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What is Fresubin 2kcal, Protein Energy, Fiber, Jucy and Diben? Compare to Ensure & Glucerna.

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Fresubin milk (2kcal 2k and Protein Energy) and Diben are some good nutrition product that has recently been compared to Ensure Plus and Glucerna. They are from the German nutrition company, Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH, which has been in the clinical nutrition range since 1975. It is available widely in Singapore and all Fresubin / Diben can be purchased here.

We will share a series of comparison charts at the end of the article that compares the differences between Fresubin vs Ensure Plus, Glucerna, Fortisip, Diben, Supportan, Nutridrink etc.

Summary of Fresubin (Renal, Jucy, 2kcal, Protein Energy) and Diben are for:-

  • Fresubin 2kCal (2kcal/ml)- to increase energy and protein needs for elderly, surgery, wound healing, fluid restrictions etc
  • Diben (1.5kcal/ml) – for diabetes users
  • Fresubin Protein Energy (1.5kcal/ml) – to increase protein needs for elderly, surgery, wound healing, pressure ulcers
  • Fresubin Jucy (1.5kcal/ml) – increase energy needs with fat malabsorption
  • Fresubin Renal (2kcal/ml) – for renal failure patients, predialysis.
  • Fresubin Energy Fibre – to increase protein needs with Fibre, for elderly and surgery
  • Supportan – for cancer patients
  • Fresubin Hepa – for liver failure patient

What is Fresubin 2kcal (commonly known as 2k) milk drink?

Fresubin 2kcal is a drink designed for increased energy and protein needs. The 2kcal stands for 2.0k per ml. It is nutritionally complete, high caloric (2.0 kcal/ml), high protein (20% energy). It is an oral nutritional supplement that is fibre free.

  • High energy (2kcal per ml)
  • high in protein (10g per100ml)
  • high in vitamin D (2.5ug per 100ml)

kcal is suitable for patients of

  • elderly and middle-aged adults
  • surgery patients
  • cancer
  • wound healing and pressure ulcers
  • fluid restrictions
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • cardiovascular disease
  • dialysis (recommended for supplemental nutrition of 2 bottles per day)

Fresubin 2kcal comes in two flavours, Vanilla and Cappuccino.

Fresubin 2kcal Nutritional information

For complete nutrition: 5 bottles per day

Energy %Per Bottle 200ml
Protein‚Äč20 %20g
Fat35 %15.6g
Carbohydrates45 %45g
Fibre0 %0g
Water68-70* ml/100 ml137 – 140ml
Osmolarity (mosmol/l)590-640
Energy400 kcal
Fresubin 2kcal nutritional information

What is Diben?

Diben is a drink designed for diabetes.

  • High energy (1.5kcal per ml)
  • Low glycaemic index (‚ȧ55)
  • modified carbohydrate profile
  • high in protein (10g per100ml)

Diben is suitable for patients of diabetes

Diben comes in two flavours, Vanilla and Cappuccino.

Diben Nutritional information

For complete nutrition: 5 bottles per day

Energy %Per Bottle 200ml
Protein‚Äč20 %15g
Fat42 %14g
Carbohydrates35 %26.2g
Fibre3 % 4g
Water158ml
Osmolarity (mosmol/l)350 – 390
Energy300 kcal
Diben nutritional information

What is Fresubin Protein Energy?

Fresubin Protein Energy is a drink designed for increased energy and protein needs. Though it has less calories compared to 2kcal.

  • High energy (1.5kcal per ml)
  • high in protein (10g per100ml)

Protein Energy is suitable for patients of

  • elderly and middle-aged adults
  • surgery patients
  • wound healing and pressure ulcers

Fresubin Protein Energy comes in two flavours, Vanilla and Tropical Fruits.

Fresubin Protein Energy Nutritional information

For complete nutrition: 4-5 bottles per day

Energy %Per Bottle 200ml
Protein‚Äč27 %20g
Fat40 %13.4g
Carbohydrates33 %24.8g
Fibre0 %0g
Water158ml
Osmolarity (mosmol/l)380
Energy300 kcal
Fresubin Protein Energy nutritional information

What is Fresubin Jucy?

Fresubin Jucy is a drink designed for increased energy needs with fat malabsorption patients.

  • High energy (1.5kcal per ml)
  • fat free

Jucy is suitable for patients of

  • fat intolerance / malabsorption

Fresubin Jucy comes in two flavours, Blackcurrant and Apple

Fresubin Jucy Nutritional information

For SUPPLEMENTARY nutrition: 2-3 bottles per day

Energy %Per Bottle 200ml
Protein‚Äč11 %8g
Fat0 %0g
Carbohydrates89 %67g
Fibre0 %0g
Water152ml
Osmolarity (mosmol/l)680
Energy300 kcal
Fresubin Jucy nutritional information

What is Fresubin Renal?

Fresubin Renal is a drink designed for predialysis renal failure patients.

  • High energy (2kcal per ml)
  • reduced protein (as compared to Fresubin Jucy) (3g/100ml)

Renal is suitable for patients of

  • predialysis renal failure patients

Fresubin Renal comes in one flavour, Vanilla.

