Vitamin E to treat Dupuytren’s contracture
Vitamin E is perhaps the most universally prescribed and used substance for early treatment of Dupuytrens contracture and the lump on palm of hand it causes. Vitamin E has earned the place of being perhaps the most important of all scar reduction therapies. Reported to reduce plaque and fibrous tissue infiltration in damaged arterial walls, studies suggest it can reduce scar and fibrous tissue buildup in other parts of the body. There is about 75-90% worldwide agreement for the application of vitamin E as a first-line treatment of Dupuytren contracture and Peyronies disease. This is why it makes sense to always use the best vitamin E you can find when you treat Dupuytrens.
Vitamin E is often used internally and externally in treating Dupuytrens contracture, so that its benefit can be maximized.
Recent Scare Stories about Vitamin E
The recent false conclusions in the news about vitamin E just goes to show how little science knows about the subject. It also shows the problem with using cheap synthetic vitamin products for your health.
Here two reasons these conclusions are incorrect:
1. The research that was done used only the synthetic form of vitamin E, alpha-tocopherol acetate, not the naturally occurring form that is recommended by DCI. Many times medical research uses the synthetic form of a vitamin as though there is no difference between the natural and synthetic form.
2. The research that was done used only the alpha form of vitamin E, and ignored the other seven members of the complete vitamin E family. The Journal of the American Medical Association recently pointed out that the use of the alpha form of vitamin E — alpha-tocopherol — as a dietary supplement causes depletion of the gamma, beta and delta forms in the body, resulting in health risks.
To put a few things about vitamin E in perspective, it is good to recall that just 20 years ago the omega 3-fatty acids were widely ridiculed and their safety questioned. Today they are recommended by the FDA, the American Heart Association and others. A few years ago vitamin C was also thought to cause cancer. And not that long ago, the AMA laughed at the idea that there was a connection between a high fat diet and heart disease. It all goes to show that there is still a lot that science does not know about nutrition.There is so much to say about vitamin E, and much to learn.
Dupuytrens contracture and Peyronie’s disease connection
There are many statistical and clinical similarities between Dupuytrens contracture and Peyronie’s disease. So much so, that there is even a connection between treatment that has benefited one condition being also potentially beneficial for the other. Because of this, it is common to learn from men who are being treated with a PDI therapy program for their Peyronie’s disease that their concurrent Dupuytrens contractures of fingers are also improving.
Therefore, when one study shows that Peyronies disease is benefited by vitamin E, it can be of interest to someone with Dupuytrens contracture.
Vitamin E Product Recommendation
We strongly recommend the interested person use only vitamin E products from Yasoo Health Inc. Here is why we recommend each of these individual Yasoo supplements to improve systemic and local tissue health in Dupuytrens contracture:
| Would you be interested in a bargain parachute? No, you would want the confidence and security of knowing you have the highest quality product and material available when you need it.
Would you look for the cheapest fire extinguisher? No, when the stakes are high, what is most important is to get the job done without fail.
Would you choose the skiniest and weakest guard to protect you in a fight? No, you would look for someone who had the most muscle and proven ability to protect you.Why would you use the cheapest vitamin E – or other vitamin – if you rely on it to help you improve your health and well-being?!?!?
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Dupuytrens contracture is probably treated universally by vitamin E more often than any other Alternative Medicine therapy; learn why Yasoo Integral E 400/400 is the best source of vitamin E for your Dupuytrens contracture plan.
Integral E 400/400 supplies all eight members of the vitamin E family – tocopherols plus tocotrienols – in their natural unesterified form as found in our food. It is particularly rich in gamma tocopherol and tocotrienols, which have anti-inflammatory properties and support vascular function and skin health. Each softgel supplies:
• 400 IU vitamin E activity from natural d-alpha-tocopherol, plus
• 400 milligrams of the other natural tocopherols plus tocotrienols.
Dupuytrens contracture needs the complete line of all four mixed tocopherols, with an emphasis on gamma-tocopherol, as found in Gamma E 500.
