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Main article: Medical Items
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Applying a protein bar to a character will decrease both Damage and Burns by 7.5. This value will be scaled to maximum Vitality, and so in effect will always replenish 7.5% of a character's health, no matter their maximum vitality. Protein bars can be applied to any limb, and its effects will be spread to all limbs equally.
Compared to similar medical items, Protein bars are slightly more effective than Pomegrenade Extract at treating Damage, and much less effective at treating Burns than Bandages, however has the advantage of affecting all limbs at the same time.
Damage (affliction type) has many sources, including various environmental hazards and Creatures. Burns are caused by fires, failing an electrical repair, various weapons such as Flamers and Ancient Weapons, Explosives, Radiation Sickness, and some Creature attacks, such as Fractal Guardians and Watchers.
It can also be swung from the hand to apply its effects to whatever it hits. The animation for swinging Protein Bars is twice the speed of swinging other medical items.
Protein Bars cannot be loaded into a Syringe Gun.
Protein Bars are not used in any crafting recipes.
As a medical item, the Protein Bar is not very effective. It only treats 15% as effectively compared to Morphine and Plastiseal (both treating 50 affliction strength), and so is not a very viable emergency treatment for injured characters, unless a large quantity is used.
Protein Bars are not difficult to obtain - every outpost (including abandoned outposts) contain several Vending Machines which each offer 5-10 for sale. The purchase price of 40 marks may seem low, however when compared to other medicines, it is poor value. Opium, which treats Damage more than twice as effectively and is an important crafting ingredient, is valued at roughly the same price (when purchased from the medicine merchant). Because of its poor value, Protein Bars should only be purchased if one has nothing else to spend money on.