Protein is made from chains of amino acids. Amino acids are often called "the building blocks of life." There are 20 amino acids. They combine in different ways to form a variety of proteins the body uses to create cells, hormones and enzymes. Eleven of these 20 amino acids are manufactured in the body by the liver. The other nine, called "essential" amino acids, can only be obtained through diet.

Amino acids are abundant in protein-based foods. A food is said to be a "complete" protein when it contains all of the nine essential amino acids we need. Most animal based protein foods such as eggs, meat, fish, poultry, cheese and milk are complete protein foods. Some soy products also contain the nine essential amino acids. Complete protein foods are sometimes referred to as high biological value proteins. Plant proteins such as grains, legumes, seeds and nuts are considered incomplete proteins, because they have low amounts or are missing one or more essential amino acids. Incomplete protein foods are sometimes referred to as low biological value proteins.

When we eat foods that have protein, the body breaks down the long chains of amino acids into single amino acids. The body's cells use these amino acids to manufacture new proteins. Proteins are used to:

  • Repair tissue
  • Make hormones
  • Antibodies and enzymes
  • Help balance acid-base, fluid and electrolytes
  • Provide some of the body's energy

Seventy-five percent of the human body is made of protein. Without protein, our bodies would be unable to heal from injury, stop bleeding or fight infection. That's why eating protein (especially complete proteins) is so important to staying healthy. The average person needs between 40 to 65 grams of protein each day. The exact amount is based on body size and health status.

Renuris Dialysis has been specially designed to meet specific nutritional needs for the patients of CKD on dialysis either Hemo or Peritoneal. Renuris Dialysis is available as single serve 16g sachets, wherein each sachet provides 10g of protein. Renuris Dialysis is sugar free hence can be given to diabetic and non-diabetic population. Renuris Dialysis is low on fats hence more desirable as most of patients of CKD are hypertensive.

Renuris Dialysis is whey protein which is considered as best acceptable worldwide and does not have issues associated with egg protein etc. Whey protein is thermostable and can be consumed with hot food/drinks.

Composition

Direction of use

Renuris Dialysis needs to be reconstituted before consumption. It needs to be mixed with previously boiled cool water about 40 ml in a bowl and stirred vigorously so as to have smooth paste. The quantity of water can be altered depending on individual requirement. Renuris Dialysis can't be mixed with milk as it is orange flavored it may curdle the milk.

Once reconstituted should be consumed immediately, but can be preserved for 24 hrs in refrigerator. Not to be frozen. Renuris Dialysis can be administered through Ryle's tube but can't be given parenterally.

Dosage

Current K/DOQI guidelines suggest a protein intake of 1.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day (g/kg/d) for patients receiving dialysis, which corresponds to 60-70g of protein for average weight of 50-60kg patients.

Dietary requirement will be highly individualized for every patient keeping in consideration body weight, veg/non-veg preference, food intake, dialysis adequacy etc. hence it has be individualized and doctor would be in a better position to decide.

Apparently most patients on HD may require 2-3 sachets on dialysis days and 1-2 sachets on non-dialysis days. On dialysis days it should be consumed after dialysis, on dialysis days the protein requirement is 1.4g of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. PD patients may be recommended 1-2 sachets a day on regular basis.

Storage

Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from light and moisture.

Presentation

Renuris Dialysis is available in single serve sachets which provide multiple benefits viz.
  • Dose accuracy
  • Proper dosing
  • Convenience of carrying
  • Ease of administration
  • Protection from moisture
  • No Risk of contamination

Renuris Dialysis is better flavored and does not leave any after taste.
Renuris Dialysis is available as single serve sachets of 16g providing 10g protein along with other nutrients.