When you have a wound, sometimes called a pressure sore, getting in higher amounts of high quality protein is so important. Your protein needs roughly double compared to your normal amount.
Recent research has shown good results healing wounds with protein consumption of 0.84 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day. Overall, depending partially on the severity of the wound, medical recommendations range from 0.55 to 0.84 grams per pound of body weight per day.
NOTE: The quality of the protein is important. UNJURY gets a protein quality score of 100 out of 100, and medical professionals report excellent results using UNJURY for wound healing.
Depending on your overall status, the recommendations above would be: *
- Between 70 and 105 grams of quality protein per day for a 125 pound person
- Between 84 and 126 grams of quality protein per day for a 150 pound person
Please note that if you believe you might have a pressure sore, you definitely should be consulting a physician for advice that is specific to your individual needs. HOW TO GET THAT MUCH PROTEIN?
An ounce of meat (the weight after the shrinkage of cooking) provides about 7 grams of protein.
An egg contains about 7 grams of protein.
Milk contains 8 grams of protein per 8 ounce cup
Example: To get 90 grams of protein from meat, you would need to eat 13 ounces of cooked meat each day. UNJURY CAN HELP
UNJURY is highly concentrated. One serving of UNJURY has 20 grams of highest quality protein. It tastes great, it’s affordable, and very easy to use to fortify foods. For more information about using UNJURY, see How to Use UNJURY
* This is a general recommendation that, of course, cannot consider individual patient needs. It does not, and should not, supersede the recommendation of medical professionals who best know the individual patient needs.