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.
For patients with duodenal overgrowth or co-existing fungal overgrowth, even simple carbohydrates like maltodextrin can potentially be utilized by the bacteria/fungi before they can be absorbed by the body. By incorporating ketogenesis in Elemental Nutrition, we can further limit the food sources of the bacterial overgrowth, as well as providing a better sense of satiety.
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.