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Physicians Elemental Diet Dextrose Free 36 scoops (1296 g)
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Physicians Elemental Diet Dextrose Free 36 scoops (1296 g)

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Integrative Therapeutics Physicians Elemental Diet Dextrose Free for the management of Irritable bowel, Crohns disease, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and moderate to severe impaired gastrointestinal function. Intended for use under medical supervision for the dietary management of patients with GI dysfunction. For patients who have limited or impaired capacity to digest, absorb, or metabolize ordinary foods and nutrients.
Dosing by Caloric Need: PhysiciansElemental Diet was designed to maintain nutritional sustenance as a sole source of nutrition, and can also be used as a half-elemental diet making dosing dependent upon the caloric needs of each patient. One scoop of PhysiciansElemental Diet = 36 grams, and 150 calories. Each 1,296g bag contains 36 scoops (5,400 calories). Roughly a 3 day supply.
Recommended Use: Thoroughly mix each level scoop (36 g) in 4-8 oz. (118 - 236 mL) chilled or room temperature water. Additional water may be added to the mixture or consumed separately as desired. Consume the mixture slowly over a period of 15 to 60 minutes or more, dependent upon individual comfort. Once mixed, any product that is not consumed after 60 minutes should be refrigerated for a maximum of 24 hours, then shaken or stirred prior to consumption. After opening, store remaining powder in a dry place at room temperature.
Integrative Therapeutics Physicians Elemental Diet Dextrose Free Facts:

1 scoop (35g powder)

  • Calories 150
  • Calories from Fat 30
  • Total Fat 3.0g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Total Carbohydrate 23 g
  • Sugars < 1 g
  • Sodium 90 mg
  • Potassium 150 mg
  • Protein **
  • Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) 833 IU
  • Vitamin C 20 mg
  • Calcium 83 mg
  • Iron 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin D3 66 IU
  • Vitamin E 10 IU
  • Vitamin K 10 mcg
  • Thiamin 0.5 mg
  • Riboflavin (Riboflavin-5-phosphate) 0.56 mg
  • Niacin 3.3 mg
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal-5-phosphate) 667 mcg
  • Folate (as Quatrefolic brand (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, glucosamine salt) 33 mcg
  • Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) 0.5 mcg
  • Biotin 50 mcg
  • Pantothenic Acid 3.3 mg
  • Phosphorus 82.8 mg
  • Iodine 16.5 mcg
  • Magnesium 33.5 mg
  • Zinc 2 mg
  • Selenium 18 mcg
  • Copper 167 mcg
  • Manganese 332 mcg
  • Molybdenum 8.25 mcg
  • Chloride 164.5 mg
  • Choline 33.35 mg
Other Ingredients: tapioca maltodextrin, medium chain triglycerides, l-glutamine, l-proline, natural flavor, l-aspartic acid, l-serine, l-arginine hydrochloride, l-alanine, potassium citrate, l-leucine, l-lysinehydrochloride, disodium phosphate, l-valine, l-glycine, l-isoleucine, l-threonine, tricalcium phosphate, l-tyrosine, dimagnesium malate, dicalcium malate, l-phenylalanine, choline bitartrate, l-methionine, l-histidine, l-cysteine hydrochloride, potassium malate, magnesium citrate, l-tryptophan, l-carnitine l-tartrate, sodium ascorbate, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, iron gluconate, l-taurine, zinc sulfate, calcium d-pantothenate, beta carotene, niacinamide, sodium chloride, sodium selenite, manganese citrate, phytonadione, pyridoxyl-5’-phosphate, cholecalciferol, riboflavin-5’-phosphate, thiamine hydrochloride, copper sulfate, Quatrefolic® ((6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate glucosamine salt), d-biotin, sodium molybdate, potassium iodide, methylcobalamin.

