Physicians’ Elemental Diet is intended for use under medical supervision for the dietary management of patients who have limited or impaired capacity to digest, absorb, or metabolize ordinary foods or certain nutrients. Physicians’ Elemental Diet is a strictly hypoallergenic formula with a well-tolerated flavor.


Elemental Diet for Patients with Moderate to Severe Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

Physicians’ Elemental Diet is intended for use under medical supervision for the dietary management of patients with GI dysfunction.

The elemental diet is designed for the dietary management of:

  • Irritable bowel and Crohn’s disease
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Moderate to severe impaired gastrointestinal function

Physicians’ Elemental Diet contains a balanced blend of macronutrients fortified with essential vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes to assure comprehensive support as a sole source of nutritional intake for limited periods. It has been:

  • Specifically formulated to contain free amino acids, partially hydrolyzed carbohydrate and medium chain triglycerides to aid in their absorption from the GI lumen.
  • Designed to maintain nutritional sustenance as a sole source of nutrition for up to four weeks.
  • Produced as a strictly hypoallergenic formula, free from intact protein, polypeptides, corn, gluten, wheat, soy, and dairy.
  • Formulated with a well-tolerated flavor for improved patient adherence.

Dosing by Caloric Need

Physicians’ Elemental Diet should be used for two-four weeks. It was designed to maintain nutritional sustenance as a sole source of nutrition, and can also be used as a half-elemental diet making dosing dependent upon the caloric needs of each patient. One scoop of Physicians’ Elemental Diet = 36 grams, and 150 calories. Each 432g bag contains 12 scoops (1,800 calories) and each 1,296g bag contains 36 scoops (5,400 calories). Learn more about determining caloric need.

By Scoop

1 Scoop 36g 150 Calories

By Unit

432g* bag 12 Scoops 1800 Calories
1296g bag 36 Scoops 5400 Calories

Physicians’ Elemental Diet Directions and/or Dosage

Thoroughly mix each heaping scoopful (36 g) in 4-8 oz. (118 – 236 mL) chilled or room temperature water. Additional water may be added to the mixture or consumed separately as desired. Consume the mixture slowly over a period of 15 to 60 minutes or more, dependent upon individual comfort. Once mixed, any product that is not consumed after 60 minutes should be refrigerated for a maximum of 24 hours, then shaken or stirred prior to consumption. After opening, store remaining powder in a dry place at room temperature.

Physicians’ Elemental Diet Ingredients

Serving Size: 1.26 oz (36 g) Powder


Calories from Fat

Total Fat
4 g

      Saturated Fat
4 g

Total Carbohydrate
25 g

11 g

105 mg

150 mg

Protein (Contains 5 g free form amino acids per 36 g serving).

Vitamin A (Beta Carotene)
250 mcg

Vitamin C
20 mg

83 mg

1.5 mg

Vitamin D3
1.67 mcg

Vitamin E
6.7 mg

Vitamin K
10 mcg

0.5 mg

Riboflavin (Riboflavin-5′-phosphate)
0.56 mg

3.3 mg

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal-5′-phosphate)
667 mcg

Folate (as Quatrefolic® brand (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, glucosamine salt)
33 mcg

Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)
0.5 mcg

50 mcg

Pantothenic Acid
3.3 mg

33 mg

116 mg

16.5 mcg

33.5 mg

2 mg

18 mcg

167 mcg

332 mcg

8.25 mcg

142 mg

Other Ingredients

dextrose, tapioca maltodextrin, medium chain triglycerides, natural flavor, l-glutamine, l-proline, l-aspartic acid, l-serine, potassium citrate, l-arginine hydrochloride, l-alanine, disodium phosphate, l-leucine, l-lysine hydrochloride, l-valine, l-glycine, calcium glycerophosphate, tricalcium phosphate, l-isoleucine, choline bitartrate, l-threonine, l-tyrosine, magnesium citrate, l-phenylalanine, l-methionine, l-histidine, magnesium glycerophosphate, l-cysteine hydrochloride, potassium chloride, l-tryptophan, sodium ascorbate, l-carnitine l-tartrate, sodium chloride, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, ferrous gluconate, l-taurine, zinc sulfate, calcium d-pantothenate, beta carotene, niacinamide, sodium selenite, manganese citrate, phytonadione, pyridoxal-5’-phosphate, cholecalciferol, riboflavin- 5’-phosphate, thiamine hydrochloride, copper sulfate, Quatrefolic® ((6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate glucosamine salt), d-biotin, sodium molybdate, potassium iodide, methylcobalamin

UPC Codes: 871791113077
Product Numbers: 11306, 11307, 11309

Physicians’ Elemental Diet Does Not Contain

  • artificial coloring
  • artificial flavoring
  • corn
  • dairy products
  • fructose
  • gluten
  • lactose
  • preservatives
  • soy
  • sucrose
  • wheat
  • yeast


Keep out of reach of children.


Not intended for use in children.

Physicians’ Elemental Diet™ is a 100% free form amino acid-based powdered elemental formula intended for distinctive nutritional requirements.

Physicians’ Elemental Diet formula provides 150 calories per serving, consisting of 67% carbohydrate, 24% fat and amino acids equivalent to 9% protein.

Also contains no sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol.