Enhances immunity and aids in protein utilization. Vitamin A is required for cell growth and is important for the generation of damaged tissues, connective tissue, and new blood vessels.
An antioxidant required for tissue growth and repair. Surgery depletes vitamin C stores and vitamin C deficiency slows wound healing since this vitamin is necessary to produce wound-healing collagen and elastin as well as to maintain a healthy immune system.
All the B vitamins are important during stressful situations.
The most important anti-stress vitamin. Speeds up wound healing, increases protein synthesis, and multiplies the number of cells available at the wound site.
A free radical scavenger. Vitamin E is especially helpful for people who have had heart surgery since it may stop the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries and can destroy free radicals that might damage the hearts cells.
(complete nutritional coverage of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc.)
Needed for repair of connective tissue.
Vital for tissue repair.
Very important for the skeletal system.
Enhances bone healing and tissue regeneration.
Important in tissue repair. Zinc is necessary for the production of connective tissue. It also interacts with vitamin A making this vitamin available for the body to use as well as working to boost the immune system. Zinc deficiency is especially prevalent in those who have lost a lot of bodily fluids or weight or who have had frequent infections.
Increases nitrogen retention, body weight, and production of reparative collagen all of which are essential following surgery. Stimulates the immune system and wound healing and protects against infection.
Increases cell proliferation. Is lost during the body's initial response to an injury.
Essential Fatty Acids:
Promotes cellular and cardiovascular health; improves stamina and speeds recovery.
Grape Seed Extract
A powerful anti-inflammatory.
Enhances general cell growth and the immune system. Contains up to 200 different beneficial substances. Reduces inflammation and pain, promotes healing, and stops infections. Causes cells to divide and multiply, stimulates the growth of white blood cells, enhances cell wall permeability.
EAT AND DRINK YOUR VEGETABLES: Vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals that can help speed your recovery from an injury.
GET PLENTY OF FIBER AFTER SURGERY: Prunes, prune juice, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains can help you move your bowels after surgery and let you avoid constipation.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER: Unless fluids have been restricted, water can help you avoid dehydration and can flush out your bladder and bowels, helping to prevent a urinary tract infection which may occur if you've had a urinary catheter.
- EAT LIGHT AND OFTEN: It's easier and healthier to eat five or six small meals a day instead of three large ones. Eating smaller, healthier meals can provide nutrients necessary for healing after surgery or after an injury.