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UNJURY® delivers the most important thing your patients need: Quality and Protein Quality.
In fact, the company was founded by an experienced dietitian on the principle that protein is the thing that is hardest to get from foods, not carbohydrates, not fat. And we believe protein is not just the hardest to get, but also the most important. In short, UNJURY is optimized for protein.
UNJURY® is not just optimized for protein; UNJURY® is optimized for protein quality.
There are 3 questions about protein quality:
The risk with a low quality protein supplement is that the patient’s protein status declines, wounds take longer to heal, if they heal at all, and immune system weakens. In addition, for patients who have had bariatric surgery, weight loss slows and perhaps plateaus. Oncology patients can also experience a decrease in energy and strength. In cases of a long term protein deficiency, muscle loss can even affect vital organs, such as the heart.
Protein quality, which is the nutritional value of a protein consumed compared to the body’s protein requirement, is determined by the proportions of the Essential Amino Acids (EAA) in the protein source. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are established for the EAAs1.
The Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) is currently the most widely accepted method for scoring the quality of different proteins, and it is supported by the FDA, the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences, and the World Health Organization.
The highest possible PDCAAS score is 100, and UNJURY® Protein scores 100 on this measure of protein quality! Some other protein supplements, notably liquid supplements that have hydrolyzed collagen as the protein source, have much lower scores, sometimes as low as 22, or 6, or even zero.
We believe any good supplement should publish an accurate Amino Acid profile. A PDCAAS score can be calculated for the supplement. If you want to have a score calculated, just send us the Amino Acid profile at Nutrition@UNJURY.com.
1Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements. 2006. ISBN 0-309-10091-7
We hear from doctors, dietitians and nurses – in hospitals, research institutions, medical practices, specialty clinics, home care and long term care: UNJURY® Works.
"Thank you so much for sending me samples of your product, the patients in the Oncology center LOVE all of them! ...The nurses are BEGGING for more samples; this is one of the only products they have been able to get the patients to drink and has been a lifesaver for some…” -- Oncology RD
“FYI: My mother is 77 years old and her physician told her she needed to eat more protein. She eats very small amounts and dreaded the thought of having to eat more meat. I provided her a sample of the chicken broth and chocolate protein powders and she loved both of them. She was happy to find something she could drink for an evening snack that wasn't heavy and tasted good.” -- RN
“We now have all three of our docs using the Unjury® pre-op diet for 2 weeks prior to surgery. The docs say it does reduce liver size and eliminates some of the fat, making the surgeries safer and easier. The docs can also tell if a client hasn't followed the diet, and in one case he had to postpone surgery because the liver was too fatty and he couldn't complete the surgery. She later followed the diet, and he was able to do the surgery.” -- Bariatric RD
Your patients are our patients. When your patients contact us – by phone, email or online – we work with them to help them fit UNJURY® into their daily lives. Their health goals are our goals.