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Lluvia Nutrition manufactures products that are suitable for a wide range of patients and conditions. If you would like to know more about a particular product, please refer to the product list and click on the product name. You’ll find the indications section to learn about the intended use of each product.d use of each product.

The ingredients are listed below the indications and packaging on the website.

We strive to only use the best forms of individual nutrients in our product, and buy vitamin mineral mixes from reputable international suppliers. The bioavailability of each nutrient differs. Vitamins used by Diva Nutritional Products are purchased in the form of premixes. These vitamins do get absorbed by the body as shown in our numerous clinical studies. Minerals used include both organic, encapsulated and chelated forms. The use of these were determined to ensure that the optimum absorption of the nutrients is obtained.

RUTF is an acronym for Ready to Use Therapeutic Food, which is a highly nutritious lipid paste. It is made by crushing peanuts and adding milk powder, glucose, and appropriate micronutrient fortification. RUTFs have a low water activity, which means that the risk of microbial contamination is virtually eliminated.

RUTF is a high energy fortified food used for the community -based treatment of children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) without complications & with an appetite. RUTF is ideal for the treatment of SAM because:

  • RUTF provides all the nutrients required for recovery.
  • It is liked by children & is safe and easy to use
  • because it is not water based, there is limited bacterial growth, therefore can be stored at households without refrigeration
  • it has a good shelf life and does not spoil easily even after opening

RUTF’s were developed to supplement the diet of adults and children to address malnutrition. Pregnant women should restrict their intake to 1 sachet per day to prevent higher than required intake of micronutrients.

Infants between the ages of 6 and 12 months may only use RUTF’s under close medical and dietetic supervision.  The possibility of an allergic reaction to ingredients in the RUTF must be kept in mind when used in the treatment of young children.

HIV-infected or immune compromised patients will benefit from including RUTF’s in the diet on a daily basis. It is suggested that patients with clinical signs of lipodystrophy use the RUTF aggressively for a shorter period of time (about 6 weeks) for optimal weight gain, and then revert to other supplements with a lower fat content.

Philani contains Zymune (a mixture of amylase, phytates and anti-oxidants) which lower the viscosity of the porridge, making it easier to consume and digest.

The glycemic index (GI) of Philani has been tested and is low due to the fact that it consist of carbohydrates, protein and fat and simulates a mixed meal. Philani can therefore be used by diabetics under supervision of a dietician.

The glycemic index (GI) of Philani has been tested and is low due to the fact that it consist of carbohydrates, protein and fat and simulates a mixed meal. Philani can therefore be used by diabetics under supervision of a dietician.

Nutri-Mil has no added milk, the product however does carry a milk allergen. This is purely due to cross contamination that occurs in the manufacturing facilities at suppliers, we can therefore not clearly state that the product is milk free.

Nutri-Mil is safe for people with lactose intolerances. Lactose is a sugar that is found most notably in milk. Lactose makes up around 2~8% of milk, because Nutri-Mil does not contain milk the lactose free claim can be made on the product.

One packet of Nutri-Mil makes +- 2.35 liters of ready to consume product.

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