CanWel (Cancer Nutrition)- High Protien, High Calorie Nutrition for Cancer Care.
CanWelTM is High Protien, High Calorie balanced nutritional supplement for cancer care, CanWelTM, contains Enzymatically Pre-digested Protein, Powerful Antioxidants, Fortified with EPA & DHA, Goodness of Curcumin & Lycopene, Fibre Enriched, Sucrose Free that help meet the increased nutrition needs of cancer patients.
CanWelTM Provide Nutritional support to the cancer patients with
Carbohydrates (50 gm): In cancer, if enough calories are not available from carbohydrates, the body starts breaking down proteins stored in the body. So, to spare the protein reserves, adequate carbohydrates should be provided in the diet of cancer patients.
Proteins (30 gm): Additional protein helps in healing and rebuilding tissues affected by cancer cachexia and side-effects of cancer treatment. It also helps build immunity to fight infections6. A person suffering from cancer might need at least 1.5g of protein per kg body weight per day to ensure that the body gets enough amount of proteins 4, Nutrition supplement rich in source of protein should be consumed regularly.
High Protien, High Calorie Nutrition for Cancer care
Fats, MCT (2 gm) MUFA (1.9 gm) , Ï‰-3 Fatty Acids (2.9 gm): Along with other nutrients, fats is required in cancer patients to make up for the inadequate daily intake7. Omega-3, an essential fatty acid, can increase response to chemotherapy and should be consumed by cancer patients undergoing treatment8.
EPA(1.5 gm) /DHA (1 gm) : Helps to preserve the lean body mass, increased physical activity, improves appetite and weight gain, whereas DHA have immunomodulatory properties and are supressing production of pro-inflammatory cytokines11,12.
Curcumin and Lycopene: According to a recent study, Curcumin helps not only to prevent the weight loss and tumour growth but also in higher doses resulted in approximately 25 % (P < 0.05) of weight gain as compared with the placebo-controlled
Dietary fibre (5.5 gm) , FOS (2.3 gm): Cancer patients frequently suffer from diarrhoea as a side-effect of treatment. Increasing the intake of fibers and FOS may help treat diarrhoea and improve gut health9
Vitamins and minerals: Cancer, in advanced stages, can lead to deficiency of essential nutrients like zinc, selenium, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E (±-tocopherol), folic acid, and vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin ). This increases the need for vitamins and minerals in cancer patients.
Also, Antioxidants, like vitamin C, zinc, iron, and selenium, have been known to improve the quality of life of cancer patients. Thus, cancer patients required supplements rich in vitamins and minerals to fulfil the increased need.