Last week we announced the launch of Neocate Splash, Unflavored and we hope that you are excited about the unveiling of this new product as we are. Our team understands that you and your families may have questions about Neocate Splash, Unflavored so, we wanted to give you a closer look at our newest product offering.
Here is what you need to know about Neocate Splash, Unflavored:
What is Neocate® Splash, Unflavored?
Neocate Splash, Unflavored is a hypoallergenic, amino acid-based, ready-to-drink product designed specifically to meet the nutritional needs of individuals over one year of age. It is unflavored with a mild taste and can be given in a tube feeding or consumed orally. Neocate Splash, Unflavored is gluten- and casein-free, has no soy oil, and provides 30 calories per fluid ounce. Neocate Splash, Unflavored is indicated for use in the dietary management of individuals with cow and soy milk allergy, multiple food protein intolerance, eosinophilic esophagitis, short bowel syndrome, and other conditions of gastrointestinal tract impairment and malabsorption requiring an elemental diet (e.g.gastroesophageal reflux, enterocolitis, and Crohn’s disease). Neocate Splash, Unflavored is intended for use under medical supervision.
Why isn’t this product called E028 like the other Splash products?
Neocate Splash, Unflavored has a nutritional formulation that is based on Neocate® Junior, Unflavored and comes in different packaging from E028 Splash. With the launch of this new product we simplified the name.
I already use Neocate Junior for tube feeding– Can I use Neocate Splash, Unflavored too?
Ask your healthcare team for guidance. Neocate Splash, Unflavored is ideal for on-the-go tube feeds, as it does not require refrigeration (if unopened) or mixing. The drink box is easy to open and pour, which is great when you’re away from home. Neocate Splash, Unflavored can be used for tube feeds given by bolus, gravity, or with a pump and it has a mild, pleasant taste, which may be helpful for tube-fed individuals who experience reflux or who are ready to introduce
Those who already use Neocate Junior, Unflavored might also like to have Neocate Splash, Unflavored on hand for tube feeds away from home, when a ready-to-pour product would be more convenient.
How does Neocate Splash, Unflavored compare to Neocate Junior, Unflavored?
The nutritional profile of Neocate Splash, Unflavored is based on Neocate Junior, Unflavored – both are nutritionally complete. For most children, both will meet 100% of vitamin and mineral recommendations when consumed as a sole source of energy. For guidance on how much Neocate Splash, Unflavored your child needs to meet her/his nutritional goals, contact your healthcare team.
The amounts of carbohydrate, fat, amino acids, vitamins and minerals in Neocate Splash, Unflavored are very similar to those in Neocate Junior, Unflavored: most are identical or within 2%, caloriefor-calorie. The full nutritional profile is available on Neocate.com.
Is Neocate Splash, Unflavored nutritionally complete for adults?
Like Neocate Junior, it will meet 100% of most, if not all, vitamin and mineral recommendations for teenagers and adults, depending on energy needs. For guidance on how much Neocate Splash, Unflavored would meet nutritional goals, please contact your healthcare team.
What does Neocate Splash, Unflavored taste like?
Neocate Splash, Unflavored has a mild, pleasant taste. Many tasters are surprised that this is an unflavored amino acid-based product. It is slightly sweet compared to Neocate Junior, Unflavored, as some of the carbohydrate is sucrose. Some tasters describe it as having caramel flavor notes, and some perceive it as slightly creamy, though no ingredients used in the product are derived from dairy. No artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners are used.
How do I transition my child to Neocate Splash, Unflavored from another product?
When the transition to a new formula involves a change in flavor or nutritional differences, some parents and clinicians may prefer to transition over the course of a few days. You should contact your child’s pediatrician or healthcare provider to discuss this transition. We have provided helpful guidance for this on www.neocate.com/help-for-parents/guides/download-guides. As with all medical foods,Neocate Splash, Unflavored should be used under medical supervision.
Can I get a sample?
We can provide samples of this product to your healthcare team. It is available for purchase at Neocate.com, as well as also available through a variety of channels, such as a pharmacy or medical supplier. Contact your healthcare team for other options.
How does this product compare to E028 Splash?
E028 Splash and Neocate Splash are different products that have similar names. E028 Splash is commonly used as a nutritional supplement in food elimination diets. Neocate Splash, Unflavored has a nutritional profile based on Neocate Junior, Unflavored. This means it has higher levels of vitamins, minerals, protein and fat than E028 Splash, and a lower amount of carbohydrate and lower osmolality. The main sources of fat, carbohydrate, and amino acids are the same between all Splash products.
The packaging for Neocate Splash, Unflavored is a sleeker design with modern graphics. It has a peelable opening with an optional straw. Both products contain 8 fluid ounces of formula providing 237 calories, and come in a case of 27 drink boxes.
Are you making any changes to E028 Splash products?
At this time we have no plans to make any changes to any of the flavored E028 Splash products or packaging and they will remain available.
Neocate Splash, Unflavored is a new product - it is not replacing any other product.
What is the price of Neocate Splash, Unflavored? How does its cost compare to E028 Splash and Neocate Junior?
(As of July 2014) The online cost of Neocate Splash, Unflavored at Neocate.com is identical to E028 Splash – both are
$132 per case of 27 drink boxes. This is less than 2% more than Neocate Junior, Unflavored, caloriefor-calorie. We offer free ground shipping and a 5% discount for automatic reordering on Neocate.com.
What is the hang time for this product?
Hang time refers to the use of the product in tube feeding (“hang” because the feeding bag often hangs on an IV pole). This refers to the amount of time a formula can safely remain at room temperature once opened. We recommend a hang time for Neocate Splash, Unflavored not to exceed four hours. Clean handling techniques should be used in preparing tube feedings to help avoid contamination during preparation and delivery. Talk to your healthcare team about clean handling techniques and how Neocate Splash, Unflavored can be used in your tube feeding regimen.
If you have any further questions, or would like more information on Neocate Splash, Unflavored Our team of Nutrition Specialists is more than happy to help. Please contact them at 1-800-NEOCATE (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST).