Earth's Best Formula FAQs

Feb. 12, 2018

Why there is a change from Earth’s Best Organic® Infant Soy Formula to the new Non GMO Plant Based Formula?

Due to organic soy supply sourcing challenges, we recently reformulated our Earth’s Best® plant-based infant formula from an organic to a non-GMO source of soy protein. Although non-GMO soy ingredients are difficult to source, we are committed to providing Earth’s Best® consumers with an option to support infants with dairy intolerances.

The new product formulation has the same nutritional profile as the previous Organic Infant Soy Formula. The Non-GMO Plant Based Infant Formula provides the same amount of soy protein for overall growth and development and DHA and ARA for brain and eye development as the previous organic version. The formula contains no genetically modified ingredients, which is one of the key elements of organic products. The only change is that the non-GMO soy protein used is no longer certified organic. 

What is the difference between Earth’s Best Organic® Infant Sensitivity Formula and Earth’s Best Organic® Gentle Formula?

Both Earth’s Best Organic® Infant Sensitivity and Gentle Formulas are for babies with tolerance or sensitivity issues who exhibit signs of fussiness, gas and crying.  Our Sensitivity formula is a reduced lactose formula with 95% less lactose as compared to standard milk-based formulas.  Our Gentle formula contains easy to digest proteins including partially hydrolyzed whey. Meant for infants having difficulty digesting proteins, it is the first organic gentle formula available.  Both formulas meet FDA requirements for infant nutrition, contain no genetically modified ingredients, are made without prohibited synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, and are produced with milk from grass and grain fed cows not treated with artificial growth hormones or antibiotics.

What is Water Assisted-DHA Extraction?

There are two sources of Omega-3 DHA – essential fatty acids found in most infant formulas that support brain and eye development – plant based and fish based.  The Earth’s Best Organic® brand uses plant based DHA in its infant formulas due to concerns for potential mercury levels in fish.  Water-Assisted DHA extraction is the means in which the DHA is pulled out of the plant without the use of chemical solvents.

Has Earth’s Best Organic® Soy Formula been discontinued?

Due to organic soy supply challenges, we recently reformulated our Earth’s Best® plant-based formula product for infants with dairy intolerances.  We changed the source of soy protein from USDA certified organic soy to non GMO sourced soy. Our new product has the same nutritional profile as it did before and provides the same amount of soy protein for overall growth and development and DHA and ARA for brain and eye development. Look for Earth’s Best® Non-GMO Plant Based Formula in stores and online today.