Are male enhancement pills effective in helping Peyronie's diease?

I am using vitamin C, E, Scar-X, PABA, Fundamental Sulfur, Fibrozym, Nattokinase, Stimulin and Male Booster-X.  I have an hourglass curve at the base of my penis together with an upward bend. I am seeing some slight reduction in the deformity. My penis remains about an inch shorter than it was originally, Is there anything else I can do to regain the length. I tried the stretching exercises from your video with no result.  Are male enhancement pills effective?

 

Greetings,

There are many things to say about your email and how you are approaching your problem:

1. Listing your therapy products by name without telling me how many you are taking of each, and when you are taking them, is not helpful.  I need details of how you are using the therapy products you are taking.   I also need to know how long you have been using this plan.

2.  Stimulin and Male-X Booster are not intended to help Peyronie's disease.  I think you got the idea that sexual stimulant supplements can be used this way because many MDs prescribe Viagra for PD.  Viagra can be harmful to PD and even cause it; the sexual stimulants we suggest you use are mild enough that they will not harm you.   However, these two products will only increase sexual response (which is a good thing if you are having problems that way), but they do not help reduce the PD scar. 

3.  I am happy for you that you are seeing reduction of your deformity – congratulations.  But, that is not the way to go about monitoring your progress or determining if your therapy plan is working.  PD is all bout the Peyronie's scar.  Your deformity gets your attention and stresses you, and you want to get rid of your deformity, but it is the PD scar that is causing your deformity.  You must carefully monitor your scar to know how you are doing.  Your treatment plan is NOT determined by your deformity, but by the size, shape, density and surface features of your PD scar.  Please, you need to get "Peyronie's Disease Handbook" to learn how to do this; all of the important information about monitoring your scar is located in chapter 4 of that book. 

4. You have no way of knowing if the stretching exercise video did or did not help because you do not know the size, shape, density and surface qualities of your scar.  You are just guessing at this point if your stretching work was or was not helpful to you.  Besides, there is no way to isolate that one therapy did not help you while you are doing so many others.  All of your therapies work together to make changes in your overall condition.   You say your distortion is better, right?  How do you know the stretching exercises did not contribute to that progress?  Also, you need to tell me if you were able to feel the "deep dull ache" that is mentioned so often in the video while you were doing the penis stretches. 

5. Lastly, all your therapies are internal in nature.  This is a flaw of your plan.  You need to do some external therapies to round out your plan.  If you need help making that decision, let me know.  You cannot assist your recovery with a plan that is unbalanced between internal and external therapies.   

You cannot give me a few lines of vague information and expect me to help you.  Details please.    TRH   

Start with the large plan and other Peyronie therapy later?

Dear Dr Herazy,

I have had PD for about 9 months and I am about to start the full PDI therapy programme, based on the advice you give in your book “Peyronie’s Disease Handbook”.  I received the PD Treatment Plan-Large, but I now notice that some of the recommended supplements were not included: Acetyl-L-carnitine, PABA, Neprinol, etc.

Can I assume that you recommend getting started with those supplements in the Large Plan and add others later?

Thanks Peter (based in France)

 

Greetings Peter,

The large Peyronies treatment plan does not include all available therapy items that could be used.  There are 12 different forms of therapy contained within the large plan, and as you correctly point out there are several that are not included. There are several reasons the large plan is limited to these particular therapies:

1.  Additional therapies might not be needed beyond what is in the large plan.  Many men do quite well on the large plan just as it is, and do not need to spend more time, energy and money using more therapies than these current 12.

2.  The wide variety of therapies in the existing large plan allow for enough opportunity to experiment with treatment dosage to take several months of active work.  If the large plan provides insufficient, then there are additional therapies to include at a later time for further experimentation.

3.  The large plan is time consuming to use as it is currently designed.  Making it larger would only place an unreasonable burden on men who might not need to spend additional time and effort taking an even larger number of pills.

4.  The large plan is expensive at the current level.  Expanding the number of therapies would only prevent men from affording the higher cost of entry.

Stay focused with that large plan; you will be busy.   TRH

What can I expect from POTABA in my Peyronie's treatment?

