MEND Joint Replacement

MEND Joint Replacement

Medical nutrition to support recovery from joint replacement surgery

On the fast lane to recovery.

MEND Joint Replacement was designed to enhance recovery from joint replacement surgery. When taken pre surgery and post surgery, this natural essential amino acid formulation has been clinically shown in multiple studies to preserve muscle volume and to accelerate return of strength and function.†


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Reduce Muscle Atrophy

After joint replacement surgery, muscle atrophies in the operated limb due to lack of mobility and use. The loss of muscle negatively impacts the strength of the joint and slows the recovery process. Preserving muscle enhances strength and accelerates recovery.†

Enhance Return of Function

Preserving muscle tissue and strength leads to faster return of function when the replaced joint is mobilized after surgery.†

Support Healing & Recovery

Provide your body with nutrients that will support tissue repair and accelerate the healing process.†

By incorporating MEND Joint Replacement into one’s diet pre and post surgery, patients can enhance and accelerate their recovery.

“Clinical evidence suggests EAA supplementation attenuates muscle atrophy and enhances recovery from joint replacement surgery.” Brick A. Lantz, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and President, Slocum Research & Education Foundation


Why do I need MEND Joint Replacement? How will it benefit me?

Joint replacement surgery has become extremely advanced and with the latest technologies and techniques you’re on your way to a life changing procedure that will give you back quality of life. To enhance your recovery, ensure you are increasing your caloric intake to give your body the fuel it needs during recovery. Also add MEND Joint Replacement to your diet to give your muscles a targeted blend of essential amino acids to preserve muscle tissue and preserve strength. The clinical studies are clear, with MEND in your system, your recovery will be enhanced.

Who developed MEND, is it manufactured in the US?

MEND Joint Replacement was developed by MEND Nutrition Inc., a U.S. corporation that is focused on developing evidence based medical nutrition products. All of our products are manufactured 100% in the U.S. utilizing U.S. sourced ingredients with labs that meet the highest standards in manufacturing. We are proud to have won a number awards and become recognized for innovative high quality products. We now count as clients numerous MDs, professional sports teams, US Military and other high caliber discerning clients. You can learn more about our company and full range of products by visiting

Is MEND Joint Replacement proven to work?

There have been three double blind placebo controlled randomized clinical trials demonstrating that his formulation is effective. We are currently conducting a fourth double blind placebo controlled trial as we believe the increase in Isoleucine in our formula will further enhance outcomes. In short, yes the science shows that taking this formula will prevent muscle loss and enhance your recovery from joint replacement surgery.

Does MEND work for other types of surgeries?

The formulation has been studied on joint replacements and shows convincing evidence that muscle loss can be reduced and recovery can be enhanced. Recovery from any major orthopedic surgical procedure where muscle loss is a concern (e.g. MCL, ACL, rotator cuff), should benefit from MEND Joint Replacement. We are working on a trial to confirm this on the ACL reconstruction population.

Does MEND require a prescription?

MEND is dietary supplement and does not require a prescription.

Is MEND covered by insurance?

MEND is not currently covered by insurance but we are actively looking into this.

How is MEND taken?

MEND is a powder that can be mixed with water, juice, your favorite smoothie or added to food like yogurt. For optimal taste and maximum absorption of nutrients we recommend blending into a smoothie.

Is MEND safe to be taken before surgery?

MEND Joint Replacement contains only well-studied, well-tolerated nutrients that are safe and may be taken before and after surgery. It is always advisable to check with your doctor before taking any dietary supplements. If your surgeon is unaware of MEND Joint Replacement, please contact us ( for a brochure that you can print and take to his/her office. Your surgeon will be interested in the clinical studies, which can be found in the Clinical Research section of this site and which we are happy to email to you for easy sharing with your surgeon.

When should I take MEND?

Clinical studies show that you should ideally start taking MEND at least 1 week prior to surgery and continue for 6 weeks post surgery. Benefits have been seen in as little as 2 weeks post surgery. For maximum long-term results, we recommend taking MEND Joint Replacement during this acute phase and switching to MEND Regenerate for ongoing maintenance. To learn more about award winning MEND Regenerate, see here: Link

How much should I take?

It is recommended to take 2 scoops per serving, 2 times per day.

How many servings in a bottle? How long does it last?

There are 42 scoops per bottle. Two bottles are needed for the recommended minimum 3 week course (1 week prior to surgery and 2 weeks post).

Can I take MEND prophylactically?

It is not advised to take MEND Joint Replacement for longer than our recommended period as there have been no studies performed on long-term use. If you’re looking for a product to take daily after your recovery to preserve or add lean muscle mass and for general wellness, we would recommend our award winning product MEND Regenerate (learn more at

What is the flavor, what does it taste like?

The flavor is Raspberry Lemonade. We chose this flavor to mask some of the bitter profile of amino acids, which are difficult to mask. We believe you’ll enjoy the taste even with water alone and certainly when mixed with juice or blended with a smoothie. For convenience many clients just add it to juice.

Where can I buy MEND?

MEND is only available through doctors or surgeons and can be purchased directly from our website.

Can you ship to my country?

Yes, MEND is shipped worldwide. Please be aware of your country’s policy for importing dietary supplements and that additional taxes and tariffs may be applied by your country. In most cases it is delivered without a problem but sometimes customs can hold and ask you to pick up or call to arrange for delivery.


We make MEND available to patients through our physician partners. We do all the heavy lifting so our partners can easily incorporate MEND into patient protocols to give them the best path to recovery.  If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a physician partner, please contact us and we will respond within 24 hours.

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