Many people are prescribed this formula for outpatient care, to be drank daily or at every mealtime to improve nutrition intake.
What is Jevity Milk with Fiber by Abbott?
Jevity Milk by Abbott is isotonic liquid nutrition with fiber & MCT. It is a fiber-fortified, high nitrogen liquid formula. It has a high fiber content of 14.4g of dietary fiber per litre. Fiber is important for the dietary management of diarrhea and constipation and maintains normal bowel function.
Jevity Key Features
- Complete and balanced nutrition for long-term tube feeding.
- Provides 14.4 g of dietary fiber/L. Fiber helps maintain normal bowel function and may be useful in the dietary management of diarrhea and constipation.
- Provides 100% of the daily values for 24 essential vitamins and minerals in 1400 kcal (1321 ml).
- High protein (16.7% of kcal). Protein is needed for lean body tissue maintenance and repair.
- An isotonic formula that is beneficial for those intolerant of hyperosmolar feedings.
- Mild taste makes this suitable for oral use by patients with altered taste perception.
What are the ingredients in Jevity?
The ingredients in Jevity are water, maltodextrin (corn), sodium and calcium caseinates, corn syrup solids, soy fiber, high-oleic safflower oil, canola oil, medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil, calcium phosphate tribasic, potassium citrate, magnesium chloride, soy lecithin, sodium citrate, magnesium sulphate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, ascorbic acid, taurine, l-carnitine, zinc sulphate, alpha-tocopheryl acetate, ferrous sulphate, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, cupric sulphate, thiamine chloride hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, Vitamin A Palmitate, folic acid, biotin, chromium chloride, sodium molybdate, potassium iodide, sodium selenate, phylloquinone, cyanocobalamin, and Vitamin D3.
What are the nutrients Jevity provides?
Table 1 below is a list of the nutrients that you can find in version 1.0 with corresponding quantities.
|Protein (Nitrogen)||g||10.4 (1.63)|
|Vitamin A||mcg RE||269|
|Vitamin E||mg α TE||5.4|
|Thiamin (vitamin B1)||mg||0.41|
|Riboflavin (vitamin B2)||mg||0.46|
|Sodium||mg (mmol)||220 (9.57)|
|Potassium||mg (mmol)||370 (9.46)|
|Chloride||mg (mmol)||310 (8.74)|
Can you drink Jevity by mouth or used for tube feeding?
- can be drank orally
- Or tube feeding
- sole source nutrient
- Or as supplemental nutrient
This is an isotonic liquid nutrient that is designed as a supplementary nutrient to a user’s diet or as a sole-source nutrient. It provides a complete and balanced nutrient intake for long-term tube feeding and can be used for oral feeding too. It could be drunk or taken by mouth if you do not mind about tastes or if your taste is altered.
How does Jevity compare with similar nutritional products?
There are different versions around, Jevity 1.0 and 2.0 and also other similar milk products for specialised outpatient and elderly care. Let us compare these milk products.
Jevity 1.0 vs 1.2 – What does 1.0 or 1.2 mean?
In Singapore, Abbott Jevity is 1.0:- it means it has 1 cal/mL and it is isotonic, which is more beneficial for those intolerant of hyperosmolar feedings. Jevity 1.2 has 1.2 cal/ml and it is non-isotonic, it also has higher protein.
Jevity 1.0 means it has 1 Cal/ml, while Jevity 1.2 means it has 1.2cal/ml. 1.0 version is also isotonic while the 1.2 version is not. 1.0 Isotonic is more beneficial for those intolerants of hyperosmolar feedings. Here is a list of the main differences between v1.0 and v2.0
- Calories difference- 1.0 has 1 cal/ml while 1.2 has 1.2 cal/ml
- Isotonic- 1.0 is isotonic
- Protein- 1.2 has higher protein level.
The Jevity healthcare professionals use in Singapore is 1.0.
Jevity 1.0 Cal and 1.2 Cal are both liquid nutritional formulas used for tube feeding as supplements or as exclusive food. They may be used for oral feeding of patients with altered taste perception as well. Both formulas are complete and balanced to meet the daily dietary requirements.
They are fibre-fortified and give 100% or more of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for 24 essential vitamins and minerals. They are suitable for Gluten and lactose intolerance. They are both ready to use. Both Jevity 1.0 and 1.2 can be used for short-term tube feeding as well.
