ProSource Plus Liquid Protein acts to meet the increased protein needs associated with periods of metabolic stress or inadequate intake, allowing for maintenance or restoration of body protein stores.
Under normal conditions, intact or whole dietary proteins (long chains of amino acids known as polypeptides) are hydrolyzed by digestive enzymes. This enzymatic hydrolysis “digests” or breaks down whole proteins into smaller components of amino acids and peptides to facilitate absorption.
However, metabolic stress reduces digestive enzyme availability and activity. To determine a resident’s risk for protein malnutrition and skin failure, an assessment of protein status is performed as part of the baseline nutrition evaluation. A resident’s protein status indicates his or her ability to synthesize non-essential amino acids and to absorb and utilize essential amino acids. As protein status declines, the resident is at higher risk for the development of pressure ulcers, poor wound healing, and infection.
ProSource Plus Liquid Protein is a complete hydrolyzed protein that provides all the dispensable and indispensable amino acids required for protein building (transamination) in a concentrated form that requires fewer digestive enzymes for absorption than intact protein. ProSource Plus Liquid Protein is low in phosphorous, potassium, and sodium.
Indications: Typically used for, but not limited to, meeting the needs of the nutritionally at risk; and clinically proven to help raise albumin levels in dialysis patients.