Can I buy this product in a local store/pharmacy?

RICOCHET is available in some local stores and pharmacies.

Can I order different amounts of each flavor?

RICOCHET is packaged in a 6-pack. You can order different quantities of each flavor in 12 bottle increments.

Can I pay once the product is delivered?

Payment must be received prior to delivery.

Can I pay with a check?

Online payment has been set up for use with a debit or credit card.  For other payment options please call 417-777-0797 or email info@ricochetnutrition.com.

Can I use money from my Health Savings Account (HSA) to purchase this product?

Every HSA has different guidelines and policies.  Please check your plan to see if RICOCHET is a valid expense.

Do I drink this instead of eating normal meals?

RICOCHET is not for meal replacement and should be taken along with your normal daily meals.

Do I need a prescription?

No.  However, RICOCHET should only be used under physician supervision.

Will my insurance pay for this product?

Your insurance will not pay for RICOCHET.  However, RICOCHET could be covered under your HSA.  Check your policy for more details.

Gifts

Refunds will be credited to the purchaser of the product.

Hip Replacement Surgery

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How does this product help me?

RICOCHET prepares your body to combat the stress of major surgery to help fight off infection, maximize healing and minimize recovery time.

How is this product different from Ensure, Boost, etc.?

RICOCHET is the only product to offer a synergistic blend of Arginine, Glutamine, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Dietary Nucleotides.

How long before and after surgery/chemo do I do this?

Under a physician’s supervision you should drink one bottle of RICOCHET twice a day for 6 days before and 6 days after surgery. If you are undergoing cancer treatment, drink one bottle of RICOCHET twice a day for 3 days before starting your treatment, and 3 days after completing your treatment. This will support your nutritional needs while undergoing major elective surgery or cancer treatments.

What causes a surgical site infection (SSI)?

Infections after surgery are caused by germs called microorganisms.  Other risk factors also include having a weakened immune system, surgery that lasts more than two hours, having other medical problems or diseases, being an elderly adult, being overweight, smoking, having cancer, having diabetes, having emergency surgery and having abdominal surgery.

Improving Your Immune System with Ricochet Nutrition

Improving Your Immune System Health with Ricochet Nutrition

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Your immune system protects your body against harmful bacteria and viruses that can make you sick. Improving your immune system is actually quite a bit easier than you might think. Here are some simple ways to boost your immune system and start living a healthier life with Ricochet Nutrition.

Exercise regularly

Light or moderate exercise is all it takes to boost your body’s natural immune system by circulating protective cells through the body so they can fight bacteria, viruses, and fungi. If you’re not a heavy exerciser, don’t panic! Even just a few minutes of physical activity each day can help get your immune system in gear. Start off by going for a walk or jog each day, and build your routine from there.

Getting Sleep

Studies show that the less sleep you get, the more likely you are to become sick. During sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines. Cytokines defend your health when you have an infection, inflammation, or when you’re under stress. When you don’t get enough sleep, cytokines decrease in production. Infection-fighting antibodies may also decrease due to lack of sleep, causing you to be more prone to infection and disease.

Minimize Stress

The more stressed you are, the more likely you are to have a weakened immune system. Stress decreases your body’s lymphocytes, the white blood cells that help fight off infection and disease. The lower your lymphocyte level, the more at risk you are for viruses, including the common cold and the flu. When you’re stressed, consider taking some deep breaths, doing some relaxing stretches, and talking with a loved one about the source of your stress.

Practice Good Hygiene

The better you are at practicing good hygiene, the less likely you are to get sick. Taking regular showers and washing your hands with soap and water washes away and kills any bacteria you may come in contact with. Keeping hand sanitizer with you is a great way to stay hygienic and keep bad germs away.

Boost Your Immune System With Ricochet Nutrition

Need to give your immune system an extra boost? Ricochet Nutrition is an immunonutrient full of key nutrients, vitamins, and proteins your body utilizes to fight infections and diseases. Learn more at (417) 777-0797 to see if Ricochet Nutrition is perfect for your needs.

