Feel hungry even after a meal? Finding it difficult to lose weight? Losing muscle mass and having trouble recovering from injuries and wounds?
You may not realize it, but you might have protein deficiency.
Is that serious? The symptoms mentioned may be insufficient to scare you, but neglecting it can cause serious trouble.
Nestle Resource Protein, formerly known as Resource Plus, can be a good supplementary drink for protein-deficient patients.
What is Protein Deficiency?
A protein deficit occurs when the amount of protein you consume falls short of your body’s needs. It is estimated that one billion individuals in the globe do not get enough protein from their meals.
Up to 30% of adolescents in Central Africa and South Asia are undernourished because of a lack of protein in their diets.
According to a study, nearly half of all Singaporeans 65 and older have poor muscle mass, putting them in danger of injury or even death if they don’t consume enough protein.
In a similar study, researchers found out how crucial nutrition and supplements are.
Serious protein deficiency can lead to:
A hallmark of kwashiorkor is edema, which is characterized by puffy and swollen skin.
- A Fatty Liver
If you notice that your liver is getting fat, it’s likely that you have kwashiorkor, a serious type of malnutrition.
Eventually, the condition can progress to fatty liver disease and result in inflammation, scarring of the liver, and even liver failure if left untreated.
- Problems With Your Skin, Hair, and Nails
The skin, hair, and nails are all composed primarily of protein, and a deficiency in protein can have a negative impact on these areas.
Children with kwashiorkor have flaky or splitting skin, redness, and patches of depigmented skin, among other symptoms.
- Loss of Muscle Mass
When it comes to protein, your muscles are the most important part of your body.
When dietary protein is depleted, the body prioritizes the preservation of more critical tissues and body functions over the preservation of skeletal muscle protein.
Thus, muscle waste occurs over time because of protein deficiency.
What should we do? One way is to eat foods that are higher in protein. Lean meat, poultry, fish, and eggs are all good sources of protein.
Older adults, on the other hand, may have difficulty chewing and swallowing, which is where supplements come in handy.
The Ingredients in Nestle Resource Protein
Resource® Protein is a high-protein supplement designed specifically for people who need more protein. It gives you 30% protein (18.8g in 200ml) per serving, enough to supplement your protein intake in your diet.
Plus, it boosts your energy with the 28% carbohydrate content (250g) and sustains your body with 28 trace vitamins and minerals.
Resource Protein is a replacement liquid supplement for Resource Plus.
Is Resource Protein Lactose-free?
Yes, Resource Protein is lactose-free, which makes it suitable for those with lactose intolerance as well.
What Is the Nutritional Information of Nestle Resource Protein?
|Nutrients||Unit||Per 200ml Bottle|
|Fat (% of kcal)||g||7.0|
|Carbohydrate (% kcal)||g||28|
|Fibre (% of kcal)||g||0|
|Protein (% of kcal)||g||18.8|
How Much Protein Do You Need?
According to the Dietary Reference Intake report for macronutrients, a sedentary adult should consume 0.8g of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36g per pound.
That means that the average stationary man should consume approximately 56g of protein per day, while the average woman should consume approximately 46g.
This is why a supplement drink like Resource® Protein is important to supplement your protein intake.
Resource® Protein is available in vanilla and chocolate flavors.
Who Can Take Nestle Resource® Protein?
Resource® Protein is a fiber-free and gluten-free nutritionally complete food for Special Medical Purposes for use under medical supervision.
This supplementary drink is perfect for people with:
- Geriatric nutrition
- Fluid restrictions
- Burns and trauma
- Chronic and acute disease
- Pre- and post-operative
What Are the Benefits of Including Protein In Your Diet?
Along with carbohydrates and fat, protein is a macronutrient.
It serves the following functions in your body:
- Your muscles, bones, skin, and hair are all made up primarily of protein. The repair and replacement of these tissues with new proteins is a continuous process.
- Cells and organs in your body communicate with each other through chemical messenger proteins known as hormones.
- Most enzymes are proteins, and they are responsible for thousands of chemical reactions occurring all over your body.
- Some proteins aid in the transport and storage of essential molecules. Hemoglobin, for example, is a protein that transports oxygen to your cells.
Dosage and Direction
Ready to drink. Shake well before use. Best served chilled.
For tube feeding: best served when chilled
Recommended Daily Intake
As an oral supplement, up to 3 packs per day are recommended. As a sole source of nutrition, consume up to 5 packs per day, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Side-effects of Protein Overdose
A moderate dosage of protein drink like Resource® Protein is safe. However, like other protein supplements on the market, a higher dosage may lead to nausea and headache.
Other Important Information
Resource® Protein is suitable for 4-year-olds and above. Pregnant women can also consume it safely unless the health care provider says otherwise.
Medical studies have shown that a more varied diet helps people lose weight. A high-protein, whole-food diet rich in nutrients can help you achieve this goal.
Other studies also found that protein intake can improve immunity against asthma, reduce blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease and reduce weight, especially in people with HIV.
Comparing Resource Protein vs Ensure Plus vs Ensure Gold Liquid
We have done a comparison table for these 3:- Resource Protein vs Ensure Plus vs Ensure Gold Liquid.
You may use Resource Protein and Ensure Plus and Ensure Gold as alternative substitutes for one another, depending on your price and taste preference.
|Resource Protein||Ensure Plus||Ensure Gold|
|Serving size (per serving)||200ml||200ml||220ml|
|Flavour||Chocolate||Vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, raspberry, coffee||Vanilla, coffee|
|Protein||g||18.8 (30.1% kcal)||12.5 (16.7% kcal)||11|
|Carbohydrate||g||28 (44.8% kcal)||40.4 (53.9% kcal)||34.5|
|Sugar||g||13 (20.8% kcal)||9.6 (12.8% kcal)||8.8|
|Fat||g||7 (25.2% kcal)||9.84 (29.5% kcal)||9 (30% kcal)|
|Featured ingredients||High protein||HMB (0.59g), omega-3 (2g), omega-6 (253mg)|
Resource Protein has the highest proportion of protein and the lowest proportion of carbohydrates.
Resource Protein is currently only available in chocolate flavour as the vanilla flavour is discontinued in Singapore due to most of the users choosing chocolate flavours.
Ensure Gold Liquid has HMB, Omega-3, and Omega-6, but the lowest protein proportion of all.
Where to Buy Nestle Resource Protein in Singapore?
SeniorCare SG is the leading distributor of Nestle Resource products, including this supplementary Resource Protein milk meal replacement drink.
Compared to other retail alternatives like Guardian, Watson or pharmacies in hospitals or polyclinics, and supermarkets such as NTUC FairPrice, Giant, Cold Storage, Sheng Shiong, etc, you can get your Nestle Resource Protein beverage without the hassle of going down to the store to buy.
SeniorCare SG brings convenience to your doorstep when it comes to elderly care and people with specific management needs.
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