The aim of this study was to determine the effect of 3 months consumption of Medical Nutrition Supplements (MNS) in adults complaining of generalized weakness and fatigue.
Despite its high prevalence, fatigue remains an often-neglected symptom. Fatigue is strongly associated with poor physical performance. Proper balanced daily nutrition is vital for adults, which includes adequate levels of essential high - quality proteins, amino acids and complex carbohydrates to help meet adult nutritional needs. Therefore, in the present study, the short-term effects of MNS rich in proteins, hemo -nutrients and biotin in adults complaining of generalized weakness and fatigue were studied.
This was a retrospective observational study where MNS (MaxvidaTM) was given to 289 subjects (aged 18 - 45 years) between 1st March to 30th April 2019 and evaluated for their clinical data (age, weight, and BMI), Modified Fatigue Impact Scale (MFIS) and Hand - Held Dynamometry (HHD) at 1, 2 and 3 months.
The mean age of patients was 33.5 years in this study. No significant change in BMI was observed from baseline 22.3 ± 0.3 to 22.8 ± 0.2 at 3 months (p = 0.166). Weight was found to increase from baseline 55.5 ± 0.7 kg to 57.7 ± 0.6 kg at 3 months (p = 0.017). A statistically significant increase in Hb levels was observed from baseline 9.6 ± 0.1 to 11.6 ± 0.1 at 3 months (p = 0.0001) due to MNS intake. There was a significant reduction in MFIS score from baseline 48.8 ± 0.9 to 31.4 ± 1.2 at 3 months (p=0.0001), and improvement in HHD score from 21.6 ± 0.5 to 26.4 ± 0.5 at 3 months (p = 0.001). No serious adverse effects were noticed during consumption.
A medical nutrition supplement used in the study was found to be efficacious in improving the fatigue levels and muscle strength in subjects with no deleterious effects.