Renal Supplements: Protein Drinks for Dialysis Patients
Being on dialysis means that you have renal issues and can’t consume many of the protein drinks on the market–they often contain too many nutrients that can be life threatening. In renal patients, for example, too much:
- Phosphorus: weakens bones
- Sodium: could strain the heart and cause pulmonary edema
- Potassium: could stop the heart
Vitamins and minerals in proper proportion are vital for you. That’s why we worked with dieticians and nephrologists to create our Re/Gen Renal Supplement.
Nutra Balance Re/Gen Renal Supplement
Re/Gen is ready to drink nutritional supplement. It’s low in the electrolyte profile, which includes potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium, and better supports your renal health. It is:
- High calorie, containing 60 calories: prevents muscle breakdown
- High protein, containing 2 grams protein per ounce: replaces albumin loss from dialysis
- Easy to digest: gluten and Lactose-Free
- Ideal milk substitute: low calcium
Limiting fluid intake is easier with Re/Gen since it is a small, 6-ounce portion, and comes in vanilla, vanilla (no sugar added for diabetics), and strawberry flavors. It also tastes better than other renal supplement drinks.
Solving your renal issues
Normally the human body filters all of its blood, removing waste and excess fluid, every 30 minutes. But your system is compromised, so this type of cleansing doesn’t occur efficiently. That’s when problems pop up.
Renal issues affect nearly 26 million people and those who have kidney disease often don’t know it, according to the National Kidney Foundation. That’s because the symptoms develop slowly and aren’t kidney specific, but water-electrolyte (potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus) imbalance is a major indicator that the kidneys have been compromised. And imbalance, mentioned previously, can be extremely dangerous.
Consult with your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms that include:
- High blood pressure
- Loss of appetite
- Water-electrolyte imbalance
- Kidney damage or failure
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Fluid in the lungs
- Insufficient urine production
- Severe unintentional weight loss
Many of our products were developed specifically to address renal issues and support your nutritional needs, including renal-friendly Egg/Pro – Protein Module and Protein Fortified Cookies. Try them today!