Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need MEND Joint Replacement? How will it benefit me?
While joint replacements have become a very common procedure and the technology and techniques are continuously advancing, one of the major rehabilitation concerns is the loss of muscle tissue mass and the persistent weakness that may occur post surgery and how this limits the return of function. Put simply, if you can preserve your muscle, you can recover faster and return function faster. MEND Joint Replacement will help your body to preserve muscle mass during the critical acute period.
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
Is MEND Joint Replacement proven to work?
There have been three randomized clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy of the MEND Joint Replacement combination of nutrients. We are currently conducting a fourth double blind placebo controlled trial as we believe the increase in Leucine in our formula will further enhance outcomes. In short, yes we are confident that the science shows that taking this formula will prevent muscle atrophy and enhance 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 atrophy can be reduced and recovery can be enhanced. Recovery from any major orthopedic surgical procedure where muscle atrophy is a concern (e.g. MCL, ACL, rotator cuff), will benefit from MEND Joint Replacement.
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 maximum absorption of nutrients we recommend blending into a smoothie or taking during or after a meal.
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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 Orthopedic (taken once a day) for ongoing maintenance.
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 mend.me
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. 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 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.