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03-24-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
markbills85
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Optimental Drinks

Hey has anyone else tried Optimental Supplement Drinks - I am trying to drink at least 4 of them a day and trying to get whatever food down as well? I find that they make me gassy but give me lots of nutrition and energy - trying to put some weight on hopefully it works!
03-24-2010, 05:13 PM   #2
Lydia
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Are they milk based? Maybe you cant handle milk or lactose.
03-24-2010, 05:34 PM   #3
markbills85
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They are gluten and lactose free.....
03-24-2010, 05:35 PM   #4
Lydia
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I just looked at the ingredients and its probably the prebiotic that makes you gassy. Prebiotics (FOS or inulin) always make me really bloated and gassy.
03-24-2010, 05:36 PM   #5
markbills85
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Thanks for your help...im starting to just take about 3 a day instead of 6 - that was too much for my system to handle!
03-24-2010, 05:50 PM   #6
Lydia
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If you switch to one without a prebiotic, you will probably tolerate it better.
03-24-2010, 05:53 PM   #7
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Hi Mark, welcome to the forum!!! Another Canadian Crohnie!!! Scary to think Canadian's are one of the highest incidence of Crohns in the world...

I use Ensure, Fos is a no no for some, I read that somewhere. I like the Strawberry flavour and I buy the cans not the plastic, tastes better in cans. Are you flaring really bad???? Glad you are here!
03-24-2010, 05:54 PM   #8
markbills85
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Yeah i was prescribed to drink 8 of them a day but thats not gonna happen, gonna have to reevaluate things with my dietician. thanks for your help though its greatly appreciated.
03-24-2010, 05:55 PM   #9
markbills85
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I Drink plenty of ensure also lol, maybe ill mix between a few ensure and a few optimental.......and yeah it seems like im always flaring lol
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