Fortimel Compact Protein

Frailty & DRM


Product description

Fortimel Compact Protein is a food for special medical purposes for the dietary management of disease related malnutrition.

For use under medical supervision only, Fortimel Compact Protein is a high protein, high energy medical nutrition supplement. It contains all essential minerals, vitamins and trace elements, providing 18 g of protein and 306 kcal in 125 ml.

Available in the following flavours: Neutral, Banana, Berries, Mocha, Peach, Mango, Strawberry, Vanilla, Cool red fruits and Hot tropical ginger. The flavours Neutral, Cool red fruits and Hot tropical ginger were co-built with cancer patients experiencing taste alteration.

Product information

Water, cow’s milk proteins, maltodextrin, sugar, vegetable oils (rapeseed oil, sunflower oil), magnesium hydrogen phosphate, emulsifier (soy lecithin), flavouring, choline chloride, sodium L-ascorbate, potassium citrate, di potassium hydrogen phosphate, ferrous lactate, DL-α-tocopheryl acetate, colouring (curcumin), retinyl acetate, copper gluconate, zinc sulphate, manganese sulphate, calcium D-pantothenate, sodium selenite, D-biotin, chromium chloride, cholecalciferol, thiamin hydrochloride, pteroylmonoglutamic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, nicotinamide, potassium iodide, riboflavin, sodium molybdate, sodium fluoride, cyanocobalamin, phytomenadione

Allergy advice: for allergens see ingredients in bold.

Average contents per 100 ml
Fat:9.4g (35 En%)
Carbohydrate:24.4g (41 En%)
- Sugars13.3g
- Lactose0.3g
Fibre:0g (0 En%)
Protein:14.4g (24 En%)
Vit A260μg
Vit D2.1μg
Vit E3.7mg (α-TE/ET)
Vit K16μg
Niacin0.59mg (3.6mg NE/EN)
Pantothenic acid1.6mg
Vit. B60.53mg
Folic acid80μg
Vit. B 121.1μg
Vit. C30mg
Minerals and trace elements: 
Na40mg (1.7 mmol)
K105mg (2.7 mmol)
Cl60mg (1.7 mmol)
Ca350mg (8.7 mmol)
P300mg (9.7 mmol)
PO4914mg (8.7 mmol)
Mg55mg (9.7 mmol)
Fe2.1mg (9.7 mmol)
Zn2.4mg (2.3 mmol)

How does Fortimel Compact Protein address taste changes?

Fortimel Compact Protein includes a sensational range of five tailor-made flavors designed to support cancer patients struggling with sensory alterations.

Protein is an important nutrient at every stage of the cancer journey

Protein is an important nutrient at every stage of the cancer journey. In patients with cancer, the need for protein is higher than for healthy adults, and cancer patients often fail to consume sufficient protein2-4. Low protein intake can lead to low muscle mass, fatigue and even poorer survival in patients with cancer5-8. Therefore, ensuring sufficient protein with high protein oral nutritional supplements can improve clinical outcomes9-13. 

Taste can change outcomes shouldn’t

Up to 70% of cancer patients experience taste and smell alterations14. Sensory changes in cancer contribute to weight loss and malnutrition, increasing the risk of poor clinical outcomes15-22. Sensory-adapted oral nutritional supplements, such as the Fortimel Compact Protein Sensational flavor range, have been designed and validated with cancer patients experiencing taste and smell alterations. 

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