DEKAs Technology

All-in-One Multivitamin & Mineral Supplements

DEKAs Vitamins offers a series of multivitamin and mineral preparations specifically designed for enhanced absorption of vitamins for patients with Cystic Fibrosis, patients who have undergone Bariatric Surgery and patients with Cholestatic Liver Disease.

The absorption technology used is based on wrapping the fat-soluble vitamins in water-soluble packages (micelles). Our technology is guideline compliant and clinically tested.

DEKAs Absorption Technology

DEKAs Fat-Soluble Vitamin Delivery Technology

Certain 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.

Malabsorption 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. Perin J, Prokopowicz G, Furtado M, et al. A Randomized Trial of a Novel Chewable Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement Following Roux en-Y Gastric Bypass. Obesity Surgery 2018, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3177-0