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Nutrition and Wound Healing

 

NUTRITION AND WOUND HEALING

Eating a well-balanced diet with a balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates and a variety of vitamins and minerals is important for optimal health. However, when you have a wound, there are specific nutrients and foods for wound healing, that all assist in the healing process.

Arginine, as well as other key nutrients including energy and protein are vital for optimal wound healing.1

 

Arginine is a key amino acid in the process of wound healing

 

Protein is made up of chains of individual amino acids (the building blocks of protein). One amino acid called arginine is very important for the healing and repair of wounds as it promotes protein synthesis, collagen formation, nitric oxide production and stimulating growth hormone production.1,2,3,4

Oral nutritional supplements (ONS) providing 9g of arginine per day have been shown to improve the rate of healing in patients with pressure injuries, and is supported by the International Pressure Injury Clinical Practice Guidelines.2,5,6,7

 

ARGINAID & ARGINAID Extra

ARGINAID® and ARGINAID® Extra are nutritional supplements specifically designed to provide important nutrients to assist with wound management. Consuming 2 x ARGINAID® or 2 x ARGINAID® Extra per day has been shown to assist with improved wound care.2,5,6

 

ARGINAID® Powder

ARGINAID® is a fat free, arginine powder designed for the nutritional management of people with wounds.

Each serve contains 4.5g of arginine as well as antioxidants, vitamin C & E to help support the wound management process.5,7

 

  • 4.5 Grams of arginine per serve to assist optimal wound care
  • Only 25 calories per serve
  • Vitamin C & E to help protect from free radical damage
  • Fat free
  • No gluten-containing ingredients

 

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ARGINAID® Extra

ARGINAID® Extra is an arginine containing nutritional supplement for the management of wounds.

Each serve contains 4.5g of arginine as well as other key nutrients including zinc and antioxidants, vitamin C & E to help support the wound management process.2,6

It provides calories and protein required to help support and maintain lean muscle mass in a ready to drink format.

 

  • 4.5 grams of arginine per serve to assist optimal wound healing
  • 10.5 grams of protein* per serve for tissue building and repair
  • High energy: 250 calories per 237mL serve
  • Vitamin C & E to help protect from free radical damage
  • Contains zinc for cell growth and contributes to wound healing
  • Fat free
  • Suitable to lactose intolerance
  • No gluten-containing ingredients

 

ARGINAID & ARGINAID Extra are available via Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (RPBS) via a General Practitioner.

*Includes 6g of whey protein and 4.5g of arginine

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

References

  1. Kurmis R, et al. Wound Practice and Research. 2021;29(1):18-40.
  2. Desneves KJ, et al. Clinical Nutrition. 2005;24(6):979-87.
  3. Liu P, et al. J Wound Care. 2017;26(6):319-323.
  4. Gould A.N. & Candy G.P. L-Arginine in Clinical Nutrition. 2017; 577-588.
  5. Brewer S, et al. J Wound Care. 2010;19(7):311-6.
  6. Chapman BR, et al. Nutrition & Dietetics. 2011;68:208-13.

 

***Disclaimers***

Arginaid® and Arginaid® Extra are food for special medical purposes specifically formulated with L-Arginine for the nutritional management of wounds.

Not suitable for use as a sole source of nutrition. Contains Phenylalanine.