Supplements for Malnutrition

Sarcopenia or muscle wasting is common in malnutrition in the elderly. This is associated with falls and seriously compromised health outcomes. Consequently, it is imperative to ensure preservation of muscles take place with adequate energy and protein intake as well as progressive resistance training exercises.

Following is a list of high energy supplements to prevent malnutrition in the elderly:

Supplement
Volume
(ml)
Energy
(kcal)
Protein
(g)
Fat
(g)
CHO
(g)
Na
(mmol)
K+
(mmol)
Fortisip
200
300
12.0
11.6
36.8
4.0
5.1
Ensure Plus
200
300
12.5
9.8
40.4
5.0
5.0
Sustagen (carton)
250
250
12.5
3.7
41.2
12
13
Breaka
250
205
8.0
9.3
22.6
6.7
9.4
RFB
237
250
9.0
0.0
53.5
3.4
1.5
Twocal HN
237
474
19.8
21.1
51.8
15.0
15.0
Nepro
237
475
16.6
22.7
52.8
8.7
6.4
Suplena
237
475
7.0
23.0
61.0
8.0
7.0
Peptinex
237
237
12.0
4.0
38.6
10.0
9.0
Forticreme
125
200
12.5
6.0
24.0
4.0
7.0
Milk
150
100
5.0
5.7
7.0
3.3
6.0
Skim Milk
150
53
5.3
0.1
7.5
3.5
6.5
So Good
250
185
7.8
8.0
20.3
4.5
14.0
Polyjoule Powder
1 Tab (9g)
34
0
0
9.0
0.5
Polyjoule
200
250
0
0
61.8
0
0.1
Proform
60g
225
14.6
2.0
36.3
23.4
21.4
Benecalorie
41.3g
330
7.0
33.0
0
0.5
0
SMP
1 Tab (9g)
32
3.5
0
5.0
1.7
3.2
Pro-cal Shot
250
835
16.75
70.5
33.5
12.25
13
Enprocal
250
499.5
43.25
16.5
40
289.5
Novasource
250
501.9
22.25
22
53
200.5