The Best Nutritional Drinks For Disease-Related Malnutrition

*While malnutrition can refer to either over or undernutrition this text refers specifically to undernutrition.*

Nutritional drinks and shakes are highly regulated and should be used under medical supervision. From infants to elderly these drinks can be a lifeline and can make a big difference. Below I have included a handful of our customers favourites. 

Vital 1.5kcal- Vital 1.5kcal is suitable for people with disease-related malnutrition and malabsorption or for those who experience symptoms of poor feed tolerance. Vital 1.5kcal is peptide-based* and available both as a 200 ml oral nutritional supplement, and as a 1000 ml Ready to Hang tube feed, both of which attach directly to Abbott giving sets. *Peptides are partially broken down proteins, which makes them easier to digest and absorb in the gut than whole proteins.

Elemental 028 Extra Powder - Elemental 028 Extra Powder is a nutritionally complete amino acid based powder, designed to provide complete nutritional support or dietary supplementation for the dietary management of conditions where there is a severe impairment of the GI tract. Suitable for children from 1 year of age through to adulthood. Suitable for use as a sole source of nutrition from 5 years of age. Suitable as a supplement for children over 1 year of age.

Calogen Extra Neutral High Energy - Calogen Extra is a high energy fat emulsion with protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals. Calogen Extra can be used to supplement or fortify the diet of patients who are unable to meet their energy and/or vitamin and mineral requirements from normal food and drink.

Ensure Plus Advance Milkshake 220ml- Ensure Plus Advance is a 220 ml, ready-to-drink, oral nutritional supplement formulated specifically for older adults who have or are at risk of, malnutrition. Each bottle provides 330 kcal.

Please speak with a healthcare professional before deciding what shakes are suitable for you.