I  WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE PEYRONIE'S TREATMENT I HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED.  I HAVE JUST SEEN A UROLOGIST WHO DIAGNOSED ME WITH PEYRONIE'S DISEASE. HE HAS PUT ME ON 400IU OF VITAMIN E THREE TIMES A DAY AND 12 GR. OF POTABA PER DAY.   IS THIS A GOOD COURSE OF TREATMENT?  WHAT CAN I EXPECT FOR A SUCCESS RATE?

THANK YOU

BOB

 

Greetings Bob,

In my opinion you should do a bit of online readying about POTABA. I think you will find a lot of controversy and reports of non-effectiveness about it.  From my experience there are fewer and fewer MDs using POTABA in the last few years because of high cost, limited results, and poor compliance because most men find they cannot tolerate the severe abdominal pain it causes even with the initial usage.  I am surprised your urologist did not mention this to you; I am sure he knows all about it. 

Did you ask the urologist what kind of success rate he has with this prescription?   I would be interested to know his response.

POTABA is one of the limited number of drugs available for prescription by an MD in the treatment of PD, although there are many MDs who do not prescribe POTABA  because they find the trouble their patients encounter while taking it does not justify the limited potential benefit.

Now, POTABA is nothing more than a simple B vitamin – PABA – that has a molecule of potassium added to it, or to say it another way, POTABA is a potassium salt of PABA.

PABA has been shown years ago in medical research to be successful in treatment of PD, but the medical profession likes to use drugs (POTABA) whenever it can, and refuses to use something as simple as a B-vitamin.  POTABA causes a host of gastric symptoms, for which reason few men complete their course of therapy with it.   PABA works just as well, and has no side-effects.  However, neither PABA or POTABA produce results as good as PABA when combined in a more aggressive therapy program as you see presented on the PDI website.

You should know this is a rather limited course of therapy.  No one can predict whether it will help you or not, you must follow if for a while to determine if it will improve the size, shape, density or surface quality of your Peyronie’s plaque.   You would be wise to get the book I wrote, “Peyronie’s Disease Handbook,” about dealing with Peyronie's disease on a daily basis to improve your chances for recovery. 

The Peyronie's Disease Institute has offered PABA to its visitors since 2002 for treatment of Peyronie's disease without a single report of inability to use it because of gastric problems.  To learn more about successful Peyronies treatment  TRH

 

Change Peyronie’s Treatment Dosage

How to change Peyronie’s treatment

Starting Peyronies treatment dosage can be easy if you start by taking therapy products at the manufacturer’s suggested rate – perhaps for the first 14-21 days.  If this dosage causes a change in the size, shape, density and surface qualities of your scar(s), then that simple and small dosage is adequate to provide you with the help you need to eliminate your Peyronie’s disease scar formation.   
 
This is a list of all therapy products available through Peyronie’s Disease Institute and Online Natural Healthcare LLC with the manufacturers’ suggested dosage:
1.     Vitamin E Factor 400/400 (60) – 1 or 2/day – with food
2.     Maxi-Gamma E (60) – 1/day – with food
3.     Unique E (180) – 1 or 2/day – with food
4.     Natural C 1 gram (100) or (250) – 1 or 2/day – with food
5.     Ascorbplex (90) or (180) – 1 or 2/day – with food
6.     Fundamental Sulfur (100) – 3/day, taken between meals, or if upset occurs, – with meals
7.     Acetyl-L-carnitine (60) – 1/day – with food
8.     PABA (100) – 1 or 2 daily – 1/day – with food
9.     Quercetin Bromelain ((100) – 1-8/day – between meals 
10. Fibrozym (100) or (200) – 2 tablets, three times a day – between meals
11. Nattokinase 1500 (120) – 2 tablets, two times a day – between meals
12. Neprinol (90) or (300) – 1-4 capsules with 8 0z of water – between meals
13. Scar-X  (1 oz) – 10 drops three time a day – between meals
14. PMD DMSO Gel (4 oz) – 1-3 times a day, depending on skin tolerance
15. Super CD Serum (1 oz) – applied to skin before PMD DMSO
16. Unique-E Vitamin E oil (1 oz) – applied to skin before PMD DMSO
17. HJG and KBG Honso herbs – 1-3/day
18. Genesen Pointers – used 15 minutes or longer, daily if desired
19. Massage and Exercise instructions – performed 2-4 times a week
20. Gentle Manual Penis Stretching Method © instructions – used 15 minutes or longer, daily if desired
21. Prosta-Support (120) – 4/day – with meals
22. Omega T – 1 or 2 daily – with meals 
 
Dosage usually increases as care continues.  Later intake of therapy is often increased in an effort to determine what dosage is needed to make the Peyronie’s plaque respond in a desired way.   Time and scar response eventually determine dosage.  

