VitaMedica’s Clinical Support Formula is formulated with essential nutrients to support immune health, enhance the body’s natural defense system and reduce oxidative load.†
- Vitamin A (25,000 IU) is essential to the healthy functioning of the body’s defense system.†
- Vitamin C (750 mg) plus bioflavonoids support immune function and healthy tissue growth and may shorten the severity and duration of a cold.†
- Vitamin D (375 IU) is important for maintaining a strong immune system and healthy immune cell activation.†
- Zinc (21 mg) supports the body’s natural defense system and may help fight off infections from the common cold.†
- Selenium (210 mcg) supports antioxidant defenses, immune function and cellular health.†
- The B-Complex helps to moderate the stress response function during periods of physical stress.†
- The use of chronotherapy enhances absorption and assimilation of vitamin C and the B-complex.
- Chelation, a process that attaches an amino acid with a mineral, enhances mineral absorption.
- Riboflavin coated AM tablets and zinc coated PM tablets slide down easy and are odorless.
Nutrition & Ingredients
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How to Use
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take three tablets of Clinical Support Morning Formula with breakfast or lunch. Take three tablets of Clinical Support Evening Formula with dinner or before bedtime. Each individual is unique and nutritional requirements may vary.
WARNINGS: Do not take if safety seal on bottle is broken. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. If you are diabetic, pregnant or breast-feeding, seek advice of your physician before using this product.
CLINICAL SUPPORT FORMULA contains Vitamin A. If you are presently taking a vitamin A containing medication for the treatment of acne, please refrain from taking CLINICAL SUPPORT FORMULA until the end of the treatment cycle. This product also contains niacin, which may cause temporary redness of the skin and flushing.
Not manufactured with wheat, milk, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, peanuts or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP-certified facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
TRAACS® is a registered trademark of Albion International, Inc.
1. What is the primary benefit of using Clinical Support Formula?
Clinical Support Formula is a two-part dietary supplement that provides nutrients to speed wound healing, promote tissue growth & repair, support healthy immune function, protein synthesis, and collagen formation and deactivate unstable free-radicals.†
2. What are the indications for Clinical Support Formula?
Clinical Support Formula is ideal for patients undergoing more comprehensive cosmetic surgical procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast lift or liposuction. The supplement is also well-suited for non-cosmetic surgical procedures such as a hysterectomy or orthopedic surgery. The nutrients in Clinical Support Formula are particularly beneficial for those who have impaired wound healing including smokers, diabetics, or recent corticosteroid users.† The supplement is intended for adults 18 years and older.
3. What are the contraindications for Clinical Support Formula?
Nutritional supplements have an excellent safety track record. However, certain individuals should seek the advice of their doctor before beginning any nutritional supplement program, particularly diabetics and pregnant or lactating women. If you are presently taking a vitamin A containing medication (Accutane®) for the treatment of acne, please refrain from taking Clinical Support Formula until the end of the treatment cycle. This nutritional program also contains niacin, which may cause temporary redness of the skin and flushing. Please refer to the product packaging for more information on Warnings.
4. Does Clinical Support Formula contain any of the 9 listed allergens?
No. The 9 allergens include milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans and sesame. While Clinical Support Formula does not contain any of these ingredients, the product is manufactured in a GMP-certified facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
5. Is Clinical Support Formula gluten-free?
Yes. Clinical Support Formula is not formulated with any gluten-containing ingredients; however, the product is manufactured in a facility that processes gluten-containing ingredients.
6. Is Clinical Support Formula a vegan product?
No. Some of the ingredients in the product are derived from animal-based sources.
7. Is Clinical Support Formula appropriate for an individual who has had gastric bypass surgery?
Yes, but the dosing may need to be lowered to allow for the proper absorption of nutrients and to prevent gastrointestinal upset.
8. Why not use my regular multi during the peri-operative period?
Multi-vitamins are not designed to support the body’s metabolic requirements following surgery or injury. For example, a typical multi is not formulated with sufficient levels of the micronutrients necessary to repair and build new tissue, eliminate free-radicals that are generated during surgery and to support the immune system which is often compromised following the stress of surgery. Importantly, multi-vitamins are formulated with vitamin E. While this fat-soluble nutrient confers a number of health benefits, its use around the peri-operative period is contraindicated because it can promote adverse bleeding effects.
9. Why is Clinical Support Formula provided in a two-part formula?
For optimal absorption and assimilation of the micronutrients. The body uses certain nutrients most effectively when they are replenished throughout the day. Unlike their fat-soluble counterparts, water-soluble nutrients such as vitamin C and the B-Complex can’t be stored in the body and any excess that is not needed at the time of ingestion is excreted through the urine. Taking these nutrients in divided doses is a good way to ensure sufficient intake to promote nutrient delivery and support activity levels. Clinical Support Formula meets this need with its two-part Chronotherapy Delivery System (CDS) formula. For this reason, the Morning formulation contains the bulk of vitamins (especially the B-complex) to support daytime activity levels, while the Evening formulation contains the bulk of minerals to promote rest and relaxation.