Improving Your Immunonutrition with Nucleotides

Immunonutrition Explained: Nucleotides

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Nucleotides are the building blocks of the human body. They play an important role in your health and wellness every day. In today’s Ricochet Nutrition blog, learn about the importance of nucleotides and how they benefit immunonutrition.

What are Nucleotides?

Nucleotides help build DNA and RNA. One nucleotide forms one unit of a DNA or RNA strand. Any time our bodies need to make a new copy of DNA or make other proteins, we need billions of these nucleotides to make it happen. We gather most nucleotides by eating specific foods, synthesis from amino acids, and reusing old proteins in the body. When you eat foods that are high in nucleotides, enzymes break down the nucleotide chains into smaller pieces that your body can use.

How Much Should be in Your Diet?

Although there isn’t a universal recommendation for how many nucleotide sources should be in your diet, it’s good to be aware of healthy sources for this important nutrient. Some foods that are high in nucleotides are:

  • Lentils
  • Shrimp
  • Milk
  • Anchovies
  • Liver
  • Steak
  • Chicken
  • Mushrooms

What Happens If I Don’t Get Enough?

While humans don’t require a certain amount of nucleotides in our daily diets, we do need to maintain minimum levels in our bodies. Most nucleotides can be made within our bodies by repurposing old proteins or using other amino acids. However, if you don’t get enough nucleotides in your diet, your body will begin breaking down muscle tissue to harvest protein to be converted into nucleotides. You may also experience decreased immune response, weakness, fatigue and changes to the texture of skin and hair.

Benefits of Nucleotide Proteins

Nucleotides in your system can do wonders for your body under the right circumstances, including:

  • Repair Your Intestines
  • Enhance Learning
  • Help Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Help Liver Regrowth
  • Improve Your Immune System
  • Potentially Help Prevent Cancer

Boost Your Nucleotides With Ricochet Nutrition

If you’re recovering from surgery, immunonutrition can help boost your immune system to speed up your recovery. The products at Ricochet Nutrition are designed to give you the nutrients you need during your recovery process and improve your immunonutrition. For more information about Ricochet Nutrition and our products, call us at (417) 777-0797 to learn more.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable)

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next, contact your bank. It often takes several days before a refund is posted.
If you have done all of this and still have not received your refund, please contact us at info@ricochetnutrition.com.

Medical Food And Cancer

Medical Food’s Role In Cancer Treatment

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If you are recovering from cancer or currently have cancer, you may be wondering what you can do to help support your body. Medical food can help your body to heal. In this blog, Ricochet Nutrition provides insight into why medical food is so helpful when it comes to healing.

What Can Medical Food Do?

Cancer elevates your risk of developing nutritional deficiencies. These can occur because of cancer or due to any surgeries or therapies. Cancer itself is often responsible for metabolism changes and also for a loss of appetite. The two combined can lead to extreme weight loss.

What Food Sources Are Good Options?

It is important that people who are going through cancer treatments nourish their bodies properly. High-calorie diets are often beneficial, as they help to prevent weight loss. Dairy products can help. Fruits and vegetables also play an important role in balancing your diet. Fruit juices are more beneficial than whole fruits, as they are easier to eat and digest. It is also important that your body gets the proper vitamins and minerals to ensure that it is healing properly.

Ricochet Nutrition Can Help

If you are looking for a medical food product that will help you to gain the additional supplements that you need, consider the Ricochet Nutrition line. Specifically formulated to optimize your outcome and packed with helpful nutrients, this may be the right option for you. Contact us for more information.

Medical Food And Surgery Recovery

Medical Food’s Role In Surgery Recovery

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If you are about to go into surgery, you are likely worried about your recovery period. Medical food can help you to recover more rapidly. In this blog, Ricochet Nutrition shares information about medical food and its healing properties.

What Is Medical Food?

Medical foods are foods that have been created to help you manage or recover from a disease, surgery, or illness. These foods help you to gather the nutritional properties that you might not normally get from your regular diet.

