Injury

People who have Injuries report that their symptoms have decreased after taking an Nrf2 activator.  Following the testimonials are current research articles that report new information about the effects of Tissue Injury and how Nrf2 activators can be effective in speeding recovery at the cellular level where healing starts.


Maile Kaipo:   I had broken my toe and came home and used ASEA. I soaked some cotton and wrapped it around my toe. Then I drank six ounces and then went to bed. When I woke up I noticed that there was no bruising and I was still comfortable. I then went to the doctor to get checked out and told my doctor I did not take anything for pain the night before. My doctor asked when did I hurt myself and I told him yesterday. Just to check on things he ordered an x-ray. Two days later he called me late in the evening and told me the bone was broken and I needed to stay off my leg. I was so filled with joy because I did not have to take pain medication through out the time my cells were damaged. At the time of this testimony it has been over seven weeks and I am at 85% mobility in my toe.  (http://www.billjacques.com/asea-success-stories-2/testimonials/)

Angel Barnett:   I am a 51 year old female. Was in a car accident early 2007. As a result I have a severe neck injury and now because of the trauma to my spine have fibromyalgia. I was BEDRIDDEN. I was before the accident very physically active. Afterwards just walking from one room to the other left me in pain. I could not even vacuum my own house. This lasted for 3 yrs then a friend gave me a bottle of ASEA to try. I did and after 1 week she asked how I was feeling. I was better but being the skeptic I am told her I would not attribute it to the ASEA as of yet, as far as I knew I was having a good week. Another week went by, more better. Still I would not... attribute it to the ASEA. Went to see my Dr. He was amazed at the change in my mobility.  2 more weeks went by.  My sister had come to stay with me and help. One day after 4 weeks of drinking a bottle of ASEA a day I had enough energy to not only do yard work but I myself removed 12 large 4X5 foot shrubs that I had been wanting gone. That was going on 3 yrs ago. I now live a basically normal life. Yes I spend 156.00 EVERY month for my box of ASEA. My husband makes sure I do not run out. My dr has performed test after test. It IS the ASEA. I spray it religiously on my face too and as a result my ears that have been pierced since I was 12 suddenly after 2 months grew up. My daughter who is severely allergic to mosquitos calls me one day from her apt to tell me she got bit so bad while sleeping that I needed to take her to the ER. My friend who had originally gave me my 1st bottle of ASEA told me next time she gets bit have her spray the ASEA on the bites. So she did after another night of getting eaten alive. Not only did the bites NOT swell up but were completely healed in a day and 1/2. My daughter now sprays her face constantly thru out the day, and drinks a bottle of it every day at work. They always comment that its like she has drank way too much coffee and she has had NONE. It has been proven to help the healing process so much that if asked they will include it in an IV to help the healing process in many hospitals.   mlmblog.net  
Sandra Norris: “Six years ago I had a head injury that left me with many cognitive challenges and constant debilitating headaches. Before taking Cellgevity, simple math and even writing a simple paragraph (that would normally take someone a few minutes) would be a huge long drawn-out struggle. Sometimes I could not even accomplish the task. Having a conversation in a public place was overwhelming. The background noise would be so overwhelming I could not hear or concentrate on the conversation. I would have "sensory overload", my brain would just shut down and I wouldn't be able tothink or even understand what was being said. It was easier and less painful, physically and emotionally, to stay home. When I was introduced to Max International I started with MaxOne and then switched to Cellgevity several weeks later when it was introduced. I noticed 10 days into taking MaxOne that some of the short term and long term memory challenges I was struggling with {and thought would be my new normal} were beginning to improve. SInce taking Cellgevity my memory, concentration, focus, and problem solving skills have all been improving. I am able to go to social events and the ‘sensory overload’ is not as common. I am thrilled that I continue to see improvements each week. Due to the constant debilitating headaches and another long term health issue, it has been years since I have had a good quality of sleep. I would be lucky to get 4 hours of sleep at a time and would always wake up more exhausted than when I went to sleep. Dreaming was rare. My doctor prescribed many natural and prescription remedies. Nothing ever helped. Since taking Cellgevity, I now get 7-9 hours of sleep, feel more rested and have very vivid dreams. I am also beginning to see improvement in the severity of my headaches. I am so thrilled to be experiencing life again! Thank you Max International!”  http://cellgevity-glutathione.com/max-testimonials/
Clarissa Griffith:  "Thirteen years ago I was diagnosed with a condition called Subglottic Stenosis which is scarring of the trachea. I went into emergency surgery up in Salt Lake City, and they dilated my airway, and then I was told it would probably grow back. Sure enough, three years later it did, and I ended up in the emergency room once again. I went in, and they did a laser treatment, and then a little bit later within a few weeks it grew back. They did it again and then again and then again and then again. Then I ended up in the emergency room and after the surgery was performed I went into respiratory failure. Due to that I ended up with a tracheostomy and a regular stainless steel trach. I then had multiple surgeries and they were not able to prevent the scar tissue from growing. So then they did a rib graft, and they took part of my rib out, and they put that in my airway. That didn't work. Then I went to UCLA, and they took the membranes of my cheeks and they sliced them from both sides of my face and put them in my airway. That didn't work. Then they inserted what is called a t-tube. It fitted under my vocal cords, came out of my neck and was capped in the front. For the past 9 years I have had a t-tube in my airway that was replaced every year. I've had a total of over 41 surgeries on my airway
"I started on Protandim and in April of 2011 I went to my doctor at the Mayo, and we decided to do surgery and take the t-tube out. He was reluctant and didn't think it would work, but then they took it out. When I woke up I felt to see whether or not I had the t-tube in my airway or a plug. And I had a plug. He had told me if it was successful, he would put a plug in my airway for 4 months to see if the scar tissue would return. Now I've had scar tissue grow back within 3 to 5 days, and after 4 months - it didn't. And so on August 23rd of 2011 my airway was sewn up. This is a pretty big deal to me because for the first time in 10 years I went swimming, and I was able to take a shower without gurgling. During this process of the last 9 years I had a year when I couldn't speak. The fact that I'm able to speak today and speak with intonation and emotion is due to the blessing that I have been given. And I am grateful. Protandim has truly been a miracle in my life."   youtube.com, search "Protandim"
