Pre PRP Treatment Recommendations

PRP is made from your own blood supply!

 PRP is made from a person’s own blood supply.  Your normal blood supply contains:
1.  Red Blood Cells: these carry oxygen around the body.
2.  White Blood Cells: these cells fight disease and infections.
3.  Platelets: these cells are used to repair cells that have becoming injured.
4.  Plasma: this is the fluid component of your blood, it carries all the vitamins, amino acids, proteins and nutrients throughout your body.

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma.  PRP is a concentration of a person’s own Platelets (which your body relies upon to heal & repair cells that have become injured) and also Plasma (the nutrients from your blood).   For a PRP treatment to be effective, it is essential that the patient consumes nutrient food/drinks prior to each PRP treatment.  Patients that follow our Pre- PRP treatment dietary recommendations, are more likely to experience BETTER and FASTER results from their PRP Treatment.  

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Things to avoid 2 days prior to your PRP Treatment

  • Avoid Bread (all types) replace with Rolled Oats
  • Avoid Pasta (all types) replace with Sweet Potato
  • Avoid Rice (all types) replace with Quinoa or mashed Sweet Potato
  • Avoid Noodles (all types) replace with Sweet Potato
  • Avoid Breakfast Cereals unless it is Rolled Oats.
  • Avoid Pastries, Pies, Bakery Foods replace with a piece of fruit.
  • Avoid Cheese and Cream Dishes
  • Avoid Fatty Meats Minced Meat, Sausages, Kebab Meat, Fried Meats and replace with Lean Beef, Lean Pork, Chicken or Fresh Fish. It is ok to cook your meat in ¼ tea spoon of oil when grilling or pan frying.
  • Avoid Curries (all types) and replace with stir fry meals that have less than 1/4 teaspoon of oil per person.
  • Avoid Fried Food and replace it with grilled or oven roasted alternatives.
  • Avoid Juices unless the juice is made fresh by yourself. Pre-bottled juices contain preservatives which are chemical additives and they will negatively impact your PRP.  Remember, juices are NOT a substitute for eating the entire piece of fruit.
    Avoid
    Soft Drinks + Sugary Drinks
    and replace with fresh water with fresh lemon or lime. Decaffeinated tea and coffee is an acceptable option but is not a substitute for your daily fresh water intake.
  • Avoid Caffeine remember caffeine appears in soft drinks, pre-workout gym supplements, tea, coffee and also chocolate. Replace with Acetyl L Carnitine to minimise caffeine withdrawals.
  • Avoid Alcohol this is a mandatory requirement.
  • Avoid All Smoking Related Activities.
  • Avoid Alcohol this is a mandatory requirement.
  • Avoid Caffeine, remember that caffeine is found in chocolate, some soft drinks, pre-workout gym supplements, tea, coffee and weight loss protein powders.  
  • Avoid Fish Oil, Anti-Inflammatory Medication (such as Nurofen, Advil and Ibuprofen) for at least 2 days prior as they may inhibit/restrict the strength of your platelets. ***However if you have been prescribed any medication such as anti-inflammatories or anti-coagulation medication (aka aspirin or warfarin), please contact our office and/or your prescribing doctor prior to altering anything

Dietary Recommendations

Complying with ALL of the below points will SIGNIFICANTLY impact the results that you experience from your PRP treatments.

Consume the following for at least 2 days prior to your treatment (eg. The day prior and the day of the treatment – is the minimum requirement!)

To ensure your blood’s plasma is nutrient rich, we ask all patients to consume a MINIMUM of 3 x cups of fruit for a MINIMUM of 2 days prior to their PRP treatment.  Some fruit offer MORE nutrients than others.  Please see recommendations below:

  • Recommended Fruit: Banana, Berries, Mango, Citrus Fruit, Kiwi Fruit & Pineapple.
  • The following fruit will not contribute towards the recommended 3 x cups of fruit per day; watermelon, apples, pears, grapes, cherries, plums, apricot, rock melon, honeydew melon, tomatoes etc.  
  • Please note juices are not an acceptable substitute for consuming the entire piece of fruit

To ensure your blood’s plasma is nutrient rich, we ask all patients to consume a MINIMUM of 5 x cups of vegetables for a MINIMUM of 2 days prior to their PRP treatment. Vegetables that we would prefer you to eat include:

  • Recommended Vegetables include; Kale, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Carrot, Beetroot, Broccoli, Asparagus, Green Beans, Peas, Dark Coloured Lettuce
  • The following vegetables will not contribute towards the recommended 5 x cups of vegetables; celery, iceberg lettuce, onions, corn, cauliflower, potatoes, cucumber and zucchini.
  • Please note juices are not an acceptable substitute for consuming the entire piece of fruit

  • Aim to consume 1 litre of fresh water for every 30kg of body weight.
  • This is very important to do on a daily basis – not just in the days leading up to your PRP treatment.
  • Not consuming this amount of water can result in damage to your kidneys (which can cause hair loss).
  • Do not drink more than 250mL per 30mins. Sip the water instead of drinking it quickly.
  • Add a squeeze of fresh lime or lemon to further help balance the PH levels of your blood prior to your PRP treatment.
  • It is important not to exceed this recommendation either! Because drinking an extra litre of water will mean you will need to consume MORE fruit and vegetables because the excess water consumption will dilute your blood.


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