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    Protein supplements specific to wound healing

    Has anyone tried ProHeal or any other protein products being marketed specifically for wound healing (and, assumedly, a target demographic prone to pressure sores)?

    I couldn't find many. The protein supplement market appears to be 99.9% geared toward bodybuilding and working out.

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    look at Shaklee's, they sell a mix with all the amino's you need....

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    Body building/healing=same thing.
    Be careful when you take protein. Your body can only absorb so much at a time. Too much is hard on your kidneys.

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    Here are some Nursing articles regarding nutrition with healing wounds.

    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airart1 View Post
    look at Shaklee's, they sell a mix with all the amino's you need....
    Have you tried it? Is it worth it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldfatdad View Post
    Body building/healing=same thing.
    In some ways, sure, but someone who's able bodied and burning lots of calories is going to have quite different nutritional needs than someone who is immobile and trying to heal a sore. You mentioned kidney issues, but there's also the problem of slower motility and other digestive complications. Or too much sugar interfering with the healing process and immune system.

    Basically, what I'm wondering is what protein supplements, if any, are available specifically geared at people who have paralysis-related pressure wounds.

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    I drink these, easy to shake up and open (I'm a quad) and not specific for wound healing but the nutrition is undeniable.

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    I had a very bad burn on my ankle (almost to the bone) and it was healing slow so the doc had me start wearing a boot and put an epifix graph on it once a week for 6 weeks to get the the tissue built back up but it was still healing slow and I asked if there was a supplement I could take to speed up the process and he said to just up my calorie intake and lean protein so that is what I did. I started taking a multivitamin and zinc tablets with my breakfast and eating 4 times a day like meat and vegetables and things like that and it took off and started to close up fast! Protein, vitamins and minerals are essential for healing.

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    Juven,but it's really expensive.I stopped taking it about half way through healing a stage 4 and didn't notice a difference.They're are plenty of cheaper ways to get protein and taste better than Juven,nuts taste good are loaded with protein and won't blow your heart out,vit c too.

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