How Does It Help?

Medical foods that are high in protein can help bones and muscles to rebuild and assists your immune system as it fights off possible infection. Vitamin C rich foods help your body to produce collagen. Medical foods that contain calcium allow your bones to become stronger. Additionally, medical food helps your body to gain the calories that it needs after it burns calories due to surgery stress.

Ricochet Nutrition Can Help You Heal

If you are looking for a medical food option that will help your body to get many of the main nutrients it needs to heal, consider Ricochet Nutrition products. Contact us if you have any questions about our formula and its results.

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Ricochet: How Food Helps You Heal

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Eating a balanced, nutritious diet is the best way to speed up your recovery. Our body requires very specific nutrition to heal from something as traumatic as surgery. So, if you’re trying to figure out what to eat to get healthier faster, we’ve written a blog to help point you in the right direction.

Eat Lots of Fibrous Foods

Fiber is a crucial part of your diet if you’ve had surgery. The reason is that both anesthesia and pain medication can cause constipation. Though this may sound like a minor annoyance, it can be quite severe. It can cause a lot of pain as well as put extra pressure and stress on your incision (which is that last thing you want).

Avoid Food That Might Cause Constipation

Just like eating fiber to ease constipation is important, it’s also important to know what kinds of foods will slow your digestive tract. While you’re healing, avoid eating processed foods, dairy, red meat, and sugar.

Focus on Eating Protein

Eating protein will help heal your incision and boost your immune system. Protein helps build both muscle and bone, so no matter what kind of surgery you’ve had, protein will be a crucial ingredient for your recovery.

Eat Fruits and Vegetables

Eating vegetables and fruit is always a good idea, especially when you’re recovering from surgery. They’re packed with vitamins and minerals that are crucial for rebuilding muscle, tendons, ligaments, and more.

Stock Up on Ricochet Recovery Drinks!

Our recovery drinks are an excellent supplement to a healthy diet. They are specifically designed to provide the nutrition you need to recover from your surgery quickly. We recommend drinking two a day for six days before and after your surgery. If you want to know more, browse our website or contact us today!

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Recovering From Surgery: How To Avoid Common Mistakes

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Recovering from surgery is difficult. There’s no way around that. At times, it will be painful and uncomfortable. However, you can minimize these effects if you are willing to follow the instructions of your doctor, listen to your body, and get the right sort of nutrition for healing. If you’re facing surgery, make sure to read our blog to learn about the common mistakes people make that can set back their recovery.

Not Getting Up and Moving Around

Once you’ve been cleared by your doctor to get up and start moving, it’s essential that you do so. Even though when you’re feeling bad it can be tempting to stay in bed, you still need to keep moving. Remaining immobile can lead to blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, muscular atrophy, pressure ulcers, and more. It can also worsen digestive issues that often occur after surgery. Moving around can help jump-start your bowels after surgery.

Not Taking the Medicine You’ve Been Prescribed

This may seem unnecessary to mention, but many people stop taking their medication before the allotted time. You should take the medicine your doctor has prescribed you for the full prescription time. If you have concerns about the medications or you are experiencing uncomfortable side effects, talk to your doctor rather than setting the medicine aside.

Not Going to Rehab

Rehab is a critical component of the healing process. Yes, it is uncomfortable and sometimes feels inconvenient. However, building strength after a serious surgery will benefit you greatly in the long run.

Not Taking Enough Time Off

If you’ve had major surgery, your body has experienced a lot of trauma. It is important to take enough time to rest after the procedure. If you go back to work or begin strenuous activity too soon, you may find that your body is not healing properly. Let your body rest and recover. Don’t go back to work until your doctor gives you the all clear!

Not Getting the Proper Nutrition

Proper nutrition is key! If you aren’t eating healthy, your body won’t heal correctly. So, we suggest that six days before and after surgery you drink two of our 8 oz. Ricochet recovery drinks. These recovery drinks are specifically designed to help your body heal from a trauma like major surgery. These recovery drinks are meant to be a supplement to a healthy diet and not a meal replacement. If you have further questions feel free to browse our website or contact us!

