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What is PKU express?

PKU express is a concentrated, powdered formula which when mixed with water or other permitted beverages to make into a drink. The volume can be adjusted to your own preference. PKU express is available in two pack sizes:

PKU express15 contains the equivalent of 15 grams of protein
PKU express20 contains the equivalent of 20 grams of protein

Both pack sizes also contain all the vitamins and minerals that are needed to help meet your daily nutritional requirements.

Who is PKU express for?

PKU express is for children and adults with PKU. It is suitable from 3 years of age onwards and can be taken from childhood through adulthood, including pregnancy. Therefore, there’s no need to switch products again. Your dietitian can recommend the best time to start PKU express.

Why do I need to use PKU express instead of continuing with a second stage formula?

As we grow our nutritional requirements change, and this is no different for those with PKU. Vitaflo products are tailored to meet these requirements in the most efficient way. Vitaflo wants to make sure the right product is available at the right time to meet your protein, vitamin and mineral requirements.

PKU express meets nutritional needs in older children and adults and can replace the second stage formula, such as PKU gel. PKU express is more concentrated than PKU gel, so taking the recommended amount is easier.

How much PKU express do I need?

The amount of PKU express needed will depend on a variety of factors including age and weight. Initially, the amount needed may only be small but it will increase as you get older to support growth. Your dietitian will advise exactly how much PKU express will be needed each day.

How do I make PKU express?

PKU express mixing instructions:

  1. Empty the contents of the packet in to a cup with a lid.
  2. Add 80-100ml of water if using PKU express15 of water or other permitted beverages
  3. Secure the lid on the beaker and shake well for 10 seconds.
  4. Drink

Water or other permitted beverages should be taken after PKU express.

PKU express can be mixed and flavored to meet your preference.  Click here to explore some mixing ideas.

What flavor is PKU express?

PKU express is available in orange, lemon, tropical, and unflavored.  Flavourpacs are also available in orange, lemon, raspberry, tropical, and blackcurrant.

Other useful information

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PKU Food Balance Game

PKU Food Balance Game – An interactive game to engage children with PKU in learning about food choices on phenylalanine (Phe) or protein restricted diets.

PKU express is a medical food intended for use under medical supervision.


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