Mead Johnson BCAD 2 Iron Fortified Medical Food Powder

Mead Johnson BCAD 2 Iron Fortified Medical Food Powder

Brand/Manufacturer: MEAD JOHNSON
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Mead Johnson BCAD 2 Iron Fortified Medical Food Powder is a dietary powder that is free of the branched chain amino acids, isoleucine, leucine and valine, for children and adults with maple syrup urine disease (MSUD). It provides all other essential amino acids (except isoleucine, leucine, and valine) as well as nonessential amino acids, carbohydrate, fat, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

Item # Desc Pkg Price
891501 Vanilla Scent, 1lb, 454g, Can Each
891501 Vanilla Scent, 1lb, 454g, Can 6/Pack


  • Mead Johnson BCAD 2 Iron Fortified Medical Food Powder is isoleucine-, leucine-, valine-free
  • 24 g protein equivalents/100 g powder
  • Higher level of protein equivalents than found in BCAD 1
  • Lactose-free, gluten-free and galactose-free
  • Vanilla scent
  • Can be easily modified with preferred flavor enhancers
  • Mixes easily and stays in suspension well
  • Vitamin and mineral levels appropriate for children and adults

More Information

  • Indications:
    - BCAD 2 is to be used only in the dietary management of children and adults with MSUD or other inborn errors of branched chain amino acid metabolism under direct and continuing supervision of a doctor.
  • Product characteristics:
    - Fat: Fat provides 19% of total calories in BCAD 2. The fat source is soy oil. Soy oil is a source of essential omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids: linoleic acid, and alpha-linolenic acid.
    - Protein: Protein equivalents provide 24% of total calories in BCAD 2. The product provides the essential amino acids (except isoleucine, leucine, and valine) as well as nonessential amino acids (see Amino Acids table). Care must be taken to provide enough isoleucine, leucine, and valine from other foods to support growth and tissue maintenance. The level of protein equivalents in BCAD 2 is about 2 times higher than found in BCAD 1. The higher protein equivalent concentration in BCAD 2 helps children and adults with maple syrup urine disease meet their protein needs while consuming fewer calories from the product. This, in turn, allows BCAD 2 users to consume a greater variety of foods in order to meet their isoleucine, leucine, valine and calorie needs.
    - Carbohydrate: Carbohydrate provides 57% of total calories in BCAD 2. The carbohydrate blend is 61% corn syrup solids, 35% sucrose (table sugar), and 4% modified corn starch. The sucrose in the product helps mask the taste of the amino acids. BCAD 2 is lactose-free.
    - Vitamins and Minerals: BCAD 2 provides essential vitamins and minerals at levels that are appropriate for both children and adults.
  • Ingredients:
    - Amino acids (L-glutamine, potassium aspartate, L-lysine hydrochloride, L-tyrosine, L-proline, L-alanine, L-arginine, L-phenylalanine, L-threonine, L-serine, glycine, L-histidine, L-methionine, L-tryptophan, L-cystine), corn syrup solids, sucrose, soy oil, modified corn starch, calcium phosphate, sodium citrate, magnesium phosphate, and less than 1%: potassium chloride, sodium phosphate, potassium citrate, choline chloride, L-carnitine, ascorbic acid, inositol, taurine, niacinamide, vitamin E acetate, potassium iodide, vitamin A palmitate, calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin K1, vitamin B12, thiamin hydrochloride, vitamin B6 hydrochloride, riboflavin, vitamin D3, folic acid, zinc sulfate, chromic chloride, sodium selenite, cupric sulfate, manganese sulfate, sodium molybdate, ferrous sulfate, ethyl vanillin.
  • Instructions for preparation, storage and use:
    - Patients should consult their doctors for instructions for the correct amounts of water and powder
    - The patient;s health depends on carefully following these directions
    - Pour desired amount of water in a suitable container
    - Add powder and mix well
    - Consume immediately or cover and refrigerate prepared beverage
    - Use within 48 hours
    - Shake well before serving
    - Throw away prepared unrefrigerated beverage left in cup within 1 hour after consumption begins
    - Store unopened cans at room temperature
    - After opening can, keep tightly covered, store in a dry area and use contents within 1 month
    - Do not freeze powder or prepared formula
    - Avoid excessive heat
    - Use by date on can end
    - A packed level scoop contains approximately 17.3 g of powder
    - BCAD 2 is nutritionally incomplete
    - Care must be taken to provide enough isoleucine, leucine and valine to support growth, using other foods with these amino acid as required
    - The physician must carefully and constantly supervise the use of BCAD 2 with other foods and adjust the diet based on frequent blood tests
    - Nutritional powders are not sterile
  • Warning:
    - Not for parenteral (IV) use


Nutrients Per 100 gm Powder
Calories 410
Protein equivalent, g† 24
Fat, g 8.5
Linoleic acid, mg 4200
Linolenic acid, mg 520
Carbohydrate, g 57
Vitamins / Other Nutrients Per 100 gm Powder
Vitamin A, IU 1730
Vitamin D, IU 350
Vitamin E, IU 11.4
Vitamin K, mcg 47
Thiamin (Vitamin B1), mcg 1420
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), mcg 1140
Vitamin B6, mcg 1140
Vitamin B12, 2.8
Niacin, mcg 26000
Folic acid (Folacin), mcg 410
Pantothenic acid, mcg 5700
Biotin, mcg 57
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), mg 57
Choline, mg 98
Inositol, mg 57
Taurine, mg 57
Carnitine, mg 49
Minerals Per 100 gm Powder
Calcium, mg 730
Phosphorus, mg 730
Magnesium, mg 163
Iron, mg 12.2
Zinc, mg 12.2
Manganese, mcg 1300
Copper, mcg 1220
lodine, mcg 63
Selenium, mcg 28
Sodium, mg 610
Potassium, mg 1220
Chloride, mg 1020
Molybdenum, mcg 37
Chromium, mcg 37

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