Juven® is a therapeutic nutrition drink designed to help fight loss of lean body mass
in people with cancer. Juven contains a unique blend of three key ingredients — HMB, arginine and glutamine. You can find these three natural components in a healthy body.
- HMB (â-hydroxy-â-methylbutyrate) helps build lean body mass and protects cell strength and structure.
- Arginine is an amino acid (building block of protein) key for building lean body mass and for immune cell development.
- Glutamine is an amino acid (building block of protein) key for building lean body mass and fueling immune cells and gastrointestinal (GI) cells.
By working together, these three ingredients help counteract changes caused by cancer that lead to weight and muscle loss. The blend of all these important nutrients makes Juven effective for adding muscle to your fight against cancer.
A clinical study among people with cancer showed that drinking Juven daily as part of overall care for a four-week period helped build muscle. Muscle is important to help you feel strong and remain active and independent.
Drinking Juven — twice a day — also supplies these additional benefits for those living with cancer:
- Helps build lean body mass without fat gain
- Provides only 1g of sugar per serving (orange flavor)
- Supports healing
- Offers an excellent source of calcium
Start Drinking Juven Early
The earlier you start Juven, the easier it may be to manage, or even hold off, your weight and muscle loss. A loss of as little as 5 percent of your body weight may reduce your ability to continue your cancer treatment. Slowing your weight loss and building and maintaining lean body mass can give you more energy for the independence and activities you treasure.
You may see results in as little as four weeks by adding just two servings a day to your regular diet.
What JUVEN Contains and How to Use It
Juven® is a light, refreshing nutrition drink that comes in powder form in two great-tasting flavors: orange and grape. Juven is a medical food that must be used under medical supervision and as part of a complete, balanced diet. Typically, people using Juven drink one serving twice a day. Allow at least four weeks to see progress when you use Juven as recommended.
Mix one pack of Juven with 8 to 10 fl oz of cold water or fruit juice, and stir until the powder is dissolved. (Juven should not be mixed with hot liquid.) Juven is best when you mix it right before you drink it. If you mix Juven ahead of time, refrigerate it in a clean, covered container for up to 24 hours.
You can also mix Juven with yogurt, applesauce or ice cream to add variety to your diet.
Help Regain Your Strength
Living with cancer can be challenging. So, you will likely look for ways to maintain the strength you need when facing cancer treatment.
Did you know that nutrition is one of the ways you can positively affect how well you respond to cancer therapy? And protecting against loss of lean body mass may make it easier for you to remain active and independent, feel strong, and get back to living and loving life.
What is JUVEN® (and how do I know if I need it)?
JUVEN contains a patented blend of three key ingredients—arginine, glutamine, and HMB—that work together to minimize muscle breakdown and rebuild muscle tissue. Anyone experiencing muscle loss should talk to their physician about using JUVEN. A loss of lean body mass (or muscle) can occur when disease or trauma places additional nutritional needs on the body. These stresses can diminish appetite, causing the body to use protein from muscle stores as an energy source. Over time, muscles become smaller and weaker, and weight is lost. Even a 5% loss in body weight (5 lb for a 100-lb person) can make it harder to recover from illness, can impair a person’s independence, and may even impact quality of life.Therefore, it is important to protect the body from muscle loss and regain lost muscle as quickly as possible.
How does JUVEN work?
JUVEN’s three key ingredients work together to target metabolic problems associated with loss of lean body mass (muscle). Arginine and glutamine support protein synthesis, the immune system, and cell function (important in building lean body mass or muscle); HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) minimizes tissue breakdown and maximizes muscle membrane integrity. Together, these ingredients rejuvenate muscle!
Arginine is one of 20 common amino acids found in proteins. It is called a conditionally essential amino acid because at times the body can’t make enough arginine to meet its need and must get additional arginine from the diet. Supplemental arginine has been shown to be beneficial for protein synthesis and immune, intestinal, and muscle function.
Glutamine is also one of 20 common amino acids found proteins. It too is a conditionally essential amino acid, because at times the body can’t make enough glutamine to meet its need and must get additional glutamine from the diet. Muscle contains most of the body’s glutamine stores, and in times of stress, muscle is broken down to release the needed glutamine to the body. Glutamine has been shown to be beneficial for protein synthesis and immune, intestinal, and muscle function.
HMB is a metabolite of the amino acid leucine. In numerous clinical studies HMB has been shown to decrease breakdown of muscle protein and result in an increase in muscle and strength, especially when participating in an exercise program.
Does JUVEN contain any protein?
JUVEN does not contain any complete protein. However, it does contain 2 of the 20 common amino acids that make up proteins. The amino acids in JUVEN contain nitrogen, which is found in protein.This information is important if your doctor has limited your protein intake due to liver or kidney problems.
Does JUVEN contain sodium?
How long do I need to continue taking JUVEN once I see results?
JUVEN should be used as directed by your physician.
Should I consult my doctor before taking JUVEN?
JUVEN is a medical food and should be used under medical supervision. It is not a complete nutritional product and must be used as part of a balanced diet in order to be effective.
Does JUVEN have any side effects?
Juven users do not typically report side effects. However, any change in the diet can result in temporary gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. If you are experiencing GI symptoms, you can minimize these symptoms by decreasing the amount of JUVEN you consume or by diluting it with more water. If symptoms are severe or persist, discontinue use and consult your doctor.
Can JUVEN be used with medications?
There are no known interactions between JUVEN and prescription drugs.
Can I take dietary supplements with JUVEN?
Eating a well-balanced diet is critical in order to receive the maximum benefit from JUVEN. If it is not possible to achieve a balanced dietary intake, then medical nutritionals and/or a multivitamin should be considered. As always, check with your doctor to determine what’s best for you.
Can people with diabetes take JUVEN?
Depending on the flavor, JUVEN contains only 2 to 3 grams of carbohydrate and 1 to 2 grams of sugar per serving. There have been no reported problems with people with diabetes taking JUVEN because these levels are low. However, as always, consult your doctor or dietitian if you have concerns about how JUVEN might affect your diabetes.
Does Juven have other benefits?
So far, studies have been focused on muscle loss.
How might starting and stopping JUVEN affect my results?
JUVEN should be taken as directed (twice daily) for best results. Starting and stopping JUVEN will most likely result in unsatisfactory results.
What does JUVEN taste like?
JUVEN is pleasant-tasting and is available in Orange and Grape flavors.
How is JUVEN packaged?
JUVEN is available in powder form in single-serving packets (30 packets/box, a 15-day supply).
Does JUVEN need to be taken with food?
No, JUVEN does not need to be taken with food, but it does need to be a part of a balanced diet. It is perfectly okay to drink it on an empty stomach. However, taking JUVEN at breakfast and dinner are probably the best times to remember to take your JUVEN.
I forgot to take one of my JUVEN packets. What should I do?
If you forget to take one serving of JUVEN, take it as soon as you remember; however, taking JUVEN fewer than 4 hours apart is not recommended. Too much arginine consumed at one time can cause diarrhea.
Dosing and Administration Guide
For people who may require it, Juven can be administered through a gastrostomy or nasoenteric feeding tube as recommended by your health care professional. Juven is not for use as a sole source of nutrition.
Talk with your health care professional to see if Juven is right for you.
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