The ‘building blocks’ of protein are called amino acids. In PKU, due to the lack of an enzyme, the body cannot properly deal with one of the amino acids, phenylalanine. People with PKU therefore need to severely restrict the amount of protein they eat.
A key element in the management of PKU is the use of protein substitutes. Protein substitutes for PKU provide all the amino acids found in protein but no phenylalanine. In combination with the small allowance of regular dietary protein, protein substitutes ensure that an individual with PKU has an adequate intake of protein.
Vitaflo produces a range of age-specific, lifestyle-friendly and palatable protein substitutes for PKU.
Our product range for PKU
Our support product range
Our resources for PKU
A practical guide to the introduction and use of PKU start™, a phenylalanine-free formula.
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The introduction and use of PKU sphere™, a Glycomacropeptide (GMP) based protein substitute, in children and adults with PKU.
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The introduction of complementary foods & transitioning to a second stage protein substitute (PKU gel™) in infants.
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At VitafriendsPKU patients will find all the information they need to know about their protein substitute: how to make and take it, available flavours and what products their healthcare professional may talk to them about. There are also helpful hints and a wide range of recipes to support patients on their PKU diet.