At CF Nutrition, our goal is to create products that you can feel confident giving your patients. Our flagship product, CF(Preop)® was the first beverage we created but since then, we have expanded our product suite. Now, you can use CF Nutrition products to support your patient through their entire surgical experience including the weeks before and after their surgery.
Optimize Nutrition Status With CF(Protein)®
Preoperative nutrition is extremely important in overall surgical outcomes.
Preoperative nutrition covers a wide variety of things, from assessing and correcting nutritional status before surgery, providing immunonutrition, and carbohydrate loading up to two hours before your surgery. There is a lot involved in preoperative nutrition, and understanding each component can significantly enhance your patient’s recovery.
There is a strong association between poor nutritional status and surgical outcomes. Several studies report that preoperative nutrition to correct poor nutritional status improves outcomes postoperatively. That is why at CF Nutrition, we strive to educate our clients on the importance of perioperative nutrition.
Appropriate preoperative nutrition can reduce complications and shorten hospital stays. CF(Protein)® is a plant-based protein drink your patient can consume in the days and weeks leading up to their surgery to optimize your nutrition. It contains high-quality plant protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and anti-inflammatory ingredients that will enhance your immune system and optimize your overall health. It is a complete nutrition product to help build muscle and strength for a speedy recovery.
Instruct Patients to Drink CF(Preop)® Before Surgery
In the 1990s, evidence-based research suggested that an NPO fast before surgery was not necessary. Furthermore, there are detrimental effects caused by this period of prolonged fasting. Prolonged fasting worsens the catabolic state, increases metabolic stress, hyperglycemia, and insulin resistance. When the body fasts for a prolonged period of time, glycogen stores are depleted, leading to protein and muscle breakdown. Postoperative insulin resistance (PIR), a result of the stress response from surgery and further exaggerated with prolonged fasting, is directly related to delayed wound healing, increased morbidity/mortality, and length of stay (LOS). It is essential to decrease PIR. Preoperative carbohydrate loading maximizes glycogen stores in the body as an energy source to minimize body tissues’ degeneration and reduce insulin resistance.
By providing CF(Preop)® before surgery you may:
- Decrease PIR
- Decrease LOS
- Reduce Post Op Nausea and Vomiting
- Reduce protein loss
- Improve Muscle Function
- Improve psychological factors for patient including reducing hunger, thirst, sleepiness, exhaustion, nausea, pain, and anxiety
Rehydrate Post Op With CF(Rehydrate)®
Lastly, CF(Rehydrate)® is the perfect beverage to provide to your patient in the days and weeks after surgery. The intentional formulation behind CF(Rehydrate)® replenishes lost fluids and essential electrolytes. There are no artificial colors or flavors, so you don’t have to worry about mysterious additives and harmful ingredients. CF(Rehydrate)® also has an ideal combination of carbohydrates and sodium with less added sugar than traditional sports drinks, allowing your body to be gently nourished and intentionally refreshed by the convenience of a delicious drink. CF(Rehydrate)® will help your patient recover faster than ever.
Now you know how CF Nutrition can support your patient through their surgical journey – reach out today to try samples! Visit our website for more information!