Frequently Asked Questions
What is the XR Pre-Surgical Optimization Program?
The Xcelerated Recovery™ Recovery Bundle offers comprehensive nutritional support for those recovering from orthopaedic surgery. It includes clinical-grade supplements that help preserve muscle, promote wound healing, and enhance the recovery process. Research has shown that patients who are nutritionally supported before and after surgery tend to have better outcomes. The bundle follows a Trifecta approach which includes nutritional supplementation, a muscle-centric diet, and prehabilitation program.
What does the 3-Week Bundle Include?
- 3 week supply (42 servings) of Xcelerated Recovery™ Therapeutic Musculoskeletal Supplement powder drink mix
- 3 single servings of (Pre-op) Carbohydrate Loading powder drink mix
- 1 (23oz) Shaker bottle
- Muscle-Centric Diet Calculator
- Perioperative Dietary / Meal guidelines
- Access to myHealthTrack physical therapy app
- Patient support email journey
What is the Xcelerated Recovery™ Therapeutic Musculoskeletal Recovery Supplement?
- XR™ contains clinically studied ingredients at optimal effective doses
- Optimized nutritional status for improved surgical outcomes
- Helps stimulate muscle growth
- Promotes wound healing
- Supports faster recovery
- Vegan friendly formulation
- Excellent source of Vitamin A, C, D3, B6, & Zinc
- Great tasting Cranberry Lychee flavor
- Powder Drink Mix (29g per single serving packet)
What is the XR™ Pre Op Carbohydrate Loading Drink?
- XR™ Carb Loading is an oral supplement taken before surgery that helps prepare the body for the procedure by providing anesthesia recommended complex carbohydrates and hydration. This can reduce stress during surgery, improve overall well-being, and aid in recovery after surgery.
- Powder Drink Mix (54g per single serving packet)
- Just add water
- Avoid Fasting prior to surgery
- Designed to be consumed the evening prior to surgery, and 2 hours before surgery 
- Adheres to ERAS® (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) guidelines
- Supports Hunger, Thirst and Anxiety
- Helps Reduce Nausea and Vomiting
- Refreshing Coconut Lime flavor
What are the ingredients in your products and how do they support orthopaedic surgical recovery?
Our XR musculoskeletal recovery supplement contains a proprietary blend of Leucine rich Essential Amino Acids, BCAAs, AAKG, Glutamine, Creatine, HMB, Vitamins and minerals. These ingredients have been clinically researched and shown to support optimal recovery after orthopedic surgery by helping to reduce muscle atrophy, inflammation, and promoting wound healing. (Click here to read more about the ingredients and their benefits)
What is leucine? Why is it important?
Leucine is an essential amino acid that must be consumed through diet. Research shows that 3-4 grams of leucine is a key trigger to stimulate muscle growth. Xcelerated Recovery™ contains 5 grams of leucine per serving.
Is the nutritional supplement powder suitable for vegetarians/vegans?
XR™ products are vegan friendly, soy and dairy free.
Are Xcelerated Recovery™ products sweetened?
Xcelerated Recovery™ Musculoskeletal Supplements and Carbohydrate Loading contain no added sugars, artificial flavors or dyes.
Is XR™ caffeinated?
The XR™ Musculoskeletal Recovery Supplement is free of stimulants and contains NO caffeine.
Directions of Use Information
When do I start taking my supplements?
Our recommended usage is to start taking our supplement one week prior to your surgery, and continue taking it twice daily for two weeks post-surgery or longer, as recommended by your healthcare provider. We recommend purchasing when booked for surgery. If purchasing online (www.xrscience.org), patients should consider allowing time for the product to be delivered before the program is scheduled to begin.
Is Xcelerated Recovery™ a meal replacement?
Xcelerated Recovery™ Nutritional Supplements are not a recommended sole source of nutrition or meal replacement and are best used to supplement a well-balanced diet.
What can I mix Xcelerated Recovery™ with?
Xcelerated Recovery™ can be mixed in a variety of ways. The easiest is to add the package to water and shake in the provided bottle. Xcelerated Recovery™ can also be added to your favorite smoothie recipe with water or juice.
When do I take the XR™ Carbohydrate Loading?
Individually, mix and consume 2 packets of Carbohydrate Loading the evening before surgery. It is recommended to consume both servings over approximately a 2-hour period. On the day of surgery, be sure to follow your doctor's specific instructions for eating and drinking.
What can I mix the XR™ Carbohydrate Loading with?
The Carbohydrate Loading is to be mixed in water only. This is to ensure safety and optimal osmolarity.
How quickly should I drink both servings of the XR™ Carbohydrate Loading the night before surgery?
It is recommended to consume both servings of XR™ Carbohydrate Loading over a 2-hour period the night before surgery.
How should the nutritional supplement powder be stored?
The nutritional supplement powder should be stored in a cool, dry place, and should be kept out of reach of children.
Efficacy and Patient Benefits
What makes this better than other products?
