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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Protein Supplements to Improve Health

by Noah Lam

Most of us find their source for protein by eating foods like eggs, cheese, milk, yogurt, vegetables, and meat. The recommended daily value is about 50g of protein based on a 2000 calorie diet (you should consult your healthcare professional to discuss your unique dietary needs). Some individuals require additional protein in their current diet which maybe needed to improve skin health, muscle strength, reduce wound healing time, and build the immunity system. Typically the following groups require extra protein are bariatric patients, renal patients, cancer patients, surgical patients, seniors, and body builders who need to build muscle. Protein powders are made from whey, and is and excellent source of protein because of its amino acid profile, peptide profile, and digestibility. Whey is produced when milk is processed into cheese. Protein powder is usually mixed with a liquid. You can make a simple and delicious protein shake by blending ice, milk or juice and your choice of fruit. An example of a medical grade whey protein is Beneprotein. Liquid proteins can be made from collagen hydrolysate, made from predigested papain, a fruit enzyme. This hydrolyzed protein increases absorption and assimilation because the large protein molecules are broken down into free amino acids and polypeptides. This method for protein supplement provides a high dose of protein in a single ounce. It can be easily mixed with many foods and beverages without clumping or decrease the food's palatability. Where protein powders may leave a gritty feeling if not mixed properly. Examples of liquid proteins are Pro-Stat and Proteinex. IsoPure is a whey protein isolate in a clear liquid form.

Additional protein can be found in nutritional supplements like Boost Plus and Ensure Plus.
When using these protein supplements you should consult your healthcare provider to monitor your usage of such products. For more information, please visit

About the Author
Noah Lam has over 15 years of experience of providing high quality medical supplies and healthcare products from Acute Care Facilities to parents and children. His company, CWI Medical is a leading provider of protein supplements to healthcare facilities and for home use. In addition, CWI Medical is an ACHC Accredited organization maintaining standards