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althera
Proteins

Very low allergenic potentia11 , 3 ,†

Vector Smart Object easy to digest

Positive gut microbiota modulation5

Preferred taste vs casein eHFs

Preferred taste vs casein eHFs2,4

SMA Althera® is an extensively hydrolysed (eHF) hypoallergenic infant formula that provides first-line relief from the symptoms associated with mild-moderate cows’ milk protein allergy (CMA) and/or multiple food protein allergies. 1-2 SMA Althéra® is nutritionally complete* to support growth and development. 1-2 With its very low allergenic profile and preferred taste profile over casein-based eHFs, it is designed to support increased acceptability and tolerance in the majority of infants with CMA. 1-4
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VERY LOW ALLERGENIC POTENTIAL
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SMA Althéra® is the only eHF to demonstrate similar efficacy (symptom relief and growth) to an amino acid formula in a randomised controlled trial 1,3,†

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GUT MICROBIOTA MODULATION
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SMA Althéra’s purified lactose was shown to positively modulate the composition of the gut microbiota 5

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PREFERRED TASTE VS. CAESIN EHFs
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SMA Althéra® has a preferred taste over casein-based eHF formulas which may help aid feeding acceptance and tolerance 2,4

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  1. Niggemann, B. et al. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2008; 194(4): 348–354.

  2. Vandenplas, Y. et al. Acta Paediatr 2013; 102(8): 990–998.

  3. Meyer, R. et al. EMJ Allergy and Immunol. 2017; 2(1): 46–51.

  4. Data on File. Althéra® versus casein-based formulas. Independent competitive benchmarking test.

  5. Francavilla, R. et al. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2012; 23: 420–27.

† SMA® Althéra® is not recommended where only an amino acid formula is recommended

Important Notice:

Mothers should be encouraged to continue breastfeeding even when their infants have cows’ milk protein allergy. This usually requires qualified dietary counselling to completely exclude all sources of cows’ milk protein from the mothers’ diet. If a decision to use a special formula intended for infants is taken, it is important to give instructions on correct preparation methods, emphasising that unboiled water, unsterilised bottles or incorrect dilution can all lead to illness. Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants must be used under medical upervision. For healthcare professionals only.