Therapeutic Milk formulae (F75 and F100 )

What are F75 and F100?

Malnutrition is one of the most serious health conditions in today’s world. How serious? 793 million people suffered from malnutrition as of 2015, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations – that’s approximately 13% of the world’s population.

Hexagon is committed to fighting malnutrition around the world, and two of the main weapons we provide against malnutrition are Pro Activa® F75 therapeutic milk and Pro Activa® F100 therapeutic milk. F75 and F100 have been designed to target and treat cases of severe malnutrition.

What is the difference between F75 and F100?

Pro Activa® F75

F75 therapeutic milk contains 75kcals per 100ml. F75 is used in the most severe cases of malnutrition. It is a high-energy milk (HEM) product that is usually given to infants whose bodies are incapable of tolerating regular nutrients. F75 is considered a ‘starter’ formula – that is, it is administered in the most extreme circumstances as a first step towards recovery.

Pro Activa® F100

F100 therapeutic milk contains 100kcals per 100 ml. Just as F75 is called a starter formula, F100 is often considered to be the ‘catch-up’ formula. It is used in cases where the infant has improved out of the most severe stage but the condition remains serious. F75 and F100 are high-energy products and contains the largest amount of nutrients that a malnourished infant is capable of absorbing.

Children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) often come to a rehabilitation center at a hospital with nothing in their stomach. They must first be given F75. Once their body shows signs of improvement, then F100 can be given, followed by micronutrient powders like Sprinkles.

What are F75 and F100 made from?

Both F75 and F100 contain milk solids, sugar, maltodextrin and vegetable fat, as well as specialised vitamin and mineral premixes in order to provide essential micronutrients. For decades, they have been used by a number of government organizations and NGOs like UNICEF to treat cases of malnutrition in severely malnourished areas all over the world. Hexagon is one of the few worldwide fortification providers who also produce RUTF (Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods) and LNS (Lipid-based Nutrient Supplements).

Hexagon Nutrition is one of only a few manufacturers around the world who can make the proper formulation for these important resources. They are made with fat powder according to WHO guidelines.

Please contact us for more information about the formulation and use of F75 and F100 therapeutic milk.

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