LCP fatty acids

LCP stands for long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are very important for the development of babies’ brain and nerve cells and eyesight. Examples of LCPs are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, and arachidonic acid (ARA), an omega-6 fatty acid. Because babies cannot produce enough LCPs themselves in the beginning, high quality infant formula often contain LCPs. According to the new EU regulation for infant milk formula, which came into force in 2020, the addition of LCPs is legally required.