Immune Booster that Saves Lives

Immunonutrition refers to addition of some specific nutrients in enteral nutrition which can help to increase the immune function, reduce the inflammatory reaction and septic complications. Injured patients show metabolic changes and immunosuppression, with an increased risk of infection and post-traumatic organ failure. Patients in the intensive care unit are at high risk of glutamine depletion and subsequent complications. Several controlled studies and a meta-analysis have concluded that glutamine supplementation has beneficial effects on the clinical outcome of critically ill and surgical patients. These results may be explained by glutamine's influences on the inflammatory response, oxidative stress, cell protection, and the gut barrier.

In addition, glutamine stimulates enterocyte proliferation and decreases human intestinal epithelial cell apoptosis. Glutamine also stimulates intestinal protein synthesis in epithelial cell lines. In surgical patients, glutamine maintains muscle and plasma GSH concentrations to the preoperative level.

Glutamine has a protective effect on cells by inducing the production of heat shock proteins, which protect cells against toxic agents or pathologic insults. In critically patients with sepsis, early enteral immunonutrition with immunomodulators such as glutamine, vitamin C and E, beta carotene, selenium, arginine and zinc result in significant reduction in oxidative stress and faster recovery of organ functions.

CritiCare brings to you an immune booster – Glutarich for critically ill patients admitted to ICU with severe sepsis, burns, critical illness, major surgeries and multiple trauma. Glutarich is fortified with omega 3 & omega 6 fatty acids, anti oxidants Beta carotene, Selenium, Vitamin C and E and Zinc to hasten healing.

CritiCare has also recently launched an immunonutrition supplement – Glutarich IM for critically ill patients admitted to ICU with mild to moderate sepsis, head and neck cancer surgery, upper GI cancer surgery, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and severe acute lung injury etc. Glutarich IM is fortified with omega 3 & omega 6 fatty acids, arginine, anti oxidants Beta carotene, Selenium, Vitamin E, Zinc and higher amounts of Vitamin C to fasten the healing process and reduce hospital stay.

Flavors: Orange
Pack Size:15g sachet

NOT FOR PARENTERAL USE: This product is a medical food intended for use under medical supervision. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Glutarich is L-glutamine supplement that helps strengthen the immune system, reduce infections and hasten recovery in patients with severe metabolic stress or critical illness. It is fortified with omega 3 & omega 6 fatty acids, anti oxidants Beta carotene, Selenium, Vitamin C, E and Zinc to fasten healing and reduce the hospital stay.

Ingredients:L-Glutamine, Maltodextrin, Evening Primrose Oil Powder, DHA, Micronutrient Mix, Sucralose, Citric acid and Natural Orange flavour.

Glutarich contains:
  • L – Glutamine: A conditionally essential amino acid in catabolic stress of illness or injury which boost immune function, increase muscle mass required for protein synthesis and serves as a source of cellular energy next to glucose.
  • Omega 3 & 6 Fatty acids: Act as anti inflammatory
  • Vitamins and minerals: The micronutrients serve as anti oxidants. Micronutrients like Vitamin C, E & minerals selenium and zinc detoxify (scavenge) free radical species formed in the body, reduction in oxidative stress and protect body cells from oxidative damage.
  • Sepsis
  • Severe burns
  • Multiple trauma
  • Critical illness
  • Major surgeries
Energy per serving with water (15g) 22 Kcal
Energy per serving with whole milk (30g) 290 - 295 mOsm/kg
Osmolality 260 - 265 mOsm/L
Glycemic Index 20 - 25
Glycemic Load 0.8-1.2
Calorific distribution
Carbohydrate 80%
Protein 0%
Fat 20%
Volume after Reconstitution
With water 110 ml
Kcal/ml with whole milk 0.18 Kcal/ml
Nutrient Sources
Proteins Nil
Carbohydrates Maltodextrin
Fats Evening Primrose Oil Powder, DHA