Fortisip Extra is also a milkshake style supplement that is high in energy, containing 1.6kcal/ml (320kcal/200ml bottle), and is also high in protein, containing 20g/bottle. Fortisip Extra contains 50% of the RNI for vitamins and minerals in one bottle. Fortisip Extra can be used for;
- short bowel syndrome;
- intractable malabsorption;
- pre-operative preparation of undernourished patients;
- inflammatory bowel disease;
- total gastrectomy;
- bowel fistulae;
- disease related malnutrition.
What are oral nutritional supplements?
Oral nutritional supplements contain energy (calories), protein, vitamins and minerals. They are specially designed for people who may not be able to eat enough food to meet their body's daily needs for energy and nutrients because of illness. Most oral nutritional supplements are flavoured liquid drinks (such as fortisip dinks); they are sometimes called 'sip feeds' because people tend to sip them. Oral nutritional supplements also come as powders that are made up into drinks or are added to drinks or foods like tea, coffee, custard and cereal. There are also some dessert-style or soup style oral nutritional supplements. The idea is to have a range of tastes and textures so that everyone who needs them can find something they like.