Lynn S.: "Tears come to my eyes as I write this. Shaklee has brought out a product that is unlike anything I have ever seen. Two years ago I fell and tore my left rotator cuff and ripped the ligament off the bone in my left thumb (I am left-handed). Three months later the doctor operated on the thumb and re-attached the ligament to the bone. Six months after that, my other doctor operated on my shoulder. When I woke, he told me that when he got in there he found "frozen shoulder" so he cleaned up the area a little, but wanted me to use the arm immediately or I would never get full range out of it again. Two years later I still have pain in my shoulder and it hurts to lift it totally straight to my ear. My thumb is always sore and the joint is swollen at the knuckle and also hurts in the joint above it. I have been on Vivix for a week now. I was driving down to see one of our daughters who is in college when I realized that my thumb did not hurt and that the joint was not swollen! I almost ran off the road I was so startled with this realization. This was two years of discomfort that I thought I would have to live with for the rest of my life. (At 57 that was not something I looked forward to). I can't wait to see what else Vivix restores in me! Remember, it works at the cellular level. I have already noticed that my fingers don't feel so "tight" in the morning when I wake up. Praise God & thank you Shaklee!!"    Go to source.
Car Crash Sufferer:  "I suffered from severe Migraines for 25 years. When I was 19 years old, I was in a head on car collision going 55 miles per hour. This guy decided to cut across the highway. Then he stopped when he saw me, and I plowed right into him. Then I started to have migraines. Full blown aura, lose your eyesight, nausea, the whole thing migraines. I'm 44 years old, so don't work your brain trying to figure out how long I've suffered. Do the math. In the last 12 years they've gotten progressively worse. They've been 3 to 5 a week that I've had, and in between those migraines I've had a headache. There has never been a time when I haven't had something going on with my head. I husband and I are always on the alert for things that will help. I'm very open minded and looking for something. We have six children, and so it makes it very difficult when you're on drugs, your medicated. You're trying to get rid of a migraine, and your kids are asking for something. I just tend to say, yeah, sure, burn the house down whatever. Go ahead. So I've tried chiropractic, lots of different chiropractors, tons and tons. Holistic, drugs, life therapy, oxygen therapy, water therapy, sleep therapy, anti-depressants, anti-seizure medications, the whole gamut. You name it, I've tried it. Acupuncture, patches, and stuff you rub on your head. I did a botox study for a year and a half, and let them shoot botox all over my body. Nothing ever helped
"Finally someone said, try this. It might help your wife. Well, we got Protandim in the middle of December, and I started taking it. I personally, to tell you the truth, I didn't think it would help my migraines. From watching the video I didn't get the idea that, oh this will help my migraines. I thought, well maybe I'll look younger. Because all the medication and everything was just making me tired. I felt aged, and I felt really worn out. So I took it because I thought I would get a benefit from that. Well, two and a half weeks later, I stopped having headaches. And I stopped having migraines. I have not had a headache or a migraine since January 2nd, 2010."   youtube.com, search "Protandim"
Jessica Sarkisian: “Because of Cellgevity, I have totally lost all the pain that occurs in my right thumb due to an old soccer injury of breaking it twice. I can now open things with my hand that I haven't been able to for along while! I have also been without inflammation in my left knee! I had an ACL repair in 1997 and I was starting to think that I was going to have it repaired again until I started taking Cellgevity! It has been truly amazing how much change I have felt in my body since taking this wonderful product!”  http://cellgevity-glutathione.com/max-testimonials/
Linda Dietz: Phil Truelove shared an awesome story with us. He has had many injuries over the years, and OmegaGuard, etc. have really helped the stiffness, pain, etc. that he has had to live with BUT since Vivix he can get right up out of bed without being bent over (fell off a ladder-years ago), he can walk down the stairs without holding on to both side rails--he is not stiff or "old" looking as he walks.    Go to source.
Mac & Diane Caldwell: “My wife was presented with the MaxOne product as a possible aid to help her in her healing due to a recent auto accident in which she received multiple injuries. Also we were informed that it could be a source to help me with a high blood pressure problem. We then combined it and also included Cellgevity, but when we finished the MaxOne we continued with only Cellgevity. Within a short time Diane realized the pain she had been experiencing in her left leg during sleep was no longer present. She has also noticed other areas where she no longer has the pain and stiffness. (And this is a lady that just 6 months ago had 2 deflated lungs, 15 cracked ribs, 2 broken shoulder blades, broken cheek bone and 2 broken legs.) If you saw her today, you would never know anything happened! Also we are bothsleeping extremely well — and that alone is a testimonial for me! I’m sleeping and resting better than I have in years! Also I can now have a Jiff Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. Why is that unusual? In 2002 I had to undergo 30 radiation treatments and 4 direct chemo treatments to my neck area for cancer at the base of my tongue (never smoked by the way, so always ask your dentist to do an oral inspection). Needless to say there are just a lot of things I can’t swallow and that was one of them. For some reason I can now swallow some foods that I haven’t had since that time. The Cellgevity is the only thing I’ve done different. Also at first, I couldn’t even swallow the capsule, I had to break it apart and dissolve it in juice to get it down. I’m now swallowing the capsule. Blood Pressure? My pressure is staying down with prescribed meds. Just getting the better sleep tells me it’s helping.”  http://cellgevity-glutathione.com/max-testimonials/
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Jess Clapier:  I had never been injured in wrestling until my senior year. I then found myself struggling with issues that threatened my performance and impaired my ability to workout. With the help of Cellgevity, Max N-Fuze, and MaxATP I put together one of the best season finales in my school's history with three tournament championships, the outstanding athlete award, region champion and state finalist.  http://cellgevity-glutathione.com/max-testimonials/


