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Cook4Love
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The formula is the key to the diet – it provides the protein your child needs (without the phe), as well as nutrients, minerals and calories.  It provides about 80% of your child's nutritional needs.  Since there is no food that naturally contains the other amino acids in protein without the phe, it is the only way to provide your child's body with what it needs for growth.  You cannot maintain appropriate phe levels without it, because your body would not be getting enough calories or protein and as a result would become catabolic (break down muscle in your body which is high in protein and would cause levels to rise).
Brenda
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