Best Feeding Tube Formula? Posted on September 17, 2022 | by Functional Formularies | Leave a Comment on Best Feeding Tube Formula? What is the Best Feeding Tube Formula? Not all feeding tube formulas are created equal, and not even all blenderized feeding tube formulas are the same. Commercial formulas generally do not contain any whole foods and many blenderized feeding tube formulas contain only some degree of whole foods. Real, whole foods provide an abundance of natural nutrients including important vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, and phytonutrients needed in order for your body to thrive. When food is refined or reduced, the many beneficial properties of a whole food are stripped away. Why should people on a feeding tube receive anything less than oral eaters? That is why at Functional Formularies, we offer food as it should be. We are committed to providing the highest quality nourishment possible for those living with feeding tubes. What Makes a Feeding Tube Formula the Best? Just read the ingredients, the difference is clear! On top of the importance of whole foods, eliminating added sugar and highly refined carbohydrates found in most commercial formulas is a big part of the proposed solution for a better-for-you feeding tube formula. To date, however, only Functional Formularies has addressed this need by producing a family of formulas optimized for both adults and pediatrics with these characteristics. Additionally, many other formulas contain casein, soy protein, or milk protein concentrates as their primary source of protein. These can delay gastric emptying in some children causing GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and can cause malabsorption issues in others. Lastly, the balance between omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids is essential. The imbalanced, higher ratio of omega 6 to 3 fatty acids favor inflammation, increased blood pressure, and metabolic syndrome. Other feeding tube formulas contain industrial, processed seed oils, such as sunflower oil, as a leading ingredient which are high in omega 6 fatty acids. Whereas Functional Formularies uses organic flaxseed oil rich in omega 3 fatty acids in order to aid in optimal health. Why Functional Formularies Has The Best Feeding Tube Formula for You If you are looking for the best tube feeding formula option for yourself or a loved one, talk to your doctor or dietitian about starting a blenderized diet. Functional Formularies offers the best feeding tube formulas that contain only real, whole food, plant-based ingredients that have been sourced from the cleanest growers. We believe it is a fundamental human right for anyone, even those on feeding tubes, to choose the type and source of nutrition they want. How wonderful is it that the clinical nutrition world is now offering patients these choices?