Module 4: Alternative Therapies – Supplementation

Oral Nutrition Supplementation #

This includes: liquid form (such as Ensure, Boost, Glucerna) and powders (such as Carination Breakfast Nutritional Mix).

Important to consider oral nutritional supplementation as a strategy to optimize oral intake (protein and caloric intake).

Nutrition Supplement Options

Ensure Nutrition Products
Boost Nutrition Products
Glucerna Nutrition Products
Carnation Nutritional Breakfast


Vitamin and Mineral Supplements #

79% of ALS patients tend to take high doses of minerals, vitamins and other nutraceuticals.

There is no clinical recommendation to support use of certain supplementation at this time. Studies have been conducted with many vitamins and minerals but unfortunately to date, none have shown to slow the progression of ALS.

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