IMMUVENDietary food for special medical purposes
IMMUVENTM is a nutritionally complete food product whose composition is specially developed for individuals who suffer from or are at risk of malnutrition, and for patients in perioperative periods: before surgical procedures and after trauma. If used as recommended by the manufacturer, the product can be the only source of nutrition for the individuals it is intended for. Immuven contains a composition of essential nutrients: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, amines, micro- and macroelements, as well as omega-3 acids, L-arginine and beta-1,3/1,6 glucan. It can either complete or substitute a diet.
Immuven™ contains ingredients that support the immune system, such as omega-3 acids, L-arginine and beta-1,3/1,6 glucan.
An excessive inflammatory response may develop as a reaction to trauma or a surgical procedure (2). Omega-3 acids support growth and the differentiation of cells, affect immunological processes, and reduce the inflammatory response (6).EPA and DHA acids maybe be beneficial for patients who develop a strong inflammatory reaction (1). They promote healing and reduce wound infections (15).
L-arginine is an amino acid used in protein synthesis, and is necessary for many metabolic processes. Extensive trauma (8) and oncological cachexia (9) often result in l-arginine deficiency. It supports wound healing (10).L-arginine increases the production of nitric oxide which is involved in tissue repair processes (10). Combined with other immunologically active ingredients, it reduces the rate of infectious complications, and reduces the length of hospitalisation, especially in patients who have undergone elective procedures (1, 11). Its effect on wound healing is enhanced when it is used together with omega-3 fatty acids (15).
Scientific evidence also indicates that beta-glucans from yeasts demonstrate immunomodulating activity (3).
Vitamins C and D and zinc play an important role in the wound healing process (12-14). Through the regulation of redox-sensitive transcription factors, they increase the cytokine-mediated immune response and production of prostaglandins (1).
Patients following surgical procedures are at risk of thiamine deficiency (4,5).
For individuals suffering from or at risk of malnutrition:
In the perioperative period
Before surgical procedures
Support for the immune system
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6.Kłęk S. et al. Clinical nutrition in oncology: Polish recommendations. Oncol Clin Pract. 2015; 11: 172-188.
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11. Bartosch-Härlid A. Cachexia in pancreatic cancer – Mechanisms and potential intervention, e-SPEN, the European e-Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism 2009;4: 337-343.
12. Cereda E. et al. Disease-specific, versus standard, nutritional support for the treatment of pressure ulcers in institutionalized older adults: a randomized controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Aug;57(8):1395-402.
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|Nutrition Facts||1 serving (78 g = 1.5 measuring spoons)
dissolved in 150 ml of water (200 ml of liquid)
|Energy||250 mg (66%*)||500 mg (133%*)|
including omega-3 fat
eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
Not less than 435 mg
Not less than 255 mg
Not less than 180 mg
Not less than 558 mg
Not less than 327 mg
Not less than 230 mg
39 g4,3 g
50 g5,5 g
|Dietary fibre||0 g||0 g|
|Protein||18 g||23 g|
|Salt||0,15 g||0,19 g|
|Vitamin A (μg-RE)||160 μg||205 μg|
|Vitamin D||10 μg||12,8 μg|
|Witamin K||15 μg||19,2 μg|
|Vitamin C||160 mg||205 mg|
|Thiamine||0,5 mg||0,64 mg|
|Riboflavin||0,28 mg||0,36 mg|
|Vitamin B6||0,28 mg||0,36 mg|
|Niacin (mg NE)||3,2 mg||4,1 mg|
|Folic acid||40 μg||51,3 μg|
|Vitamin B12||0,5 μg||0,64 μg|
|Pantothenic acid||1,2 mg||1,5 mg|
|Biotin||10 μg||12,8 μg|
|Vitamin E (mg α-TE)||4 mg||5,1 mg|
|Sodium||170 mg||218 mg|
|Chlorides||160 mg||205 mg|
|Potassium||400 mg||513 mg|
|Calcium||160 mg||205 mg|
|Phosphorus||140 mg||180 mg|
|Magnesium||75 mg||96,2 mg|
|Iron||2,8 mg||3,6 mg|
|Zinc||5 mg||6,4 mg|
|Copper||203 μg||38,5 μg|
|Iodine||30 μg||38,5 μg|
|Selenium||30 μg||38,5 μg|
|Manganese||0,4 mg||0,5 mg|
|Chromium||8 μg||10,3 μg|
|Molybdenum||10,5 μg||13,5 μg|
|Fluorides||0 mg||0 mg|
|Beta-1,3/1,6-glukan||100 mg||128 mg|
|L-arginine||4500 mg||5769 mg|
Ingredients: corn maltodextrins, whey protein concentrate (from milk), vegetable oil (canola), L-arginine, fish oil (source of omega-3 acids), aromas, potassium salts of orthophosphoric acid, magnesium salts of citric acid, calcium carbonate, L-ascorbic acid – vitamin C, sodium chloride, beta-1,3/1,6-glucan (from Saccharomyces cerevisiae), sweetening agents – acesulfame K, sucralose; zinc bisglycinate, iron (III) diphosphate (iron (III) pyrophosphate), sodium (IV) selenate, DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate – vitamin E, cholecalciferol – vitamin D, manganese gluconate, nicotinamide – niacin, retinyl acetate – vitamin A, copper (II) gluconate, calcium D-pantothenate – pantothenic acid, thiamine mononitrate – thiamine, cyanocobalamin – vitamin B12, pyridoxine chlorhydrate – vitamin B6, phylloquinone (phytomenadione) – vitamin K, riboflavin, dye – E 150c, folic acid (pteroylmonoglutamic acid) – folate, chromium (III) chloride and its hexahydrate, potassium iodide, sodium molybdate (VI), D-biotin – biotin.
The product is intended for dietary management to support the immune system in individuals suffering from or at risk of malnutrition in perioperative periods, before surgical procedures and following trauma, especially in the case of surgical patients.
The recommended dose is one serving (78 g) of the product 1-3 times daily, for 5 days before surgery and following the procedure as a dietary complement, or following a doctor’s instructions, if it is used as the only source of nutrition.
Preparation: to prepare 200 ml of the product ready for consumption, add 1 serving (78 g, or 1.5 measuring spoons) of the powder to 150 ml of room-temperature, boiled water, and mix continuously until completely dissolved. Consume directly after preparation.
Important: the product is to be used under medical supervision. It can be used as the only source of nutrition.
Safety precautions and contraindications: it is not recommended for children, pregnant and breastfeeding women or in the case of hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Inform your doctor of any other diseases (e.g. hypertension) or any drugs you are taking. Do not drink alcohol while using the product. The product is not intended for parenteral feeding. Do not use with other preparations containing zinc.