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/)
"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"
"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"
JOURNAL ARTICLE (from
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Apr 3;95(7):e41.
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.
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.
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.
results suggest that local injection of vitamin-C solution can reduce the
extent of adhesion of healing tendons, probably by redox modulation, in a
[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.]