Clinical Nutrition Overview & MEND Products Chicago

Science is increasingly showing just how critical nutrition is to healing and recovery. During a state of trauma, such as surgery, the body’s nutritional needs increase:

  • The body enters a higher metabolic state and requires more energy
  • Trauma and lack of use leads to muscle atrophy, which prolongs recovery
  • The immune system is weakened due to stress and shock
  • Risk of wound infection is increased
  • Persistent inflammation delays return of function
  • Trauma and physiological stress lead to increased fatigue

Nutritional deficiencies impede the natural progression of healing, including elevating the risk of infection and lengthening recovery periods. A patient that is nutritionally optimized pre and post op will heal better and faster and have better long-term outcomes. Unfortunately, most Americans are overfed and undernourished, meaning most Americans are not at optimal nutritional status to prevent complications post-trauma.

MEND Nutrition Products: A Solution for Pre and Post Op Nutrition

MEND Joint Replacement in Chicago

We have partnered with MEND to provide our patients with clinical nutrition to optimize surgical outcomes and recovery. MEND has developed a suite of products to address the nutrition gap in healing by combining the rigor of scientific research with a natural first approach in the development of clinical nutrition supplements. We recommend and encourage using MEND products at the direction of your doctor for a stronger, long-lasting recovery from surgery.

MEND Joint Replacement

MEND Joint Replacement is designed for patients undergoing total joint replacement, ACL surgery, rotator cuff repair, arthroscopy, or any surgery where muscle atrophy and weakness is common. Patients that have taken MEND Joint Replacement have had the following results in 3 double-blind placebo controlled randomized trials:


  • Addressing Muscle Atrophy: 40% more preservation of muscle in recovery
  • Return to Function: Improvement in returning to function vs. placebo
  • Inflammation: Improvement in post-operative inflammation levels vs. placebo

MEND Studies

The following studies have been conducted by MEND in partnership with Slocum to support the outcomes of MEND Joint Replacement:

MEND Joint Replacement:

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Can Nutrition Help Me Heal?

FAQs about MEND Joint Replacement

How do I take MEND Joint Replacement?

Clinical studies show that you should ideally start taking MEND at least 1 week prior to surgery and continue for 6 weeks post surgery. Take two scoops per serving, twice a day.

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

There are 21 servings per bottle. Two bottles are needed for the recommended minimum 3 week course (1 week prior to surgery and 2 weeks post).

What does MEND Joint Replacement taste like?

The flavor is Orange Mango. 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 patients just add it to juice.

Where is MEND developed?

MEND Joint Replacement was developed by MEND Nutrition Inc., a U.S. corporation that is focused on developing evidence based medical nutrition products. All MEND products are manufactured 100% in the U.S. utilizing U.S. sourced ingredients with labs that meet the highest standards in manufacturing.

Does MEND require a prescription?

No, MEND is a dietary supplement and does not require a prescription.

Does my health insurance cover MEND?

MEND is not currently covered by health insurance.

Where can I buy MEND?

MEND is available through doctors or surgeons or can be purchased directly from

Can I take MEND Joint Replacement for ongoing use after surgery?

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.

Are there any side effects?

The essential amino acids in MEND are safe and there are no contraindications or harmful side effects. Occasionally people with sensitive stomachs may experience some initial gas or slight irritability. If you do experience any irritation, you can simply dilute with additional juice or water, this usually resolves the issue.

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