Inborn errors of metabolism are genetic disorders in which the body cannot convert food (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) into energy and other necessary elements.
Though individually rare, together they constitute a significant percentage of children seen in genetic and neurology clinics. Worldwide, the incidence of IEM is more than 1/1000. In India, the prevalence of IEM is one in 2497 newborns.
The management for IEM is a combination of 3 chief aspects – Nutritional Supplements, Dietary Modifications and Medical Care.
The goals of nutrition therapy are to correct the metabolic imbalance and promote growth and development by providing adequate nutrition, while also restricting (or supplementing) one or more nutrients or dietary components. Special diets play an important role in the treatment of affected children. Most patients with IEM consume insufficient natural protein to meet FAO/WHO recommendations.
Pristine is the 1st Manufacturer of Balance Metanutrition range for IEMs, in our country, India. Pristine has been supporting these patients with their tailor made products for each IEM along with natural food based solutions for holistic care of the child.