There's nothing like a new car, and you never forget the day your drive your first one off the lot. But eventually your new car ages, the catalytic converter becomes less effective, the exhaust isn't very clean, things begin to rust and the engine suffers wear and tear.
Our cells are like car engines. They have the same combustion process, produce some of the same byproducts and clean up with similar catalytic converters. When we're young, our enzymes (our cells' catalytic converters) function well and do a good job cleaning the toxic byproducts our bodies generate. But unfortunately, like cars, our bodies don't always function like new. As we age, our bodies produce more free radicals and less of the special enzymes that fight free radicals causing oxidative stress. The damage by oxidative stress leads to the symptoms of aging.
Dr. Joe McCord, a world renowned scientist, validated the precise combination of natural phytonutrients in the patented Protandim formula and proved that Protandim consistently and significantly boosted the body’s own production of two crucial protective antioxidant enzymes, SOD (superoxide dismutase) and CAT (catalase).* The implications were profound because these two antioxidant enzymes play a major role in neutralizing the cell-damaging free radicals associated with aging and a variety of health conditions.
Protandim is not an antioxidant supplement. It helps your body produce its own antioxidants with thousands of times more antioxidant power than any food or conventional supplement.* And the proof is conclusive.
Aging factors can be measured accurately by the amounf of TBARS (thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances) found in the blood. In clinical trials with men and women, young and old, the blood samples consistently demonstrated that after 30 days, taking one caplet a day, test subjects realized a 40 percent average decrease in TBARS - the progressive aging rate of a 20 year old!
When maintained for 120 days, Protandim significantly increased activity of SOD and CAT antioxidant enzymes by 54 percent, substantially increasing the body’s antioxidant defenses.*
Turmeric Extract (Rhizome)
Turmeric has been used for centuries and has always been an important part of Chinese herbal medicine and has also been used in India for 2,500 years. Truly, the health benefits of turmeric have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. This natural food is believed by many to support liver health, help prevent bad cholesterol and is being studied for its ability to prevent and block the growth of tumors. Turmeric has attracted the attention of researchers in the fields of Alzheimer's disease, memory deficits, arthritis, cancer (including breast cancer) and diabetes. It possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and its antioxidant power is so effective it actually helps preserve the shelf life of foods it's added to.
Milk Thistle Extract (Seed)
The milk thistle is a flowering plant of the daisy family. Native to the Mediterranean regions of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, its seeds have been used for 2,000 years to treat chronic liver disease and to protect the liver against toxins. Increasing research is being undertaken on the physiological effects, therapeutic properties and possible medical uses of milk thistle.
Ashwagandha root is a herb of the ages from the traditional medicine of India and is considered an "adaptogen," a term used to describe herbs that improve physical energy and athletic ability, increase immunity to colds and infections and increase sexual capacity and fertility. Ashwagandha helps boost the immune system, helps alleviate stress and is also used to treat inflammation, improve memory and provide a rich source of antioxidants.
Bacopa Extract (Aerial Part)
Bacopa herb, commonly grown in marshy areas throughout India, has been touted for its cognitive enhancing effects for centuries. It possesses strong antioxidant properties, protects mental function and helps improve learning skills.
Green Tea Extract (Leaf)
Green tea originates from China and is associated with many cultures in Asia and the Middle East. It has been subjected to many scientific studies to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits. Many believe green tea helps lower chances of heart disease and of developing certain types of cancer due to flavonoids, a group of phytochemicals in most plant products that are responsible for antioxidative and anticarcinogenic functions.