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Fortisip Bottle is a Food for Special Medical Purposes for use under medical supervision. Fortisip Bottle is a nutritionally complete, high energy (1.5kcal/ml), ready to drink, milkshake style nutritional supplement, for the management of disease-related malnutrition. Fortisip Bottle can be used to supplement the diet of patients unable to meet their nutritional requirements from other foods, or used as a sole source of nutrition.
Fortisip Bottle is available in 200ml bottles, with a flexible straw attached, in 8 flavours: Neutral, Vanilla, Chocolate, Toffee, Banana, Orange, Strawberry, and Tropical.
Malnutrition and weight loss occur when the body is not getting enough of the nutrients and vitamins it needs to stay healthy and it can develop if a person stops eating properly, cannot eat at all, or if the body needs more nutrients than normal (e.g. due to infection or disease). Malnutrition can occur from some of these condition/infections: Mental health condition/ Depression, Ulcerative colitis, Dementia, Vomiting / diarrhoea, Eating disorder / Anorexia nervosa/ Bulimia, Food Poisoning, Cancer/ Oncology, Cow’s Milk Allergy, Critical Care/ ICU, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive/ Faltering growth, Kidney/ Renal Disease, Liver Disease/ Cirrhosis, Malabsorption/ Maldigestion, Malnutrition/Undernutrition, Pre & Post-surgery, Respiratory Disease, Swallowing Problems, Dysphasia, Weight Loss in older adults, Would healing, Throat Reflux, Paediatric-Malnutrition, Gastrointestinal (GI) Intolerance, Stroke, Coma, Bedsores, Phenylketonuria, Digestive problems, and Dehydration. Malnutrition can have an impact on both physical and mental health; symptoms include weight loss, tiredness and a lack of energy.
Patients can overcome malnutrition and involuntary weight loss or maintaining nutrients by consulting a nutritionist to determine the level of malnutrition. There is various way to overcome weight loss. These include nutritional food with additional nutrients, adding snacks to increase nutritional or energy intake, adding extra calories to food. Oral nutritional supplements (ONS) such as Ensure Plus can be a simple way to obtain extra nutrition. In some cases, additional or full nutrition may be given via a feeding tube.
Not suitable for use as a sole source of nutrition in children under 6 years of age.
Not for intravenous use. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age. Not suitable for patients with galactosaemia.
Water, maltodextrin, milk protein, sucrose, vegetable oils, tri potassium citrate, emulsifier (soy lecithin), flavour (vanilla), magnesium chloride, acidity regulator (citric acid), tri calcium phosphate, carotenoids (contains soy) (b-carotene, lutein, lycopene), choline chloride, calcium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, sodium L-ascorbate, ferrous lactate, zinc sulphate, colour (curcumin ), magnesium hydroxide, nicotinamide, retinyl acetate, copper gluconate, DL-a-tocopheryl acetate,
sodium selenite, manganese sulphate, calcium D-pantothenate, chromium chloride, D-biotin, cholecalciferol, thiamin hydrochloride, pteroylmonoglutamic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, cyanocobalamin, sodium molybdate, riboflavin, sodium fluoride, potassium iodide, phytomenadione.
*For all other flavours please see individual packaging.
FORTISIP BOTTLE IS GLUTEN AND LACTOSE FREE.
- the same number of calories
- up to 40% more protein
- up to 25% fewer carbohydrates
- up to 33% fewer sugars
- up to 5% less fat
Most of all , Altraplen Protein is more price competitive when compared against leading brands.
|Ensure Plus 200ml||150||6.25||20.2||6.89||5.92||£2.95|
|Altraplen Protein 200ml||150||10.0||15.0||4.6||5.6||£2.95|
When should I consider using Fortisip?
Fortisip is suitable for individuals who find is difficult to consume solid foods or do not feel like eating, a likely after-effect of illness or surgery. However, it is at this point that your body needs good nutrition and Fortisip is a healthy source of vitamins, minerals and calories for patients who require a liquid nutritional supplement. Fortisip can be purchased without prescription, although NutriDrinks would recommend visiting a GP before purchase if you are unsure. Individuals who can benefit the most from Fortisip are those suffering from illnesses, recovering from surgery, individuals with a weakened immune system or those experiencing undesired weight loss.
