Peyronie’s disease vitamin E treatment and other nutrients
There are many important nutrients – vitamin, mineral and amino acids – that should be used to improve and support the ability of the body to heal and repair the Peyronie’s plaque and help reverse the curved penis it causes. However, since starting this work in 2002, I have never heard of a medical doctor prescribe any supplement other than vitamin E. I think this says a lot about what MDs know about Peyronie’s disease vitamin therapy; their knowledge is limited, focused only to the obvious, and tends to not go beyond what everyone else is prescribing.
Vitamin E and Peyronie’s disease
The standard Peyronie’s disease vitamin E recommendation of the medical profession is to “get some vitamin E, and take no more than 400 IU a day.” Occasionally the dosage will be doubled to 800 IU daily of vitamin E by some doctors who think outside the box a bit. This is important to remember because vitamin E is essentially the only non-drug Peyronie’s disease vitamin E treatment that is suggested to a man with Peyronie’s disease.
Vitamin E is available in both a synthetic form and a naturally occurring organic form. Which form you decide to use ultimately determines how much can be taken safely. There are eight different members of the vitamin E family. Four are known as tocopherols and the other four are tocotrienols. The most widely found vitamin E member is gamma tocopherol, which assists the elimination of nitrogen free radicals, as well as being an effective anti-inflammatory agent. Tocotrienols are primarily found in the skin and subdermis where they protect against UV and free radical damage. Tocopherols are found in the major organs. A balanced diet – very difficult to achieve these days – contains all eight members of the vitamin E family.
Because of costs and chemical stability, and because early research proposed it was the only member of the family to have biologic benefit to man, most vitamin E supplements contain only alpha tocopherol. This means most men on Peyronie’s disease vitamin therapy as prescribed by their medical doctor will receive only one of the eight members of the vitamin E family. Since the early days of vitamin E research (not so long ago in the 1950s) it has been proven repeatedly that the complete vitamin E family, stressing gamma tocopherol and tocotrienols in their natural and unesterified form, accelerate wound healing and minimize scar formation. For this reason I am most insistent that men using Peyronie’s disease vitamin E treatment use a high quality vitamin E product that is heavily slanted toward gamma tocopherol and all the tocotrienols, like Yasoo Health’s Factor 400/400.
If you are concerned about vitamin E safety issues, please read Peyronie’s Disease Treatment and Vitamin E that answers all dosage and safety questions.
The body is like a house
In order to build a solid house and have it operate well, it is necessary to have a wide variety of components available during the construction phase and during the long maintenance phase when the house begins to need help in the form of repairs.
During the construction phase, many problems would develop if all the builder had to work with were roof shingles, or just windows, or just doors. A wide variety of components are needed to make a good house – lumber of various widths, thicknesses and lengths, concrete, plywood, along with nails, dry wall, electric wire, and so many other hundreds of different things.
During the maintenance phase, many replacements and repair items are needed. If the home owner only had nails, or furnace filters, or pale yellow paint to work with, it would not help a bit if the problem was a leaky roof, a squeaky door, or a leaky faucet.
It makes sense that a wide variety of replacement and repair parts are needed for all the parts of a house. It also makes sense that a Peyronie’s disease vitamin therapy program has to also be broad and diverse. How does it make sense that all the problems of Peyronie’s disease are solved with just vitamin E?
Peyronie’s disease vitamin, mineral, and amino acid treatment
Peyronie’s Disease Institute uses a variety of different nutrients to satisfy the many needs of the body to have all the needed supplies to heal and repair the scar tissue in the best way possible.
Look at the list of different products that are suggested for use in the large Peyronie’s treatment plan. The list is long because the process is complicated. Of course, even the large plan does not contain all the nutrients that could be recommended to heal and repair the Peyronie’s plaque; PABA, acetyl-L-carnitine, quercetin, bromelain and herbs to stimulate the process are just some of the additional therapies that can be used.
Your house is large and complicated, but it is nothing compared to the body. When the body develops Peyronie’s disease it just does not make sense to attempt to fix it with vitamin E only. That would be like trying to fix a broken window with a screw driver. The screw driver might be a useful to remove some glass from the window frame, but other tools – and glass – will be needed for the repair to be done correctly.