Gamma E 500 provides 100% natural mixed tocopherols, not the less effective esterified or methylated forms. Gamma-Tocopherol is the effective form that fights nitrogen free radicals. Recent research suggests that gamma-tocopherol reduces inflammation. A metabolite of gamma-tocopherol (2,7,8-trimethyl-2-(beta-carboxyethyl)-6-hydroxychroman, known as gamma-CEHC) is also effective in reducing inflammation.(1-2) Gamma-tocopherol is more effective than alpha-tocopherol in increasing the activity of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) in plasma and arterial tissues.(3) Gamma-tocopherol increases nitrogen oxide generation which helps support healthy arterial function. Each softgel contains:
• 800 milligrams of tocopherol concentrate high in gamma-tocopherol (500 mg).
Dupuytrens contracture benefits when all of the components of the vitamin E family are taken, along with the essential fatty acids found in Omega T 1000
Omega T™ combines the benefits of all natural omega-3 fatty acids, natural tocopherols plus tocotrienols and CoQ10 in their most bioavailable form. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown in clinical trials(4-5) to reduce heart disease, reduce triglyceride levels and reduce inflammation. Each serving of two softgels provides you with:
• 840 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids as natural triglycerides, including 420 milligrams of EPA and 280 milligrams of DHA from premium cold water marine oils
• 200 milligrams natural tocopherols
• 28 milligrams natural tocotrienols
• 20 milligrams Coenzyme Q10
Unique-E Oil is the most important ingredient of any good Dupuytrens.
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Dupuytrens contracture and Unique-E Vitamin E Oil are a natural combination when teamed up with DMSO and ionic copper; probably the best selling therapy combination in the DCI lineup.
Unique-E High-Potency Vitamin E Oil. is rich in the full family of tocopherols and tocotrienols in their natural unesterified form. This powerful combination of antioxidants, in a natural grape seed and almond oil carrier, provides excellent protection against free radical damage and inflammation. Applied directly to the skin, it allows for the penetration of active components of the vitamin E family into deeper layers of the tissue to maximize benefit, thus helping wound healing and reducing scar tissue.(6-9)
Dupuytrens contracture therapy can also benefit from the only water-base vitamin E preparation when your digestive system does not handle fats and oils well. This product is made only by Yasoo Health for those who do not have a good fat metabolism and do not process vitamin E well in its normal oil-base form.
|Aqua-E is a very special form of Vitamin E that is recommended if you have a problem digesting fats and oils in your food. You might have been told by your doctor that you have a problem with your gall bladder. Typically, you will know who you are because of your inability to digest a fatty meal — based on bloating, pressure and heaviness in the abdomen after a meal, and perhaps frequent urgent diarrhea after a fatty meal. If this describes you, then you should be taking Aqua-E, since it is water-based. Because of this special formulation Aqua-E, this form of vitamin E will be absorbed much better into your body than any oil-based vitamin E.Aqua-E is a patented water-soluble vitamin E, made by exclusively by Yasso Health. This is the only water-soluble vitamin E in existence that makes available the full eight members of the tocopherol and tocotrienol family of E’s. Other water-soluble E’s contain only d-alpha-tocopherol – missing the other seven important family members. Aqua-E supplies all eight, and is the only one to do it. Get Aqua-E with confidence from the world’s leading authority in vitamin E research and formulation. On top of that, we have a great price on this special vitamin E product.|
Recommended Use of Vitamin E
Anyone taking blood thinning medication should consult with their prescribing doctor before starting a high dose vitamin E and omega fatty acid therapy. Because vitamin E and omega-3 act as very mild anticoagulants they may have an additive effect and cause further thinning of the blood beyond the desired level. In general, DCI strongly advises anyone taking any other medication for any reason, to first check with their treating physician before undergoing any suggested supplements or therapy offered for study and consideration.
1. One softgel per day of Integral E 400/400, taken at the first meal of the day. The advantage of this form is that it supplies 400 IU vitamin E activity from natural d-alpha-tocopherol plus 400 milligrams of the other natural tocopherols plus tocotrienols that have additional benefits. NOTE: Two vitamin E 400/400 may be taken initially for a few weeks, at the beginning of treatment, then reduced to one daily.
2. One softgel per day of Gamma E 500 taken at the last meal of the day. The extra gamma tocopherol can help with inflammation and arterial function. Each softgel contains: 800 milligrams of tocopherol concentrate high in gamma-tocopherol.
3. Two softgels of Omega T™ taken with any meal during the day. Combines the benefits of all natural omega-3 fatty acids, natural tocopherols plus tocotrienols and CoQ10 in their most bioavailable form. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown in clinical trials(33-34) to reduce heart disease, reduce triglyceride levels and reduce inflammation.
