Proform 100 is the formula of choice when there is an increase in protein needs, in cases of malnutrition, Sarcopenia, poor appetite with inadequate protein intake, and wounds (pressure ulcers stage I, II or surgical wounds). Each serving provides 15 gram of hydrolyzed protein with all essential, non-essential and conditionally essential amino acids.
Proform Advanced is a specialty formula for wound healing. It delivers 17 gram of hydrolyzed protein per serving, and additional ingredients - Vitamin C, Zinc with additional amino acids L- Arginine, L-Citrulline and Cystine. This complete formula includes all possible nutritional interventions for the treatment and healing of the most severe and challenging wounds, i.e. pressure ulcers stage III and IV and multiple wounds.
The two formulas consist of Hydrolyzed collagen protein in peptide form, making them highly efficient and easy to absorb. Both formulas deliver 100 calories per serving and are sugar free.
Collagen is a structural, fibrous protein found in humans and animals. It serves as a connective tissue which makes up about 30% of the human body's protein content. Hydrolyzed Collagen, also known as Collagen Peptides, is a processed form of a protein obtained by breaking down Collagen fibers with the use of hydrolytic enzymes. The end result of the enzymatic hydrolysis is small peptides which are easily absorbed in the blood. This process offers a major benefit, since the human body typically needs to digest any intact protein food that is ingested, whereas with a pre-digested liquid form of protein, the body does not need to go through the entire digestion process and it absorbs the supplement quickly and efficiently.
Proform liquid protein is not suitable for use as a sole source of nutrition. Its main purpose is to provide a high amount of protein in a very small volume of liquid (one fluid ounce) when additional amounts of protein are needed by the body. It is fat free and sugar free high protein supplement.
If your wounds are not too severe, usually assessed as stage I or stage II pressure ulcers, you can choose the Proform Liquid Protein 100 formula. However, if you suffer from severe, non-healing, challenging wounds, you may choose the Proform Advanced Liquid Protein version. The dosage for both formulas can be 30ml once daily, 30ml twice daily or 30ml 3 times daily, depending on estimated protein needs or the severity of the wounds.
All of these additional ingredients in the Proform Advanced formula play a role in the wound healing process. Vitamin C and Zinc promote collagen and protein synthesis to help repair the wound site. Arginine is the amino acid that produces Nitric Oxide (NO), the molecule responsible for the transport of blood and oxygen to the wound. Citrulline, is a precursor to Arginine, and by generating more Arginine, it enhances and expedites the healing progression.
The Proform liquid formula does not "boost" the appetite. Rather, it provides a highly dense form of nutrition with 15 gram protein and 100 calories per serving of only one fluid ounce. Since a person who has a poor appetite cannot consume large amounts of food, Proform Liquid Protein 100 is offering an important nutritional addition in a small volume, easy to swallow and consume.
For Medicare - Proform is a "medical food" approved by Medicare under the HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) code B4155 Enteral formula, administered through an Enteral feeding tube, 100 calories = 1 unit. Medicare may reimburse each billing unit of 100 calories, as long as there is required written justification of the medical necessity for the protein supplement.
For Medicaid - Reimbursement varies from state to state. Patients in the community with a diagnosis of End Stage Renal Disease (on Hemodialysis), may become eligible for reimbursement with a doctor's prescription.