Does Liquid Hope and Nourish offer complete protein and all essential amino acids?

Functional Formularies formulas contain complete protein as defined by their protein sources offering all essential amino acids required by human metabolism.  Each formula contains a variety of whole plant ingredients that offer all of the 10 complimentary amino acids in adequate quantities.

Although no one ingredient provides a complete protein, the combination of two or more plant foods has long been recognized by all government nutrition and medical organizations, as well as the World Health Organization, as an effective means of supplying all age groups with ample quality protein.

Are your formulas vegan?

Our formulas utilize Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol). D3 naturally synthesizes in your skin during exposure to sunlight and it’s also a commercially prepared supplement made from the lanolin retrieved from washing lambs’ wool.

(Note: This form of vitamin D is considered okay for vegetarians because the animals are not killed. If it comes to a choice between the commercial formulas and the small amount of vitamin D3 in our formula, vegans will have to make that decision for themselves.  Other than the D3, our formulas are vegan.)

Are there any common food allergens in Liquid Hope and Nourish?

Liquid Hope and Liquid Hope Peptide utilize the anti-inflammatory effect and protein of almond butter. Patients with tree nut allergies should take caution.

Liquid Hope and Liquid Hope Peptide is free of:
• gluten
• soy
• casein/dairy
• corn

Nourish and Nourish Peptide do NOT have any common allergens.

Nourish and Nourish Peptide are free of:
• gluten
• soy
• casein/dairy
• tree nuts
• corn

Functional Formularies formulations do not use any genetically altered ingredients or preservatives. Our formulas have been independently tested for glyphosate and have no detectable glyphosates present. Our products are packaged in a BPA-free pouch and are certified organic by the USDA.

How best to transition patients on whole food blended formulas?

Switching from a non-whole food blend to Liquid Hope and Nourish should be done step wise. Start with replacing half to one pouch of Liquid Hope or Nourish with half or one can/carton of non-whole food blend formula daily. Use clinical judgement to titrate. For recommendations, please check with your medical team.

Can formulas be used with malabsorptive disorders/diagnoses?

Yes. The gut is adaptive to real food and formula can be used for numerous diagnoses. Start slow and titrate, but the gut will likely adapt similar to any standard or specialty formula.

Transition from your current formula to Functional Formularies products in a step wise method. Substitute half to one pouch for half to one can/carton of your current formula as appropriate. Clinicians must use their clinical judgement, but research has indicated that “specialty/elemental” formulations are often tolerated/digested similar to standard formulations.