015 Jun;77(6):726-31.

7. Blum S, Schiffrin EJ. Curr Issues Intest Microbiol. 2003;4(2):53-60.

8. Walker WA. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2000;30(Suppl 2):S2-7.

9. Huang Y, Shao XM, Neu J. Eur J Pediatr. 2003;162:122-128.

10. Chouraqui JP, et al.J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004 ;38(3):288-92.

11. Holscher HD, et al. J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2012 Jan;36(1 Suppl):106S-17S.

12. Weizman Z, et al. Pediatrics. 2005;115(1):5-9.

13. Ziegler EE, et al. Monatsschr Kinderheilkd [Suppl 1] 2003. 151:S65-S71.

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