Please, could you tell me if you have heard anything about steroids in the formula “Similac”? I keep hearing this, but cannot find the much verifiable information one way or the other.
There is no information that confirmed the presence of steroids in the formula Similac. Similac does contain vitamin D (Cholecalciferol), which is sometimes considered a hormone because of its action on tissues.
Vitamin D is synthesized in the body from sun exposure or consumed in fortified food products such as milk. Usually, babies don’t synthesize enough vitamin D from sunlight because of their limited sun exposure, so it is important that Similac contains vitamin D.