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Vitamins A, B, and C for Wound Healing

Vitamins A, B, and C for Wound Healing

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Egg yolk is high in vitamin A, which promotes collagen synthesis and supports healthy wound healing.

In order for your body to heal properly and stave off wound infection, it must maintain healthy levels of vitamins and nutrients. Protein, antioxidants and zinc are among the elements you need in heightened amounts during recovery, and you may also want to increase your intake of the three most basic vitamins: A, B and C. These three vitamins each play their own role in helping you quickly heal from a wound:

Vitamin A, which is stored in the liver for several months, can be found in butter, egg yolk, carrots, squash, pumpkin and other orange foods. The vitamin works to stimulate the inflammatory response and, in effect, jumpstart collagen synthesis. This function is necessary for the development of new skin and veins. According to the National Institutes of Health, low levels of this element can lead to increased risk of wound infection and delayed healing.

Vitamin B consists of several different types, including B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin) and so forth. The main purpose of this vitamin complex is to metabolize carbohydrates and proteins to produce energy, which is essential for cell growth and movement. Vitamin B can be found in a range of foods, most commonly poultry, eggs, dairy and fish.

Vitamin C is important to the synthesis of collagen and the growth of new blood vessels to replace damaged tissue. This element also has a strong antioxidizing effect that enhances the immune system and, in effect, protects against wound infection. Another perk is that vitamin C helps the body better absorb iron, which works to supply the wound bed with oxygen and energy for more efficient cellular development.
 

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