10. Clinical Support Formula is formulated with vitamin A. What role does vitamin A have in the healing process?
Vitamin A, or retinol, is a fat-soluble essential nutrient that must be obtained through diet or supplementation. Vitamin A is most well-known for its role in eye health, growth and development, reproduction, and immune system function, but is also vital for wound healing by helping to maintain and repair epithelial tissue. Vitamin A partially reverses immune system depression, which can help to reduce the chance of infection. The body can obtain vitamin A by converting carotenes into retinol. Carotenes are a group of fat-soluble compounds are responsible for giving many fruits and vegetables their color. Many carotenes can be converted into retinol including beta, alpha, and gamma-carotene. Compared to retinol, the carotenes have significant antioxidant protective benefits.†
11. The amount of vitamin A in Clinical Support Formula seems high. I’m concerned about taking too much of this vitamin. Is this level within a safe range?
Yes. Although the amount of vitamin A in Clinical Support Formula is above the Daily Value of 3,000 IUs (900 mcg), the amount is very safe. When taken as directed, Clinical Support Formula provides 25,000 IUs of vitamin A per day of which 15,000 IUs is from retinyl palmitate and 10,000 IUs is from beta-carotene. The combination is important, as vitamin A toxicity is associated with retinyl palmitate (preformed) and not beta-carotene (pro vitamin A). Given that Clinical Support Formula is formulated with both forms of vitamin A and the dietary supplement is used for a short duration of time, the safety profile is very good. For more information, read: Vitamin A and Carotenoids
12. Clinical Support Formula is formulated with vitamin C. What role does vitamin C play in the healing process?
Clinical Support Formula is formulated with 750 mg of vitamin C – significantly more than an average daily multi. Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is an important water-soluble nutrient that provides antioxidant protection. It also plays a primary role in the formation of collagen and is needed for tissue growth and repair. This nutrient promotes wound healing, protects against blood clotting and bruising, and enhances immunity.† For more information, read: Vitamin C Bioflavonoids
13. Clinical Support Formula is formulated with bioflavonoids. What are bioflavonoids and what role do they play in the healing process?
Bioflavonoids refer to a group of substances responsible for giving fruits and vegetables their color. These water-soluble nutrients include citrin, rutin, and hesperidin as well as other flavones and flavonals. Bioflavonoids have several properties including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, and antiviral. Bioflavonoids strengthen the walls of capillaries, thereby preventing bruising, and help build resistance to infection. In addition, bioflavonoids are potent antioxidants that enhance the absorption of vitamin C and prevent this nutrient from being oxidized.†
14. Clinical Support Formula is formulated with the B-complex of vitamins. What role does the B-complex play in the healing process?
The B-complex refers to the water-soluble family of B-vitamins including B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin, niacinamide), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B12 (cobalamin), folic acid, PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid), biotin, choline, and inositol. The B-complex is so named because they are commonly found together in foods. Because the functions of the B-vitamins are so interrelated, it is best to take them as a complex and not as individual supplements. As a group, the B-complex is important for circulatory, digestive, and nervous system function, energy and adrenal hormone production, and red blood cell formation. The B-complex, also known as the “anti-stress” vitamins, is indicated during periods of stress including after an operation or surgical procedure.†
15. Clinical Support Formula is formulated with zinc. What role does zinc play in the healing process?
Zinc is an antioxidant mineral essential for protein synthesis and collagen formation. This mineral also helps to promote the healing of wounds and increases the absorption of vitamin A.† For more information read: Zinc
16. Clinical Support Formula is formulated with copper. What role does copper play in the healing process?
Copper is a trace mineral that aids in the formation of bone, hemoglobin, and red blood cells. Copper is necessary for the function of an enzyme which is required to cross-link collagen and elastin.† For more information read: Copper
17. I noticed that the morning tablets are yellow and the evening tablets are white. Are artificial colorants used?
No. Morning formulation is coated by the B-vitamin riboflavin, and the Evening formulation is coated with the mineral zinc. Both are natural colorants and do not contain any artificial dyes or colorants. The color-coding is helpful to distinguish between the daytime and nighttime supplements.
18. When do I start taking Clinical Support Formula?
Begin taking Clinical Support Formula 14 days prior to surgery and continue taking the product 14 days following surgery. If a surgery is scheduled in fewer than 14 days, Clinical Support Formula can still be beneficial. However, it is optimal to start taking the product 2 weeks before surgery so that the fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin A can be stored in the body.
19. What is the dosing of Clinical Support Formula?
Take three tablets of Clinical Support Morning with breakfast or lunch. Take three tablets of Clinical Support Evening with dinner or before bedtime. To reduce stomach upset and optimize nutrient absorption, the tablets should be taken with food.
20. Should I take the Clinical Support Formula the morning of surgery?
No. Do not eat or drink anything by mouth after midnight prior to surgery.
21. Should I take the Clinical Support Formula after surgery if I’m feeling nauseous?
No. Following anesthesia and surgery, it is not uncommon for some patients to experience decreased appetite or gastrointestinal upset. If you develop these symptoms, delay taking Clinical Support Formula until the symptoms have subsided and you are able to resume a normal pattern of eating.
22. Should I take my regular supplements while using the Recovery Support Program?
No. While beneficial, many daily supplements are contraindicated around the time of surgery as they can cause problems with bleeding. To ensure safety, any supplements you normally take should be discontinued for 2 weeks prior to surgery, and for 2 weeks following surgery or trauma. For a list, refer to: 20 Supplements to Avoid Around Surgery
23. What is the shelf-life of Clinical Support Formula?
The shelf-life of Clinical Support Formula (morning & evening formula) is two years from the manufactured date (MFD MM/YY). Each package and bottle provide information on the lot number and shelf-life dating.
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