After getting a hair transplant most patients ask about the supplements they need to take in after the surgery during the recovery period and beyond.
Supplements that contain vitamins C,E,A and B can be taken after hair transplant. Our bodies require a certain amount of calories to function, each stage of recovery after hair transplant requires particular nutrients and without those nutrients the cells will not be able to function properly which hinders the recovery process.
However your appetite and tolerance for meals maybe affected by the surgery. Aslo, a typical diet may be insufficient of the required nutrient for the healing process after hair transplant. We recommend taking the following supplements and foods after hair transplant for better recovery:
- Aloe vera
- Coconut oil
- Fish oil
- Onion juice
- Rosemary oil
Arginine and glutamine: During stressful times the body may be deficient in these amino acids requirements and increase in their consumption. Arginine acids in protein synthesis prompt cell development, stimulate collagen production, improve the immune system,and increase blood flow. gultamine also stimulates collagen synthesis and improves the immune system. Together these processes contribute to critical repair and regeneration.
HMB (hydroxy—methylbutyrate): is an amino acid that prevents the muscles from breaking down while stimulating protein synthesis at the same time.
Zinc: Zinc is necessary for the production of DNA and proteins and also for the immunological function and skin integrity.
Vitamins C and E: these antioxidants help the body repair its cells. Vitamin C contributes to the strength of collagen whereas vitamin E aids in cell stabilisation.
Vitamin B12: This vitamin boosts red blood cell and haemoglobin levels, helping the body to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the recipient site. Also it stimulates collagen synthesis.
Understanding the process of recovery and wound healing after hair transplant is very important for fast recovery. Ensure to maintain a balanced diet and follow the post-operation instructions for the best results.