Eating well improves and facilitates healing, eating poorly will delay, complicate and inhibit the healing process. This is an important when it comes to treatment. Many patients want to have cosmetic procedures and a speedy recovery as well. Using nutraceuticals are one option to increase the healing process.
Using post surgery nutraceuticals has had promising data in clinical studies. Certain nutraceuticals can assist in speeding up the recovery process, by strengthening the immune system, reducing inflammation and adding support to the dermal repair. They can help to reduce immune deficiencies and the side effects of having surgery done. There are some nutraceuticals that especially help with the healing process.
Protein need is increased when there is a wound or stress. Protein helps with the granulation tissue and also increases collagen and the strength of the collagen.
Arginine is an amino acid and is needed during periods of stress. It is also a part of collagen and it’s strength.
L-Glutamine is also an amino acid and is needed for energy and boosts immunity. It can buffer against acidosis as well.
Super Oxide Dismutase is an antioxidant enzyme and there are advantages to consuming this one over other antioxidants. It is a biological catalyst and can rapidly reduce again and again reactive oxygen.
French Maritime Pine Bark is extracted from pine bark and is proven to be an anti inflammatory agent and has propertied similar to antioxidants. It can increase intracellular production and act at a scavenger of free radicals in the body.
Gotu Kola Seed has been used to treat wounds and skin conditions. The plant can act as a collagen and glycosaminoglycan can synthesizer in the wound.
Zinc and Copper are important in enzymatic reactions, they are needed for the linking of collagen and elastin together. Zinc demand is increased during cell production and protein secretion. Zinc also inhibits bacterial growth.
Vitamin C creates collagen as well and helps with the bond between collagen fibers.
Pre and Probiotics are organisms that provide food and supplements, growth and activity in the microflora. Both of these have shown to increase nutrient absorption, inhibit pathogen growth, increase the immune system and increase regularity.
Bromelain is a protease enzyme that comes from the stem and fruit of pineapples. It is effective in treating inflammation and pain from inflammation.
Arnica is an astringent herb that is used topically after surgery. However, it can be taken orally as well to reduce inflammation.