Supplements To Enhance Surgical Recovery


The purpose of this information is to increase the rate of healing and minimize scar formation. Individuals who follow this program routinely heal much faster than normal, with less pain and swelling and fewer complications.

Please Begin 2 Weeks Prior to Surgery and Continue for 2-4 Weeks Afterwards.

1. Vitamin C: 500-1000 mg three times a day. Reduce the dose if you get abdominal pains or loose stools.

2. Vitamin E: 400 units daily and Lipoic Acid 100 mg three times a day. The vitamin E needs to be used cautiously and if you will be involved in a surgery where bleeding complications are an issue you might want to stop it two weeks before. So it is likely best to discuss this with your surgeon.

3. Vitamin A: 50,000 units daily (beta-carotene is not a substitute)

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