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I've been having trouble with nausea after my hysterectomy and know my body needs something other than gluten free toast for healing.  It dawned on me that if Ultragen has all the really great things my body needs for recovery after a long workout or race it's a great way to get some extra calories for my surgical recovery!  

How in the world have I missed mixing it with real coffee before now?  Yummy!! 

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Kati, I used it in the hospital as well. The only additional thing to consider is that Ultragen has quite a few carbohydrate calories, for obvious reasons, and glycogen replenishment is not really a major issue when recovering from surgery. So what I'd make sure is that if you do supplement with Ultragen, which I think is a great idea, that you simply monitor your total carbohydrate intake for the day. I would think that besides the Ultragen, you'd want to stick primarily to good fats and proteins. Basically, just consider that the carbohydrate calories in Ultragen aren't essential to surgical recovery and adjust the rest of your daily intake accordingly.

 

I'd also avoid coffee entirely during surgical recovery. Caffeine is not easy on your body. It depletes it, inhibits absorption of certain vitamins/minerals, and in general is not the first thing you want to put in your body when you are trying to heal. If you need coffee flavor, just go with Espresso ultragen, which is doesn't have caffeine.

 

Good luck!

 

//Jordan

Great suggestions Jordan.    For Surgical recovery Glutamine is a key nutrient.   So if you want to customize a bit for surgery consider this.  Add a scoop of straight glutamine (local health food store) and a scoop of Whey or Soy protein to the Ultragen.  If you use Whey or Soy concentrate instead of Isolate you can reduce the glycemic index of the drink so it doesn't give you any sugar high/crash response which normally is not an issue immediately after a long workout, but is an issue at rest.  

 

So: One scoop Ultragen, one scoop Soy or Whey concentrate, one scoop (5-10g) Glutamine..in 12-20oz water.   You could have a couple of these per day, though pay attention to total calories like Jordan suggested. 

Jordan Rapp said:

Kati, I used it in the hospital as well. The only additional thing to consider is that Ultragen has quite a few carbohydrate calories, for obvious reasons, and glycogen replenishment is not really a major issue when recovering from surgery. So what I'd make sure is that if you do supplement with Ultragen, which I think is a great idea, that you simply monitor your total carbohydrate intake for the day. I would think that besides the Ultragen, you'd want to stick primarily to good fats and proteins. Basically, just consider that the carbohydrate calories in Ultragen aren't essential to surgical recovery and adjust the rest of your daily intake accordingly.

 

I'd also avoid coffee entirely during surgical recovery. Caffeine is not easy on your body. It depletes it, inhibits absorption of certain vitamins/minerals, and in general is not the first thing you want to put in your body when you are trying to heal. If you need coffee flavor, just go with Espresso ultragen, which is doesn't have caffeine.

 

Good luck!

 

//Jordan

Thanks guys!  I will send my hubby out to get some glutamine to mix with my Whey protien and Ultragen.  At this point I'm struggling to get any calories in because of nausea, I hadn't even started thinking about what is in those calories but I guess I'd better!  

Thanks for the tips!!

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