Fresubin Renal Nutritional information

For complete nutrition: 5bottles per day

Energy %Per Bottle 200ml
Protein‚Äč6 %6g
Fat40 %17.8g
Carbohydrates53 %52.8g
Fibre1 %2.4g
Water142ml
Osmolarity (mosmol/l)500
Energy400 kcal
Fresubin Renal nutritional information

What is Fresubin Energy Fibre?

Fresubin Energy Fibre is a drink designed for increased protein needs with fibre.

  • High energy (1.5kcal per ml)
  • high in protein (5.6g per100ml)
  • contains fibre

Energy Fibre is suitable for patients of

  • elderly and middle-aged adults
  • surgery patients

Fresubin Energy Fiber comes in two flavours, Vanilla and Banana.

Fresubin Energy Fibre Nutritional information

For complete nutrition: 5-7 bottles per day

Energy %Per Bottle 200ml
Protein‚Äč15 %11.2g
Fat35 %11.6g
Carbohydrates47.3 %35.6g
Fibre2.7 %4g
Water156ml
Osmolarity (mosmol/l)410 – 440
Energy300 kcal
Fresubin Energy Fibre nutritional information

What is Supportan?

Supportan is a drink designed for cancer patients.

  • Contains EPA Eicosapentaenoic acid (1g/200ml)
  • Contains MCT Medium Chain Triglycerides
  • high in protein (10g per100ml)

Supportan is suitable for patients of

  • cancer
  • cancer induced weight loss

Supportan comes in three flavours, Tropical fruits, Cappuccino, Pineapple-coconut.

Supportan Nutritional information

For complete nutrition: 5 bottles per day

Energy %Per Bottle 200ml
Protein‚Äč27 %20g
Fat40 %13.4g
Carbohydrates31 %23.2g
Fibre2 %3g
Water152ml
Osmolarity (mosmol/l)380 – 435
Energy300 kcal
Supportan nutritional information

What is Fresubin Hepa?

Fresubin Hepa is a drink designed for patient with liver failure.

  • Rich in branched chain amino acids (44%)
  • contains MCT medium chain triglycerides

Hepa is suitable for patients of

  • liver disease
  • awaiting liver transplant

Fresubin Hepa comes in one flavours, Cappuccino

Fresubin Hepa Nutritional information

For complete nutrition: 7 – 8 bottles per day

Energy %Per Bottle 200ml
Protein‚Äč12 %8g
Fat33 %9.4g
Carbohydrates53.5 %34.8g
Fibre1.5%2g
Water156ml
Osmolarity (mosmol/l)360
Energy260 kcal
Fresubin Hepa nutritional information

Fresubin and Diben side effects

Fresubin and Diben are high quality clinical nutritional products. If you experience side effects or adverse reaction with your medication, do stop consuming immediately and check with your medical doctors.

This applies for any other milk / nutritional products that you are consuming (Ensure, Glucerna, Jevity, Pulmocare, ProPass, Prosure etc). When in doubt, do check with your doctors or dieticians.

Other Fresubin products by Fresubin Kaki

Fresubin Energy Fiber, Supportan, Fresubin Hepa (Liver Failure), Fresubin DM. We will provide more write up on these as time goes by.

Comparison of Fresubin and Diben vs other brands (Ensure, Glucerna, Resource, Nutren, Fortisip)

There are many requests for comparison charts of various milk liquids and powder and it can be confusing as different users may have different needs. Please do check with your medical doctors and dieticians as the information displayed is merely for general details.
Every elderly or patient may have different individual needs and prefer different tastes. Please consult your medical expert.

Comparison Fresubin 2kcal vs Resources 2.0 vs Ensure TwoCalHN

We have a simple chart that compared Fresubin 2kcal with other alternative milk: Nestle Resource 2.0 and Abbott Ensure TwoCalHN.
Fresubin 2kcal has lesser water content (for users who prefer not to consume large quantity) but with higher protein intake.

Fresubin 2kcal vs Nestle Resource 2.0 vs Abbott Ensure TwoCal HN Comparison

Comparison Energy vs Ensure Plus vs Fortisip

This chart showcases Fresubin Energy with other alternative milk: Abbott Ensure Plus and Fortisip.
Fresubin Energy has lesser water content (for users who prefer not to consume large quantities) but with higher protein intake.

Fresubin Energy vs Ensure Plus vs Fortisip Comparison

Comparison of Diben vs Glucerna Liquid, Nutren Diabetes, Triple Care, Plus 1.5kcal Comparison

This chart showcases Diben with other alternative milk: Nestle Nutren Diabetes, Abbott Glucerna Liquid 1kcal, Glucerna Triple Care, Glucerna Plus 1.5kcal
Diben has the highest carbohydrates, calories among all the other brands.

Comparison Diben vs Glucerna Liquid, Nutren Diabetes, Triple Care, Plus 1.5kcal Comparison

Do note that the general information shared is for general sharing and may not apply to each individual. Please check with your dietician and/or doctor for your personal requirements.

Please do refer to https://www.fresenius-kabi.com/ to read more.

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