Kate Farms launches shake designed to help meet the nutritional needs of dialysis patients

SANTA BARBARA, California. — Kate Farms, the leader bringing plant-based nutrition to healthcare, today announced the expansion of its Nutrition Shake portfolio with the launch of Renal Support 1.8. Renal Support 1.8 is the only organic, plant-based shake designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of dialysis patients.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the nutritional care of dialysis patients, leaving many at high risk of malnutrition1. To ensure patients receive the right nutrition during dialysis treatment, Kate Farms aims to provide a nutritional solution with a unique blend of plant-based protein, prebiotic fiber and carbohydrates. Formulated following recommendations from healthcare professionals, Renal Support 1.8 contains optimized levels of Sodium, Potassium and Phosphorus2. Suitable for fluid-restricted diets, each serving of Renal Support 1.8 contains 20 grams of plant-based protein to replace protein lost from dialysis. Users can enjoy this low glycemic index food after dialysis treatments and provide proper nutrition to the body3.

“We heard from the dialysis community, including patients and their healthcare providers, about the need for intensive nutrition due to regular treatment, so we developed a unique organic shake to meet their specific needs,” said Cynthia Ambres, MD, Chief Medical Officers from Kate Farms. “When it comes to caring for the kidneys, the new Renal Support 1.8 is a delicious option that’s easy to digest and carefully prepared from quality ingredients.”

Renal Support 1.8 Nutrition Shake is made with premium, plant-based ingredients and, like all Kate Farms products, Renal Support 1.8 is USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified certified. Renal Support 1.8 is also gluten and dairy free. Renal Support 1.8 is made from organic pea protein – no dairy or soy products. This unique plant-based shake is made with organic extracts and concentrates of broccoli, kale, berries, turmeric, and no sugar alcohols, artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, or colors. Each shake contains 28 vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, D, E and zinc to support the immune system. Renal Support 1.8 Nutrition Shake is also an excellent source of iron.

“With Renal Support 1.8, Kate Farms continues to offer physicians and patients new ways to meet a variety of medical nutritional needs through plant-based shakes designed for tolerance,” said Brett Matthews, Chairman and CEO of Kate Farms. “At Kate Farms, we strive to find a better way forward through nutrition. We meet people where they are on their wellness journey and make them feel heard and supported.”

The new Renal Support 1.8 Nutrition Shakes are now available to purchase online with two day delivery on KateFarms.com and Amazon.com or by prescription. Kate Farms-Shakes are eligible for coverage under Medicare, Medicaid and more than 2,000 personal insurance plans, as well as a growing number of WIC4 programs.

The Kate Farms nutritional portfolio is designed to support people with both acute and chronic health conditions, including food allergies, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, adult malnutrition and childhood eating disorders. To learn more about Renal Support 1.8, visit katefarms.com.

**Independent data report on sales volume of plant-based formulas in home care, acute care and long-term care

1. Rachel May et al. J Ren Nutr. Changes in dietitian responsibilities and patient needs in US dialysis during the COVID-19 pandemic. January 2022 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34465503/

2. Brown RO, Compher C; Board of Directors of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: ASPEN Clinical Guidelines: Nutrition Support in Adult Acute and Chronic Renal Failure. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2010;34:366-377

3. Inquis Labs 2020, data on file

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