Optipep® for Infant Nutrition
Optipep® is our flagship range of specialised protein ingredients for infant formula.
Many infants fed conventional formula suffer from gastrointestinal discomfort, primarily due to the difficulty of their immature gastrointestinal systems to digest the protein in conventional formula. Hydrolysing the proteins (breaking down proteins into smaller pieces) makes the formula easier to digest as the proteins are already “pre-digested”.
Optipep® is an advanced range of pre-digested proteins, produced using a proprietary hydrolysis process to create a unique portfolio of whey protein hydrolysates. Pre-digesting milk proteins selectively breaks down their globular structure and forms smaller protein fractions called peptides, which can be easier for infants to digest. We specialise in partially hydrolysed whey proteins for comfort infant formula, produced to the highest standards of quality, safety and integrity.
- Targeted molecular weight profiles
- Low lactose options
- Low free amino acids
- Low bitterness
- Excellent emulsification & solubility properties
Our dedicated range of hydrolysed whey proteins for comfort formulae are specifically designed and tested for antigenicity, molecular weight distribution, degree of hydrolysis and taste to ensure consistent quality to this sensitive consumer group.
Hydrolysing proteins (breaking down proteins into smaller pieces) makes the formula easier to digest as the proteins are already “pre-digested”.
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We’re passionate about working in partnership with our customers to create bespoke hydrolysates to a tightly defined quality and nutritional specification. Our dedicated hydrolysis processing facility, proprietary technology and sophisticated techniques for compositional analysis mean we can offer greater flexibility and capacity to target specific and unique hydrolysate specifications.
|Optipep® 8917||Lightly hydrolysed offering a low bitter profile|
Low lactose version available
|Optipep® 8406||Mildly hydrolysed with a medium bitter flavour profile||14|
|Optipep® 8291||Mildly hydrolysed with a medium bitter flavour profile.|
Thermal Heat Resistant
We support the WHO recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life.
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