Peyronie's treatment dosage example

Let us say that you decide you will take PABA at a dose of 2/day. After doing this for a reasonable time – maybe 10-14 days – you do not notice any change in your plaque or scar at the 2/day dose. In this case you probably should consider increasing dosage until your scar responds to your therapy.  The usual method is to simply increase the dosage by one capsule or pill to the total every few weeks until you notice change in the size, shape, density or surface features of the scar.  

The process is made more complicated by the fact that you should be taking multiple therapies, but that is necessary to achieve results.

Peyronies dosage determined by scar response

To know exactly how to modify your dosage it is necessary to compare the size, shape, density and surface features of your scar from the onset of treatment. This critical information enables you to recognize positive changes when they occur. If you do not know how to determine and record the size, shape, density and surface features of your scar you will have to refer to chapter 4 of the “Peyronie’s Disease Handbook” to learn about scar measurement.   

All dosage increase is done slowly and carefully over a period of time to allow the body the opportunity to respond to a favorable change in therapy. If the dosage is changed too rapidly or too often it will not be possible to determine what factor caused a favorable response.  If you develop any unusual symptoms or change in body behavior or appearance while increasing dosage, simply stop taking the product for 48 hours after that problem/symptom disappears. Restart after 48 hours or when the new symptoms clear up, using the next lower dose.  From this point forward, once again begin the process of increasing dosage to promote favorable scar change. After reaching a higher dose at which changes are noted in the scar, remain at that dosage level for a few weeks.  Your correct dose is discovered by accompanying improvement in scar size, shape, density or surface quality.

Discuss your PD therapy plan with your family doctor or urologist so he/she is fully aware of what natural Peyronie’s treatment you are following.  You should consider this discussion about dosage strategy after getting final approval from your doctor. 

When and how do I make changes to my Peyronie's treatment plan?

Hi again Dr. Herazy,

Just one more question. I am beginning to see changes in my scar, like softening and reduction of the scar. . What I want to know is, when and how do I make changes to my plan?

Jeffery C.

 

Greetings Jeffery,

Progress or lack of progress with your Peyronie's plaque is what determines when you change your plan and what changes you make to it.  As I have said so many time before, "The scar dictates treatment." 

If you are currently making satisfactory changes in your scar, do not change anything.  If you are not making satisfactory changes in your scar, you should think about making a positive change to your plan.

Do you have the 1st book I wrote, “Peyronie’s Disease Handbook”?  If you do not have it, then you will not know about monitoring your current condition.  If you have it, then you can use this information to guide you to increase or decrease your plan as your PD dictates. 

For you to know for sure that a recent treatment plan modification is effective you will have to notice some positive change in your scar (softening, fragmentation, smoother edges, etc.) within 10-14 days of the change in your plan, perhaps faster.  I would make some logical change (usually an increase of an existing therapy item or a new therapy item if your plan is small) and then wait at least 14 days before looking for a change to occur in the size, shape, density or surface qualities of your scars, before considering another change.  

In the beginning of care it might be necessary to only add or increase one therapy if you are at a lower level of therapy (just starting to take the medium plan).  In the early stages of therapy modification you will likely keep slowly adding to your plan, one therapy (only PABA or only MSM or only Neprinol only or whatever single item you decide to increase) at a time, by adding 1-2 pills per day.   It is not wise to go too quickly from one level to another (like taking Neprinol at 6/day, and then jumping to 14/day; this is too fast and you might not need to take so many for good changes to occur).  After a while, when your total number of pills is getting to a point where you might think you simply do not want to take more pills/spend more money, then at that point you might consider this a good strategy:  modify your plan by decreasing one therapy slightly as you increase another therapy slightly.  This way you are not overwhelming your system with unreasonable loads of pills and you are not spending an extreme amount of money. 

