SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kate Farms, Inc., a leader in plant-based, ready-to-use oral and tube feeding formulas, is pleased to announce the national availability of its Core Essentials Peptide 1.5, a high-caloric, peptide-based formula that does not contain dairy, soy, gluten, or any of the most common allergens. With the approval of the HCPCS code, it is now possible for patients across the country to have this formula covered by insurance.
In advance of the national launch of Core Essentials Peptide 1.5, physicians and registered dietitians have provided samples of Kate Farms’ Peptide formula to their patients and as a direct result, many patients have transitioned over to the Peptide formula as a better nutritional alternative.
Dr. Annette Whitney, pediatric gastroenterologist with Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT) affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital and Children's Health said, “I have had the opportunity to provide Kate Farms Core Essentials Peptide to my patients and they are showing great improvement in their health, their weight gain, and how much they enjoy it. I am thrilled that the product is now covered by insurance, making it accessible to so many more patients.”
Kate Farms Core Essentials Peptide is a specialized formula designed to promote the healing of the gastrointestinal tract due to its variety of natural and easily digestible ingredients for those needing caloric density. Each 325 mL carton provides:
- 500 calories, or 1.5 cal / mL
- 24 grams of organic hydrolyzed pea protein and essential amino acids
- MCT oil from coconut, and Omega 3 & 6 from organic flax seed oil
As with all Kate Farms Core Essentials formulas, the Peptide formula is:
- Free of the top allergens (no milk, wheat, soybeans, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish) and corn
- Made with organic ingredients
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Includes a blend of 29 superfoods that provide antioxidants
- Certified gluten free by The National Celiac Association
- Prebiotic agave inulin
- Certified OU Kosher
- No high-fructose corn syrup
- Flows smoothly through the tube
“For enteral patients, it makes a world of difference when I’m able to offer formulas that provide healthy sources of nutrition that are easily digestible – but that can often be hard to find,” said Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Manager at Kate Farms. “As a dietitian, I’m excited to now be able to order nutritional formulas that are covered by insurance.”
“Richard and Michelle Laver created Kate Farms to save their daughter Kate, who was born with Cerebral Palsy and weighed only 16 pounds when she was four years old. Kate has had four Kate Farms shakes a day for years and she is now thriving and able to go to school to live her best life. We are inspired by Kate and also the stories we hear each day from tube feeders, care givers, medical professionals and all who are using Kate Farms as a cornerstone to their overall health and well-being. We believe in the power of nutrition to heal and are excited to offer Kate Farms Core Essentials as a choice for tube feeders across the nation,” said Brett Matthews, Chairman and CEO of Kate Farms.
Kate Farms has a portfolio of products, the Core Essentials product line is covered by insurance and Kate Farms Komplete is available at 3,500 grocery stores across the country.
About Tube Feeding
There are approximately 437,000 people who get their nutrition primarily through a tube for long terms. Some underlying conditions that may lead to weight loss and inability to get nutrition orally are cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, ALS, multiple sclerosis, and many types of cancer.
About Kate Farms
Kate Farms, a leader in plant-based, ready-to-use oral and tube feeding formulas, began in 2011 when Richard and Michelle Laver determined to save their daughter Kate, who was diagnosed with Failure to Thrive. They developed a plant-based formula in their home blender that left out any of the common allergens and included plant based proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from superfoods. This formula brought Kate from failing to thrive to health. That was the earliest version of Kate Farms Komplete, and the principles of that formulation are the foundation of all their products today. Kate Farms retail products are available on the website and distributed in over 3,500 retail stores. Medical products are also available through the website and distribution partners McKesson, Independence Medical, and Cardinal Health. For more information, follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.