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What counts as fluid?

A common question regarding Gelatein, a high protein oral nutrition supplement, is “does Gelatein count as a fluid” similar to that of a traditional gelatin dessert.
The percentage of water in Gelatein 20 and Gelatein Plus are as follows:

  • Gelatein 20’s – average = 80.31%- 3.2 ounces per 4 oz. cup.
  • Gelatein Plus –  Average = 68.72%-  2.72 ounces per 4 oz. cup.3GelateinPlusCups

The difference between Gelatein and traditional gelatin dessert is that gelatin desserts are thickened and stabilized with gelatin which is easily broken down by the amylase in the mouth and the acid in the stomach.  ProSource Gelateins are stabilized using carrageenan and locust bean gum in which some of the water is carried through the digestive system as is typical with gum based stabilizers. The science on this is not exactly perfect but the manufacturers of both gums have recommended that less than the full amount of water – as much as 50% – in the formulation not be counted for hydration- that would mean that approximately 1.3 to 1.55 ounces of water per 4 oz cup be counted as fluid.
With 20 grams of protein per portion, Gelateins are the perfect high protein supplement for clear liquid diets, pressure injuries, wound healing, dialysis, bariatric, COPD, oncology, protein deficiency, HIV and the dysphagia diet (IDDSI Level 4-Extremely-Thick) as well as many other conditions where additional protein is required
Gelatein 20 high protein gelatin
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