Neutral-tasting, tummy friendly iron fortification benefitting children around the world

Taiyo has harnessed its suite of ingredient technologies to develop SunActive, a secret weapon for ensuring toddlers get sufficient dietary iron

While it’s well known that infants and toddlers need sufficient iron in their diets, fortifying children’s foods with this essential mineral has been problematic. Iron typically has an unappealing metallic taste and can cause digestive upsets including constipation. For formulators, there were also concerns about bioavailability. Now infants and toddlers around the world can have an easier time getting dietary iron with foods and beverages fortified with SunActive Fe.

Backed by a substantial body of research, SunActive is clinically proven to have high bioavailability. SunActive Fe has been recommended by the World Health Organization as an ideal iron fortificant, and identified by the European Food Safety Authority as a source of iron in its approved health claims.

As important, it’s mild on the gastrointestinal system thanks to its unique delivery system, has no metallic taste, and won’t change the color or stability of the products in which it is used. It’s also stable against heat, salt, pH and oxidation. From children’s cereals to rice and dairy products, it’s become the go-to solution for product formulators.

Children need iron for normal cognitive development. Iron is also essential for metabolism, immune health and energy, among other body functions. Human clinical studies conducted at universities around the world have demonstrated SunActive’s ability to reduce the incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children.

For additional information, visit www.SunActiveiron.com.

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