In an earlier article, we talked about why cancer patients might need nutritional supplements, and we also introduced some suitable oral nutritional products for cancer patients in Singapore that are available. If the doctor does not recommend any products in particular, then the decision on which nutritional supplement to use would fall on the patient and caregiver.
Free Samples of Nutritional Products for Cancer Patients in Singapore Available From Abbott
To help people decide if they would like to go with Abbott’s range of products, Abbott offers free samples for people to try out.
The Prosure® line of products is available in both powder and liquid ready-to-drink form. It is claimed to be “scientifically formulated for cancer patients who require weight gain through improved appetite and dietary intake. It has energy-dense, high protein formulation enriched with 1.1g of EPA per serving”. You can request for a sample from Abbott’s website: in ready-to-drink form or in powder form.
Abbott’s Glucerna® Triple Care is “a low glycemic index, sucrose-free, complete and balanced formula with 28 vitamins and minerals. Each serving of Glucerna® delivers 10g of a high quality Triple Protein blend. It is lactose-free and gluten-free”. Its low GI makes it more suitable for cancer patients who also suffer from diabetes. A variant of the product, called Glucerna® Plus 1.5 kcal is also available. This is product provides higher calorie (1.5 kcal/ml) and higher protein quantities compared to Triple Care. You can request for a sample from Abbott here.
Nutritional drinks that are rich in proteins can often be an “acquired taste” that takes some getting used to. Since samples are available, trying some to ascertain if these are acceptable both to the patient’s taste buds and to the stomach should be useful. Would these prove to be your choice for nutritional products for cancer patients in Singapore?
This article is informative only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.