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Table 4 Comparisons among the nutrient values of some commercially available supplements in the USA, manufactured and distributed by Abbott Nutrition or Nestle Nutrition. Information adapted from www.abbottnutrition.com, www.nestlehealthscience.us/brands, and also from Rattanasompattikul et al. [32])

From: North American experience with Low protein diet for Non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease

  Suplena® (Nepro LPTN) Nepro® (Nepro HPTN) Ensure® (Original Ensure) Renalcal® Novasource® Renal
Volume, ml 237 237 237 250 237
Osmolality, mOsm/kg 780 745 630 600 800
Energy, Cal 425 425 220 500 475
 Cal/mL 1.8 1.8 0.9 2.0 2.0
Volume, ml 237 237 237 250 237
Protein, g 10.6 19.1 9 8.5 21.6
% Calorie from Protein 10 % 18 % 16 % 7 % 18 %
Fat, g 22.7 22.7 6 20.5 23.8
 Saturated Fat, g 2 2 5   
 Trans Fat, g: 0.0 0 0 0   
 Polyunsaturated Fat, g 4.1 4.1 2   
 Monounsaturated Fat, g 16.1 16 3   
 Cholesterol, mg 5.8 6.5 <2   
Carbohydrate, g 46.4 37.9 32 73 43.5
% Calorie from Carb. 44 % 36 % 58 % 58 % 37 %
 Dietary Fiber, g 3 3 <1   
 Sugars, g 14.8 8.4 15   
 Glycerine, g 2.6 2.6 -   
Electrolytes and Minerals:      
 Sodium, mg 190 250 200 15 225
 Potassium, mg 270 250 370 20 225
 Calcium, mg 250 250 300 15 200
 Phosphorus, mg 170 170 250 25 195
 Magnesium, mg 50 50 100 5 47
 Iodine, mcg 38 38 38   36
 Manganese, mg 0.5 0.5 1.2   1
 Copper, mg 0.5 0.5 0.5   0.5
 Zinc, mg 6.4 6.4 3.7 3.5  
 Iron, mg 4.5 4.5 4.5   4.3
 Selenium, mcg 18 18 18 12.5 26
 Chromium, mcg 30 30 30   28.6
 Molybdenum, mcg 19 19 38   17.9
Vitamins and Others:      
 L-Carnitine, mg 63 63 - 25 62.6
 Taurine, mg 38 38 - 25 35.7
 Energy, Calorie 425 425 220 500 475
 Vitamin A, IU 750 750 1250   712
 Vitamin D, IU 20 20 200   95
 Vitamin E, IU 23 23 7.5   7.2
 Vitamin K, mcg 20 20 20   19
 Vitamin B6, mg 2.0 2.0   1.8  
 Vitamin B12, mcg 2.3 2.3   1.5  
 Vitamin C, mg 25 25 30 15 14.3
 Folic Acid, mcg 250 250 100 150  
 Thiamin, mg 0.56 0.56   0.4  
 Riboflavin, mg 0.64 0.64   0.4  
 Niacin, mg 7.5 7.5   5  
 Biotin, mcg 120 120   75  
 Pantothenic acid, mg 3.8 3.8   2.5