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A powder free from methionine, but containing a balanced mixture of the other essential and non-essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements, with minimal carbohydrate.
A powder free from methionine, but containing a balanced mixture of the other essential and non-essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements, with minimal carbohydrate.

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HCU-LV Tropical 27.8g Sachet 578786

GMS approved

Must be used under medical supervision. For enteral use only. Not suitable for use as a sole source of nutrition. This product should not be used as a sole source of protein but must be given in conjunction with a protein source to supply the methionine, fluid and general nutrition requirements of the patient in quantities as prescribed by a clinician or dietitian. HCU LV contains only trace amounts of sodium, potassium and chloride.
The recommended dosage is dependent on the age, bodyweight and medical condition of the patient, and should be determined by a clinician or dietitian only. Water or diluted drinks should be offered/taken at the same time as HCU LV. To ensure tolerance, the powder may initially need to be introduced at a lower concentration. To prepare the powder, pour 65mls of cold water into a container with a screw top lid. Empty the contents of the sachet into the container. Seal and shake well until the powder is dissolved. The powder is best prepared with chilled water and consumed immediately after preparation.
L-arginine L-aspartate, L-leucine, L-lysine acetate, L-glutamine, L-proline, L-valine, glycine, L-isoleucine, L-threonine, calcium phosphate dibasic, L-phenylalanine, L-tyrosine, L-serine, L-alanine, L-histidine, flavouring, sugar, flavour enhancer (E330), L-cystine, L-tryptophan, magnesium acetate, maltodextrin, choline bitartrate, emulsifier (soy lecithin), magnesium L-aspartate, taurine, stabiliser (E412), artificial sweeteners (acesulfame K, sucralose), inositol, L-ascorbic acid, ferrous sulphate, L-carnitine, zinc sulphate, nicotinamide, DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, calcium D-pantothenate, manganese sulphate, copper sulphate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamin hydrochloride, riboflavin, colours (E160a(ii), E162), retinyl acetate, folic acid, potassium iodide, sodium molybdate, chromium chloride, sodium selenite, D-biotin, phytomenadione, cholecalciferol, cyanocobalamin. For unflavoured, please see individual packaging. Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.
12 months
Store in a cool, dry place. Once reconstituted, the prepared drink should be stored in a refrigerator and use within 24 hours.


This is intended to show suitability of products for religious or dietary reasons. Some products may be suitable for kosher or halal diets but only products with Kosher approval or Halal certification have been identified here. Some individual flavours/variants may not be suitable and for more information please call our Resource Centre.

Nutrients Unit per 100g per 27.8g
Energy kcal 314 87
Energy kJ 1335 371
Protein g 72 20
Carbohydrate g 5 1.4
sugars g 2.7 0.75
lactose g 0.02 0.4
Fat g 0.7 0.19
saturated fat g 0.18 0.05
monounsaturates g 0.05 0.01
polyunsaturates g 0.47 0.13
Fibre g 0.15 0.04
Nutrients Unit per 100g per 27.8g
Vitamin A µg 819 228
Vitamin D µg 10.2 2.8
Vitamin E mg (α-TE) 9.2 2.6
Vitamin K µg 72 20
Thiamin mg 1.2 0.3
Riboflavin mg 1.4 0.4
Niacin mg (mg NE) 20.5 (48.8) 5.7 (13.6)
Pantothenic Acid mg 5.1 1.4
Vitamin B6 mg 1.7 0.5
Folic Acid µg 717 199
Vitamin B12 µg 5.1 1.4
Biotin µg 154 42.8
Vitamin C mg 51.2 14.2
Nutrients Unit per 100g per 27.8g
Sodium mg (mmol) <10 (<5) <5 (<1)
Potassium mg (mmol) <25 (<1) <10 (<1)
Chloride mg (mmol) <5 (<1) <1 (<1)
Calcium mg (mmol) 1136 (28.4) 316 (7.9)
Phosphorus mg (mmol) 881 (28.4) 245 (7.9)
Magnesium mg (mmol) 305 (12.7) 85 (3.5)
Iron mg 15.4 4.3
Zinc mg 11.3 3.1
Copper mg 1.5 0.42
Manganese mg 1.5 0.42
Fluoride mg 0 0
Molybdenum µg 71.7 19.9
Selenium µg 76.8 21.4
Chromium µg 30.7 8.5
Iodine µg 168 46.7
Nutrients Unit per 100g per 27.8g
L-Alanine g 3.3 0.92
L-Arginine g 5.7 1.58
L-Aspartic-Acid g 4.7 1.31
L-Cystine g 2.1 0.58
Glycine g 5 1.39
L-Glutamine g 6.9 1.92
L-Histidine g 3.2 0.89
L-Isoleucine g 5.1 1.42
L-Leucine g 8.7 2.42
L-Lysine g 5.9 1.64
L-Methionine g 0 0
L-Phenylalanine g 3.8 1.06
L-Proline g 6.2 1.72
L-Serine g 3.8 1.06
L-Threonine g 4.2 1.17
L-Tryptophan g 1.7 0.47
L-Tyrosine g 3.8 1.06
L-Valine g 5.5 1.53
L-Carnitine g 0.034 0.01
Taurine g 0.256 0.07
Nutrients Unit per 100g per 27.8g
Choline mg 437 121
Inositol mg 117 32.5

Important notice

HCU LV is a Food for Special Medical Purposes for the dietary management of hypermethioninaemia or vitamin B6 non-responsive homocystinuria in children 8 years and over and adults.

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