And look, I did Isosource over my five-six weeks of enteral feeding, used it for ages as a supplement, and still do from time to time. And as soon as I started coming here and becoming more informed on nutritional matters, I became more and more worried by what was in those feeds. From memory, a lot of it was corn syrup and sugar and all sorts of nasties, with a lot of chemical "nutrition" thrown in.
I always felt as if my gut flora were "off" after I used them as supplements, which is why I try not to use them anymore, but try to rely on smoothies etc.
I always keep a few on hand in case I go to hospital and need some nutrition while they mess around with menus (they always keep sending me cheesy stuff for the first few meals, even though I can't tolerate dairy) but, really, I'd much rather not drink them at all, unless I absolutely have to.
If Fortisips are working for you, then that's great. I'm glad they found something that sits well.
I did think the article was interesting, though. So many of us, here, just think about
the dairy content when we wonder why we're not coping with our supplement drinks, but maybe there's more to it than just the dairy.
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