One of our readers asked Dr Phil, “When people break their bones, or have any injury that leave scar tissue such as any trauma or surgery, what can people do to minimize scar tissue? I’m concerned about scar tissue that may cause problems for me later in life.”
Dr Phil reminds us about an effective and versatile liquid nutritional supplement called Jusuru that helps both our joints and bones. “Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. As a matter of fact, our body (bones and all) is mostly protein. Collagen provides the framework to repair and rebuild not only skin and joints, but bone tissue too! Virtually anything in the body, even our cells require collagen. Collagen can provide the structure to replace damaged tissue so the body doesn’t need to use scar tissue (aka fibrin), or as much scar tissue, as a substitute. After the age of 40, our collagen levels begin to plummet. We see and feel the results of this loss with aging.
Scar tissue is different from normal tissue in the sense that it is 1) less flexible/more rigid and leads to immobility 2) transmits and responds to pain signals more sensitively (this is because of its heavier innervation of pain fibers) 3) and can be re-damaged more easily with a subsequent trauma because it is weaker than the original tissue. Scar tissue anywhere in the body is most commonly a substitute for the real thing. Scar tissue is used to “stabilize an area” while our body repairs the damage; it’s the best the body can do. If we are deficient in nutrients used to repair our tissues, the body can create more scar tissue or leave scar tissue in place longer, thus creating problems. When we’re younger, and have higher amounts of resources in our body, we form far less scar tissue than when we’re older.”
Dr Phil has found that both Jusuru and Telezyme can help mitigate scar tissue formation in different ways. Jusuru supplies additional raw ingredients, Telezyme can boost scar tissue dissolving enzymes made by our body.
For those of us who may have had broken bones years ago, and are concerned about fibrin, aka scar tissue, removing this scar tissue (fibrin) on a cellular level can be done with fibrinolytic enzymes, namely serratia peptidase (serra-peptase, serra-peptidase) as it has many names. Vitalzym-XE contains large amounts of powerhouse serratia-peptidase. Bromelain also has some capacity to break down components of scar tissue, or lessen its formation.
Diet, and eating foods that you are compatible with, also plays a big role as to how easily you form, and break down scar tissue. If the fibrinolytic enzymes that your body produces are being used to clean the blood as a result of system wide stressors, there are less available to break down scar tissue at the injury site. The whole process of reducing and eliminating scar tissue involves a number of factors.
When people break their bones, it is a good idea to do an assay that helps identify if you are becoming deficient in some key area of nutrition. Dr. Phil likes the NTX Osteomark urinary assay because it recognizes the rate at which you are currently breaking down the type of collagen unique to bone, and dumping it into the urine. The TRIAD shows us our nutrient status for the big minerals such as calcium and magnesium levels on a functional level.
You may have noticed that we haven’t fixated on calcium to fix bone problems. This is because not all types of calcium can be easily put into our bones, nor is calcium alone capable of providing healthy bones. We like Designs for Health “osteoforce”. It has the right form of calcium and other needed nutrients required for bone. Many people don’t know that bone is a mixture of calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, boron, zinc, vitamin D, K, and C (vitamin C for the collagen). Somehow we have been taught to fixate on only calcium. Doing a nutrient panel and health questionnaire can go a long way to improving your bone health.