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Vital 1.5 Cans

Vital 1.5 Cans

Vital® 1.5 Cal, Cans 

HCPCS Code:  B4153

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Therapeutic, Peptide-Based, Elemental Nutrition to Support GI Tolerance

  • VITAL 1.5 CAL is a calorically dense, peptide-based, elemental formula for patients experiencing malabsorption, maldigestion, or impaired GI function and/or symptoms of GI intolerance.
  • For tube or oral feeding.
  • For supplemental or sole-source nutrition.
  • Use under medical supervision.


  • 1.5 Cal/mL-concentrated calories for fluid-restricted patients.
  • Designed to promote tolerance:
    • Hydrolyzed, peptide-based protein system.
    • MCT/canola oil structured lipid, a next-generation fat to promote absorption of fatty acids.
    • 1.4 g of NutraFlora® scFOS®*/8 fl oz (6 g/L). scFOS are prebiotic fibers that stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the colon.
  • Elevated antioxidants vitamins C and E to help reduce free radical damage.
  • Meets or exceeds 100% of the RDI for 24 essential vitamins and minerals in 1500 Cal (1000 mL).
  • Gluten-free.
  • Suitable for lactose intolerance.
  • Low-residue.
Feeding sets are for single-patient use only. Use clean technique to avoid set and/or product contamination


  • Not for IV use.
  • Not for people with galactosemia.

Instructions for Use: 8-fl-oz Can

  • Store unopened at room temperature.
  • Shake well; Vital 1.5 Cal is ready to use.
  • Clean top of container thoroughly before opening.
  • Once opened, cover, refrigerate and use within 48 hours.

Oral Feeding:

  • May be used for total or supplemental nutrition.
  • May be fed at room temperature or chilled.

Tube Feeding:

  • Follow physician's instructions.
  • Adjust flow rate and volume according to patient's condition and tolerance.
  • Feed by pump at room temprature with an 8 Fr or larger tube; gravity feeding not recommended.
  • Additional fluid requirements should be met by giving water between or after feeding, or when flushing the tube.
  • Avoid contamination during preparation and use.


Serving Size: 8 fl oz(237 mL)

Amount Per Serving % DV % RDI*
    Nutrient Density, Cal/mL:1.5    
    Protein, % Cal:18    
    Carbohydrate, % Cal:49    
    Fat, % Cal:33    
    Cal to Meet 100% RDIs:1500    
    mL to Meet 100% RDIs:1000    
    Total Cal:g Nitrogen:139:1    
    Nonprotein Cal:g Nitrogen:114:1    
    Osmolality, mOsm/kg H2O:610    
    Viscosity:Thin (Room Temperature), Nectar-Like (Chilled)    
    Minimum Tube Size for Gravity/Pump Feeding (Fr):not recommended/8    
Nutrient Data
Protein, g:16.0    
Fat, g:13.5    
Carbohydrate, g:44.2    
    Dietary Fiber, g: 1.4    
Water, g:181    
Taurine, mg:35    
L-Carnitine, mg:35    
Vitamin A, IU:1540   31 
Vitamin D, IU:95   24 
Vitamin E, IU:24   80 
Vitamin K, mcg:19   24 
Vitamin C, mg:120   200 
Folic Acid, mcg:190   48 
Thiamin (Vitamin B1), mg:0.70   47 
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), mg:0.80   47 
Vitamin B6, mg:1.4   70 
Vitamin B12, mcg:2.8   47 
Niacin, mg:9.5   48 
Choline, mg:160   Not established 
Biotin, mcg:140   47 
Pantothenic Acid, mg:4.7   47 
Sodium, mg:355   Not established 
Potassium, mg:475   Not established 
Chloride, mg:355   10 
Calcium, mg:235   24 
Phosphorus, mg:235   24 
Magnesium, mg:95   24 
Iodine, mcg:35   23 
Manganese, mg:1.2   60 
Copper, mg:0.47   24 
Zinc, mg:7.1   47 
Iron, mg:4.3   24 
Selenium, mcg:19   27 
Chromium, mcg:28   23 
Molybdenum, mcg:43   57 
* RDI percentages for adults and children 4 or more years of age.
1.4 g of dietary fiber supplied by short-chain fructooligosaccharides.



Water, Maltodextrin, Whey Protein Hydrolysate, Structured Lipid (Interesterified Canola Oil & Medium Chain Triglycerides), Sugar (Sucrose), Partially Hydrolyzed Sodium Caseinate, Canola Oil, Medium-Chain Triglycerides, Short-Chain Fructooligosaccharides, Natural & Artificial Flavors, DATEM, Magnesium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Cellulose Gel, Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Sucralose, Carrageenan, L-Carnitine, Taurine, Cellulose Gum, Magnesium Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, d-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Cupric Sulfate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Chromium Chloride, Sodium Molybdate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenate, Cyanocobalamin, Phylloquinone, and Vitamin D3.
Contains milk ingredients.