When undergoing extensive cancer treatment, good nutrition and sufficient rest are imperative to helping you in your fight.
But what happens when the side effects of treatment cause you to become nauseous at the thought of food?
Weight maintenance is essential for recovery and keeping your immunity strong, however, about 40% of patients who are going through cancer treatment have experienced unwanted weight loss due to lack of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. Many patients will resort to buying high calorie drinks to help with maintaining their weight and energy.
However, the reality is that cancer treatment damages the healthy cells in your stomach called villi that are responsible for nutrient absorption, which helps you maintain your weight. Cancer treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy can cause the villi to shrink, resulting in less efficient nutrient absorption, increased weight loss, and even dehydration. Furthermore, cancer treatments cause gaps to develop along the gut’s protective barrier. When these gaps form, harmful toxins and germs can enter the bloodstream leading to diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
Even if you are able to consume your high-calorie nutritional drink, the damage done to your GI will prevent you from reaping the full advantages because not all the nutrients from that calorie-dense beverage will be absorbed.
We have a solution.
Enterade Advanced Oncology Formula is specifically designed to support your GI from the side effects of treatment. Enterade works by using a proprietary formula of plant-based amino acids that work with your body’s natural healing system to help rebuild the gut villi and restore proper function. Additionally, enterade can help close the gaps along your intestinal wall to keep out any potential toxins. Enterade is clinically proven to help reduce diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and dehydration.
With the help of enterade, 77% of patients saw improvement in unwanted weight loss.
It is important to understand that enterade is not high in calories and should not be used as a nutritional supplement. However, enterade should be used in addition to a calorie-dense nutritional drink, as they can work collaboratively in helping you retain and gain weight.
** enterade must be taken on an empty stomach, 30mins before or 60mins after consuming food or drink. **
It is also critical to understand that not all high-calorie nutrient drinks are beneficial during treatment. Some of these supplements include a lot of sugar. Sugar has been reported to promote tumor growth, though this has not been scientifically confirmed. Also, sugar might exacerbate diarrhea. As a result, Enterade contains no sugar. Explore low-sugar supplementary drinks or consult with your dietitian about alternative products.