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We've provided some information below to help you prepare for your joint replacement surgery. Research studies show that "prehabilitation" or getting your body ready for surgery can have a significant impact on how well and how fast you recover. These are general tips - make sure you follow the advice of the hospital staff. We have also provided you some tasty recipes as MEND is best taken in a smoothie or juice to optimize the taste and offset the strong flavor of the essential amino acids.

This recent clinical study suggests that a peddling exercise protocol might be superior to traditional exercise and should be a part of your recovery plan for total knee replacement. Your Physical Therapist will know best and it might be worth adding peddling/cycling rather than replacing traditional treatment and exercise. (Link) CONCLUSIONS: A pedaling-based protocol in the immediate postoperative period after TKR was...

For when you're feeling like being a little more green. Blend the following until smooth: 2 scoops Mend Joint Replacement 1/4 of a Hass avocado peeled and pitted 1 slice fresh jalapeno 1/2 cucumber peeled and seeded 1/4 cup packed spinach 8oz water 4 oz ice ...

Another refreshing summertime drink you can sip in the garden. Blend the following until smooth: 2 scoops Mend Joint Replacement 4oz Passion Fruit Juice 8 oz Mango Juice 1/2 ounce of ginger Peeled 4 oz ice ...

A yummy classic smoothie with Greek yogurt: Blend the following until smooth: 2 scoops Mend Joint Replacement 2 tablespoons of greek yogurt 1 banana ripe with some spots 1/4 cup strawberries fresh 8 oz coconut water 4 oz ice ...

In time for summer, here's another refreshing way to have your MEND. Blend the following and serve over ice: 4 oz peeled seeded cubed honey melon 2 sliced of fresh Jalapeno 1/2 lime juice only 10 oz coconut water 4 oz ice ...

Another delicious recipe by our professional chef Joe, he calls this one The Pink Lady. Blend the following and serve over ice: 2 scoops Mend Joint Replacement 10 oz water 1.5 oz fresh peeled ginger 4 oz ice 1oz agave syrup ...

You may be eligible to purchase MEND through your health savings account or flexible savings account. All you need to do is ask your doctor complete a medical necessity form. Please email us and we will send you a form for you doctor: info@mend.me...

This protocol has been shown in multiple clinical trials to enhance recovery from joint replacement surgery. We recommend beginning to take MEND at least 1 week before surgery and continuing to take for at least 6 weeks post surgery, ideally taking it within one hour of physical therapy. Let your doctor know that it has been clinically tested and is...

Published in the prestigious Journal of Applied Physiology by our partners at Slocum Orthopedics, this paper builds on the outcomes studies (which show that MEND enhances functional outcomes) and shows that our formulation increases muscle satellite cells pre-surgery and a more favorable inflammatory environment post surgery. In short, MEND promotes healing and better function. Full paper here: Link...

Joint replacements have become a very common procedure, with millions performed annually. The procedure and technology is constantly advancing and today's approaches give patients the ability to return function and quality of life. One of the challenges with joint replacements is the muscle loss that can occur and the resulting persistent weakness. Research studies show that this persistent weakness can remain...

Along with rest and proper wound care, you recovery plan should factor in good nutrition. An orthopedic surgery can place a lot of stress on the body as the body’s metabolism is elevated when it is repairing tissue. Proper nutrition is critical for tissue growth, wound repair and healing. While MEND will add critical amino acids and boost your recovery, it is...

The simplest way to take MEND Joint Replacement is with water but that's not a lot of fun so we suggest this recipe. Adding MEND to a smoothie not only adds to the flavor and enjoyment, it aids in the absorption of nutrients and provides additional healthy calories your body needs during recovery. For this simple recipe, simply blend two scoops...

If you're not in the mood to blend not to worry, there's plenty of other options. This refreshing drink just requires spoon and 30 seconds to stir. Drink to your recovery! [button size='' style='' text='BUY MEND' icon='' icon_color='' link='https://shop.mend.me/products/mend-joint-replacement' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='#294cb3' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin='']...