CAPSA FOOD and Cantabria Labs Nutrición Médica launch an innovative diet for patients with higher energy and protein needs

  • The third formula from the alliance of these 100% Spanish companies at the forefront of innovation.
  • The product will be available as Food for Special Medical Uses, funded by the NHS.

CAPSA FOOD, a leading company in the food sector and Cantabria Labs Nutrición Médica, a pharmaceutical laboratory expert in clinical nutrition, launch their third joint development of the NMCLA (Central Lechera Asturiana Medical Nutrition) line consisting of different complete liquid diets aimed at people with a higher nutrient requirement.

The new NMCLA HIGH PRO complete diet is especially indicated for malnourished patients or those at risk of malnutrition who need extra energy and protein supply.

NMCLA HIGH PRO has a pleasant vanilla flavour to facilitate tolerance and adherence to patient treatment and is gluten- and lactose-free. NMCLA HIGH PRO is indicated for people with pathologies that present nutritional alterations and/or changes in nutritional status or malnutrition.

“With the launch of this new solution for patients with special medical needs, CAPSA FOOD and Cantabria Labs continue to be faithful to their commitment to developing products to improve people’s quality of life,” commented Susana Rodríguez, CEO of the pharmaceutical laboratory.

“We are continuing to take steps to drive further this alliance that began in 2018 and which saw the light of day with its first product in May 2019. We firmly believe that this alliance can help improve patients with different pathologies and diseases thanks to these diets,” added José Armando Tellado, General Director of CAPSA FOOD.

Spanish companies’ commitment to the environment

Beyond its innovative composition, the NMCLA line reflects CAPSA FOOD and Cantabria Labs Nutrition Medical’s shared values in their commitment to health care and the environment. Therefore, this product is presented in a container that adapts to the European Parliament directive on reducing the environmental impact of certain plastic products.  All products in the NMCLA range (NMCLA DIABET, NMCLA MCTPRO and NMCLA HIGH PRO) have a recyclable cardboard container, derived from sustainable forest management, with less environmental impact. The carton format also guarantees the optimum stability of the product.

Cantabria Labs, celebrate life

With innovative products and an entrepreneurial spirit, Cantabria Labs is today a leading brand in the prescription market in Europe and aims to improve people’s health and quality of life.  Its presence in more than 80 countries and its subsidiaries in China, Italy, Morocco, Mexico, Portugal and France have lent to its popularity and international support. Its business unit, Cantabria Labs Nutrición Médica, has developed, designed and marketed food products for special medical uses since 2005 to meet the needs of professionals and patients to add value and innovation in the field of quality clinical nutrition.

The healthcare sector recognises Cantabria Labs for its innovations and scientific endorsement and the proximity and entrepreneurial capacity of its 840+ employees. Cantabria Labs has enterprising, non-conformist and happy genes in its DNA to offer products to society so that people can live with quality and thus “celebrate life”.


(Central Lechera Asturiana, Larsa, ATO, 39ytu, Vega de Oro, Asana and Innova Food Ingredients) is the leading company in the Spanish dairy market with six production centres throughout Spain providing direct employment for more than 1,200 people and with an international presence in more than 40 countries. Turnover in 2019 was 720.8 million euros.

In 2020, it was the first Spanish dairy company to obtain the B CORP certificate for generating a positive impact on society and the planet through the development of its activity. CAPSA FOOD is also the first Spanish food company to have the 500+ European Seal of Excellence awarded by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) and the Excellence in Management Club (CEG). This implies that it is a well-managed company and a “model to follow” in Spain. A company that innovates in the market with new formats and new products with functional benefits and creates an excellent work environment for professionals’ development.

In its commitment to comprehensive sustainability, CAPSA FOOD works to “Assure the future for farming partners, offer natural products and solutions that improve people’s health and quality of life in a SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT”. CAPSA FOOD supports the primary sector and the rural world, promoting health through nutrition and healthy life habits, protecting the natural environment and being the exemplary employer that it has been since its foundation.