The ‘building blocks’ of protein are called amino acids. In Homocystinuria (HCU), due to the lack of an enzyme the body cannot properly deal with the amino acid methionine. Therefore, people with HCU need to severely restrict the amount of protein eaten.
A key element in the management of HCU is the use of HCU formula, which provides all the amino acids found in protein but no methionine. HCU formulas support adequate intake of protein in combination with the small allowance of regular dietary protein.
Vitaflo North America offers a wide range of HCU formulas for the dietary management of HCU from childhood through adulthood. If you have additional questions about Vitaflo’s range of HCU products, please feel free to contact us.