What is Jevity milk 1.0 or 1.2 and where do I buy?
What is Jevity Milk by Abbott?
Jevity Milk by Abbott is an 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 diarrhoea 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 which is beneficial for those intolerant of hyperosmolar feedings.
- Mild taste makes Jevity 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 Jevity 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)|
Table 1. Jevity Nutritional Information
Can you drink Jevity by mouth or used for tube feeding?
Jevity milk is an isotonic liquid nutrient which 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?
Jevity 1.0 vs Jevity 1.2 – What is 1.0 or 1.2 used for?
In Singapore, Abbott Jevity is 1.0:- it means Singapore Jevity has 1.0kcal/mL and it is isotonic, which is more beneficial for those intolerant of hyperosmolar feedings.
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: Jevity products are to be used under medical supervision.
Jevity 1.0 has 1 Cal/mL concentrated calories while Jevity 1.2 has 1.2 Cal/ml.
Jevity 1.0 is isotonic while Jevity 1.2 is not. Isotonic formula is beneficial for those intolerant of hyperosmolar feedings.
Jevity 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.
Jevity 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 the bowel function and ease digestion. scFOS are prebiotics triggering the development of good bacteria in the colon.
|· Jevity series is a meal replacement or meal supplement.|
· 1.0 is isotonic and adapted for everybody.
· Jevity 1.2 is has more carbohydrates, protein and fibres.
Where to buy Jevity Milk?
You can buy Jevity at most hospital pharmacy, large supermarkets or buy at Jevity online in Singapore.
TwoCal vs Jevity 1.0
What is a “2 Cal”?
If you heard of a 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 for sales.
As for Jevity, 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.
Jevity and TwoCal are both ready to drink.
TwoCal, has a double quantity of calories per millilitre. 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 Jevity), 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 of it a low-fibre nutrition in contrast with Jevity.
TwoCal is hypertonic with an Osmolarity of 560 mOsm/L, which is not necessarily suitable for all.
NB: TwoCal is to be used under medical supervision.
|· Jevity and TwoCal are a meal replacement or meal supplement.|
· Jevity 1.0 is isotonic and adapted for everybody.
· Jevity 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, including the Jevity 1.0Cal can and Ensure Plus carton.
As for Jevity 1.0Cal, Ensure Plus is a complete and balanced formula used as a food supplement or as a unique food source. It it to be taken orally. And it is suitable in case of gluten or lactose intolerance.
Both Jevity and Ensure Plus can be drink by mouth or tube-feeding as well.
Jevity 1.0 and Ensure Plus 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 in Jevity 1.0).
- It has also more fat (4.92g/100ml versus 3.46g/100ml for Jevity 1.0).
- 2g/100ml of carbs (versus 13.97g/100ml for Jevity 1.0). This is equivalent to 26% of the daily value.
- Slightly more proteins (6.25g/100ml versus 4.42g/100ml for Jevity 1.0). This is equivalent to 26% of the daily value.
In contrast with Jevity 1.0, Ensure Plus does not have fibres.
Ensure Plus has 28 essential minerals and vitamins compared with 24 for Jevity 1.0.
Ensure plus is available in 3 different flavours, vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry which gives more taste options.
|· Jevity and Ensure Plus are a meal replacement or meal supplement.|
· 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 pharmacy, large supermarkets or buy at Ensure Online in Singapore.
Jevity vs Glucerna
Jevity and Glucerna are both nutritional products of Abbott Nutrition laboratories. They both exist in different sub-formulas and packaging including the Jevity 1.0Cal can and Glucerna 1.0Cal carton.
Both Jevity and Glucerna 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 a better glycaemic control.
Glucerna 1.0 has enough of 26 minerals and vitamins to meet the body needs compared to 24 for Jevity 1.0.
Jevity 1.0 is 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.
|· Jevity and Glucerna 1.0 are a meal replacement or meal supplement.|
· Glucerna 1.0 is formulated specifically for patients with hyperglycaemia, pre-diabetes and diabetes.
Where to buy Glucerna?
You can buy glucerna at most hospital pharmacy 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 Jevity 1.0Cal can and Nutren Diabetes Liquid carton.
As for Jevity 1.0Cal, Nutren Diabetes Liquid is a nutritionally complete and balanced formula 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 Jevity 1.0Cal) and a low glycaemic index of 26 which gives it the property of a 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.
Jevity is suitable for gluten intolerance while Nutren Liquid Diabetes is suitable for sucrose and fructose intolerance.
NB: Nutren Diabetes Liquid is to be used under medical supervision.
|· Jevity and Nutren Diabetes Liquid are a meal replacement or meal supplement.|
· 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 400g 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.
Consult your pharmacist for more information if you take Jevity orally. Source: Jevity Side effects
Is Jevity Halal?
Yes, Jevity for Singapore is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories to be halal.
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