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brendams2 posted:
I was wondering if you give an older patient who is not eating properly a protein shake (such as ensure) should they still take a multi-vitamin or is this too many vitamins?
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2010guardian responded:
Hi Brendams2,

I used to be a distributor of well known vitamins and protein. One of the warnings was about babies and older people when it came to straight protein supplement. They need to drink a lot of water when they take protein. Also vitamins. You need to be aware of what vitamins and how much protein are in the protein shake.

My husband is 74 and I buy the Senior multiple vitamins. He doesn't take extra protein, because he eats good. He also gets extra B12, E, D3, and folic acid. All prescribed by the doctor.

You are right in asking about the combination of vitamins, protein and quantity. I hope this helps.

Kathy


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