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Vitamins and Minerals - Micronutrients with Macro Impacts on Healing

Vitamins and Minerals - Micronutrients with Macro Impacts on Healing

In addition to protein, certain vitamins and minerals play key roles in supporting the cellular processes of wound healing. Let’s take a look at some of the top micronutrients involved.

Vitamin A - Immunity and Epithelialization 

Vitamin A is essential for proper immune function and fighting infection. It also aids epithelialization by stimulating growth and differentiation of epithelial cells. Good sources include sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, and liver.

Vitamin C - Collagen Production 

Vitamin C helps manufacture and stabilize collagen, the main protein of connective tissue. It also acts as an antioxidant to prevent damage from free radicals. Citrus fruits, bell peppers, broccoli, berries, and tomatoes are good sources.

Vitamin D - Immune Regulation 

Vitamin D helps regulate both innate and adaptive immune responses. It supports epithelialization and keratinocyte proliferation. Get your sunshine vitamin from fatty fish, egg yolks, fortified dairy and juices, and vitamin D supplements.

Zinc - Wound Closure 

Zinc assists with wound closure, immune function, and protein synthesis needed for tissue growth. Oysters, red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, and whole grains provide dietary zinc.

These are just a few of the vitamins and minerals that contribute to the wound healing process. Make sure your diet provides sufficient amounts of these essential micronutrients after injury or surgery for optimal recovery.

 Get These Nutrients in One Supplement 

Fortunately, there is a convenient way to get all of these vital wound healing vitamins and minerals in one dietary supplement. The Healing Support Supplement by Condition Directed Supplements contains Vitamins A, C, D3, B-complex, zinc, selenium, and other micronutrients essential for proper healing.

Taking this specially-formulated supplement can help provide the nutrient building blocks your body needs to optimize recovery and repair damaged tissue. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any new supplement regimen.

Disclaimer: This article provides general information and is not medical advice. Consult a doctor for specific supplement recommendations based on your situation.


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Stay tuned for more insightful content on the role of nutrition in health and healing from Condition Directed Supplements.

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