Vitamin B5

Wound Healing.

Clinical Study Title:
Effect of pantothenic acid and ascorbic acid supplementation on human skin wound healing process. A double-blind, prospective and randomized trial.

Plain English Summary:
This study looked at healing time of wounds after the use of a vitamin C and B5 supplementation. Participants in this study were having surgery related to their tattoos, and were given either a placebo or the vitamin combination supplementation. In this study, the use of the combination therapy provided only minimal healing improvements, but it further looks at the role of other nutrients in healing. A more varied or complete multivitamin may provide an increase in healing over the 2-vitamin combo.Vitamin E in particular may be beneficial.
Vaxman F. Olender S. Lambert A. Nisand G. Aprahamian M. Bruch JF. Didier E. Volkmar P. Grenier JF.
INSERM U 61, Hospices Civils, Strasbourg, France.
Country of Publication
European Surgical Research. 27(3):158-66, 1995.

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