DEKAs Vitamins

All-In-One Multivitamins for Cystic Fibrosis &
Aqua-E for Cholestatic Liver Disease

Welcome to our site!

  • DEKAs is registered for the dietary management of Cystic Fibrosis and Cholestatic Liver Disease3.
  • DEKAs is a food for special medical purposes that is used under medical supervision only.
  • This site is designed to give you in depth information. It is also a webshop so you can order directly.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Do CF patients need different vitamins? No, just smarter ones. Patients with CF cannot reliably take up fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E and K and other micronutrients. To overcome that problem, DEKAs delivery technology cleverly wraps the fat-soluble vitamins into water-soluble packages (micelles). These micelles are more easily taken up by the gut.

Why choose DEKAs All-In-One Multivitamins for Cystic Fibrosis?

  1. Designed by CF experts and the expert team of DEKAsvitamins.com. Read more
  2. Starting doses in accordance with the latest Cystic Fibrosis guidelines.1,2
  3. Enhanced absorption of fat-soluble vitamins via a clinically tested delivery technology.
  4. It is very easy to actually take all your vitamins and nutrients. Many need only 1 capsule a day, some 2.
  5. For  infants and children up to 3 years we have DEKAs liquid. Nice taste!
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DEKAs Building Blocks 
& Foundations

 

  • Clinically Tested Delivery Technology
  • Simple once daily dosing
  • Pleasant – good taste, no nasty smells
  • Quality – manufactured under GMP4 
  • Complete – one serving covers all vitamins A,B,C,D,E,K & more
  • Affordable – one container will often last 60 days
  • Pure – zero gluten, casein, GMO5 or artificial colors
  • Guideline compliant – contains the right starting dose of vitamins D,E,K and A according to Cystic Fibrosis guidelines1,2

  1. Turck D, et al., ESPEN-ESPGHAN-ECFS guidelines on nutrition care for infants, children, and adults with cystic fibrosis, Clinical Nutrition (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2016.03.004.
  2. Sermet-Gaudelus I, et al. European cystic fibrosis bone mineralisation guidelines. J Cyst Fibros 2011;10(2):S16–23.
  3. Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, record numbers 9572070/7273 (liquid) and 9572075/7274 (softgels).
  4. GMP: Good Manufacturing Practice. Internationally recognized quality standard.
  5. GMO: Genetically Modified Organism.

DEKAs Fat-Soluble Vitamin Delivery Technology

 

absorption micelle 1Certain nutrients, such as vitamins D, E K and A are oils as found in nature. They are often referred to as the oil-soluble or fat-soluble nutrients. Fat-soluble nutrients cannot directly be absorbed and used by your body. First they must be made to mix (emulsify) into water in your digestive system. Ordinarily, your digestive system accomplishes this emulsification with enzymes from your pancreas and bile salts from your liver. Sometimes there is a problem with the digestive system so that there is a shortage of the enzymes and/or bile salts necessary to emulsify these nutrients. This condition is called malabsorption.

absorption micelle 2Malabsorption leads to reduced absorption of vitamins D, E K and A. This often leads to deficiency of these nutrients. This can ultimately result in, sometimes serious, adverse health outcomes. DEKAs products come with a delivery technology that helps to overcome the lack of bile salts and pancreatic enzymes. This clinically proven technology helps to emulsify the fat-soluble nutrients in the gut so that they can be absorbed despite a shortage of bile salts and/or pancreatic enzymes.

Clinical Technology References

  1. Papas K, Kalbfleisch J, Mohon R. Bioavailability of a novel, water-soluble vitamin E formulation in malabsorbing patients. Dig Dis Sci. 2007 Feb;52(2):347-52.
  2. Papas KA, Sontag MK, Pardee C, Sokol RJ, et al. A pilot study on the safety and efficacy of a novel antioxidant rich formulation in patients with cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros. 2007 Jun 12.
  3. Sagel, SD, Sontag MK, Anthony MM, Emmett P, Papas KA. Effect of an antioxidant-rich multivitamin supplement in cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros. 2011;10:31-36.
  4. Peterson LA, Cheskin LJ, Furtado M, Papas K, et al. Malnutrition in Bariatric Surgery Candidates: Multiple Micronutrient Deficiencies Prior to Surgery. Obes Surg. 2015 Aug 22.

DEKAs Plus Softgels  €54.95

Food for special medical purposes

For patients with cystic fibrosis from the age of 4 years. Softgels are chocolate colored, vanilla flavored and contain no artificial colors. Contains all vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K. Also Zinc, Selenium and Coenzyme Q10.

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DEKAs Plus Chewable Tablets €54.95

Food for special medical purposes

For patients with cystic fibrosis from the age of 4 years. The tablets are citrus-peach flavored and contain no artificial colors. Contains all vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K. Also Zinc, Selenium and Coenzyme Q10.

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DEKAs Plus Liquid €44.95

Food for special medical purposes

For patients with cystic fibrosis from 0-3 years of age. Liquid is non-oily orange/peach flavored that is pleasant to take for babies and children. Contains all vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K except folic acid & vitamin B12. Also Zinc, Selenium and Coenzyme Q10.

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DEKAs Essential Capsules €44.95

Food for Special Medical Purposes

For patients with cystic fibrosis from the age of 4 years. Small vegetarian capsules containing the fat-soluble vitamins D, E, K and A in an easily scalable dosage.

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DEKAs Aqua-E  €56.56

Food for special medical purposes

Unique water-soluble vitamin E formulation for the dietary management of cholestatic liver disease. Suitable for all ages. Liquid is non-oily transparent with a neutral taste and is pleasant to take for babies and children. 60 ml per bottle.

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