An elemental diet consists of only pre-digested/elemental
nutrients (ie. amino acids, simple carbohydrates, medium chain
triglycerides), and essential vitamins and minerals.
It can be used asthe sole source of nutrition for a limited period
of time in place of antimicrobials in the Eradication Phase to
significantly decrease the bacterial overgrowth.
A clinical trial demonstrated that a two-week, as well as a
three-week, exclusive elemental diet was able to normalize
the lactulose breath test (LBT) results in 80% and 85% of SIBO-positive patients, respectively.
It can also be used in Crohn's disease patients whose ability to
digest and absorb is compromised.
Adults - Take 1-2 servings, 2-3 times a day for 14-21 days, or as directed
by your health care practitioner.
*based on age, height, weight, activity levels
Caution: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are on a fat-restricted diet.