doctor taking notes on a clipboardGoing into surgery can be a trying time for you and your family. Any surgery will take its toll on the body, and cause it to work hard to repair the damage that it is left with. The best way to recover properly is to ensure that your body is as healthy as possible before going under the knife.

Fortunately, some health supplements boost your body’s immunity, and provide it with vital nutrients that will not only prepare it for surgery, but also help during the recovery process.

For example, in a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, it was demonstrated that oral nutritional supplements help stop post operative infectious complications from occurring, and can also reduce time spent under observation.   

Best Supplements for Post Operative Care

Your body starts to rebuild damaged tissue the moment an injury occurs, and these supplements can help it do so faster…

  • Vitamin C: is required by the body to produce collagen, and strengthens immune system. The recommended dosage is 500 to 1000 milligrams a week before surgery. However, in an article in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, it was noted that consuming Vitamin C before a weight reduction surgery can cause kidney stones.
  • Vitamin A: Vital for building immune system, as well generating new cells. Recommended dosage is 10,000 to 25,000 IU per day, a week before surgery. Vitamin A is not recommended for pregnant women though. 
  • Vitamin B-12: is required for red blood cell production and DNA synthesis. People who are going in for gastro-intestinal surgeries might be deficient in Vitamin B-12 as they will experience difficulty absorbing it, so they should consider consuming it both before and after the surgery. You should take in 25-50 milligrams of B-12 daily before a surgery.
  • Iron Phosphate: Helps the body fight off infections which may accompany a surgical procedure. It is prepared in a homeopathic mixture which includes Iron Sulfate, Sodium Acetate and Phosphate. Recommended dosage is 6X or 6C of Ferrum every 6 hours for 2 days before the surgery.

Ask Your Doctor First!

Regardless of how effective a supplement is proven to be, always consult your doctor before consuming it in order to ensure that you are not prone to side effects and/or allergies.

This is also important as certain supplements (which you may be taking) such as anticoagulants or chemicals that stop the blood from clotting for example, should not be taken before a surgery as your blood needs to clot faster around the incision.  Other supplements can also interfere with the anesthesia which will be administered to you, so bottom line is – talk with your doctor.

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