ProSource Liquid

ProSource Liquid is a unique, concentrated high protein & calorie supplement that contains 10g of protein and 100kcal in just 30ml of liquid! Available in four great tasting flavours – Lemon, Orange Crème, Citrus Berry and Neutral. Presented in ready to use 30ml sachets, flavoured ProSource Liquid can be taken as a ‘shot’ or enjoyed as a drink; whilst ProSource Liquid neutral can be administered with a tube feed, or added directly to a patients meal, drink or sip feed – without any of the complications associated with powdered or higher volume sip feeds.

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When to Use ProSource Liquid?

ProSource Liquid’s unique formulation combining 10g protein, 100kcal and low electrolyte levels in just 30ml of liquid make it the ideal supplement for patients suffering from or at risk of protein energy malnutrition and/or when volume is an issue.

Typical conditions where increased protein & energy may be required, or where volume may be an issue include:

  • Renal Dialysis
  • Cancer Cachexia
  • Liver Disease
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Burns & Post surgery (e.g. for wound care)
  • Elderly Malnutrition
  • Bariatrics
  • ITU / ICU (tube feeding)
  • Fluid Restricted Diets

Renal Dialysis Diets

It’s generally accepted that renal dialysis diets are hard to follow because of the fact that fluid and electrolyte restrictions are often required at the same time as the patient needing an increased protein intake.

ProSource Liquid is the ideal protein supplement for HD and PD patients:

Clinically proven to raise serum albumin levels in HD patients1
Concentrated protein source (10g) in the smallest fluid serving size (30ml)
Low in electrolytes – sodium, potassium & phosphorus

1. Pittaoulis A, Phillips E (2007). Can oral supplementation with a collagen-casein-based liquid protein improve serum albumin levels in hemodialysis patients? Dialysis & Transplantation Magazine; 36 (5): 258-265

Cancer cachexia

Cachexia, or body wasting is typically seen in patients with advanced cancer. Patients often have reduced appetite, or none at all as a result of radiation and/or chemotherapy treatment. Stopping weight loss and improving nutritional status becomes a challenge well suited to a low volume, high protein and calorie dense supplement.

ProSource Liquid provides 10g protein and 100kcal in each 30ml sachet. Flavoured ProSource Liquid can be taken as a ‘truly effective’ shot, whilst ProSource Liquid Original can be administered with a tube feed, or added directly to a patient’s meal, drink or sip feed – helping to improve compliance and combat appetite loss.

Liver Disease

Malnutrition is prevalent in 80-100% of liver patients with decompensated cirrhosis and 20-40% of patients with compensated cirrhosis1.

In all patients with cirrhosis, protein requirements are increased as a result of impaired energy metabolism. The nutritional consequence of inadequate glycogen stores that occur due to this is muscle wasting due to the fact that body protein stores are used as a short-term energy source instead of glycogen1.

Protein levels of between 1.2g and 2.0g per kg body weight are required to maintain nutritional status (dependent upon patient and cirrhosis)1.

ProSource Liquid provides 10g protein and 100kcal in each 30ml sachet and is low in electrolytes. Flavoured ProSource Liquid can be taken as a ‘truly effective’ shot, whilst ProSource Liquid Original can be administered with a tube feed or added directly to a patient’s meal, drink or sip feed – helping to improve compliance and combat appetite loss.

1. Saunders J., Brian A., Wright M. & Stroud, M. (2010) Malnutrition and nutrition support in patients with liver disease. Frontline Gastroenterology. 1,105-11.

Pressure Ulcers

The prevalence of pressure ulcers and wounds is a major concern, especially in long-term care patients. It has long been accepted that nutritional status is an independent risk factor for pressure ulcers.

The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) recommends providing adequate protein for positive nitrogen balance for an individual with a pressure ulcer. Specifically the recommendations state giving patients with pressure ulcers, or those at risk of developing pressure ulcers, a minimum of 30-35 kcal per kg of body weight with 1-1.5 g/kg/day protein.1

ProSource Liquid provides an unrivalled 10g of high value protein and 100kcal in each 30ml sachet. ProSource Liquid is complete in all amino acids and available in original and 2 great tasting flavours making it easy for patients to consume.

1. European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (2003). Nutritional Guidelines for Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Treatment.

Burns / Post Surgery (e.g. for wound care)

Protein energy malnutrition in the presence of a wound leads to loss of lean body mass, which is likely to impede the healing process1.

Metabolic demands rise in the presence of a wound due to increased cell activity. Indeed, it has been established that basal metabolic rate increases by up to 10 % following minor surgery and by 100 % or more in the case of severe burns2.

Macro and micronutrient demands vary depending upon each patient but it is recognised that protein, as well as specific amino acids are an essential part of feeding patients in these groups with a view to improving wound healing.

ProSource Liquid provides an unrivalled 10g of high value protein and 100kcal in each 30ml sachet. ProSource Liquid is complete in all amino acids and available in original and 2 great tasting flavours making it easy for patients to consume.

1. Robert H, Demling RH. Nutrition, Anabolism and the Wound Healing Process: An Overview. ePlasty, 2009, 9:65-94
2. Casey G. The Importance of Nutrition in Wound Healing. Nursing Standard, 1998, 13(3):51-56