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Osmolarity & Preop Carb Loading: ClearFast vs. Traditional Sports Drinks

Every day, we’re learning more about why fasting before surgery isn’t a physician’s friend. More and more modern medical research is leading hospitals and medical professionals to one conclusion: they have to hydrate and nourish their patients before surgery for better outcomes. Inevitably, some people immediately think of sports drinks for pre-surgery nourishment and hydration—but […]

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The Most Effective ERAS Drink: Ensuring the Preop Drink You Recommend Delivers the Right Results

The Most Effective ERAS Drink: Ensuring the Preop Drink You Recommend Delivers the Right Results An evidence-based program borrowed from Europe and the UK, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Programs (or ERAS® Programs) are becoming increasingly popular in luminary hospitals across the United States. A major component of these programs is prepping patients for surgery with the […]

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Preoperative Carbohydrate Loading: Four Reasons Sports Drinks Don’t Cut it for Enhanced Recovery

Preoperative Carbohydrate Loading: Four Reasons Sports Drinks Don’t Cut it for Enhanced Recovery When first learning about preoperative carbohydrate loading and its role in enhanced recovery after surgery, many medical professionals think, “Carb loading? Hydration? Sports drinks do that!” Well, not exactly—in fact, sports drinks don’t check any of the boxes needed for better patient […]

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Lowering Stomach Acidity and Increasing Patient Safety with Fluid Fasting

Lowering Stomach Acidity and Increasing Patient Safety with Fluid Fasting In recent years, an increasing number of clinical studies point to the fact that medical professionals should transition away from the traditional NPO fasting policy and instead encourage proper fluid fasting with an enhanced recovery drink. Today, we’ll cover: The benefits of fluid fasting with […]

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Preventing Post Operative Insulin Resistance and Muscle Breakdown with Carbohydrate Loading

When it comes to carbohydrate loading and enhanced recovery, preparing patients with a complex-carb rich, clear preop drink like ClearFast has been shown to not only reduce muscle breakdown, but lower infection rates. Starved patients are much more likely to experience insulin resistance (higher chance of SSI) and muscle breakdown which can cause readmissions and […]