Pediagro® ready-to-drink nutritonal supplement for kids is indicated for a broad range of special medical needs. It is also used to support a healthy lifestyle.
Pediagro conveniently provides young bodies with complete nutrition:
15 grams of protein
10 grams of low-glycemic carbohydrates
27 vitamins and minerals
For medical patients with special protein needs, Pediagro provides critical nutrition. Pediagro may be administered orally or via feeding tube. Orally, it can be consumed by itself as a ready-to-drink beverage. It may also be mixed with other foods, beverages (any temperature), or supplements.
Pediagro nutritional therapy is recommended for young patients when high-density nutrition (i.e. maximum grams of protein per fluid ounce), moderate caloric intake, low glycemic index, low allergen content, high bioavailability, or excellent palatability is a critical requirement.
Oftentimes, young patients with special dietary requirements have difficulty consuming protein because they cannot tolerate the taste, the volume, the protein allergens, or the protein structure (eg. large or denatured protein molecules).
Pediagro addresses these challenges by providing 15 grams of Actinase® in a ready-to-drink form. Actinase is an all-natural protein compound with the following characteristics:
Actinase has a very neutral organoleptic profile (i.e. the characteristics related to the sense of taste and smell). Actinase also has a smooth texture. These features provide the foundation for the palatable flavors without the use of heavy flavorings or sweeteners.
To understand how and why Actinase is hypoallergenic, a brief explanation of hydrolization is required. Actinase undergoes a process called enzymatic hydrolysis. This process breaks protein molecules into smaller units called peptides. The average molecular weight of the peptides in Actinase is 1,400 daltons ("dalton" is the unit of measurement for atomic weight). The human body can readily digest and absorb peptides, which is why they are also used in infant formulas. A byproduct of the hydrolization process is that many of the allergens typically found in proteins are removed.
Actinase is easy to digest because the protein molecules are enzymatically hydrolyzed to form peptides (i.e. small protein molecules). Peptides are easier for the body to digest and assimilate.
The molecular structure of Actinase is extremely dense, making Pediagro the most concentrated protein beverage for children on the market. Pediagro provides more protein per ounce than any other children's beverage. This unique characteristic allows young patients to consume ample amounts of protein in a very small fluid volume (eg. 15 grams of protein in 2.9 fluid ounces).