Fortisip oral nutritional supplements contain energy (calories), protein, vitamins and minerals. They are designed for people who are not able to eat enough food to meet the body’s daily needs for energy and nutrients due to illness. Fortisip provides calories in order to gain weight. Fortisip is an oral nutritional supplement which are available in a variety of different flavours.
How should I take Fortisip?
Fortisip is best served chilled. Fortisip is also a ‘sip feeds’ because people tend to sip them. Fortisip also come as powders that are made up into drinks or are added to drinks or foods like tea, coffee, custard and cereal. There is also Fortisip dessert-style or soup style. Fortisip can also be used alongside thicken up powder for patients suffering from dysphasia.
Does Fortisip contain all the necessary vitamins and minerals?
Fortisip can provide your body with ‘balanced’ nutrition. It is nutritionally complete and contains essential and non-essential vitamins and minerals. Fortisip can therefore be used as a sole source of nutrition (if prescribed) or as part of a balanced diet. Fortisip is ideal for those at nutritional risk who may require a high calorie balanced nutritional drink supplement.
Can Fortisip help me gain weight?
Fortisip provides 300 calories per bottle(200ml) This milkshake style supplement drink can be used by patients who struggle to gain weight as part of a balanced diet. Any type of food or liquid which contains calories can help an individual gain weight. Fortisip drink supplement is an easy way to introduce more calories in to your diet and help gain weight as each Fortisip contains 300 calories.
Does Fortisip taste nice?
Fortisip has recently been reformulated to taste even better then before ! The NutriDrinks team are happy to report that all flavours have been tried and tested by the team and we are happy to drink them as part of a balanced diet. Fortisip is delicious in flavour and filling in nature and is available in different flavours and styles to suit different needs. The perfect supplement drink for those who require a few extra calories or patients who find it difficult to digest solids. Thumbs up from NutriDrinks!
Is Fortisip easy to prepare?
Fortisip is a ready to drink milkshake style drink which requires no preparation, just open the lid , peel back the foil and enjoy!
How much Fortisip should I drink?
If you are using Fortisip as a sole source of nutrition or recovering from surgery or illness then it is recommended that you visit your local GP. For individuals using Fortisip as a weight gain drink it is advisable to start with consuming one bottle of Fortisip in the morning which should help increase your appetite. If one bottle is not enough then the dosage can be increased to suit the individual.
Do you have to drink Fortisip in one sitting?
Fortisip does not have to be consumed in one sitting. For those individuals who find it difficult to consume the whole serving at once it is fine to drink Fortisip over a period of time , just close the lid and carry on with it later! Note: it is advisable that once the seal has been broken to store the remainder in the fridge. Although there are no official guidelines on storage after opening, NutriDrinks have found that the product should be consumed within 48 hours of opening. Definitely drink it cold once opened.
Do you have to keep Fortisip in the fridge?
Fortisip can be kept in the fridge although this is not necessary. Fortisip nutritional drinks can be kept at and ambient temperature and usually have a minimum shelf life of 3 months. It is advisable to store Fortisip away from direct sunlight. Fortisip is best served chilled.
Can I heat Fortisip?
Fortisip can be heated to make a warm drink. (Do not allow the feed to boil).Products should be consumed within one hour after heating. Any product not consumed should be discarded. Pour the supplement into a pan and warm through gently without boiling, as boiling may alter the taste and destroy the heat sensitive vitamins.
What if I dont like the taste of Fortisip?
There are many way you can use Fortisip to make it palatable. Fortisip can be used in meals or desserts or you can create delicious smoothies or milkshakes. Nutritional supplements are usually taken in between meals, or can be used as an ingredient in a meal. Most taste best chilled and can even be frozen and served as a dessert or ice lolly. Many flavours of Fortisip can also be served warm, such as the chocolate flavour Fortisip (do not boil these products). Check out the fortisip recipes section on our website.
Is Fortisip lactose free?
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 are clinically lactose free (i.e. contain a level of lactose <0.030g per 100ml) and are therefore suitable for patients with lactose intolerance). FORTISIP IS GLUTEN AND LACTOSE FREE.
Is Fortisip suitable for people with Diabetes?
Yes,however it is recommended that oral nutritional supplements should be consumed slowly (over at least a 20-25 minute period) and be evenly spaced throughout the day.It is advised medical supervision and advice should always be sought from a dietitian or doctor on which oral nutritional supplement or tube feed is most suitable to meet individual requirements.
Is Fortisip suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
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 .
