I (57, female, overweight considerably) had been taking the time released Biotivia for some time before knee surgery and results were AMAZING!!! It truly does result in muscles responding as if they had been exercising extensively!!!
At the hospital the physical therapy staff was always impressed by how I was progressing and after coming home and having the P.T. gals visit me at home and then on to the clinic....all the same results. I would use the leg lift machine [but not as much as I should have... (oops)....not as much on the exercises as I should have either!....oooops x 10] and still every time I would be progressing.
Now I'm NOT saying it took away pain after surgery ....nothing could do that, BUT it did speed along my progression. If I didn't exercise at all the first couple of months I would get stiff and hurt like everyone else...but my PROGRESS was always STEADY & often surprising on my part.
Surgery was 2 months and 1 week ago and last week I had days where I was totally pain free....then ran out of Biotivia TR Trasvertrol, and I started hurting all over! I had ordered accidentally, incorrect product..... so quickly ordered correct product. I used generic from WalMart but didn't seem to work as well.
I take 2 in a.m. before eating anything....1st thing when I wake up, religiously. If I sit a lot at desk during day I get stiff .... knee surgery is still a tough surgery x 10!