Delivery Option 

FAQ

Questions and Answers for Patients, Parents, Family and Friends. This FAQ is a supplemental documentation to this website. If you cannot find the answer to your question then please contact us.
    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; 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.
    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; 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.
    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; 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.
    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; 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
    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; 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.
    Yes. Some people may prefer to take oral nutritional supplements warm, especially if they want to incorporate certain flavours into soup or custard. Pour the supplement into a pan and warm through gently without boiling, as boiling may alter the taste and destroy the heat sensitive vitamins.
    Many of the products in the Nutricia oral nutritional supplement range are clinically lactose free (i.e. contain a level of lactose <0.030g per 100ml) and are therefore suitable for patients with lactose intolerance. These are Fortisip, Fortisip Multi Fibre, Fortisip Savoury Multi Fibre, Fortisip Fruit Dessert, Fortijuce, Fortini, Fortini Multi Fibre, Polycal Liquid, Polycal Powder, FortiCare, Calogen and Nutricia preOp. Those that are not clinically lactose free are: Fortisip Yogurt Style, Fortisip Extra, Fortimel, Forticreme Complete, Protifar, Scandishake Mix, Renilon 7.5 and Infatrini. All of the Nutricia tube feeds for adults and children, including the specialised tube feeds are clinically lactose free, with the exception of Nutrison Peptisorb, Nutrini Peptisorb and Infatrini.
    For information about specific ingredients used in Nutricia’s products and their suitability for people with food allergies or intolerances please call the Nutricia Resource Centre helpline (01225 751 098).
    The majority of Nutricia’s tube feeds and oral nutritional supplements are suitable for vegetarians as defined by The Vegetarian Society. Carminic Acid, a colouring derived from cochineal, may not be acceptable to some patients and is used in the following sip feeds: . Fortisip Yogurt Style: raspberry, peach & orange . Fortimel: strawberry, forest fruits . Fortisip: orange, strawberry, tropical fruits . Fortisip Compact Strawberry: Strawberry . Fortisip Multi Fibre: strawberry, orange . Forticreme Complete: banana, forest fruits . Scandishake Mix: strawberry . Fortisip Extra: strawberry, forest fruits . Renilon 7.5: apricot . FortiCare: peach-ginger . Calogen: strawberry . Calogen Extra: Strawberry Infatrini and FortiCare contain fish oil. Only Nutricia preOp, Calogen, Polycal liquid, Polycal powder, and Nutilis are suitable for vegans as they do not contain animal products. Nutrison Soya may not be suitable for vegans as the Vitamin D is derived from sheep’s wool.
    <p>Some diets followed by ethnic populations require food and drink to be vegetarian and alcohol free. Nutricia&rsquo;s oral nutritional supplements and tube feeds do not contain alcohol.</p>
    The label on your tin of Nutilis tells you the number of scoops you will need to use. With hot drinks, always add the sugar and milk first 1. Pour the drink you wish to thicken into a Nutilis Shaker (if provided), glass, cup or mug. 2. Add the prescribed number of scoops of Nutilis to the drink and mix with a fork or whisk, or replace the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously until the powder is well mixed with the drink. 3. Leave the drink to stand for a few minutes to achieve the required consistency. 4. Serve.
    1. Puree the food you are going to thicken so it is completely smooth and free from any lumps. Ideally sieve the puree, especially for foods with &lsquo;husks&rsquo; and seeds (e.g. peas, sweet corn and strawberries). 2. Add the necessary number of scoops of Nutilis to the puree and stir in well. 3. Allow the food to stand for a few minutes to reach the required consistency. 4. The food can now be served or chilled/frozen for later use. 5. When reheating food, make sure food is piping hot throughout before serving.
    Yes, oral nutritional supplements can be thickened using Nutilis. The label on your tin of Nutilis tells you the number of scoops you will need to use. With hot drinks, always add the sugar and milk first 1. Pour the drink you wish to thicken into a Nutilis Shaker, glass, cup or mug. When thickening oral nutritional supplements (e.g. Fortisip, Fortijuce) you should ideally use the Nutilis Shaker. 2. Add the prescribed number of scoops of Nutilis to the drink and mix with a fork or whisk, or replace the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously until the powder is well mixed with the drink. 3. Leave the drink to stand for a few minutes to achieve the required consistency. 4. Serve.
    The Nutricia oral nutritional supplements Fortini and Fortini Multi Fibre are specifically designed for young children and are, therefore, the recommended sip feed for children over 1 year. Fortisip, Fortisip Compact, Fortisip Multi Fibre, Fortisip Yogurt Style, Fortijuce, Fortisip Extra, Fortimel, Fortisip Savoury Multi Fibre, Fortisip Fruit Dessert and Forticreme Complete, are not suitable for use in children under 3 years of age and are not designed for use as a sole source of nutrition in children under 6 years. However, their use in children aged 3-6 years is a clinical decision which should be made by a doctor or dietitian.
    Colouring agents are not permitted in foods specifically designed for infants and young children under 3 years of age. As the Fortini range are all foods for special medical purposes specifically designed for children, we have not added colouring agents. Note: Fortini Multi Fibre chocolate has a &lsquo;chocolatey&rsquo; colour due to natural colouring agents.
    Feedback
    1 item has been added on your compare list.
    You can not add more than 3 items in your compare list.