Nutritionals

  • sunmark Vitamin Supplement McKesson Brand 01093988844

    Sunmark

    sunmark 200 mg Vitamin Softgels 30 per Bottle

    Package Count: 30. Some preliminary evidence suggests CoQ10 may help to prevent or treat some of the adverse side effects of taking statin-type cholesterol drugs, e.g. muscle pains and liver problems. Preliminary studies have shown that CoQ10 may slow,...

    $19.25
  • YumV's Multivitamin Supplement McKesson Brand 9057-06

    YumV's

    YumV's Multivitamin Gummys 60 per Bottle

    Package Count: 60. Two gummies contain 100% of the recommended daily amounts of vitamin C, vitamin D, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, folate, and vitamin B-12. Also contains vitamin A, vitamin E, niacin, iodine, zinc, biotin, choline, and inositol.The...

    $18.73
  • sunmark Omega 3 Supplement McKesson Brand 01093989144

    Sunmark

    sunmark 1000 mg Omega 3 Supplement Softgels 60 per Bottle

    Package Count: 100. If you don't eat a lot of oily fish, such as mackerel, sardines and anchovies, taking a fish oil supplement could help you get enough omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil may improve body composition and risk factors for heart disease in...

    $12.83
  • Geri-Care Vitamin C Supplement McKesson Brand 841-10-GCP

    Geri-Care

    Geri-Care 500 mg Vitamin C Supplement Tablets 1000 per Bottle

    Package Count: 1000. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is essential to good health. Historically, vitamin C was used for preventing and treating scurvy. It's now used to try to prevent the common cold. There is no definitive proof vitamin C...

    $36.99
  • sunmark Vitamin C Supplement McKesson Brand 01093990044

    Sunmark

    sunmark 1000 mg Vitamin C Supplement Tablets 100 per Bottle

    Package Count: 100. Some believe a dose or two of vitamin C in the very early stages of a common cold will prevent the cold from worsening. Others believe taking vitamin C regularly will prevent colds altogether. While there's no conclusive proof of...

    $13.52
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    Geri-Care

    Geri-Care 325 mg Mineral Supplement Tablets 100 per Bottle

    Iron is a mineral that the body needs for growth and development. Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body, and myoglobin, a protein that provides oxygen to muscles...

    Starting at $12.38
  • Major Mineral Supplement Major Pharmaceuticals 00904423960

    Major

    Major 500 mg Mineral Supplement Tablets 100 per Bottle

    Package Count: 100. Magnesium helps regulate blood pressure and since magnesium is involved in the formation of bones, some use magnesium for bone health. With diabetes type 2 at epidemic levels, it is interesting to note scientists have found a strong...

    $10.98
  • Florajen Digestion Probiotic Dietary Supplement American Lifeline 73942344048

    Florajen Digestion

    Florajen Digestion Probiotic Dietary Supplement Capsules 30 per Bottle

    Package Count: 30. Florajen Digestion is a blend of three probiotic cultures and is highly effective for restoring and maintaining gastrointestinal health and supporting the immune system.Beneficial to vaginal flora 15 billion live cultures per capsule...

    $38.68
  • Basic's Dietary Supplement Basic Drug 30761016840

    Basic's

    Basic's 2,000 IU Dietary Supplement Tablets 200 per Bottle

    Package Count: 200. Vitamin D-3, known as the "sunshine vitamin" because when ultraviolet rays from the Sun strike the skin vitamin D-3 synthesis is triggered, has a significant role in calcium homeostasis and metabolism and may help to alleviate...

    $14.11
Nutritionals

Nutritionals is a broad category covering everything from vitamins and minerals to tube feeding formulas. Below are the most common types of nutritionals explained.

Oral Supplements

Oral supplements are nutritionally dense products intended to provide nutritional support for people who can eat food but who cannot meet their nutritional needs through diet alone. Oral supplements provide a healthy balance of macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbs) and essential vitamins and minerals. They are primarily for people who are at risk for malnutrition.

Oral supplements come in a variety of flavors (such as chocolate, vanilla, and fruit flavors) and types, such as shakes, soups, and puddings.

Standard Tube Feeding

Standard tube feeding formulas are for people who cannot eat normal food or, in some cases, those who cannot properly digest food. Tube feeding bypasses the mouth and delivers nutrition directly to the stomach via a tube.

Like oral supplements, tube feeding formulas provide both macronutrients and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). Unlike oral supplements, they replace normal food entirely rather than supplement it. Standard tube feeding formulas are available in both powder and ready-to-use liquid form.


Infant/Baby Formula

Infant formulas should provide complete nutrition for babies and replace breast milk or supplement breastfeeding. Specialized formulas are available for infants with specific needs, such as preterm babies, babies with allergies, and gastrointestinal issues. Infant formulas also include tube feeding formulas.

Diabetic Formulas

Nutritional supplements for people with diabetes support healthy blood glucose levels and minimize post-meal blood sugar spikes. Meal replacement shakes are the most common type of diabetic formula.

Thickeners

Food thickeners are used to thicken foods and liquids for people with swallowing difficulties (dysphagia). They are available in powder, liquid, and gel form, and users can mix them with most liquids to increase consistency.

Pre-thickened products are also an option. There are many pre-thickened products on the market in various flavors and consistencies, from thickened water to ready-to-eat pre-thickened meals.

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamin and mineral supplements are probably the most well-known type of nutritional. From one-a-day multivitamins to individual nutrients, vitamin and mineral supplements can fill the nutritional gaps in virtually any diet.

There are various formulations to fill the needs of specific groups, including prenatal vitamins for pregnant women and formulas addressing the nutritional needs of seniors. And while they are not technically either vitamins or minerals, dietary supplements such as fish oil capsules may provide essential nutritional support.

Pediatric Nutrition

Pediatric nutritional supplements range from nutrient-dense milkshake-type supplements intended to promote growth to formulations for children with specific needs, such as those with renal impairment or poor gastrointestinal function. Pediatric Nutritionals are available in pre-mixed, ready-to-use forms such as shakes or ready-to-drink formulas or powders that the user must measure and mix. Tube feeding formulas are also available for children who must be tube fed.