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Fortisip is a therapeutic food manufactured/produced by Nutricia. It is a ready-made milkshake style drink meant for consumption by people who cannot consume enough solid food to maintain a balanced diet. Fortisip is suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition for most people over 6 years of age.
Fortisip contains proteins and the vitamins, minerals and trace elements needed for a nutritionally complete diet. Each 200 ml Fortisip bottle provides 300 Kcal (1260 kJ). It does not contain gluten or lactose, making it suitable for people with coeliac disease or lactose intolerance. It is not suitable for people with galactosemia, or as a partial source of nutrition for children under the age of 3.
Fortisip is available in neutral, vanilla, strawberry, orange, banana, tropical fruits, chocolate and toffee flavours.
It is also offered in a 'Compact Fibre' Version to offer a greater fibre intake across a persons diet. Expanding its range, nutricia now offer fortisip in pudding formulations (forticreme), Fortisip Yogurt Style & Fortijuice. With some differences to vitamins and fats contained in the different styles.
The high sugar content causes accelerated tooth decay in frail elderly patients. These patients should have preventive dentistry in conjunction with Fortisip.
- "Fortisip information page". EPG Health Media. Retrieved 2 July 2009.