What are Oral Nutritional Supplements

 

Getting adequate nutrition from diet alone can be hard when you are unwell or recovering from a recent operation or infection. In this circumstance, healthcare professionals may prescribe oral nutritional supplements.

Oral nutritional supplements are specially designed to meet the nutritional needs of those with disease related malnutrition. They provide additional energy, protein, vitamins and minerals. They come in a range of flavours and formats including milkshakes, juice style, yoghurt style, powders, and desserts.

 

How many oral nutritional supplements should I take?

Your dietitian, nurse or doctor will explain how many oral nutritional supplements you should take to meet your nutritional needs.

 

Are oral nutritional supplements suitable for patients with diabetes?

Most oral nutritional supplements within the Nutricia range would be suitable for people with diabetes. However, it is recommended to ask your dietitian, diabetes nurse specialist or doctor if you need further advice.

If you do have diabetes you should sip them slowly taking no less than 20 minutes per bottle.

 

Oral nutritional supplements must be used under the direction of a healthcare professional.