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 SIBOpositive patients, respectively.
It can also be used in Crohns disease patients whose ability to digest and absorb is compromised.
Suggested Use: 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.