Is Fortisip suitable for people with Coeliac disease?
Yes. All Nutricia products (tube feeds and oral nutritional supplements) are gluten free and are suitable for people with coeliac disease and gluten intolerance.
Fortisip is the most popular of the Nutricia drink supplements. However, there is a range of delicious supplements which might be more beneficial depending on peoples individual’s requirements. These include:
Fortisip Extra is a high energy (1.6kcal/ml) and high protein (20g protein/200ml bottle) milkshake style, ready to drink, nutritional supplement for use in patients with increased nutritional requirements. Fortisip Extra contains 50% of the RNI for vitamins and minerals in one bottle*. Fortisip Extra is available in 200ml bottles with a flexible straw attached, in 5 flavours: Vanilla, Strawberry, Forest Fruits, Chocolate and Mocha.
2.4kcal/ml milkshake style oral nutritional supplement, for the dietary management of disease related malnutrition. Available in 5 flavours: Vanilla, Banana, Mocha, Strawberry and new Peach/Mango.
Fortisip Yoghurt Style
Fortisip Yoghurt Style is based on the same formulation of Fortisip, being high in energy, protein, calories and nutritionally complete. This unique yoghurt style texture is tasty and available in in 3 flavours: Raspberry, Peach/ Orange and Vanilla/Lemon. direct from NutriDrinks.co.uk - Fortisip Yoghurt Style is a nutritionally complete, 1.5kcal/ml, ready to drink, yoghurt style nutritional supplement for the management of disease related malnutrition.
Fortisip Multi Fibre
Fortisip Multi Fibre is a nutritionally complete, 1.5kcal/ml, ready to drink, milk shake style supplement, enriched with 4.5g fibre per bottle. Fortisip Multi Fibre can be used to supplement the diet of patients unable to meet their nutritional requirements from other foods, or used as a sole source of nutrition. Fortisip Multi Fibre contains a blend of six types of dietary fibre in the ratio of 60:40 soluble:insoluble. A mix of fibres may help to maintain normal bowel function. Fortisip Multi Fibre is available in 200ml bottles, with a flexible straw attached, in Vanilla flavour Available in a range of flavours from NutriDrinks.co.uk
Fortisip Compact is a Food for Special Medical Purposes for use under medical supervision. Fortisip Compact is a nutritionally complete, 2.4kcal/ml, milkshake style oral nutritional supplement, for the dietary management of disease related malnutrition. A 125ml bottle contains 300kcals and 12g protein, and can be used to supplement the diet of patients unable to meet their nutritional requirements from other foods,or used as a sole source of nutrition. Available in 8 flavours: Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate, Banana, Forest Fruits, Apricot, Mocha and new neutral flavour.
Fortisip Compact Fibre is a Food for Special Medical Purposes for use under medical supervision. Fortisip Compact Fibre is a nutritionally complete, 2.4kcal/ml, fibre enriched, milkshake style oral nutritional supplement, for the dietary management of disease related malnutrition. A 125ml bottle contains 300kcals and 12g protein, and can be used to supplement the diet of patients unable to meet their nutritional requirements from other foods, or used as a sole source of nutrition. Available in 2 flavours: Vanilla and Strawberry.
Fortijuce is a fat free version of Fortisip, ideal for patients who require a low fat diet or have difficulties in absorbing fat based products. Fortijuce is high in calories and is nutritionally balanced. Available in a range of flavours from NutriDrinks.co.uk Fortijuce is a juice tasting, ready to drink, high-energy 1.5kcal/ml nutritional supplement with added vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
Fortisip Fruit Dessert is a ready-to-eat, high protein, high energy, dessert style nutritional supplement. It contains 10.5g protein and 200kcals per 150g serving, and is enriched with 3.5g fibre per pot.
For enteral use only. ACBS approved, prescribable on Form FP10 (GP10 in Scotland) for the following indications:
• short bowel syndrome
• intractable malabsorption
• pre-operative preparation of undernourished patients
• inflammatory bowel disease
• total gastrectomy
• bowel fistulae
• disease related malnutrition
Directions for use
Fortisip Bottle is best served chilled. Shake well before opening. Fortisip Bottle Neutral may be added to sweet and savoury foods.
Store in a dry, cool place (5-25°C). Shake well before use. Once opened store bottles in a refrigerator for a maximum of 24 hours.
12 months. Best before date: see side of bottle.