**Contains 7.5 g free form amino acids per 35 g serving.

DOES NOT CONTAIN: corn, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy products, fructose, sucrose, lactose, disaccharides, sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

4 Questions & 5 Answers
from Phoenix, Arizona asked:
June 14, 2019
I'm a 50-year-old female and was just first diagnosed with sibo last week. I am currently on my 11th day of a 28 day cycle of  two different kinds of antibiotics. Can I drink this product while taking antibiotics?
1 Answer
Generally the best approach is to let the antibiotics do their work and then see how you are doing. If you are still having issues you can add the Physicians Elemental plan. This has been helpful for many of our clients.
Submitted by: Mary Schlenger on June 14, 2019

Julee Lee
from Sacramento, Ca asked:
January 23, 2019
What gives this the carbohydrates? I figured if there was no dextrose, the carbs would be lower.
1 Answer
Looks like tapioca maltodextrin is the carbohydrate source. Tapioca maltodextrin is a more complex carbohydrate and is not classified as a sugar from what I was able to learn from some research. Unlike sugars, it can encapsulate oils and hold on to them until it comes into contact with water so the powder is stable until you are ready to use it. It appears to be well tolerated by people needing a product such as Physician's Elemental.
Submitted by: Mary Schlenger on January 24, 2019

Nancy Selby
from Bellingham, Wa asked:
October 21, 2018
To use this product for a full diet how much would I take to maintain a weight of 125 pounds?
2 Answers
One scoop equals 150 calories. We usually recommend 1500 calories a day to maintain your weight.
Submitted by: Mary Schlenger on October 29, 2018
Each scoop contains 150 calories. To maintain your weight we recommend a minimum of 1500 calories a day.
Submitted by: Mary Schlenger on October 29, 2018

from Seattle asked:
September 12, 2018
Does dextrose free elemental diet contain stevia? If traveling and hard to eat properly can this be taken 2 x day?
1 Answer
No it does not. It uses tapioca maltodextrin for sweetener. And you could drink it twice a day while traveling but you would want to increase the dose to make sure you got the right caloric value.
Submitted by: Mary Schlenger on September 13, 2018

Product Reviews

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100% Recommend this product (9 of 9 responses)
By Diana
May 3, 2019
I expected this to taste terrible so was pleasantly surprised. It's not the tastiest, but not the worst either. After a few days, I actually kind of started liking it. And, most importantly, it helped my SIBO quite a bit. Note, I'm reviewing the dextrose free formula. I really didn't care for the regular formula -- far too sweet. I returned it. And a shout out to Oviatmin for taking unused portion back and giving me a store credit. Customer service here is awesome so I wouldn't buy this anywhere else!
By drewswiz
Atlanta, GA
March 31, 2019
Pleasant tasting and easy to digest
I started this along with Nestle's Vivonex and the powder is the same price per calorie but much easier on the taste buds! The Vivonex I suspect is made with malodextrin from potatoes and starches in the Physician's is tapioca so is naturally much sweeter. In fact, it's very sweet and had to make sure I broke up consumption by a couple hours as the first time I had an episode of hypoglycemia after 500-550 calories of it.

Otherwise it's very easy to mix with water in my Blender bottle and goes down gently. Will order again when I need it.
ProsTaste easy to stomach Easy to mix in water or other liquids with shaker
ConsVery sweet from tapioca
By Seth
Wichita KS
February 18, 2019
Works great
I used this to help with nutrient deficiency from SIBO. It's easy to use a tastes great.
By Laura
so cal
February 17, 2019
good taste and stomach feels great
I have to say I really was afraid of what the elemental diet would taste like, however I like it a lot. Plus my stomach does not hurt. The flavor is a type of vanilla and I really look forward to drinking it.

For me, very good investment.

