UNJURY Medical Quality Protein for Health Professionals
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I. UNJURY Delivers
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:
How important is protein quality?
- How important is protein quality?
- What IS protein quality?
- How can you know the protein quality – for any one supplement?
The risk is that the patient’s protein status declines, wounds do not heal, and immune effectiveness declines. In weight loss surgery patients, weight loss can plateau. In cancer patients, energy and strength can decline. In cases of long term deficiency, muscle loss can even affect vital organs including the heart.
What IS protein quality?
Protein quality – the nutritional value of the protein to the patient – is determined by the proportions of the Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) in the total protein. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are established for Essential Amino Acids1.
The Institute of Medicine has also adopted a protein scoring system for rating the ability of a protein to deliver required levels of each EAA. This score is called PDCAAS.
UNJURY has a PDCAAS score of 100, the highest possible score. Some supplements, notably liquid supplements that get some, or all of their protein for hydrolyzed collagen, have much lower scores, some as low as 22, 6 and even zero.
How can you know the protein quality – for any one supplement?
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 [email protected] .
II. UNJURY Works
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
III. UNJURY Cares
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. Our goal is their health goal.
IV. Next Steps
Just send an email to [email protected]. Tell us about your patient population and their needs, and we’ll do our best to support you.
Note that UNJURY does have a Wholesale Program for institutions, practices, clinics, DME’s and pharmacies. Contact [email protected] for more information.
1 Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements. 2006. ISBN 0-309-10091-7.