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The Science Behind Faster Wound Healing

If you’ve injured yourself or had surgery, increasing your Vitamin C intake for a few weeks can help your wounds heal much faster.

Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen and scar formation, and it keeps blood plasma and tissue strong while our bodies recover from the trauma of a wound, according to a study published in the British Journal of Community Nursing.

Supplements with high doses of Vitamin C can speed up wound healing by nearly 20%, doctors at the Advanced Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration Laboratory at the University of Texas found in one study.

Patients given a supplement with Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and other herbal ingredients had less redness and swelling at surgical sites and their wounds healed 17% faster, the Texas study found.

“That really is dramatic, and frankly, I didn’t expect it,” Rod J. Rohrich, MD, a researcher and professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, told WebMD for an article about the study. He is also a past president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

For many years, mothers and grandmothers in the country of Georgia have used rosehip berries from rose bushes to make healthy drinks for their families, and they have recognized the wound healing properties of this traditional drink. When children fall and scrape their knee or when a loved one is injured or has surgery, freshly made rosehip drink helps heal the wounds, strengthen the entire body and speed up recovery.

Each bottle of NADI organic rosehip drink provides 135% of daily Vitamin C needs, and there are no added sugars or preservatives.

NADI also has dozens of other vitamins and nutrients including B Complex Vitamins, Potassium, Magnesium and powerful antioxidants like flavonoids and polyphenols that fight free radicals. You can buy some here or on Amazon.