Sometimes patients need extra help to fight infections or in some cases, malnutrition and decreased protein levels in their bodies. Their nutrient requirements increase, resulting in the need for oral nutrition supplements, which ensure adequate caloric and protein intake. Oral nutrition supplements are typically formulated as a combination of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate, and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and trace elements). They also may be used for certain conditions and disease states.
Oral nutrition supplements increases a patient’s ability to fight infection, decreases the chance for hospitalization and speeds healing and recovery times. Carmichael’s has experienced licensed pharmacists and technicians who work closely with the primary caregiver to provide a patient with proper nutritional intake. Our selection of oral products is available in a variety of flavors.
Oral nutrition products are available in several forms:
- diabetic bars
- clear liquid beverages
- juice-based beverages
- milk-based beverages
- protein cookies
- protein powder drinks and soups