DDR Prime is probably my most used blend after Balance - it is a staple for my dogs and I’ve definitely had the benefits of it on more than one occasion. It is also a blend that has fascinated me and continues to do so as I learn more and benefit more. I use it with my dogs extensively to support their musculoskeletal system for the 3 with degenerative changes to their musculoskeletal system.
Although I started using it to support the cardiovascular system of my little springer Evie but have continued to incorporated it to support the 2 that struggle with anxiety but also my little dog with bladder issues I use it to support his urinary tract as well . I am also taking it myself, I currently have tendonopathy in 2 of the tendons of my rotator cuff with impingement and so I am using DDR to support my musculoskeletal system with 3 drops once or twice a day and this blog explains why I am loving this blend
This doTerra proprietary blend - the name stands for Daily DNA Repair is a mix of essential oils that help protect the body against oxidative stress to cellular DNA.* and so supports cellular integrity. Clove, Thyme, Litsea, and Wild Orange are powerful antioxidants and it also includes Frankincense, Lemongrass, Summer Savory, and Niaouli, which help support a healthy immune response.
Cells are the foundation of all living things. Their growth, replication, and death provide the information for the function of all our body’s systems. As we age, cellular function progressively degrades and this process can be expedited by poor nutrition, lack of exercise, stress, exposure to toxins, and other lifestyle habits. When cellular function is compromised, the normal process of growth and regeneration is altered, negatively impacting all normal and healthy processes.
Antioxidants are key to a healthy body as inflammation is the body's process of fighting against things that harm it, like infections, injuries, and toxins, in an attempt to heal itself. When something damages your cells, your body releases chemicals that trigger a response from your immune system. Now we often need the inflammatory process to promote healing like with a cut or a break and this response includes the release of antibodies and proteins, as well as increased blood flow to the damaged area. In the case of acute inflammation — like getting a cut on your knee or dealing with a cold — the whole process usually lasts for a few hours or a few days of pain, redness, or swelling.
But when this response lingers it becomes chronic inflammation leaving your body in a constant state of alert and this becomes harmless and leaves a negative impact on your tissues or organs. But these symptoms can be subtle such as
These symptoms can range from mild to severe and last for several months or years
Now you may have heard of free radicals and wondered what they are these - these are infact an atom with an unpaired electron, and these little things cause inflammation in us and out pets by cellular damage. Chronic inflammation produces lots of free radicals which ultimately create more inflammation. This continuous vicious cycle can damage many systems in the human body. Antioxidants neutralise the free radicals by giving up some of their own electrons - I liken it to a game of Pac Mac with Pac Man scooping up the little dots.
Eating foods and taking supplements rich in antioxidants can help that significantly.
Antioxidants are also crucial for brain health -brain dervied neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is key for neuroplasticity which is the capacity of neurons and neural networks in the brain to change their connections and behaviour in response to new information, This is crucial for maintaining brain health as we age but also supporting mental health and also key for recovery from stroke and also supporting the brain with those who have dementia.
What boosts BDNF is an antioxidant rich diet! So it stands to reason that by adding a blend that provides antioxidants rich oils we can give our diet a little boost.
As I continue to share it and learn about it I find more and more benefits and there's lots of anecdotal evidence if you do a google search as well. And yes anecdotal is low on the quality of evidence but try it yourself and see if it helps. I suggest a month and take note, but remember change can be subtle and you may not notice until you stop taking it.
I hope I have explained how using DDR prime makes it easy to boost your intake of antioxidants and added with the oils that are supportive of cellular health you can see how beneficial it could be. It also comes in a softgel form so it is super convenient to use either in short bursts as I do when I need it or longer term as I am using it for my dogs.
If you do give it a whirl let me know how you find it as I would love to know.
Learn more about my use in my latest podcast
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Information given here is not intended as a substitute for medical or veterinary consultation - the author has no liability nor responsibility with respect to any issues occurring out of use such as damage, loss, injury.
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