Here they come, the nutriceuticals based on the results of the LEAP Study intended to introduce your child to allergens early in order to prevent food allergies later in life.
SpoonfulOne is a powder containing a patented formula comprised of small quantities of the Top 8 allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, egg, wheat, milk, soy, fish, shellfish) and sesame. It comes in pre-measured, single-serve packets intended to be stirred into foods such as cereals, pureed fruits and mashed vegetables.
The product is intended for children that have not been diagnosed with a food allergy, and the press release indicates that parents can introduce SpoonfulOne as soon as a child is safely eating solid foods.
“The latest research shows it is important to incorporate potentially allergenic foods, early and consistently, in childrens diets,” said Ashley Dombkowski, Before Brands Co-founder and CEO. “Our team of experts developed SpoonfulOne to be balanced, inclusive and gentle so that parents can have a practical way to apply this strategy.”
The safety and tolerability of SpoonfulOne were investigated in a randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled nationwide study in more than 700 healthy infants led by independent investigator and pediatrician, Dr. Jane Holl, at Northwestern University. Results of the study, entitled the “Introduction and maintenance of early adaptive training protein blends in support of infant nutritional goals: safety and acceptability” (The IM EATING study) have been accepted for poster presentation as part of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunologys 5th Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting October 26-29th, 2017.
SpoonfulOne is available via monthly subscription for $2-$3 per day. Parents of high risk children, like those with severe eczema, should talk to their pediatrician/allergist before introducing SpoonfulOne.