Reducing Stress Before Surgery

Tips For Reducing Stress Prior To Surgery

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If you are preparing to have surgery, you might be feeling very anxious. Although it can be hard to make yourself take a moment and calm down, it is worth it for your body and your mind. In this blog, Ricochet Nutrition provides you with a few helpful tips on how to feel calm prior to surgery.

In The Days Before Surgery

If you are feeling stressed about your upcoming surgery, it may be a good idea to talk to a medical professional about your concerns. Scouring the internet to learn more can lead you down a rabbit hole that may leave you feeling more anxious than when you began your research. Your provider may have some information that can help ease your worries, and they will be open to talking with you about your concerns. Common stress-relieving techniques might help you as well.

Consider reading a good book, listening to calming music, or taking a leisurely walk if you are able. If you tend to regulate your stress through alcohol or cigarette usage, cut that prior to surgery. These unhealthy stress management habits can cause the body to heal incorrectly after surgery. Eating healthy foods and drinking plenty of water is also a good way to prepare your body for surgery. Making sure you receive lots of nutrients is a great idea! Make sure that you are taking the steps to prepare your body from the inside out!

The Day Of Surgery

The day of your surgery will most likely be a day of peak stress. Listening to music, reading, talking openly with loved ones and seeking solace from your medical professionals can help. If you meditate, carve out a moment of time to yourself before you leave for the hospital. Watching a favorite show, listening to a comforting podcast, or reading a good book can help provide some additional comfort and make you feel calmer. Breathing exercises are also very helpful for reducing stress. To learn more about breathing techniques as stress relief, visit The American Institute of Stress website.  

Ricochet Nutrition Can Help

If you are still feeling stressed, Ricochet Nutrition products can help your body to prepare for surgery. Packed with helpful and healing vitamins and minerals, Ricochet products are formulated to help your body obtain nutrients it may not get enough of. If you have any questions about Ricochet Nutrition products, contact us today.

Refunds (if applicable)

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send an email notification indicating we received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
Upon approval, your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a 14 days.

Call (417) 777-0797 or email info@ricochetnutrition.com for return policy details and information.

Returns

We strive to provide quality service and an outstanding product. If you receive damaged or unusable product, or are not satisfied with Ricochet, you may return unopened and unused product within 30 days of the purchase date for a refund.
If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we cannot offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. All returns must be in full six-pack cartons (containing all 6 unopened bottles) to be eligible for refund.

Ricochet Nutrition: The Best Times to Schedule Your Surgery

Ricochet Nutrition Recommends These Surgery Times

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Scheduling surgery can be tricky. It is important to make sure that your plan maximizes your health outcomes, while still working within your own schedule and your doctor’s schedule. Read on in today’s blog from Ricochet Nutrition to learn about the best times to schedule your surgery.

The Earlier the Better

Scheduling your surgery early in the morning can have quite a few benefits. The earlier you get started, the earlier you can be finished. This reduces the likelihood of an unnecessary overnight hospital stay. Surgical departments tend to get busy later in the afternoon, so you can expect a calmer and easier experience during surgery earlier in the day. Hospital staff are generally more aware and awake in the mornings, reducing the chances of medical error and improving health outcomes.

Schedule for Winter Surgery

Winter months are perfect for recovering from surgery. While summer may sound ideal, we don’t advise it. July is when most medical students graduate and start working full-time in hospitals. While most new doctors excel at their new positions, others may have a few slip-ups. Later in the year means less chance of working with a brand new doctor who may not have the most experience. Winter gives you time to cozy up by the fire and use those months to relax. Most likely you won’t be outside much anyway.

Avoid Big Holidays

While holidays sound like the best day to schedule a surgery, they can be dangerous for surgical patients. Hospitals often become overcrowded on these days, at the same time that many hospital staff members are on vacation. An understaffed hospital is not the best choice for surgery. If you want more attentive doctors and more care, stay away from holidays.

