Physical trauma, whether resulting from an accident or surgery, requires an increased supply of nutrients in order to support the healing process. Specific nutrients can enhance tissue repair, reduce bruising, swelling, scarring, and pain. In terms of surgery, having both a pre and post-operative health plan can greatly speed healing. A comprehensive nutrition plan that incorporates a healthy diet, plenty of rest, as well as nutritional support can help to ensure that the body has what it needs in order to heal properly. It is important to discontinue the use of potential blood thinning nutrients and medications prior to surgery.
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Proteolytic enzymes refer to the various enzymes that digest protein. Often used to enhance digestion, proteolytic enzymes also fight inflammation. Pathway PROLYT contains a synergistic blend of full strength enzymes, in addition to the bioflavonoids quercetin and grape seed pycnogenols. These nutrients ensure protein digestion and normal inflammatory response, blocking the enzyme that gives rise to histamine. This blend also helps to maintain strong connective tissue and trap free radicals. Proteolytic enzymes are shown to be helpful in speeding up post-surgical recovery.
Recommended: Pathway PROLYT
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body. Glutamine is depleted by stress, physical injuries and inflammation, in areas like the intestine. It promotes muscle growth, stops muscle depletion caused by the stress hormone cortisol and it is an alternative fuel source for the brain when glucose is not readily available. Glutamine can rebuild lean tissue after periods of convalescence, surgery or muscle wasting illnesses.
Recommended: Pathway GLUTAMINE
Optional Products for Surgery & Trauma
Zinc supports healthy skin, bones and hair, and is a key component for hundreds of necessary enzymes. It is also needed for the support of other antioxidants and is important for wound healing. Unfortunately, zinc is often deficient in American diets. Make sure you're getting enough with this carefully formulated combination of zinc picolinate and zinc citrate, blended with the coenzyme form of Vitamin B-6 to ensure rapid absorption.
Recommended: Pathway DOUBLE ZINC PLUS
Vitamin C plays an important role as an antioxidant, immune enhancer, and manufacturer of collagen. It is vital for wound healing, healthy gums, and preventing easy bruising. Vitamin C is a key immune system nutrient and a potent free-radical fighter. Vitamin C has been shown to have protective effects for many illnesses. Pathway SYNERGY C is an advanced comprehensive product. This unique formula contains a combination of Vitamin C forms plus powerful helper nutrients for added anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Recommended: Pathway SYNERGY C