Protein To Stay Strong
When you have cancer, UNJURY® strengthens your body and immune system to fight
No one plans to have cancer, but you can plan to have the best support system in place to improve your chances of recovery -- and that includes a healthy diet. The way you nourish your body affects how you feel, and even how you respond to treatments. UNJURY is your partner in your cancer recovery – here’s why:
Whey Protein Isolate- The best source
High quality protein, specifically the whey protein isolate in UNJURY, is essential for everything from your muscles to your immune system. Adding UNJURY to your diet will keep you stronger and feeling better, so you can fight harder.
UNJURY’s whey protein isolate:
- Speeds wound healing and recovery from surgery
- Rebuilds and repairs tissues and cells, including blood cells, after chemotherapy and radiation
- Supports your immune system to help prevent infections that complicate treatment
- Enables you to stay strong and active, which means less fatigue, better quality of life, and treatment success
- Prevents the severe muscle loss and weakness, known as cachexia. UNJURY which can affect up to 80% of those with advanced cancer. UNJURY is a very good source of the branched-chain amino acid leucine, which has been shown in research studies to prevent and even reverse this often-debilitating muscle loss
What is cancer cachexia and how can UNJURY help?
Cachexia (pronounced kuh-KEK-see-uh) is a condition of "wasting away", in which there is severe muscle loss and debilitating weakness. Although its exact cause is not clear, cancer cachexia is estimated to affect between 50-80% of advanced cancer patients, and may be responsible for 1/3 of cancer deaths, especially in those who have a poor appetite and inadequate protein intake. The National Cancer Institute stresses the importance of nutrition to minimize the risk of cachexia, as well as to reduce side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, and improve your outcome.
Act early to boost your protein
Like all aspects of cancer treatment, the odds of preventing or even reversing cancer cachexia are best if you act early. In an important research study, scientists determined that eating 25-40 grams of protein that contains the branched-chain amino acid leucine stimulates muscle synthesis in cancer patients who are in early stages of cachexia.
What should you do?
- Ask your doctor about any medications that might help
- Work with your dietitian to ensure you’re eating enough calories and high quality protein
- If you’re not eating at least 30 grams of protein from meat, eggs or dairy at every meal, supplement with UNJURY to get your protein with leucine
If you’re not eating at least 30 grams of protein from meat, eggs or dairy at every meal, supplement with UNJURY to get your protein with leucine