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 mend.me.

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

Any major surgery puts your body in a higher metabolic state requiring more energy and nutrients to build and repair tissue. With joint replacements, studies have shown muscle loss and weakness can be significant due to the surgical shock and lack of use during healing. Muscle loss can lead to significant complications, longer hospital stays, difficult rehabilitation and slower recovery.  To enhance your recovery, ensure you are increasing your caloric intake to give your body the fuel it needs and 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.†

How does it work?

Under surgical shock and due to lack of use, muscle begins to break down. Put very simply the amino acids contained in MEND will stimulate muscle protein synthesis and slow this breakdown and muscle loss. With activity and use, you will begin to add back muscle and strength.†

What is contained in the product?

MEND contains 23.42 grams (per serving) of a very specific blend of essential amino acids. MEND also contains some flavoring and a very small amount of sweetener (a negligible 0.2 grams). For a nutrition label, visit the MEND Joint Replacement Product Page.

Will a competing essential amino acid product work as well as MEND?

If you’re considering another product, please be sure to compare the composition and yield of essential amino acids and how much you will need to consume to match MEND (a high level of EAAs is required to get the desired effective on muscle preservation and health). Also please pay attention to the sweetener content as MEND contains almost no sugar (only 0.2 grams) and is safe for diabetics.†

Is MEND Joint Replacement proven to work?

Our partner Slocum Orthopedics has conducted two prior studies and we are now in a third study with them. Surgeons at HSS have also completed a study. In short, yes, the randomized placebo-controlled trials show that this solution works.†

Does MEND work for other types of surgeries?

The formulation has been studied on joint replacements. 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 and Hip Fracture 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 (info@mend.me) 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.†

Is MEND safe for diabetics?

Yes MEND is safe for diabetics. It contains almost no sugar (0.2 grams) and is a type of sweetener that is safe for diabetics.

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. You do not need to take MEND during the days while you are in the hospital for your surgery. For maximum long-term results, we recommend taking MEND Joint Replacement during this acute phase and switching to MEND Regenerate for ongoing maintenance. MEND Regenerate is now utilized by countless professional sports teams as their primary nutrition product. To learn more about award winning MEND Regenerate, see here: Link †

Can I begin taking it after surgery?

The studies were conducted on pre and post surgery usage so we do not have clinical data on efficacy when starting to take MEND post-surgery only. However, your muscles will be in a catabolic state and losing volume and strength for a period of time and beginning to take MEND even after surgery should be beneficial. We do recommend starting as soon as you can and then switching to MEND Regenerate after the 6 week mark. A daily delicious shake of MEND Regenerate will provide your muscles and bones vital nutrients to maintain health, while providing a number of other nutrients to support well-being and vitality.†

How much should I take?

Standard protocol recommends 2 scoops per serving, 2 times per day.

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

There are 21 servings per bottle. Two bottles are needed for the minimum 3 week course (1 week prior to surgery and 2 weeks post). Two of the three studies were done on a 6 weeks post course and we strongly recommend completing a full 6 weeks.

Can I take MEND daily long-term for maintenance?

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 mend.me).†

What is the flavor, what does it taste like?

The flavor is Orange Mango. We believe you’ll enjoy the taste even with water alone and certainly when mixed with juice or blended with a smoothie.

Where can I buy MEND?

MEND is 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.

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