Protandim Unleashes Powerful Antioxidant Enzymes To Protect Cells
Protandim’s specific formula activates the Nrf2 protein, also known as a “master regulator” of the body’s stress response. Protandim stimulates this protein, resulting in the body producing its own powerful, protective antioxidant enzymes: superoxide dismutase, heme-oxygenase, glutathione peroxidase and catalase.
These enzymes function as potent antioxidants capable of neutralizing more than one million free radicals or reactive oxygen species. It’s the synergy of ingredients in Protandim that are effective in activating the Nrf2 pathway. There are other benefits of Nrf2 activation beyond cellular protection. Protandim helps the body repair and rejuvenate its own cells and detoxify genes, keeping the master blueprint of the cell’s function intact.
Protandim is the only supplement proven in a clinical study to reduce cellular stress by an average of 40% in 30 days. Protandim has been shown to increase superoxide dismutase levels by 30%, glutathione by 300%, and catalase by 54%. When individuals were supplemented with Protandim for 30 days, the age-dependent increase in lipid peroxidation was completely eliminated. Lipid peroxidation in an older subject was reduced to the level of a 20-year-old. This means the body is not only capable of making its own antioxidant enzymes, but also that their production can be activated by Protandim to reduce cellular stress and may help protect against the aging process and several conditions in which cellular stress has been reported to be a contributing factor.
Reduction in Cellular Stress in 30 days
Turmeric has been used for 4,000 years in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to help a variety of conditions. Current studies show that turmeric helps fight cellular stress, reduce joint discomfort and aid digestion. Turmeric is known to contain natural phenols called curcuminoids.
Bacopa has long been hailed for its ability to enhance cognitive abilities. Bacopa has been important in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, used chiefly to enhance clear thinking and memory function. Studies suggest it provides strong cellular defense. It is also used to improve concentration, alertness and focus. The bacopa ingredient in Protandim is high in bacosides, the major constituent of which is the botanical compound called saponins.
Called the “king of Ayurvedic herbs,” is an adaptogen (a substance which enhances the resistance of an organism to various stressors) and has been traditionally used as an anxiolytic to help reduce chronic stress. Ashwagandha has also been used as a way to support memory enhancement and as a sleep aid. The primary active components in Ashwagandha are a group of chemical compounds called withanolides.
Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols, particularly catechins, of which epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most abundant. Protandim’s green tea extract contains 98% polyphenols. Green tea has been traditionally used for many health benefits, including regulating body temperature and blood sugar, promoting digestion, improving mental processes and improving cardiovascular health.
Milk thistle has been used for 2,000 years as an herbal remedy to support liver, kidney and gallbladder function. Several scientific studies suggest that substances in milk thistle (especially a flavonoid called silymarin) protect the liver from toxins.
The benefits listed for the above ingredients are based on historical/documented use. Some of these benefits may not be available at their full amounts at the current recommended dose of Protandim. You may have to consume more than one (1) Protandim tablet to get the benefit described above.
Exclusive LifeVantage Patents for Protandim.
- PATENT NO. 7,241,461: Granted July 10, 2007.
- PATENT NO. 7,579,026: Granted August 25, 2009.
- PATENT NO. 7,923,045: Granted April 12, 2011.