NB: all such nutritional products are to be used under medical supervision, please consult your doctor or dietician for advice.
Jevity 1.0 has 1 Cal/mL concentrated calories while the 1.2 version has 1.2 Cal/ml.
1.0 is isotonic while 1.2 is not. The isotonic formula is beneficial for those intolerant of hyperosmolar feedings. Version 1.2 has a higher protein portion that counts for 18.5% of total calories. This helps tube-fed patients gain and maintain a healthy weight. Protein is needed to produce the muscle body mass, regenerate it and repair it.
1.0 contains 14.4 g of total dietary fibre/L and Jevity 1.2 meets the RDI of fibres with 18 g/l, of which 10 g of a soluble and insoluble fibre mix and 8 g of NutraFlora® scFOS®. scFOS® alone count for 8 g/L. Fibres are essential to support bowel function and ease digestion. scFOS are prebiotics triggering the development of good bacteria in the colon.
Summary Key Points Of Jevity Milk
- Jevity series is a meal replacement or meal supplement
- 1.0 is isotonic and adapted for everybody
- 1.2 has more carbohydrates, protein, and fibres. Usually not sold in Singapore.
- Jevity version in Singapore is 1.0
Where to buy Jevity Milk?
You can buy them at most hospital pharmacies, large supermarkets or buy at Jevity online in Singapore. This is sold at most elderly care shops and outpatient care shops.
TwoCal vs Jevity 1.0
What is a “2 Cal”?
If you heard of nutrition called 2 Cal, it is, in fact, an Abbott product commercialized under the brand TwoCal®. TwoCal Abbott is ideal to meet the high protein and calorie needs of stressed patients and patients requiring low-volume feedings. Twocal is not available in Singapore, only Jevity is available in Singapore.
Both Jevity and TwoCal is used as a food supplement or as a unique food source. It can be taken both orally and by tube-feeding. And it is suitable in case of gluten or lactose intolerance. This nutrition is unflavoured as well. It is complete in terms of vitamin and mineral needs.
Both are both ready to drink.
TwoCal has a double quantity of calories per milliliter. This allows the product to help patients gain and maintain weight faster. TwoCal has a higher protein portion (8.4g/100ml versus 10.4g/237ml for 1.0), which makes it adapted especially for people with high protein needs. In addition, TwoCal contains 1g/100ml scFOS® prebiotics but does not have other fibres.
It makes it a low-fibre nutrition. TwoCal is hypertonic with an Osmolarity of 560 mOsm/L, which is not necessarily suitable for all users.
NB: TwoCal is to be used under medical supervision. Please consult your dietician or doctor for advice on consulting these milk products.
Key Points of TwoCal vs Jevity
- Both are a meal replacement or meal supplement.
- Jevity 1.0 is isotonic and adapted for everybody and is enriched with fibres.
- TwoCal is enriched with proteins.
Jevity vs Ensure Plus by Abbott
Both Jevity and Ensure Plus series products are designed by Abbott to be taken orally.
They both exist in different sub-formulas, and ready-to-drink packaging.
Both are complete and balanced formulas used as a food supplement or as a unique food source. It is to be taken orally. And it is suitable in case of gluten or lactose intolerance. Both of them can be drunk by mouth or tube feeding as well. Both are both ready to drink.
The main difference is that Ensure Plus is designed for patients who have malnutrition, are at nutritional risk, or are experiencing involuntary weight loss, to help gain or maintain a healthy weight. Ensure Plus has more nutrients in less volume.
Ensure Plus has 1.5 Cal/ml (versus 1Cal/ml for 1.0). It has also more fat (4.92g/100ml versus 3.46g/100ml for version 1.0).2g/100ml of carbs (versus 13.97g/100ml for version 1.0). This is equivalent to 26% of the daily value. Slightly more proteins (6.25g/100ml versus 4.42g/100ml for version1.0). This is equivalent to 26% of the daily value.
Ensure Plus does not have fibres. Ensure Plus has 28 essential minerals and vitamins compared with 24 minerals for Jevity 1.0. Ensure plus is available in 3 different flavours, vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry which gives more taste options.
Key Summary Points of Jevity vs Ensure Plus
- They are both meal replacement or meal supplements.
- Ensure Plus is enriched with calories from carbohydrates, fat and proteins.
- Jevity is enriched with fibres.
