Current medical nutrition products provide essential nutrients mostly in small liquid formats, but often suffer from low compliance due to poor taste and high satiety. VitalNext is developing Vital01, a powder-based formulation providing complete nutrition that can be mixed with savory food or beverages. Vital01 is designed to improve the nutritional status of patients at a faster rate, but also to more efficiently convert protein into muscle. This improves the overall physical condition, the main problem of malnutrition in elderly patients.
Dr. Rein Strijker, CEO of VitalNext, commented: “We are developing Vital01 for malnourished patients as a novel medical nutrition product, based on sound science and well-designed, statistically relevant clinical trials. Earlier preclinical studies -performed in close collaboration with the department of Metabolic Health Research at the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), showed that Vital01 restored body weight significantly faster than a standard product and had profound effects on muscle mass. We are confident that our patented product will provide a great benefit for this large and growing patient group.