Category: Research & Education

Research & Education
Tendinitis: What is It & How to Treat?
This guest post was written by Ken Roycroft,  MEND's VP Product & Business Development and Post-Surgical Healing & Rehabilitation Coordinator at Ralph J. Venuto MD – Orthopedics & Sports Medicine In this article What is Tendinitis?Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon — fibrous cords which attach muscle to
MEND, 6 days ago
Research & Education
Clinical Paper: Meta-Analysis of Protein Supplementation in Lower-Extremity Osteoarthritis
A new meta-analysis published by Nutrients shows the importance of the role of protein supplementation in combination with exercise training on muscle mass and function in older adults with lower-extremity osteoarthritis (OA). Aging and OA are associated with high risk of muscle mass loss. This study researched the effectiveness of
MEND, 4 weeks ago
Research & Education
Webinar: PT & Clinical Nutrition
PT & Clinical Nutrition: Clinically Necessary & Smart for Business In honor of National Physical Therapy Month, BetterPT and MEND will host a webinar focusing on the importance of clinical nutrition in physical therapy. Numerous clinical studies show that targeted nutrition will not only complement but also enhance healing and recovery.
MEND, 1 month ago
Research & Education
Foods to Eat and Avoid with Arthritis
In this article: What is arthritisArthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Around 23% (54 million) of all adults in the United States have arthritis. More than 1 in 4 adults with arthritis experience severe joint pain and about half of the adults with arthritis report they are limited in
MEND, 1 month ago
Research & Education
Pulled Muscles
What are pulled muscles, how do I prevent it, and when injured how do I treat it? This guest post was written in collaboration with Dr. Josh Petterwood Orthopaedic Surgeon at Petterwood Orthopaedics  In this article What is a Pulled Muscle?One of the most common injuries in sports is a “pulled muscle”
MEND, 1 month ago
Research & Education
Malnutrition: The Risks, Symptoms, and Treatment
In this article What is Malnutrition?Malnutrition happens when your diet does not contain the right amount of nutrients for optimal health. “It is a state of nourishment in which a deficiency, excess or imbalance of nutrients causes adverse effects on body form and physiology, function, and clinical outcome.” [1] Even though malnutrition
MEND, 2 months ago
Research & Education
Clinical Nutrition For Injury/Surgery: Market Dynamics and Size
In this article An enormous nascent and growing opportunity for Retailers MEND has been conducting a series of studies to understand the consumer interest in utilizing targeted nutrition to aid recovery from injury or surgical trauma to tissue. We have surveyed patients across general surgery, physical therapy and cosmetic surgery and
MEND, 3 months ago
Research & Education
The Secret to Healthy Aging
This article was co-authored with Matt Essex, Founder and President of Vitality Health  In this article Fountain of Youth For centuries, mankind has been searching for the proverbial “fountain of youth” to no avail. That hasn’t stopped us from hoping that someday there will be a magic potion or pill that can
MEND, 3 months ago
Research & Education
Consumer Survey: Cosmetic Surgery
We surveyed 100 patients who have scheduled a cosmetic surgery in the next 3 months and found that nutrition is top of mind for patients undergoing cosmetic surgeries. Those same patients are looking for their cosmetic surgeon’s guidance on which nutritional supplements to take around surgery. At the same time,
MEND, 3 months ago
Research & Education
Research study: EAA enhances recovery from Total Joint Surgery
More validation for the role of essential amino acids in enhancing recovery from total joint surgery. Excellent study conducted by researchers in Japan which provides further support for our prior studies. Winner of Chitranjan S. Ranawat Award from the Knee Society: Perioperative essential amino acid supplementation suppresses rectus femoris muscle
MEND, 3 months ago
Research & Education
All about Vitamin D
In this article: What is Vitamin D?Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin; it dissolves in fats and oils. Vitamin D is a steroid hormone, that is produced by the human body from cholesterol, as a response to sun exposure [1][2]. There are two main dietary forms of Vitamin D:Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol);
MEND, 4 months ago
Research & Education
Nutritional Supplement Consumption – A Consumer Survey
In a survey of 500 people we set out to learn more about current nutritional supplement consumption habits. It's clear that people not only understand their nutrition falls short, but would also be significantly more interested in formulations backed by clinical trials. Hospital studies have shown that as many as
MEND, 5 months ago
Research & Education
Why your Daily Skin-Care Routine Needs to Include Nutrition
In this article Did you know your skin is the largest organ of the human body? Your skin plays a critical role in preventing infection. When your skin gets dry or irritated, it can crack or break out, weakening this key defense system. Many of us have a daily skin care
MEND, 6 months ago
Research & Education
Physical Therapy in the Time of COVID19 – A Patient Survey
We are continuing to research and learn about shifting or changing patient attitudes in the time of COVID-19. Below are the results from our outreach to patients who are in need of physical therapy. We thought our PT partners would find this data interesting. As a clinical nutrition company, we
MEND, 6 months ago
Research & Education
Surgery Delays and a Focus on Prehabilitation
MEND recently surveyed 100 patients with upcoming surgeries to learn about their experiences, and how they have managed delays due to COVID-19 - for example a focus on prehabilitation and optimizing themselves for their upcoming surgeries. To read more about the clinical value of prehabilitation, read our article on the subject,
MEND, 7 months ago
Research & Education
Clinical Value of Prehabilitation
Clinical Value of Prehabilitation: A look at the science & evidenceBy MEND Science Board Member, Sheraz Syed, PT, Cert MDT  In this article What is Prehab?Prehabilitation is defined as a process of improving the health status and functional capability of a patient prior to surgery in order to improve post-surgical outcomes.
MEND, 7 months ago
Research & Education
All about Vitamin C
In this article Vitamin C - How Much Do I Need For Immune Benefit & Can Megadoses Help?I was at the drugstore last week to pick up a few household items and I received a text message from my friend “could you buy me some vitamin C, I forgot to
MEND, 7 months ago
Research & Education
The Incredible Human Immune System
In this article What is it the Immune System, and What is it Protecting Us From?The human immune system is one of the most miraculous and remarkable systems in the natural world. It is your body’s primary defense mechanism against foreign invaders, or pathogens. Your immune system is made up
MEND, 7 months ago
Research & Education
COVID-19 Treatments Under Development
Helping you to navigate the science landscape. Most people are now hunkered down with their families, isolating as much as possible and while ravenously reading and watching the news for some sign of hope and progress against COVID-19. While there are many difficult days ahead, the good news is that
MEND, 8 months ago
Research & Education
Wellness Magazine: The Next Decade – Regenerating Your Health
The new decade just begun, which means we've aged another 10 years. As we age, our bones weaken, joints become stiffer, and muscle breaks down. However, it does not mean that there is nothing we can do to preserve our youth, mobility, strength, and suppleness. This new editorial on regenerative
MEND, 10 months ago

April 23 3PM CT – MEND CEO & Founder Eziah Syed will feature in the Agrifood Conversations webinar by iSelect Fund, The Van Trump Report & The Yield Lab, on “The Healing Power of Clinical Nutrition and Medical Foods”. You can register for the webinar here: https://www.iselectfund.com/agtech/webinars/agrifood-conversations/

MEND is very excited to work with Dr. Andrew Wickline, the #1 ranked total joint surgeon by volume in New York State. He has incorporated MEND’s joint replacement product into patient care. Read more: https://mend.me/welcome-dr-wickline/

BetterPT published an interesting article on the critical role for clinical nutrition in healing. MEND is the only product recommended in the article to support a whole body health approach. Read the article here: https://www.betterpt.com/post/help-injuries-heal-faster-by-taking-a-whole-body-health-approach

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