The Xcelerated Recovery™ Recovery Bundle is tailored to meet the specific needs of those going through orthopedic surgery. It includes products and a program that are based on the latest scientific research and recommended by your surgeon. These products are formulated with clinically proven ingredients to aid in your recovery.
How is Xcelerated Recovery™ different from Boost / Ensure / Other products?
Unlike other supplements, Xcelerated Recovery™ was specifically formulated for those undergoing orthopedic surgery. It contains a higher concentration of leucine rich amino acids, vitamins and micronutrients, are vegan friendly and include no added sugars compared to products like Boost and Ensure.
Are your products clinically proven to aid in orthopedic surgical recovery?
Our product's ingredients and dosage are based on clinical research for optimal recovery.
Can you provide any case studies or testimonials from patients who have used your products post-orthopedic surgery?
We can provide case studies and testimonials from patients upon request.
Are Xcelerated Recovery’s products FDA-approved?
The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, which amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, transformed FDA’s authority to regulate dietary supplements. Under DSHEA, FDA is not authorized to approve dietary supplements for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed. Xcelerated Recovery's products ARE however made in compliance with the FDA's Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and regulations outlined in Title 21, Part 111 for dietary supplements to ensure they meet the highest standards of quality and safety. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
What is FDA's oversight responsibility for dietary supplements?
Because dietary supplements are under the "umbrella" of foods, FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is primarily responsible for the agency's oversight of these products. FDA’s role in regulating dietary supplements includes (among other things) inspecting dietary supplement manufacturing establishments, reviewing new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications and other regulatory submissions for dietary supplements, investigating complaints, monitoring the dietary supplement marketplace, examining dietary supplements and dietary ingredients offered for import to determine whether they meet U.S. requirements, and reviewing adverse event reports from firms, consumers, and health care providers to identify products that may be unsafe. However, by law, FDA does not approve dietary supplements or their labeling, although certain types of claims sometimes used in dietary supplement labeling require premarket review and authorization (e.g., health claims)
How can I be sure of the quality of the nutritional supplement powder?
All of our products undergo rigorous testing by NSF International's Certified for Sport program to ensure they are free from banned substances and accurately labeled. This third-party certification provides our customers with the confidence that they are using supplements of the highest quality trusted by professional athletes and recommended by orthopaedic surgeons. The NSF Certified for Sport® program helps athletes make safer decisions when choosing sports supplements. In addition to testing for over 280+ athletic banned substances, products bearing the Certified for Sport® mark on package must be produced in a manufacturing facility that is inspected annually to comply with the U.S. FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements. Label claims are verified and products are tested to verify formulation. The product is also tested for harmful levels of contaminants, such as heavy metals or fraudulent ingredients.
Safety Information (Contraindications & Precautions)
Are there any known interactions with other medications I may be taking post-surgery?
There are no known interactions with other medications, but we recommend consulting with your healthcare provider prior to starting any new supplement regimen.
Are your products suitable for patients with food allergies?
Our XR™ musculoskeletal recovery supplement is vegan and kosher, and does not contain any common allergens such as gluten, dairy, or soy.
Are there any precautions or contraindications with using your products?
The nutritional supplement powder is considered safe when used as directed. However, as with any dietary supplement, it is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before beginning use.
Can the nutritional supplement powder be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Consult a licensed health care professional before starting any supplement, dietary, or exercise program, especially if you are pregnant, lactating, take prescription medication or have any pre-existing injuries or medical conditions. Individual results may vary.
Can XR™ nutritional supplement powder be used by children?
The nutritional supplement powder is intended for use by adults who have recently undergone orthopedic surgery, it is not intended for use by children. Keep out of reach of small children.
Ordering And Payment Information
How can I purchase your product?
Our products can be purchased on our website xrscience.org or at select orthopaedic clinics and hospitals.
Is your product available for purchase at any specific orthopaedic clinics or hospitals?
Our product is available for purchase on our website and at select orthopaedic clinics and hospitals.
How long does delivery take if I order online?
Product typically arrives at US locations within 2-5 business days depending on the shipping option selected at checkout.
What is your return policy for patients who are not satisfied with the results?
We offer a 30 day money back guarantee for more information click here to read our return policy found on our website and we recommend reviewing it prior to making a purchase.
What kind of support do you offer post-purchase for patients using your products for surgical recovery?
We offer support through our website and email. Our customer service team is available to answer any questions and provide additional information.
Does insurance cover the Xcelerated Recovery™ Recovery Bundle?
Medicaid / Medicare insurance does not cover this product. However, a Health Spending Account (HSA) or Free Spending Account (FSA) may be covered with a letter of medical necessity provided by your healthcare provider (ask your doctor about this letter if it is requested by your provider after you have purchased). Learn more at: https://hsaforamerica.com/blog/hsa-vitamins-and-supplements/ We also recommend checking with a specific insurance provider to see if our products may be covered under your plan.
What payment options are available?
Out of pocket: A wide array of payment methods are accepted on our e-commerce platform including all major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, PayPal, Amazon Pay, Google and Apple Pay.