Dr Rath Research Institute,
Santa Clara, California, USA
Many ugly malformations of scar tissues or prolonged and complicated recoveries from surgical procedures can be avoided by the simple measure of taking the right vitamins.
This is not new knowledge however. As long ago as 1937, Harvard Medical School surgeons observed the importance of vitamin C for wound healing in patients recovering from surgeries . These physicians noted that “spontaneous breakdown of a surgical wound in the absence of infection occurs with relative frequency in patients with the cachexia of cancer, in debilitated individuals, and in young patients; notably those who have some congenital anomaly of the gastro-intestinal tract.” Therefore, their recommendation for the administration of vitamin C was based on their subsequent observations that wound healing becomes faulty with low vitamin C, and that vitamin C levels were low in their patients.
While such information remains pertinent today, it may be omitted in medical practice as routine protocols take precedent in the clinic. Recently we have received reports from nurses and practitioners whose patients' wounds will not heal despite the lack of complications. These practitioners even speculated that it may be a vitamin C deficiency or other malnutrition that is responsible for the slow wound healing. However, they admitted that some of their patients, frightened by the media vitamin scares, were hesitant to take supplements without scientific evidence of their beneficial effects.
Therefore, it should benefit medical practitioners, their patients and the public at large to revisit these dusty old papers and new data explaining the role of vitamin C and nutrition in wound healing.......................
What are your thoughts on the type of VitC. I wouldn't go near any of the chemically manufactured stuff. I find I'm preferring foodstate vitamins as they don't react negatively to the body. That's probably why people tend not to take vitamins as most just make you feel ill after taking them due to the artifical nature of them.
There has been a lot of adverse publicity against the manufactured form of most nutrients from China, including Vitamin C, but I use Magnesium Ascorbate in the granulated form, which is manufactured in Europe and which is of a pharmaceutical grade.
Of course it is nigh on impossible to receive adequate ascorbate from ones diet, so supplementation has really become a necessity.
You may feel ill after taking low grade vitamins or any supplements that are not manufactured to a high standard, so shopping around and purchasing from a reliable & recommended source is essential.
By foodstate vitamins I suppose you mean vitamins found only in their natural state within fruits and vegetables, but I would have to disagree with you there.
I suggest you read a copy of "ASCORBATE: THE Science OF VITAMIN C" by Dr Steve Hickey & Dr Hilary Robert's for a more accurate and contemporary update about synthetic ascorbate, which cured his sister of eisenmenger syndrome with up to 24,000mg of synthetic ascorbate per day.
A very good multivtamin/mineral I use myself is Neurozan by Vitabiotics which is also targeted at Brain & Nervous system health, or alternatively from the same company are "Wellman" or "Wellwoman" depending on your gender..............