Clinical nutrition

Deliver nutritional and functional benefits to those in need

Meet the growing need for nutritious, safe and reliable clinical nutrition products

With the elderly population growing significantly in the coming years, products that meet their nutritional vulnerabilities are more critical than ever, including those that address specific health conditions, such as malnutrition or dysphagia. In clinical nutrition, finding the just-right balance between safety, quality, compliance, and appeal is key.

How can you increase your products' nutritional value, broaden your offerings, and help care for sensitive populations?

You can provide dysphagia patients with safe and improved eating and drinking experiences and help caregivers do their jobs with instant-thickener advances from Ingredion. Our portfolio of ingredients and application expertise can help you develop and get to market products to meet your patient population and consumers' specific nutritional and functional needs.

Ingredion recognizes the importance of quality and safety when working within the clinical nutrition market and can help you meet strict regulations and stand out in the market.

Making it easier to eat and enjoy

We have decades of experience helping companies find the balance between safety, quality, compliance and appeal — and we can do the same for you. With growing needs from health-compromised populations, we’re pushing the boundaries of ingredient science to find new answers in medical nutrition.

Featured ingredients

Ingredient solutions to meet increasing demand for clinical nutrition products

With over 20 plus years of experience in this segment, Ingredion’s innovation engine continues discover new ingredient solutions for the clinical nutrition marketplace.

Ingredient Description

UNI-PURE® IMF modified food starches

Provide reliable viscosity at the recommended dose with easy dispersal into beverages for caregiver and patient appeal.

BIOLIGO® galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)

Support immune1 and digestive health.2 GOS supports the growth of beneficial bacteria in the colon3 and are well tolerated for digestive comfort.

NUTRAFLORA® short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS) prebiotic soluble fiber

This highly effective and gentle prebiotic4 promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria and supports digestive health at low doses.5 It also delivers 30% of the sweetness of sugar, so you can reduce sugar in your formulations.6

VITESSENCE® Pulse proteins

Offer highly nutritious and plant-based protein enhanced products with our new range of sustainably sourced pulse proteins.

NATIONAL™ 77-1760 modified food starch

Cold water swelling (CWS) starch-based texturizer with excellent dispersion properties in liquids.

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1. Hughes, et al., 2011

2. Hughes, et al., 2011; Teuri, 1998

3. Walton, et al., 2012; Davis, et al., 2010, 2011

4. Bouhnik, et al., 2004, 1999

5. Bouhnik, et al., 2004, 2006; Buddington, et al., 1996

6. Respondek, 2014, 2015

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