Try Ricochet Nutrition For Surgery Recovery

Do you need a product designed to get you back on your feet and feeling like yourself after surgery? Ricochet Nutrition is designed to improve your immune system and combat stress, infections, and diseases. Using our product a few days before and after your surgery will have you feeling like yourself in no time. Contact us at (417) 777-0797 to learn more!

Ricochet Nutrition: Vitamins That Boost Your Immune System

Boosting Your Immune System With Ricochet Nutrition

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If you want to eat well and keep your immune system healthy, vitamins are a great way to ensure that you’re getting the supplements your body needs. Here are the four best vitamins to take if you’re looking to boost your immune system health.

Vitamin C

If you’re looking to boost your immune system fast and prevent sickness, Vitamin C is a great nutrient to improve immune system health quickly. Vitamin C helps to stimulate both the production and function of white blood cells. It also helps your body to produce important antibodies that help stop infections and germs in their tracks. Vitamin C’s powerful antioxidant properties help protect white blood cells from the toxic substances they use to ward off pathogens that can cause us harm. Citrus fruits are full of Vitamin C, making them the best thing to eat if you hear of a cold going around.

Zinc

Studies show that Zinc is a vitamin that not only improves immune system health but also reduces inflammation in the body. Scientists have hypothesized that proteins bring zinc into key cells that are first-responders to fight infections or diseases. Zinc then helps balance the immune system during this process so that it can continue fighting off the infection. Zinc-rich foods include oysters, red meat, beans, nuts, and other types of seafood.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is known to make a protein called interleukin-2, which helps direct the actions of white blood cells. That is great news for your immune system since white blood cells help fight off the bad germs trying to make your body sick or weak. The best sources of vitamin B6 are liver, poultry, whole grain cereals, eggs, vegetables, and soybeans. These ingredients can be found in many everyday foods, making it easy to maintain healthy levels of this nutrient.

Vitamin E

Our bodies need Vitamin E to assist in boosting the immune system so that we can continue fighting off bacteria and viruses. Foods like nuts, seeds, broccoli, spinach, and vegetable oils are some of the easiest ways to gain more Vitamin E throughout your daily diet.

Boost Your Immune System With Ricochet Nutrition

Ricochet Nutrition includes ingredients such as Arginine, Glutamine, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Nucleotides, and Antioxidants. These are key sources of immunonutrition that boost and regulate your immune system to get you back on your feet after surgery. Have any questions about Ricochet Nutrition? Call us at (417) 777-0797 to learn more about our products today!

Sale items (if applicable)

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

Shipping

Mail your product to: 5000 S. Scenic Ave. Bolivar, MO US 65613
You will be responsible for paying shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.
If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

Should I continue to drink this weeks and months after my surgery/cancer treatment?

One bottle of RICOCHET twice a day for 6 days before and 6 days after surgery will support your nutritional needs while undergoing major elective surgery or cancer treatments.  Any and all uses of RICOCHET should be done under a physician’s supervision.

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Ricochet: Ways to Prepare For Spine Surgery

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If you’re preparing for spinal surgery, it would be beneficial to make sure that you have certain things in place beforehand so that your transition from the hospital to home goes as smoothly as possible. Read our blog to find out what things you need to prepare before you have your spinal surgery.

Make Sure to Stay as Active as Possible

This can seem like an impossible task if you’re experiencing back pain. However, it will help you immensely during your recovery to be fit and maintain a healthy weight beforehand. Even something as simple as walking daily will be helpful in the long haul.

Make Sure to Stop Taking NSAIDs

If you’re taking any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), you need to stop taking them the week before surgery. The reason for this is that NSAIDS thin the blood which increases the risk of bleeding during surgery. Talk to your doctor about any medication you might be taking to see if it’s safe to take before surgery.

