A medical ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, high fat diet which changes the metabolism in the body from burning glucose for energy to burning fat for energy. It is currently a recognised treatment for intractable (drug resistant) epilepsy, Glut 1 Deficiency and Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency. Increasingly the diet is being looked at in other neuro-metabolic conditions as well as Brain Cancer.
There are 5 versions of the Ketogenic diet (KD)
- Classical ketogenic diet:
- MCT ketogenic diet
- Modified Atkins ketogenic diet
- Modified ketogenic diet
- Low Glycaemic ketogenic diet
Navamedic offers a number of products that Vitaflo and others have developed that can be used as part of the ketogenic diet, which help aid compliance and make the diet more manageable.
A unique, ready to eat, palatable semi-solid food for use in the ketogenic diet. Suitable from 3 years of age onwards. Suitable as a sole source of nutrition up to 10 years of age and as a supplement from 10 plus years.
Keyo is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision.
A food for special medical purposes.
MCTprocal is a neutral-tasting food fortifier and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) supplement.
MCTprocal is for use in the dietary management of disorders of long-chain fatty acid oxidation, fat malabsorption and other disorders requiring a high MCT, low long-chain triglyceride (LCT) supplement from 1 year of age.
A palatable ready to use 20% liquid emulsion of medium chain triglyceride (MCT) for use in conditions requiring a source of MCT. Betaquik is suitable from 3 years of age.
Betaquik is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision.
A great tasting, orange flavour vitamin, mineral and trace element supplement suitable for children on restrictive therapeutic diets. FruitiVits is suitable from 3 to 10 years of age.
Fruitivits is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision.
Ketocare Ketoclassic 3:1
Food for special medical purposes
THIXO-D Cal-Free® is a clarified, dispersible grade of free-flowing xanthan gum, suitable for use in food preparations. Xanthan gum is a high molecular-weight polysaccharide manufactured from a pure culture of the organism Xanthomans campestris, which occurs naturally on the leavs of members of the brassica family. After a fermentation period it is dried into a powder.
THIXO-D Cal-Free reduces the risk of aspiration where food and drink can enter the airway and is ideally suited for patients with dysphagia as it helps them to eat and drink safely.