- Ensure Plus is specifically formulated for undernutrition and related weight loss.
Where to buy Ensure series?
You can buy Ensure at most hospital pharmacies, large supermarkets or buy at Ensure Online in Singapore. They are also available at most elderly care shops and rehabilitation marts.
Jevity with Fibre vs Glucerna Triple Care
Jevity and Glucerna are both nutritional products of Abbott Nutrition laboratories. They both exist in different sub-formulas and packaging including the version 1.0Cal can and Glucerna 1.0Cal carton.
Both of them can be used as a food supplement or as a unique food source. It can be taken both orally and by tube-feeding. And it is suitable in case of gluten or lactose intolerance. Both products have a similar number of calories and fibres and almost similar protein portion. They are both isotonic. They are both ready to drink.
The main difference is that Glucerna 1.0Cal is designed particularly for people with high blood glucose and people with declared diabetes. Glucerna 1.0 is a reduced-carbohydrate (22.8g/237ml versus 33.1g/237ml for Jevity 1.0) which gives better glycaemic control.
Glucerna 1.0 has enough of 26 minerals and vitamins to meet the body needs. Jevity 1.0 has 24 and is also lower in fat (8.2g/237ml versus 12.9g/237ml in Glucerna 1.0). Glucerna’s fibres are soy fibres. Glucerna has a vanilla flavoured form. NB: Glucerna 1.0 is to be used under medical supervision.
Key Points Jevity vs Glucerna Triple Care
- Both are meal replacements or meal supplement
- Glucerna 1.0 is formulated specifically for patients with hyperglycemia, pre-diabetes, and diabetes.
Where to buy Glucerna?
You can buy Glucerna at most hospital pharmacies or buy at Glucerna Online in Singapore.
Jevity vs Nutren Diabetes
Jevity and Nutren Diabetes Liquid are products from Abbott Nutrition and Nestle Health Science respectively. They both exist in different sub-formulas and packaging including the version 1.0Cal can and Nutren Diabetes Liquid carton.
Both are nutritionally complete and balanced formulas used as a food supplement or as a unique food source. It can be taken both orally and by tube-feeding. Both products are suitable for lactose intolerance. They are both ready to use.
The main difference is that Nutren Diabetes Liquid is designed particularly for people with high blood glucose and people with declared diabetes. Nutren has 10kcal lower per serving. It is slightly higher in fat (10.4g/237ml versus 8.2g/237ml for Jevity 1.0) but has a lower portion of carbohydrates (23.2g/237ml versus 33.1g/237ml in version 1.0Cal) and a low glycaemic index of 26 which gives it the property of better glycaemic control.
It is about 20% higher in fibres (4.5g/237ml versus 3.4g/237ml in Jevity 1.0Cal). The two products have similar amounts of protein, but Nutren Diabetes Liquid contains 50% high-quality whey protein considered better for the transit.
Nutren Diabetes Liquid has enough of 31 minerals and vitamins to meet the body needs compared to 24 for Jevity, which is also suitable for gluten intolerance. Nutren Liquid Diabetes is suitable for sucrose and fructose intolerance.
NB: Nutren Diabetes Liquid is to be used under medical supervision.
Key Summary of Jevity vs Nutren Diabetes
- Both are meal replacements or meal supplements
- Jevity has more energy from carbohydrates
- Nutren Diabetes Liquid is enriched with fibres
- Nutren Diabetes Liquid is formulated specifically for patients with diabetes
In addition to the liquid formula, Nutren has also a powder formula for which you can check out more information in Senior Care Nestle Nutren Milk Powder diabetic 800g Vanilla.
Does Jevity have side effects?
Tube-feeding, in general, may have side effects such as dehydration and blood electrolytes unbalance. Therefore, the use of the product should be under medical surveillance or under your nutritionist’s recommendations.
There are no major side effects from Jevity for normal oral use, do consult your pharmacist or dietician for more information if you take this milk supplement orally. Pls stop drinking and consult your doctor if you feel bad side effect from drinking this milk.
Is Jevity Halal?
Yes, Jevity is halal. This product sold in Singapore is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories and certified to be halal, by MUIS (Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura) aka Islamic Religious Council of Singapore.
Can I substitute Jevity milk with something else?
You can read more on some of the Jevity milk substitute (Or Glucerna, Nutren, Resource Fruit, Resources Protein, Fortijuce substitutes)
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