Be gradual with your changes.   Keeps good notes about your scars.  Let me know if this did not answer your question.   TRH      

How to Change Peyronie’s Treatment If Not Effective

In 2002 I started working exclusively with men who have Peyronie’s disease.  Since that time I have noticed a common pattern with men about 6-8 weeks after the start of their treatment with Alternative Medicine.  This pattern occurs no matter the size of the PD treatment plan a man uses, or even with some personalized modification of a standard PDI plan based on personal needs.

It seems that after seeing some initial changes in the size, shape, density or surface quality of their scars at about 6-8 weeks of treatment, improvement and progress will often level off or plateau.  It seems that most men assume that all recovery and progress remains on a level and constant course, like putting your foot on the accelerator of a car.  When they begin to notice their improvement has slowed down or stopped, they are stumped about what to do next.  They will not know what to do with their current plan to improve it or modify it to assure continuation of those early positive changes.

Time and again I have seen this pattern:  Start care, make progress, slow down or stoppage of progress.  What must be done is some modification of the initial treatment (usually increase of treatment in some way) to again stimulate the healing capability of the tissue.  This can be expressed as: Increase care by increasing current therapy or adding new therapy, re-stimulate immune response, make additional progress, monitor for next slow down.  What happens after the next slow down or stoppage can be expressed in the same way:  Increase care again in a same or different way, re-stimulate immune response, monitor for next slow down, and so on.

This process of exactly how to slowly modify Peyronie’s treatment to increase activity of the immune response against the PD scar is where the day-today challenge is found – and it is not easy.

Peyronie’s treatment plateau of progress

It is common for a man who experiences his first plateau of progress to think only in terms of adding more therapies to his treatment lineup to re-energize his recovery.   If he has gotten good results from a medium size PD plan, he will assume he must add one or more therapies that are not part of his current plan – like PABA, or the Genesen pointers, or acetyl-L-carnitine, or Unique-E vitamin E oil as an external application or the gentle manual penis stretching technique, etc.  However, this is usually not necessary and not the best course of action.

From my experience, to help you get off your plateau and begin progressing again toward additional recovery it is best to work within the same group of therapies that was good enough to create your initial improvement.  This is usually accomplished by slowly and carefully increasing the dosage of one of those therapy items a little at a time.  If you develop any unusual problem/symptom while increasing your dosage, simply stop taking the product for 48 hours, and restart from the next lower dose.  When you reach the highest dose where you had no problem or symptom, stay at that dosage level for a few weeks.  After 2-3 weeks without problems, then slowly increase the dosage until you are at the desired level.  You will know you are taking the correct effective dose when you begin to see improvement in your scar size, shape, density or surface texture.

Modify slowly and deliberately

If no improvement or change occurs in the features of your scar after being on the increased dosage for about 14 days, then increase the dosage again.  Repeat this process until you begin to note improvement in your scar size, shape, density or surface texture.

Only after you have attempted to increase all therapies singly, and have attempted to increase several therapies together as a group, and all have shown to be unsuccessful should you then consider expanding the number of different therapies you use – like adding in PABA, or the Genesen pointers, or acetyl-L-carnitine, or Unique-E oil as an external application or the gentle manual penis stretching technique, etc. to your Peyronie’s treatment plan.

Potaba and Peyronie’s Disease Treatment

Potaba for Peyronie’s treatment based on PABA, a vitamin

PABA, or para-aminobenzoic acid, with a formula of H2NC6H4CO2H, is a white crystalline substance that is slightly water soluble.  POTABA is simply PABA with a molecule of potassium added to it.

PABA has been referred to as Vitamin Bx because it is an intermediate step in the bacterial manufacturing of folate or folic acid in the intestinal tract.  Some bacteria in the human intestinal tract, such as E. coli,require PABA for proper metabolism. Humans require folate since we lack the enzymes to convert PABA to folate, hence it is made available via the bacterial flora.  Sulfonamide drugs are similar to PABA in their chemical structure, and their antibacterial activity is due to their ability to interfere with the conversion of PABA to folate by the enzyme dihydropteroate synthetase.  In this way bacterial growth is restricted through folate deficiency without effect on human cells.

