MEND Nutrition Inc.

Joint Replacement

Rated 3.9 out of 5
Based on 13 reviews
For preventing muscle weakness after joint surgery
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15g amino acids

10g protein

50 calories

Orange Mango
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  • gluten-free

  • non-gmo



  • manufactured in the usa

protein is great, but it's not enough.

Simply add 1 scoop of MEND Regenerate to 1/2 a cup of almond milk and 1/2 a cup of black coffee. Enjoy... and regenerate!

microbiome support
Simply add 1 scoop of MEND Regenerate to 1/2 a cup of almond milk and 1/2 a cup of black coffee. Enjoy... and regenerate!

Simply add 1 scoop of MEND Regenerate to 1/2 a cup of almond milk and 1/2 a cup of black coffee. Enjoy... and regenerate!

Simply add 1 scoop of MEND Regenerate to 1/2 a cup of almond milk and 1/2 a cup of black coffee. Enjoy... and regenerate!

used by leading hospitals

"Established evidence shows that mend can enhance the quality of healing and the time needed for healing."

Dr. Robert Marx
Orthopedic Surgeon Hospital for Special Surgery

used by Leading Surgeons

"I am seeing clear improvement in wound healing in my patients who are taking mend.”

Dr. Andrew Wickline
Orthopedic Surgeon

used by US Military

"I really like mend products, for personal use and for my soldiers, recovering from injury or who need extra supplementation during workouts."

CPT Kathleen Robins
MS, RD, CSSD, CSOWM Chief Nutrition, Keller Army Hospital

Recover Stronger

mend™'s Recover Stronger bundle provides your body with the essential nutrients to preserve muscle during initial healing and then transition your healing to support muscle growth and long term strength. Healing shouldn't stop with short term recovery from injury or surgery. Recover Stronger allows you to build back your health, muscle, and life stronger. And keep it that way.
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clinical nutrition designed for optimal recovery

ingredients researched and proven to prevent muscle atrophy and weakness

+ L-Isoleucine

An essential branched-chain amino acid that promotes protein synthesis & glucose uptake

flavor explosions

sunny citrus smoothie recipes

Blend 2 scoops of Joint Replacement with 3/4 cup of yoghurt, 1/2 grapefruit, 1 orange, and 1 lemon for a delicious smoothie to help with your recovery.

prep time: 7 min
calories: 360


Why do I need 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 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 Joint Replacement, is it manufactured in the US?

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.

Is Joint Replacement proven to work?

There have been three double blind placebo controlled randomized clinical trials demonstrating that this formulation is effective. 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 the science shows that taking this formula will prevent muscle loss and enhance your recovery from joint replacement surgery. Learn more about our science here.†

Does Joint Replacement require a prescription?

Joint Replacement is dietary supplement and does not require a prescription.

Is Joint Replacement covered by insurance?

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

How is Joint Replacement taken?

Joint Replacement is a powder 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. There are a number of smoothie recipes provided on our website.  Watch our instructional video on how to take Joint Replacement.†

Is Joint Replacement safe to be taken before surgery?

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 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 Joint Replacement?

Clinical studies show that you should ideally start taking Joint Replacement 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 Joint Replacement during this acute phase and switching to Regenerate for on-going nutritional support.

How much should I take?

It is recommended to take 1 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 recommended minimum 3 week course (1 week prior to surgery and 2 weeks post).

Can I take Joint Replacement for ongoing use after surgery?

It is not advised to take 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 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 clients just add it to juice.

Where can I buy Joint Replacement?

Joint Replacement is available through doctors or surgeons or can be purchased directly from our website.

Can you ship to my country?

Yes, Joint Replacement 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.

Are there any side effects?

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

Joint Replacement Reviews

average rating 3.9 out of 5
Based on 13 reviews
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13 Reviews
Reviewed by Ken R.
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Mend Joint Replacement

I add the powder to lemon aid and I have no problem at all drinking the recommended dose twice a day.

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Reviewed by Michael
I don't recommend this product
Rated 1 out of 5
Review posted

Horrible tasting

Mixed with juices, yogurt.....could only stomach Half a dose

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Hi Michael--

We have recently had a flavor enhancement for the Joint Replacement product. Would you be willing to receive a complementary bottle of the new flavoring and see if that taste is better? We have had great feedback on the new enhancement. Let us know.

The mend team

Reviewed by Tina
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Not a fan of Mango 🤢

I used only repair and recovery for my first hip replacement Feb 2021. I decided to try this in addition to repair and recovery for my second hip replacement 11/8/21. Mango is gross tasting for me so I tried different concoctions to make it palatable. I tried it with milk, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and half packet splenda. That was actually drinkable. I’ve since bought planet oat vanilla brand milk (not promoting it just what I use). This works well for me so now I can continue taking this. Too soon to tell if it’s working or not but I can’t see that it will hurt.

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Hi Tina-

Thank you for your feedback! We understand that the flavor can be bitter with the essential amino acids as well. We are glad you found a solution and are enjoying the product. We will pass this feedback along to our research and development team as we are constantly looking to improve our products.

the mend team

Reviewed by Blanca R.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

I just started taking MEND, I like it.

Well, I just started taking MEND, and I like it. It tastes great either mixing with water or with juice! Next I am going to try it with yogurt. I plan to order more and later also try the MEND for skin. Thank you, Blanca

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Reviewed by Jessica M.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

personally really dislike the taste

I honestly don't know how much it helps (how could I measure such a thing?) but I am hopeful based on what I read about it. i just really hate the taste, which I can't seem to mask in anything. It's that creepy overly sweet, fake sweet taste. Why can't they make these things unflavored and we can just put them in something of our choice!?

I've had the cocoa regenerate product and that one is fine in chocolate milk

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Hi Jessica--

Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate the review. As far as the taste issue, essential amino acids are bitter by nature so it is best to put your MEND into a flavored beverage, juice or smoothie. We recommend watching this video for the best guidance on how to take MEND Joint Replacement:

Also, we recommend mixing it in a cold beverage like a smoothie or sports drink. And to cut the sweetness, apple cider vinegar or lime may help mask the taste. This should help with how to mask the taste of the bitter amino acids.

And, feel free to dilute the product as much as you need. We recommend 16 ounces, but many of our customers dilute it further and break up the servings a little bit more.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to

Thank you!,
The MEND Team