Ovitaminpro was excellent and got my product to me.quickly too. Thank you
By Natalie
Monument, Colorado
December 6, 2018
Good Product but not Tolerated by Some
I was using this product to help with SIBO. I have an inherited form of sucrase/isomaltase deficiency and did not realize how poor my starch digestion was until I tried this product. After two half scoops of this formula (one in the evening and one in the morning) I became very sick to my stomach and threw up. I'm sure it was the tapioca maltodextrin in the product, because I have never had problems with amino acids, MCT oil, or vitamins in the past. I am bummed that I can't use this product, but it did confirm my starch intolerance. I may try again with a dextrose formula.
Merchant Response:You can call us for a return label. We can refund the amount you spent on it. I'm sorry you had this reaction. You might do better with the dextrose free. But it also has the tapioca in it.
By Sheryl
September 21, 2018
A good elemental supplement
I used this elemental formula to try to treat SIBO. As someone with multiple allergies the other options weren't open for me. I had tried sample packets of this and the one with dextrose. I did not tolerate the one with dextrose so was glad for this option. I was able to use this as directed with minimal issues. It didn't even taste that bad and kept me feeling satisfied.
By Colleen
San Diego, CA
July 21, 2018
Taste is very palatable
Ive done so much research over the years on SIBO and its come down to the elemental diet.

I tried antibiotics first for 4 wks and THEN my doc sent me for SIBO test cuz I wasnt improving and it tested positive AFTER the treatment for SIBO-methane;

He wanted me to try another round of antibiotics but I felt horrible on them--long story short I have myasthenia gravis which worsened the symptoms and made me go to ER!

I then went on lots of anti-microbials and supplements as well as strict diet for the last 2yrs and had some improvement but wasnt l! Ive had SIBO for 3yrs, which he has treated me for, so why not provide the PIN!!!

Therefore I sucked it up and went ahead and ordered with this fine company.

I found that most sites as well as my GI doc uses Integrative Elemental Formula. I didnt know which one to use, regular or dextrose free, but with research I decided on dextrose free, being that I have had oral thrush problems over the years and believe I have systemic candida; Therefore I believe the less sugar the better;

Oh and Im also adding MCT oil to it to help with glycemic index--and you then use less powder to equal the same calorie intake. Got this info from the Integrative PDF Protocol. I bought one bag to make sure I would tolerate the drink without having any adverse reactions because I seem to have sensitivities to a lot of things after a bone marrow transplant, 3yrs of chemo and YEARS of antibiotics.
I drank one shake for lunch calories for 2 days without problem. And therefore Im ordering additional bags.
ProsVery good in taste and that's the dextrose free one! Ive read that some find it horrible--not sure who is posting that but its basically a slightly sweet, watery drink--I find it refreshing, with crushed ice and drink it over an hour; and so far I havent had bloating or issues--but I havent done a full day/wk yet. I dont believe I will and this is just the beginning of my healing! Oh and it doesnt have a bunch of junk in it! Its easy to make, whether one wants to make a daily batch or 6 batches or 2 batches for the day which is what I plan on doing--it says to drink 6x/day; I appreciate this company selling the product without a prescription as well as redeemable points. Wish i could apply the points to current order--but understand why.
ConsExpensive! On disability for 15yrs which doesnt help income; i realize that the ED may be the same cost as food so that may be a plus or even! I do fear hunger or craving so I made a 2 wk sign and will cross off the dates to help me thru. THE BIGGIE-- my GI doc works with another company and wont give me the PIN to get the discount until I see him Oct. 30th! Perhaps a medical record would help with discount. Bottomline, there really arent any cons, just cost and researching.
By Mary
June 30, 2018
So Soothing
This drink tastes good and was easy for me to digest. No bloating as I get when eating any food
By Barry
June 6, 2018
Taste is good
This is the first time I've used an Elemental diet for Sibo. I've been taking it for 11 days. The studies online state that you need to use it for 22 days to fully get rid of Sibo (88% success rate). This is the only food I have (will) be using during this time. I feel so much better. Like 100% better. The taste is good. Blends really easy. The package includes a scoop. Shipping was fast.
ProsFast shipping Easy to order Taste is good Includes scoop Blends smooth
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