Brand Protocol

3 Phase Approach to Elemental Diets


The Fullscript Integrative Medical Advisory team has developed or collected these protocols from practitioners and supplier partners to help health care practitioners make decisions when building treatment plans. By adding this protocol to your Fullscript template library, you understand and accept that the recommendations in the protocol are for initial guidance and may not be appropriate for every patient.

Upload this template

3 Phase Approach to Elemental Diets

Phase 1 – Ready

Determine the appropriate supplementation, formula and framework for your patient.


  • Protocol: Full elemental
  • Duration: 7-14 days

Berberine Complex:

1 capsule three times daily

  • Supports a healthy microbial balance


1 capsule three times daily

  • Supports healthy yeast balance

Motility Activator: 

1-2 capsules two times daily

  • Supports gastric emptying and small intestine motility
Download the US product monograph

Options available:

Physicians’ Elemental Diet:

  • Requires proximal absorption
  • Failed maltodextrin-only elemental diet

Physicians’ Elemental Diet Dextrose Free:

  • Blood sugar balance
  • Fungal Propensity
  • Suspect proximal SIBO

12 scoops per day


Download the US product monograph

Phase 2 – Rest

Keep communication lines open with your patient while they are using Physicians’ Elemental Diet.

Tips for Patient Adherence:

  • Start Physicians Elemental Diet the evening prior to the first
    full day to help establish a routine for preparation.
  • Drink the elemental diet slowly over the course of an hour.
  • Adding ice chips can help change up the experience.
  • Consider making social engagements around activities other
    than dining out.

Patient Experience:

  • If occasional cramping occurs:
    • Reduce Consumption Speed
    • Increase Dilution
  • If occasional constipation occurs:
    • Use a prokinetic agent such as Motility Activator to stimulate the migrating motor complex

Phase 3 – Reset

Transition your patient back to well-tolerated foods with digestive support supplements.

Food Reintroduction:

  • Use a half elemental diet for the first 3-6 days of transition.
  • Reduce dosage over period of time.

Berberine Complex:

1 capsule three times daily

  • Supports a healthy microbial balance

Motility Activator: 

2 capsules three times daily

  • Supports motility throughout transition
Download the US product monograph

PanPlex 2-Phase: 

2 tablets three times daily

  • Supports gastric emptying and small intestine motility

Fullscript content philosophy

At Fullscript, we are committed to curating accurate, and reliable educational content for practitioners and patients alike. Our educational offerings cover a broad range of topics related to integrative medicine, such as supplement ingredients, diet, lifestyle, and health conditions.

Medically reviewed by expert practitioners and our internal Integrative Medical Advisory team, all Fullscript content adheres to the following guidelines:

  1. In order to provide unbiased and transparent education, information is based on a research review and obtained from trustworthy sources, such as peer-reviewed articles and government websites. All medical statements are linked to the original reference and all sources of information are disclosed within the article.
  2. Information about supplements is always based on ingredients. No specific products are mentioned or promoted within educational content.
  3. A strict policy against plagiarism is maintained; all our content is unique, curated by our team of writers and editors at Fullscript. Attribution to individual writers and editors is clearly stated in each article.
  4. Resources for patients are intended to be educational and do not replace the relationship between health practitioners and patients. In all content, we clearly recommend that readers refer back to their healthcare practitioners for all health-related questions.
  5. All content is updated on a regular basis to account for new research and industry trends, and the last update date is listed at the top of every article.
  6. Potential conflicts of interest are clearly disclosed.