How EleCare and EleCare Jr Help
The body needs protein for growth and maintenance of tissue. But some children are allergic to food protein, cannot thoroughly digest protein, or cannot absorb enough overall nutrients. Instead of whole or broken-down proteins, EleCare and EleCare Jr are made of free amino acids — the building blocks of protein — to help support growth.
EleCare and EleCare Jr are for the dietary management of severe food allergies, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID), short bowel syndrome (SBS), malabsorption, and other conditions in which an amino acid-based diet is required.
EleCare and EleCare Jr are:
- Hypoallergenic1 — Virtually eliminating the potential for an allergic reaction to the formula in multiple-food-allergic children
- 100% free amino acids as the protein source
- Clinically shown to be well-tolerated1,2 in infants and children who cannot tolerate intact or hydrolyzed protein
- Clinically shown to support growth1,2 in infants and children when used as a primary source of nutrition
1Sicherer SH, Noone SA, Koerner CB, et al. Hypoallergenicity and efficacy of an amino acid-based formula in children with cow’s milk and multiple food hypersensitivities. J Pediatr 2001;138:688-693.
2Borschel MW, Ziegler EE, Wedig RT, et al. Growth of healthy term infants fed a free amino acid-based medical food. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2001;33(3):393A.