Copper and Peyronie's disease
Many people underestimate the benefits of copper in Peyronie's disease treatment. Copper is not like some of the more popular dietary and nutritional superstars like calcium, iron or zinc. Copper is not as widely discussed because its range of uses within the body are narrow and too technical to be easily explained.
When someone says that calcium is needed to build bones, that is a rather simple and direct connection because calcium is thought of as coming from rocks and bones are hard like rocks. When someone says that iron is needed to build red blood cells, that also is a rather simple and direct connection because iron is a primary element in hemoglobin, and iron stains things red and blood is red (because of the iron in hemoglobin). But when someone says that copper is essential for the Krebs citric acid cycle, that is not so easy to think about.
The copper PDI advocates is presented to the body in the form of a copper peptide, which is easily taken into the tissue and used in a wide variety of essential, but small, technical processes. The copper product we use is formulated by one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of copper metabolism of the skin, Dr. Loren Pickart. It is his product that we use to assist the healing of Peyronie’s disease, called Super CP Serum. It is intended to saturate the tissue, traveling deeper over time with extended use. Very little copper (about 0.1%) actually gets into the skin, but all the human studies on intact skin, both with GHK-Cu and the newer SRCPs, found positive actions on skin within 2 to 7 days. Apparently, even at this low saturation level, the tiny amount of copper that enters the tissue is enough to accomplish the desired results. The Neutrogena company has published very extensive studies in Cosmeceuticals volume 2 that confirm this principle.
The PMD DMSO we use will easily carry the copper-peptides deeper and more quickly than if it was not used. This is why PMD DMSO is almost always used with this copper peptide product to assist the tissue of the penile shaft absorb the copper peptides and incorporate it at the cellular level. It is theorized that some of the copper is carried away from the area with the blood circulation, while the remainder extends progressively deeper with use. Depth of saturation has to do with several factors: amount applied, frequency of application, duration of application, and unique cellular physiology.
You might want to consider applying these two products in this way: First, apply 2-3 drops of the Super CP Serum over the sites of the lesion(s). After a few seconds of light rubbing and you will see and feel that it is quickly absorbed.
Second, flip open the spout of the PMD Topical DMSO Solution, and apply 2-3 drops over the same area and quickly spread it around. You will likely notice an almost immediate warming sensation where you applied the DMSO; this is the response of the subcutaneous fat layer of this tissue to the penetration of the DMSO – that is how fast DMSO enters the tissue.
You might consider increasing the synergy of this local topical treatment process by also applying the Callisto vitamin E oil at the same time. Even though the Callisto oil is being mentioned last, it is not applied last; it should be applied either before or after the Super CP Serum – and the PMD DMSO is always applied last, to drive the others into the tissue.
There is an additional benefit of using the Callisto vitamin E when using these other products that was not mentioned on the website: The vitamin E oil tends to keep the skin over the scar from becoming irritated; it doesn’t happen often, but it can occur. The problem is that the skin of the shaft is thin, delicate and generally doesn’t receive much contact or abuse in the normal course of a day. For this reason, the penis shaft tends to be easily irritated by a lot of things that do not bother skin in other parts of the body. Since we don’t know just how sensitive your skin may be to concentrated copper or DMSO, adding in the Callisto oil can keep this problem from occurring. Most men do not have this irritation response to either product, but you just might be the exception that proves the rule. With this preventive measure you are assuring that irritation is minimized or eliminated, and so will you will be able to continue uninterrupted with your copper/DMSO therapy. To review why vitamin E is an important part of a PD program, check out the Vitamin E and C section on the website, at vitamin E
Usually progress of copper saturation is judged by evaluation of changes in pain (intensity and frequency), various qualities of the scar (density or firmness, size, shape and number), and penile function (deformity, angle, rigidity of erection, and shape). Once this process gets started, it may still take additional weeks or months for it to be great enough to be detected. Dr. Pickart tells of anecdotal information concerning copper and PD, when he informs me that men who apply copper peptides preparations on their penis after general skin irritation often say they wake up at night with erections; this he speculates is due to the activation of copper and zinc SOD which helps normalize nitric oxide vasodilator reactions.
Lastly, Dr. Pickart reports that his company has many hundreds of reports of regular scar tissue vanishing after using his products, with Super CP Serum being the newest of these. For information about the use of copper in a Peyronie’s disease treatment plan, go to copper and Peyronie's disease
It comes down to following your diverse Peyronies treatment plan with therapies like copper peptides and PMD DMSO for a reasonable period of perhaps several months, and seeing what happens in your individual case. Send a question here to the blog and I will do my best to assist you. TRH