4. Twice daily use the Unique-E oil, which is very rich in gamma tocopherols and tocotrienols directly over the palmar contracture (along with PMD Topical DMSO Solution to increase penetration) to help reduce inflammation, promote healing and reduce scarring. This is really recommended because it is another avenue of entry of vitamin E into the tissue. By taking vitamin E through an external source – in addition to the much needed internal source – you are assuring maximum saturation of vitamin E into the area. Apply a small amount of Unique-E oil to the hand where the contracture, nodules and cords are located and rub in until slight resistance is felt, indicating that most of the vitamin E oil has been worked into tissue. It may happen in some individuals that if you apply any oil too often, a rash may develop on the site of application; if so, just reduce number of applications so that skin is able to handle increased oil.Once your tissue repair mechanism has been supported so that your Dupuytrens contracture is under control, and your contracted tissue has been absorbed by the body, IT IS MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you stay on a dose of one softgel each of Integral E 400/400, Gamma E 500, Omega-Q, and vitamin C for the rest of your life. Besides the countless health benefits of these products for general health, they are an important first line of defense to prevent recurrence (oh yes, the dense hard tissue can come back!) of future episodes of Dupuytrens contracture.
For ideas and suggestions putting this information about vitamin E into a treatment plan, click Create a Dupuytren Treatment Plan.
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|DMSO is a carrier of other substances that can be used to increase the effectiveness of VITAMIN E in treating your hand problem. By using a combination of copper and vitamin E with DMSO, you receive not only the benefit of copper and vitamin E being taken deeper and faster into the tissue, but the DMSO has its own therapeutic advantages as well. Click DMSO to learn more about adding another layer to your therapy program.
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2. Jiang Q, Ames BN. Gamma-tocopherol, but not alpha-tocopherol, decreases pro-inflammatory eicosanoids and inflammation damage in rats. FASEB J. 2003 May;17(8):816-22)
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4 thoughts on “Dupuytren Contacture and Vitamin E”
I have a problem with Dupuytren’s contracture in my two hands and I really need help. My Doctor say that if I massage I feel better but to me that doesn’t work. I start to feel pain on my wrist when I do that. I really worry. Can you help Dupuytren’s contracture?
Dupuytren’s contracture is a very difficult problem to treat. Massage or stretching by itself will not make any lasting help or benefit. From my experience a person must help the body heal by giving the body help in many different ways. Please read our website to see how we suggest doing that.
Perhaps the problem is that you are doing the massage too hard; with too much force. I suggest that you stop doing the massage and that you do very light and gentle stretching. Ask your doctor how you should do this.
Please ask me if you need more help. TRH
Are there any health or disease risks, physiologically or chemical, or any side effects with taking these Vitamin E supplements? And how long will you have to take it?
Twenty years ago, there was great concern about vitamin E toxicity. Today, it is understood that Vitamin E toxicity is rare, and is almost always related to taking synthetic vitamin E, not natural vitamin E. Taking too much synthetic vitamin E carries the greatest risk of bleeding, as well as muscle weakness, fatigue, nausea, and diarrhea. Additionally, these reactions occur at dosages greater than 1000IU of vitamin E. To say it another way, natural vitamin E is safe, but taking too much of cheap synthetic vitamin E can get you in trouble.
For these reasons, DCI treatment plans use only natural Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) and strictly limits the use of vitamin E to 800IU daily. for these reasons, our customers have never reported a toxic reaction in the 20+ years DCI has treated Dupuytren’s contracture.
But there is a problem with your question, Paul. You ask about vitamin E as though it is the only therapy item in the DCI treatment plan. Far from it. DCI is successful treating Dupuytren’s contracture because it uses a wide range of therapy items in combination. If you want DCI results, you have to use the DCI treatment ideas for best results, not just load up on vitamin E. MDs suggest only using vitamin E for Dupuytren’s contracture simply because they do not study or appreciate the use of nutrition in the healing process; they study drugs and surgery.
Eight to 10 People who follow the DCI Dupuytren’s contracture treatment ideas report moderate to marked improvement of their DC, for every one person who reports failure. Those are very good results. Those who show improvement report some kind of change of the size, shape, density, and degree of adhesion of the palm lump within 8-12 weeks of faithful and correct treatment.
Let me know if you have more questions, please. TRH