Everyone needs calories. Calories are the amount of energy provided by food. This energy is released in the body when food is digested and absorbed. When food intake is inadequate, weight loss can occur along with associated muscle breakdown. Adequate daily energy and a variety of nutrients is needed to preserve body weight and maintain health. Many physical or medical conditions can lead to decreased food intake or increased energy requirements.
A variety of food supplements and nutritionally complete beverages are available from Nestlé Nutrition to help meet energy requirements during periods of poor food intake or increased requirements. Individuals should check with their healthcare professional to determine which specific calorie supplement may be right for them.