Fortisip Compact Fibre
Nutricia introduced the first fibre containing compact 2.4kcal/ml Oral Nutritional Supplement because malnutrition and constipation are common in certain patient groups.
Low volume is key to compliance
- Compliance with a high energy, low volume Oral Nutritional Supplement is greater than with a standard energy 200ml Oral Nutritional Supplement1,2
- Demonstrated in both short term (91% v 77%)2 and longer term studies (86% v 67%)2
- Energy and protein intake is significantly greater with a 125ml Oral Nutritional Supplement versus a 200ml Oral Nutritional Supplement1
Malnourished patients frequently have poor bowel health
Constipation is a major healthcare issue and high risk groups include older and less mobile patients and those with neurological disorders5
- These patient groups are at greater risk of malnutrition6,7
- Resulting in an inadequate intake of nutrients, including fibre6
Fibre is important for a healthy diet
A variety of fibres are required for:
- Maintaining normal gut structure and bowel function8
- Reducing constipation9
- Improving gut transit9
Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) & galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) may have health benefits10
- FOS/GOS produce short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which have been shown to be of importance in maintaining normal bowel structure and function8
- FOS/GOS promote the growth of beneficial bifidobacteria10,11
Fortisip Compact Fibre
Contains a unique fibre blend:
- FOS, GOS and pectin fibres
- Minimal impact on viscosity helping to provide a pleasant drink and encouraging compliance.
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*Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI) for males +50yrs (excluding Na, K, Mg and Cl). **Product can be provided to patients upon the request of a Healthcare Professional. They are intended for the purpose of professional evaluation only.
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- Addison R. A national audit of chronic constipation in the community. Nursing Times, 2003. 99: 11, 34-35.
- Stratton RJ et al. Disease-related malnutrition: an evidence-based approach to treatment. Oxford: CABI
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- Russell C & Elia M. Nutrition Screening Survey in the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2010. A report by BAPEN 2011 Green C. Fibre in Enteral Nutrition. Clinical Nutrition, 2001; 20 (Suppl 1): 23-39.
- Elia M et al. Systematic review and meta-analysis: the clinical and physiological effects of fibre-containing enteral formulae. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2008, 27;120-145
- Prebiotics: A Consumer Guide for Making Smart Choices. www.isapp.net; http://isappscience.org/resources/ [17/03/2017].
- Bouhnik, Y et al. The capacity of nondigestible carbohydrates to stimulate fecal bifi dobacteria in healthy humans: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, dose-response relation study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2004; 80:1658-64
Fortisip Compact Protein is a Food for Special Medical Purposes for the dietary management of disease related malnutrition and must be used under medical supervision