Make Sure to Surround Yourself with Support

After any surgery, but especially back surgery, you will need a lot of help. Make sure that you establish a group of family members and friends who will be able to act as a support system during your time of need. Talk to them about the things that you’ll need. Communication will be critical during this time.

Make Sure You’re Eating Right

Eating right is one of the best things you can do to prepare for and recover from surgery. If you’re looking for something to supplement a healthy diet, then consider purchasing some of our Ricochet recovery drinks. Proper nutrition during this time of both trauma and healing is essential. Our recovery shakes are filled with specific ingredients that are meant to help fuel recovery. For more information feel free to browse through our website or contact us today!

Vitamin C’s Role In Healing

How Vitamin C Heals The Body

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You may know that your body needs it regularly, but do you know that Vitamin C can help your body heal after an injury or surgery? In this blog, Ricochet Nutrition provides you with information regarding Vitamin C and it’s healing properties

Vitamin C’s Healing Qualities

Vitamin C has a few attributes that make it unique in terms of wound healing. The following are points are all ways that Vitamin C helps stimulate healing properties within the body.

Collagen Production- Collagen helps new skin cells work to form new skin in damaged areas. Essentially, Collagen promotes the growth of new tissue cells on wound sites.  Vitamin C helps collagen form properly, thereby increasing the healing rate of a wound or incision site.

Immune System-  A healthy immune system helps keep you from getting sick.  Vitamin C bolsters the immune system, which can help protect your body, especially if you have a wound or incision site that is healing.

Counters InflammationAfter surgery or an injury, it is not uncommon for swelling and inflammation to occur. Vitamin C aids your body in battling off inflammation.

 

Vitamin E Absorption- Vitamin E can help your body and your skin heal after surgery or injury. Vitamin C helps protect the Vitamin E in your body and helps to keep it in its most active form.

 

Ricochet Nutrition Products Can Help Heal

If you are looking for a product that can help increase your Vitamin C intake, look no farther than Ricochet Nutrition. Combining quality ingredients into effective products is our passion, and our current Advanced Recovery Nutrition Formula contains a significant amount of Vitamin C. Contact us today for more information.

Vitamin E’s Role In Healing

How Vitamin E Heals The Body

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Vitamin E is found in a host of skin care products and is considered to be a great way to help skin stay healthy. Why? What does Vitamin E do that makes it so unique? In this blog, Ricochet Nutrition explains why Vitamin E is important to your body’s healing process.

Vitamin E Helps You Heal

If you have a healing wound or an incision site from surgery, Vitamin E can help your body to restore healthy skin to the area. The following points explain why Vitamin E is important.

  • Fighting Free radicals- Vitamin E helps destroy damage caused by free radicals, or potentially negative compounds our body produces when food is converted to energy.  
  • Antioxidant Activator- Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, helping clear the body of damage from harmful compounds.
  • Immunity Expander- Vitamin E helps to fortify the body’s immune system, helping it fight off harmful invaders like viruses or bacteria.  
  • Blood Clot Battler- Vitamin E helps to stretch blood vessels, thereby increasing blood flow and reducing the likelihood of blood clots.

Need Some Extra Vitamin E?

If you would like to bolster your body’s ability to heal, consider trying Ricochet Nutrition ’s products. Each nutritional supplement is packed with the vitamins and minerals your body needs to heal, including Vitamin E. Contact us today for more information.

What evidence proves to me that this product works?

Perioperative nutritional support with immunonutrition has been extensively studied with nearly 100 publications spanning over 15 years of clinical trials and research.  For more information visit our Research Page.

What if I have a gluten sensitivity?

Glutamine is not the same thing as gluten! The main difference is that our bodies manufacture glutamine, which is only one of the amino acids that make up the gluten protein. Our product contains L-glutamine, which is the smallest form of the protein and most likely will not cause a reaction in someone with a gluten sensitivity. If you begin RICOCHET and experience any reactionary symptoms, discontinue immediately and consult your physician.

What if it makes me sick?

Stop using RICOCHET and contact your physician.

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