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Protein

Phenylketonuria (PKU)

The ‘building blocks’ of protein are called amino acids. In PKU, due to the lack of an enzyme, the body cannot properly deal with one of the amino acids, phenylalanine. People with PKU therefore need to severely restrict the amount of protein they eat.
A key element in the management of PKU is the use of protein substitutes. Protein substitutes for PKU provide all the amino acids found in protein but no phenylalanine. In combination with the small allowance of regular dietary protein, protein substitutes ensure that an individual with PKU has an adequate intake of protein.

Navamedic offers a range of age-specific, lifestyle-friendly and palatable protein substitutes for PKU from Vitaflo International Ltd.

We also offer products in these theraputical areas:

Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD)
Tyrosinaemia (TYR)
Homocystinuria (HCU)
MMA/PA
Glutaric Aciduria (GA)
Isovaleric Acidaemia (IVA)
Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD)

Support Range:

Prozero
Fate Mix
Vitabite
Minicrackers
Flavourpac

PKU start™

PKU start is an amino acid based powdered phenylalanine free* formula containing other essential and non‐essential amino acids, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, arachidonic acid (ARA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA).

PKU start is suitable for the dietary management of Phenylketonuria from birth.

 

PKU explore™

A powdered protein substitute for the dietary management of Phenylketonuria (PKU). PKU explore is a second stage protein substitute easily made up to a smooth spoonable consistency. Suitable from 6 months of age, this is a simple choice when introducing solids.

PKU explore is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision.

PKU gel™

PKU gel™ is a powdered phenylalanine free, protein substitute, containing essential and non-essential amino acids, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. With sugar and sweeteners. Available in a choice of flavours.

 

PKU express®

PKU express® is a powdered phenylalanine free protein substitute, containing essential and non-essential amino acids, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. With sugars and sweeteners. Available in a choice of flavours.

PKU express can be easily made to an individual’s preferred volume and is suitable from 3 years of age.

PKU cooler®

PKU cooler® is a ready-to-drink, phenylalanine free protein substitute, containing essential and non-essential amino acids, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, trace elements and the omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs); docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic (EPA). Contains sugar and sweeteners. Available in a choice of flavours.

Indications
PKU cooler is for use in the dietary management of Phenylketonuria (PKU) from 3 years of age.

PKU air®

The lowest calorie ready to drink protein substitute for the dietary management of Phenylketonuria (PKU). PKU air is specifically designed with the needs of teenagers and adults in mind; however, it is suitable from 3 years of age.

PKU air is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision.

PKU sphere™

A powdered protein substitute for the dietary management of Phenylketonuria. PKU sphere is Vitaflo’s first glycomacropeptide (GMP) based protein substitute and is suitable from 4 years of age. PKU sphere has a GMP-dominant protein source supplemented with amino acids, bringing patients the potential benefits of GMP without any compromise in nutritional profile.
PKU sphere can easily be made to an individual’s preferred volume.