Medical use of Potaba (potassium para-aminobenzoate)

Potaba inhibits abnormal fibroblast proliferation, thus it can reduce formation of scar material early after injury.  It is speculated that this POTABA anti-inflammatory activity is dependent on initial biotransformation that starts with granulocytes that are stimulated through the initial injury.  It also inhibits abnormal fibroblast proliferation, acid mucopolysaccharide and glycosaminoglycan secretion that occur during the normal inflammatory process.

POTABA has been used to treat a variety of conditions characterized by chronic inflammation and fibrosis; this list includes scleroderma, dermatomyositis, morphea, pulmonary fibrosis and Peyronie’s disease.

A POTABA research study was conducted by Carson who retrospectively reviewed 32 patients who were treated with 4,000 Mg of Potaba three times daily, for at least three months and later were followed for an average of 14.4 months.   Carson reported reduction of penile pain in 44% of those studied,  plaque or scar size reduction in 56%, and improvement of penile angulation in 58%. Complete reversal of penile distortion and angulation occurred in 26% of those studied. The average interval to improvement was 4.2 months, and younger patients with a shorter duration of disease were more likely to respond to therapy.  Even thought Carson’s study did not have controls, it suggests a possible role for POTABA in the medical therapy of Peyronie’s disease.

Unfortunately, the results of Carson’s retrospective and uncontrolled research were not reported as an intent-to-treat study.  Further, the number of research subjects who started therapy but stopped because of severe abdominal symptoms prior to three months has never been disclosed.

Because of the expense of POTABA, the need to take POTABA three or more times daily, and frequent occurrence of severe gastrointestinal side-effects (burning pain, abdominal cramping, and bowel irritability0, make it very difficult for the average man with Peyronie’s disease to follow the treatment guidelines for even a short time.  Yet in order to be effective, the length of POTABA therapy is variable, but sometimes lasting 12-24 months of active care.

Medical use of PABA

When a single potassium molecule is added to PABA, it results in what is called a potassium salt; this combination of potassium and PABA is called POTABA.  It is used as a drug against fibrotic skin disorders, and as such it can be used in Peyronie’s disease treatment.  PABA is also occasionally used to treat Irritable bowel syndrome to and related gastrointestinal symptoms, and in nutritional epidemiological studies to assess the completeness of 24-hour urine collection for the determination of urinary sodium, potassium, or nitrogen levels.

Despite the absence of any recognized syndromes of PABA deficiency in humans, many benefits are claimed for PABA as a nutritional supplement.  PABA is said to improve fatigue, irritability, depression, weeping eczema (moist eczema), scleroderma (premature hardening of skin), a patchy pigment loss in skin called vitiligo, and premature gray hair.

Peyronie’s disease:  POTABA or PABA?

The first Peyronie’s treatment work involved PABA, the vitamin.  When this was shown to be successful, work was then done to show that POTABA, the drug, could be more successful.  The interest is working with POTABA – the drug – was greater than with PABA – the vitamin – because the drug is more profitable and is easier to control use and distribution through the medical profession.

The reason PDI promotes the use of PABA for Peyronie’s disease treatment is because it has almost no side effects, is much less expensive to use, does not require a prescription and it combines well with other Alternative Medicine therapies.

For more information about the many ways to use Alternative Medicine to promote tissue repair and reversal of penile curvature, go to Peyronie’s Disease Institute.

Peyronie’s Disease Vitamin Therapy

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 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.

For more information about successful Peyronie’s disease treatment.

Peyronie's treatment, vitamin E, PABA and U.S. government

Vitamin E and PABA Used for Peyronie’s Treatment

Here is interesting vitamin E, PABA and Peyronie’s treatment information from the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, an important arm of the prestigious National Institute of Health, found at http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov /Kudiseases/pubs/peyronie/index.htm

This information about  Peyronie’s treatment and vitamin E is not exactly new, because frankly, there is not much that is  new in the search for a Peyronies cure.  Even so, what makes this section worth reading is that it is interesting and immensely informative in a different way.  What is important to know about Peyronies treatment from a medical standpoint is not what is revealed, but what is not  mentioned about Peyronie’s treatment – in this case concerning the use of vitamin E.

