Physicians’ Elemental Diet is intended for use under medical supervision for the dietary management of patients with GI dysfunction.
The elemental diet is designed for the dietary management of:
- Irritable bowel and Crohn’s disease, 1-6
- Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), 7-9
- Moderate to severe impaired gastrointestinal function.3, 10-12
Physicians’ Elemental Diet contains a balanced blend of macronutrients fortified with essential vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes to assure comprehensive support as a sole source of nutritional intake for limited periods. It has been:
- Specifically formulated to contain free amino acids, partially hydrolyzed carbohydrate and medium chain triglycerides to aid in their absorption from the GI lumen.
- Designed to maintain nutritional sustenance as a sole source of nutrition for up to four weeks.
- Produced as a strictly hypoallergenic formula, free from intact protein, polypeptides, corn, gluten, wheat, soy, and dairy.
- Formulated with a well-tolerated flavor for improved patient adherence.
Dosing by Caloric Need
Physicians’ Elemental Diet was designed to maintain nutritional sustenance as a sole source of nutrition, and can also be used as a half-elemental diet making dosing dependent upon the caloric needs of each patient. One scoop of Physicians’ Elemental Diet = 36 grams, and 150 calories. Each 432g bag contains 12 scoops (1, 800 calories) and each 1, 296g bag contains 36 scoops (5, 400 calories). Learn more about determining caloric need.
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Thoroughly mix each level scoop (36 g) in 4-8 oz. (118 – 236 mL) chilled or room temperature water. Additional water may be added to the mixture or consumed separately as desired. Consume the mixture slowly over a period of 15 to 60 minutes or more, dependent upon individual comfort. Once mixed, any product that is not consumed after 60 minutes should be refrigerated for a maximum of 24 hours, then shaken or stirred prior to consumption. After opening, store remaining powder in a dry place at room temperature.
Serving Size: 36g
Amount Per Serving
Calories … 150
Calories from Fat … 25
Total Fat … 4g
Saturated Fat … 4g
Total Carbohydrate … 25g
Sugars … 11g
Sodium … 105mg
Potassium … 150mg
Vitamin A … 250mcg
Vitamin C … 20mg
Calcium … 83mg
Iron … 1.5mg
Vitamin D3 … 1.67mcg
Vitamin E … 6.77mcg
Vitamin K … 10mcg
Thiamin … 0.5mg
Riboflavin … 0.56mg
Niacin … 3.3mg
Vitamin B6 … 667mcg
Folate … 33mcg
(as Quatrefolic® brand (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, glucosamine salt)
Vitamin B12 … 0.5mcg
Biotin … 50mcg
Pantothenic Acid … 3.3mg
Phosphorus … 116mg
Iodine … 16mcg
Magnesium … 33mg
Zinc … 2mg
Selenium … 18mcg
Copper … 167mcg
Manganese … 332mcg
Molybdenum … 8mcg
Chloride … 142mg
Choline … 33mg
Other Ingredients: dextrose, tapioca maltodextrin, medium chain triglycerides, natural flavor, l-glutamine, l-proline, l-aspartic acid, l-serine, potassium citrate, l-arginine hydrochloride, l-alanine, disodium phosphate, l-leucine, l-lysine hydrochloride, l-valine, l-glycine, calcium glycerophosphate, tricalcium phosphate, l-isoleucine, choline bitartrate, l-threonine, l-tyrosine, magnesium citrate, l-phenylalanine, l-methionine, l-histidine, magnesium glycerophosphate, l-cysteine hydrochloride, potassium chloride, l-tryptophan, sodium ascorbate, l-carnitine l-tartrate, sodium chloride, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, ferrous gluconate, l-taurine, zinc sulfate, calcium d-pantothenate, beta carotene, niacinamide, sodium selenite, manganese citrate, phytonadione, pyridoxal-5-phosphate, cholecalciferol, riboflavin- 5-phosphate, thiamine hydrochloride, copper sulfate, Quatrefolic® ((6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate glucosamine salt), d-biotin, sodium molybdate, potassium iodide, methylcobalamin
This product does not contain
- artificial coloring
- artificial flavoring
- dairy products
**Contains 5 g free form amino acids per 36 g serving
Contains no disaccharides, sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol.
MEDICAL FOOD INTENDED FOR USE UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION
Not intended for use in children.
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