Bioavailability & Clinical Research
Therapeutic Nutrition...Highly Bioavailable Activated Oil Systems
Our nutritional philosophy is that patients require nutrition that fits their specific needs and challenges caused by their disease. Not all illnesses impact the body’s metabolism and microbiome in the same way. Malnutrition associated with illness is caused by multiple factors which are driven by the age of the patient, type and stage of disease, nutritional deficiencies, and impact of therapeutic treatments.
We provide nutritional rescue lipids scientifically designed to address and overcome deficiencies in specific patient populations related to their disease and resulting microbiome. With the advice of medical professionals and expert scientific advisors we design personalized nutritional lipid systems to improve the bioavailability of nutritional building blocks while balancing the microbiota.
Clinical Study: PERT-Free Nutrition, Cystic Fibrosis
We designed and clinically tested the first medical food specifically designed for cystic fibrosis patients that bypasses the need for enzymatic replacement therapy for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). Without pancreatic enzymatic replacement therapy (PERT), patients cannot digest the fats in food, losing absorption of valuable calories, fat soluble vitamins and micronutrients, resulting in malnutrition. This research was performed to address the problem of malnutrition in the 85-90% of cystic fibrosis patients with EPI.
The underlying clinically-proven Activated Oil System™ is a breakthrough lipid platform for developing other advanced nutritional products for GI compromised patients of all ages.
Clinical Study: PERT-Free Animal Nutrition
The introduction and clinical validation of animal nutrition with engineered lipids (fats) specifically designed for animals with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) will enhance the quality of life for dogs that cannot digest the fats in food. Enhancing the delivery of valuable calories, fat soluble vitamins and micronutrients in compromised GI systems can improve the healthspan of all animals.