Specialised yet flexible

Novasource® products are developed to offer nutrition for patients with disease specific needs.

  • Proven to increase lower gastrointestinal tolerance due to the unique partially hydrolysed guar gum fibre (PHGG)
  • Specific formulas available for a range of chronic illnesses such as kidney disease, diabetes and hyperglycaemia
  • Can deliver a range of products according patients’ particular nutritional status

The Novasource® portfolio contains products for your patients changing needs.

  • Adapted carbohydrate blend
  • High quality protein
  • Adapted lipid blend
  • Specialised PHGG fibre blend

Specialised nutritional needs in one streamlined and easy to navigate product range, so you can deliver optimal nutritional care across a range of ailments.

Key features and benefits of the Novasource® range:

Partially Hydrolysed Guar Gum

Many of the physiological effects of PHGG are due to its fermentation by colonic bacteria which leads to the production of Short Chain Fatty Acids, (SCFA) which exert various positive effects on colonic function.

PHGG fermentation increases production of beneficial SCFA, including butyrate, compared to other fibre sources such as: inulin, polydextrose and psyllium.34

PHGG and Diarrhoea

SCFAs help regulate water and electrolyte absorption in the colon which may help normalize stool consistency.30-31

Increased bacterial mass from fermentation increases fecal bulk, which also contributes to regularity of bowel movements.30

PHGG and Microbiome

Butyrate is considered the most important SCFA for colonic health, and is the preferred fuel for colonic epithelial cells, which metabolize 60-70% of the SCFA produced.32

PHGG supports intestinal flora balance by promoting growth of beneficial bacterial strains, lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.33

PHGG and Blood Glucose

PHGG has been shown to significantly reduce plasma glucose compared to a fiber-free formula in ICU patients.35

PHGG significantly reduced plasma and capillary glucose levels, and insulin requirements, in patients with diabetes or stress induced hyperglycemia.36

Powered by PHGG the Novasource® family of products, deliver multiple benefits*

*Novasource renal does not contain PHGG.

**FOS, fructo-oligosaccharide.

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