Addressing specific needs through specialized nutrition

We all understand that good nutrition plays a powerful role in everyday health. Overall, providing individuals with the right nutrition, at the right time, will help improve their quality of life.

Research has shown that nutrition can make a difference in a person’s health not only in the short-term, but in the long-term as well.

What is specialized nutrition?

Specialized nutrition is an effective way to help with the dietary management of specific conditions when a normal diet is not suitable for the patient.

Under the guidance of a healthcare professional, specialized nutrition is often a key part of the management besides medication, surgery and/or other interventions, and can be either short term or long-term depending on the patient’s individual nutritional needs. Specialized nutrition often requires the use of specialized formulas specifically designed to meet the dietary requirements of the patients.

Specialized formulas must be used under medical supervision. If you have recently received a diagnosis or you are interested in knowing if a specialized nutrition formula it is right for you, speak to your medical professional.

Whom is Specialized nutrition for and why?

Specialized nutrition can help patients of all ages with the dietary management of specific conditions or diseases. For example:

  • Refractory epilepsy, and disorders where a ketogenic diet is indicated
  • Genetic metabolic disorders like. Phenylketonuria (PKU) or Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD)
  • Food allergies e.g. cow milk allergy where cow milk proteins are not tolerated
  • Conditions where increased energy is needed

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