How the product Defiance could be used to support a patient pre and post-surgery?

08 | Feb | 2023
Edwin Govender – Lead Formulation Pharmacist at Torus Health Care (Pty) Ltd.

The goals of post-operative recovery:

Understanding the objectives and goals of a physician in speeding up the healing process post surgery, is crucial. These objectives can vary based on the surgical procedure and its extent, but some common goals are typically:

The use of supplements in pre and post-operative healing:

Supplements can play a role in aiding the recovery process after surgery. However, it is imperative to understand that taking supplements before surgery may have negative consequences. Some supplements, including complementary and alternative medicines, can lead to complications during surgery and delay the recovery process. To reduce these risks, it is advisable to speak with your doctor and stop taking all supplements, including Defiance, 10-14 days prior to the surgery.

Hydrolysed Collagen products, like Defi ance, can be used both pre and post-surgery as a dietary supplement to support skin, joint, and bone health, aiding the recovery process. It is recommended to start taking collagen supplements several weeks before surgery to improve skin elasticity and joint health, which may facilitate a faster recovery. However, it is necessary to cease use of these supplements at least 10 days before surgery.

After surgery, collagen supplements like Defi ance can support the healing process of skin, joint and bones. However, every patient should be evaluated on an individual basis taking into account their life stage and treatment plan. Therefore, it is important to consult with a doctor before restarting the use of Defi ance.

Benefits of using Defiance:

Defiance has been expertly formulated and blended with ingredients that are backed by scientific research to support post-operative healing
(discussed above).


The components found in Defiance provide numerous advantages in promoting healing after surgery. Many of these ingredients serve as co-factors and supporting elements that assist in reconstructing hydrolyzed collagen back into collagen, a substance the body can utilize during recovery to facilitate the healing process. It is recommended to discontinue the use of Defiance 7- 10 days prior to surgery, and with the consultation of your physician, it may be resumed 1 week post-surgery, depending on the progress of your healing and the medications being taken.


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