Product Review Juven
Review by Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND

My promise: I only recommend products I have tried personally and would use for myself or my family members. All medicine is evidence-based. All corporate relationships are fully disclosed.

Juven is a strategic mix of amino acids and micronutrients needed to promote wound healing. My father was the first patient I used Juven on because I was desperate to find something to heal his very large surgical wound. At that time, I didn’t know much about Juven. I figured it could not hurt, and we had tried everything else without much progress. He was in a very dire situation, and we were feeling quite desperate. Juven is made by Abbott Nutrition, the makers of Ensure® and Glucerna®, so I knew that a reputable company was behind it. I decided to give it a try. The facility he was in did not use it, so I bought it myself and brought it in.

Juven is a powder that comes in individual packets. The orange and fruit punch flavors are mixed with water or juice, while the unflavored powder can be mixed into a variety of foods or used in a tube feeding.

Since my father was on a tube feeding at the time, we mixed the unflavored powder with his tube feeding flush water twice daily. After we started this regimen, his wound healed completely and very quickly. In fact, the staff at the facility couldn’t believe it and kept asking me what I had done. I was so impressed that I began recommending this product to other patients. The great results continued. I now know much more about the science behind the combination of arginine, glutamine, and β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate (HMB), the key ingredients found in Juven, and I understand why and how they work. In addition, Juven now contains micronutrients and collagen protein.

If you have a wound that has not responded to conventional treatment, consider adding two packets of Juven every day for 2–4 weeks to your nutrition plan. Then you can evaluate and determine if you are seeing progress. As with all recommendations, check with your medical team first because everyone has specific medical needs and concerns. Juven is available without a prescription at many places, but Amazon is perhaps the most convenient. For more information, visit www.juven.com.

Disclosure: I am a member of the Abbott Nutrition Speakers Bureau and act as a consultant for Abbott Nutrition.