90% of patients with Cystic fibrosis develop pancreatic insufficiency, which causes altered fat absorption due to the lack of pancreatic lipase secretion. Such condition directly and significantly impacts the nutritional status of patients, who develop steatorrhea, difficulty in growth and maintenance of the normal physiological function of the body.
EFFECI OIL’s® absorption and metabolism characteristics makes it immediately available as a source of energy that can be used to ensure the proper livelihood of the body. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are absorbed, digested and employed in a completely different and enhanced manner compared to long-chain triglycerides (LCTs). Their low molecular weight allows them to be absorbed even without the preliminary lipolysis and the subsequent (action) of the bile acids; they can (in fact) be absorbed as triglycerides and penetrate as such into the enterocytes where they undergo an intracellular lipase action and are transformed into glycerol and fatty acids. Due to their low molecular weight, these medium-chain fatty acids are absorbed more quickly at the enteric mucosa level than long-chain ones. These fatty acids are not re-esterified in the triglycerides enterocytes (such as long-chain enterocytes) and are significantly incorporated in the kilomycrons. They leave the intestine not through lymphatic pathway but through venous pathway by entering the portal vein circle and thus reach the liver (where they get quicker than LCTs). Here they are not incorporated into liver lipids but standby ready and available as an energy source for the body's various metabolic needs.
Moreover, it has been shown that EFFECI OIL® acts as an antioxidant, by reducing the damage associated with the inflammatory processes that are typical of the disease. Likewise, it normalizes the carbohydrate balance. This is useful in cases where pancreatic insufficiency may extend to the endocrine portion of the pancreas by generating diabetes.
EFFECI OIL® is a specifically formulated product indicated for the nutritional needs of patients with pancreatic insufficiency due to Cystic fibrosis.
EFFECI OIL® is indicated as a substitute for fats, in view of its easy absorption and immediate energy yield.
Using EFFECI OIL® improves the absorption of minerals and of fat-soluble vitamins, which are essential for bodily growth, development and proper functioning.
EFFECI OIL® comes in a 750 ml bottle.
EFFECI OIL® cannot be used as a sole source of food.
Characteristics of EFFECI OIL® 750 ml bottle
EFFECI OIL® is a product that contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) obtained from 100% natural coconut oil, indicated for the nutritional treatment of patients with pancreatic insufficiency due to Cystic fibrosis. EFFECI OIL® is obtained using a physical extraction process, through which the chemical-physical and biological properties of the product are preserved, to guarantee better effectiveness.
The average dose has to be determined by the prescribing physician, as it is closely related to the age and weight of the patient.
EFFECI OIL®, can be used as a substitute source for fats when preparing, cooking and dressing foods.
The product has to be used under medical supervision. It is indicated for the dietary regimen of patients with lipid malabsorption such as found in Cystic fibrosis. It cannot be used as a sole source of food. It is for oral use only; the product must not be administered through parenteral administration. After use, close again carefully. It should be introduced into the diet gradually because rapid absorption of high amounts may cause vomiting or diarrhea. It is suitable for infants, children and adults.
The production process is not chemical and involves a simple, albeit innovative, physical separation process, done directly via molecular distillation of virgin coconut oil. There is no need then to worry about the lack of chemical residues. It is a 100% natural product, which has solely undergone physical treatments. It is a non-reconstituted product derived from physical distillation processes that preserve the nature of the oil, substantially different from the similar product obtained through chemical combination of the constituents of triglycerides. Starting with coconut oil, the process involves the initial isolation of a fraction enriched in medium chain triglycerides through a first distillation. A second high-performance molecular distillation leads to production of the end product.
All our products are food for medical purposes intended for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
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