Fortisip and Fortijuice.

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oneboy3girls Wed 29-Apr-20 12:00:22

My Dh has to take these supplements(Chronic Illness and Underweight.)What do they taste like .Are they better mixed with something else if so What ?What is your general opinion? Many thanks.

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dochas06 Wed 29-Apr-20 12:04:44

Depends what flavour you have, I’ve only tasted some to see what I’m giving to patients. They generally prefer the milky ones.
I’ve had the natural flavour one when having a GTT, it tastes like syrupy lemonade.

Mrsjayy Wed 29-Apr-20 12:07:42

I had to have it in my early 20s so decades ago after a bowel op anyway they just taste like milkshake I only liked the strawberry,

Chasingsquirrels Wed 29-Apr-20 12:19:10

I think it's trial and error. Late-DH had them and didn't like the juices at all but didn't mind some of the milky ones. His district nurse got him a mutlipack with various flavours and then ordered the particular ones he liked.

He was also advised to make up fortified milk, use powdered milk (not skimmed) and make it up with actual milk not water.
I'm sure he will have a dietician involved, but just thought I'd pass that one on.

DonLewis Wed 29-Apr-20 12:21:45

They're much better cold and slightly diluted. The company that make them actually produce a cook book too. Might be worth a look

mrsbyers Wed 29-Apr-20 12:30:18

Ice cold improves them a lot

oneboy3girls Wed 29-Apr-20 12:44:46

Very helpful .Thanks for all the replies. How many are taken a day Generally.Thanks

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DonLewis Wed 29-Apr-20 12:55:46

If no food at all is being consumed, I think it was 6 a day at least.

You can also get super concentrated shots. Calshot they're called. They're handy too for when you can't face a 'big' bottle. You can add them to regular food or the fortsip itself to boost the calorific content.

Mrsjayy Wed 29-Apr-20 13:00:27

They used to do soup which I quite liked and gave me a feeling of eating iyswim.

Mrsjayy Wed 29-Apr-20 13:02:33

Ah that might have been Complan soup .

ch3rrycola Wed 29-Apr-20 13:07:26

Banana and Vanilla are the best, so sweet and delicious 😋

Soubriquet Wed 29-Apr-20 13:09:35

Strawberry! Loved it

I used to have fortisip. Got changed to fresubin which is a lot sweeter

Still ok though

Soubriquet Wed 29-Apr-20 13:11:03

I have them once a day and I’ve gained a lot of weight since. I drink straight out of the bottle, no dilution

IHaveBrilloHair Wed 29-Apr-20 13:12:52

I can't stand them.
I still have some here but I'm forcing myself to eat so I don't have to drink them.
They are marginally better than Ensure though.

onlyreadingneverposting8 Wed 29-Apr-20 13:19:53

I loved Ensure - chocolate or strawberry were best. Vanilla was ok too. Had them when I had to regain weight.

CalmYoBadSelf Wed 29-Apr-20 14:10:22

One of the key things is not to replace meals with them as you then reduce your food intake. My Dad was told they should always be taken between mealtimes if supplementing food and to use Food First guidelines for the food you do eat (including the fortified milk @Chasingsquirrels mentioned)

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