This following paragraph is copied under the NIH’s discussion of “Experimental Peyronie’s Treatments”:

“Some researchers have given vitamin E orally to men with Peyronie’s disease in small-scale studies and have reported improvements. Yet, no controlled studies have established the effectiveness of vitamin E therapy. Similar inconclusive success has been attributed to oral application of para-aminobenzoate [PABA], a substance belonging to the family of B-complex molecules.”

It is important to know that this is as far as the discussion concerning the use of vitamin E and PABA goes in this government article.  It reports that “small-scale studies…have reported improvements. Yet, no controlled studies have established the effectiveness of vitamin E therapy.”   So, if there was some improvement noted when vitamin E and PABA were used in Peyronie’s treatment, exactly why have there been no additional controlled studies conducted to prove or disprove that these early initial positive reports were factual?  If it looked like these two experimental, but natural, non-drug Peyronie’s treatments were helpful, how can it be that no further testing has been done in this direction?

Isn’t the drug industry, or the AMA, or the government, or some private research group out there supposed to be interested in finding a Peyronie’s cure?   If some natural Peyronie’s therapy like PABA or vitamin E showed some initial promise, why has no one looked into it further?   If something comes along that is naturally occurring, easy and inexpensive to produce, safe to take compared to drugs, and readily available in the marketplace, and happens to look like it could help men with Peyronie’s disease, why has it not been investigated further?  Why, indeed!

Vitamin E as a Peyronie’s treatment, or not

The answer to this natural question is found in the second sentence, in which it is mentioned, “no controlled studies have established the effectiveness of vitamin E therapy.”  This means that without these additional higher-level controlled studies, the effectiveness of vitamin E and PABA remain conveniently unproven. Therefore, vitamin E and PABA remain only at the experimental forever.  Exactly where the drug industry wants them to remain.  So long as they continue to ignore vitamin E – to not give it a legitimate opportunity to prove or disprove it’s value to assist in Peyronie’s treatment – the medical community and the drug industry can correctly say it is “unproven.”   This keeps vitamin E, and PABA, and other Alternative Medicine therapies out in the cold, where they would like them to remain.

It appears that the drug industry does not want to know if Peyronie’s disease can be treated with vitamin E.  If it were known that vitamin E, or PABA, or the PDI treatment concept of synergistic use of multiple Alternative Medicine therapies, are actually effective Peyronie’s treatments, then the entire argument against their use would crumble.  No one has stepped forward to conduct controlled studies because of fear that vitamin E, or PABA, might actually help the body heal the Peyronies plaque.

So long as the necessary tests are withheld, it is perfectly honest and legitimate to say that these natural therapies are “not proven” by controlled research.  This is a great discussion stopper, isn’t it?  Yet, no one goes the next step to ask, “And, exactly why have these necessary controlled studies not been performed in view of the small-scale studies that indicated these simple measures were effective?  Why the delay?  Why the lack of interest?”

Well, I guess we all know, and it should not surprise anyone, that the answer is the importance of profit over humanitarian interests.  It is unfortunate but apparently true, since I have found no reasonable answer to explain why this testing has not been conducted.   You can assure that if small-scale testing of a new drug showed the same improvement, that vast sums of additional funding would be forthcoming for controlled studies.  In this way, once that new drug could be proved or disproved, its march to the marketplace and profitability would be hastened.

Lastly, if you think the use of vitamin E or PABA might not be a reasonable kind of therapy to use because they are “unproven,” now you understand that this state of being unproven is a convenient strategy of those who help themselves more than they want to help you.

Perhaps this will help you to understand, and feel differently about, the use of vitamin E, PABA, and the rest of the Peyronie’s Disease Institute program to treat this male scourge.   For more information about the use of vitamin E in the treatment of Peyronie’s disease, go to Vitamin E, and to learn about the use of PABA in the treatment of Peyronie’s disease, go to PABA.

This is why it is necessary for each man to look out for himself and become the master of his own Peyronie’s treatment, since there is no one as interested in your welfare as you – and the Peyronie’s Disease Institute.