JOURNAL ARTICLE (from pubmed.gov)

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Apr 3;95(7):e41. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.K.00988.

Local vitamin-C injection reduced tendon adhesion in a chicken model of flexor digitorum profundus tendon injury.
Abstract
BACKGROUND:

Adhesion formation is a complication of hand flexor tendon repair. Normal gliding function of flexor tendons can be impaired by an excessive fibrotic response, which may be caused by intraoperative and postoperative hemorrhage. As tissue damage and hemorrhage can disturb redox regulation, thereby favoring fibrotic responses, the purpose of this study was to investigate if antioxidants can reduce tendon adhesion by antagonizing oxidative stress.

METHODS:

Flexor digitorum profundus tendon injury was induced in fifty-seven chickens. In twelve chickens, oxidative stress preinjury, immediately after injury, and two and six weeks postinjury (n = 3 at each time period) was estimated by measuring tissue levels of the reduced form of glutathione (GSH) and oxidized glutathione (glutathione disulfide [GSSG]) in the proximal interphalangeal joint. In the remaining chickens, 50 μL of saline solution or vitamin-C solution (5 or 50 mg/mL) was injected into the wound immediately after closure of the tendon sheath. Samples were harvested at two weeks (n = 6 in each group) or six weeks (n = 6 in each group) postinjury for a gliding test, ultrasound imaging, and histological examination. Three chickens from each group were killed at two weeks postinjury for GSH and GSSG measurements to evaluate the treatment effects on postoperative oxidative stress.

RESULTS:

The GSH level was significantly decreased at two and six weeks postinjury, and the GSSG level was significantly increased at six weeks postinjury. Both 5 and 50-mg/mL vitamin C led to higher tissue levels of GSH at two weeks postinjury, as compared with that in the saline solution group, but no significant change in the GSSG level was detected. Chickens with vitamin-C supplementation showed no significant improvement in gliding resistance and no significant reduction of the fibrotic size at two weeks postinjury, but they did show significant improvement in gliding resistance at six weeks postinjury and the 5-mg/mL vitamin-C group showed a significant reduction of the fibrotic size at six weeks. Histological examination showed less peritendinous adhesion in the vitamin-C groups.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our results suggest that local injection of vitamin-C solution can reduce the extent of adhesion of healing tendons, probably by redox modulation, in a chicken model.

PMID:  23553304  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

[INTERPRETATION:  Levels of glutathione (the body’s own-produced antioxidant) are low after injury, while oxidants (cell-destroyers) are high.  It takes 6 weeks of vitamin-C supplements (antioxidants) to show significant improvement in healing.]