Vitamins for Natural Healing…of the wounds
Vitamins, minerals and other nutrients aside from keeping the internal processes of the body healthy, strong and functioning well also helps to promote the healing of the wounds both on the external and inner surfaces of the body. The rate at which wounds heal and the quality of the repair tissues depends greatly upon adequate nutrition. There are several vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that affect this healing process.
Vitamin K is essential to the very first step of healing a wound – stopping the bleeding via the clotting of the blood. Without Vitamin K healing would not proceed as the blood would not clot therefore there’ll be an excessive flow of blood from the wound which is clearly not healthy. Vitamin K partners with the mineral calcium in the production of the body’s primary clotting agent the thrombin.
One of the most important vitamins involved in the healing of the wounds is Vitamin C. It is particularly helpful in the growth and development of new tissues in part because it also supports the health and function of the body’s many tiny capillaries that are responsible for taking oxygen and nutrients to the far reaches of the body. Another contributing factor to its importance lies in the growth and development of new tissues for wound healing as well as for the maintenance of existing tissues it has to do its role in collagen production. Collagen is what makes the scar that holds a wound together and makes up the connective tissues of the body. Collagen supports the structure of the skin. Vitamin C however is essential to the production of collagen which simply means that Vitamin C has a great part in literally holding the human body together. Zinc is another mineral important to wound healing. There are more than 300 enzymes in the body that require zinc to help them in performing their tasks. Many of these enzymes relate directly to the healing of wounds such as the production of collagen. Zinc plays a role in the body being able to make use of certain proteins and in cell division. However, it should be noted that too much zinc can interfere with the healing of wounds. That is because the body operates on a chemical system that has a delicate balance which cannot be tampered with and too much zinc interferes with how the body uses copper and other substances thus throwing off the balance that is necessary for the best wound healing.
Copper another mineral is also significant to the process of healing wounds. Copper has many roles in the body including being a component of numerous enzymes. In terms of healing one of its most important roles is in the formation of collagen which is essential to the wound healing process.
The vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that we consume daily are what support all of the processes of the body and the mind. The healing of wounds is essential to the body and proper nutrition is what allows the process of wound healing to operate at its peak performance which simply means that wounds heal as well and as quickly as they should. Dietary supplements are an affordable, safe and convenient way to make sure that your body is able to support the healing process. Have a prescription be made out to you by your family physician or a licensed dietician for you to be able to know which kind of dietary supplement will work best for you.
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Charlene J. Nuble 2005. For up to date links and information about Vitamins, please go to: http://vitamins.besthealthlink.net/ or for updated links and information on all health related topics, go to: http://www.besthealthlink.net/