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IMPACT® Tube Feeding Features and Clinical Benefits

Each of the IMPACT® formulas differs from all other tube feeding formulas because they contain a unique and patented blend of arginine, omega 3 fats and dietary nucleotides. A full range of IMPACT® formula options are available to allow health care practitioners to tailor nutritional support therapies to meet the needs of specific patient populations. Options available include:

The early and appropriate use of IMPACT® enteral tube feeding formula has been shown in a number of clinical trials to reduce the risk of post-operative and/or post-traumatic injury infection. It has also been shown that surgical patients receiving IMPACT® had significantly fewer wound healing complications than patients receiving standard formula.

Click here to view clinical trial results. [click here to view clinical trial results - link to "detail" page with Bower, Daly, and Farreras study results]. [click here to view clinical trial references]

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IMPACT® Tube Feeding Key Nutrition Features

Key Nutritional Features for the IMPACT® Family of Tube Feeding Formulas - the information contained in the following tables are specific to product offerings in the US. Please click here to request information about product offerings outside of the US.

IMPACT® IMPACT®
with Fiber
IMPACT®
1.5
IMPACT®
Glutamine
Caloric Distribution
% calories from protein
% calories from carbohydrate
% calories from fat
22%
53%
25%
22%
53%
25%
22%
38%
40%
24%
46%
30%
Caloric Density, cal/mL 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.3
Nonprotein calorie: Nitrogen Ratio 71:1 71:1 71:1 64:1
Free arginine, g/L 12.5 12.5 18.7 16.3
Dietary Nucleotides, g/L 1.2 1.2 1.8 1.6
Omega 3 Fats (EPA/DHA), g/L 1.7 1.7 2.6 2.7
Supplemental level of glutamine? No No No Yes 15 g/L
n-6:n-3 1.4:1.0 1.4:1.0 1.4:1.0 1.4:1.0
Water Content, mL/1000mL 853 868 780 807
Volume to meet 100% RDI*, mL 1500 1500 1250 1000
Osmolality, mOsm/kg water 375 375 550 630
Contains medium-chain triglycerides? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lactose free? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Low residue? Yes No Yes No
Contains NutriShield® Microbial Protection? Yes Yes Yes Yes

* With the exception of chloride