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Post Surgery Supplements

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Enhance your recovery with the right supplements to support tissue health and repair!

After undergoing surgery, proper nutrition and supplementation play a crucial role in aiding the body’s recovery process. Balanced nutrition provides essential nutrients that support healing, tissue repair, and immune function. Supplements can complement dietary intake, ensuring that the body receives adequate vitamins, minerals, and protein necessary for optimal recovery. Here are my 3 top recommendations as your rehab after surgery.

Vitamin C (1000mg/day)

Vitamin C is well known for its role in immune function but where it also shines is recovery from surgery. Having a role in inflammation reduction post-trauma or surgery, Vitamin C also beneficial in wound healing and collagen formation. On top of the supplement you want to prioritize high vitamin C containing foods including red bell peppers, oranges and other citrus fruits, strawberries and all varieties of potatoes. 

Glutamine (10-15g/ day)

Glutamine is an amino acid that has many functions within the body and has a critical role in healing and soft tissue repair and recovery. While you can get glutamine from protein sources including eggs, beef, tofu, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt, single supplementing with glutamine can increase the amount of the amino acid in the body which will be directed to the wound site and support increased rate of healing and recovery. Glutamine is also beneficial to gut health which can be 

Collagen (10-15g/ day)

Collagen is definitely a popular supplement, boasting beneficial impacts for hair and skin but another place that collagen is helpful is post-surgery. Different studies have shown collagen can support recovery from soft tissue injuries along with reducing pain/ swelling post-surgery and also potentially minimizing scarring. At the very least collagen helps provide individuals with another source of protein and amino acids which are essential post-surgery. 

Please consult with a registered dietitian or your physician for questions concerning supplements and your individual medical needs.

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