Protein is among the most important nutrients that sustain life and are the building blocks of life. Protein in the form of amino acids is essential to build and repair tissues, produce enzymes and hormones, as well as aid the formation of haemoglobin, which helps to maintain good health. Its deficiency leads to weakness, fatigue, slow recovery from illness, and malnourishment. The daily requirement of Protein for adults is about 1 g/Kg of body weight and this requirement increases during illness.
- General Weakness
- Hospitalised patients
- Immuno-compromised patients
- Hyper catabolic conditions like cancer and burns
- Acute & Chronic Infections