The human body is like an automobile engine. The body uses the oxygen a person inhales to turn the fuel, or food, into energy. Likewise, cars burn fuel using oxygen. In cars, the process takes place at high temperatures, creating an internal explosion that powers the car. The human body burns its fuel at lower temperatures in a more controlled manner. But both situations create byproducts that are often reactive and toxic.
Catalytic converters manage a lot of the byproducts in automobiles, and in the human body, antioxidant enzymes do the job.
Protandim increases the antioxidant enzymes that every cell knows how to produce. But as we get older, we don’t produce enough of them. Things associated with aging crank down our ability to produce them. Protandim nudges it back up. It keeps our catalytic converter big, and it protects cells.
According to Dr. Joe McCord, Protandim’s inventor, the product activates something called transcription factor Nrf2, which signals the cell’s DNA to regulate 3,000 to 4,000 genes in the body, tamping down the functions of some and boosting others, bringing them back in balance the way they were when a person was young and healthy. The biggest effect may be on the immune system.
The immune system is a very complicated system that is your major protection against the diseases of aging. Cancer is viewed by many as a failure of the immune system. When you get a mutated cell when you’re young, the immune system recognizes it, jumps on it, and kills it. But if the system gets partially incapacitated as you get older, and you’re getting more cancer cells, and your immune system didn’t notice or do anything about it, then you’re in big trouble.
The science behind Protandim—and the product itself—has been validated through eight scientific studies so far, most of them conducted by organizations that have no connection to LifeVantage.
“This company and product are different because they came out of academic research at universities,” McCord says. “A number of university faculties around the world are studying this just because of their fascination with it. It’s real cutting-edge science. Protandim is a powerful tool for anyone interested in Nrf2 and how it works, and that’s a lot of scientists.”
McCord adds that some prescription drugs are in the final testing stages of clinical trials that are based on Nrf2 activation. So far, studies have shown positive results in chronic kidney failure and in multiple sclerosis. The University of Colorado study that caught ABCPrimetime’s attention showed that human test subjects who took one Protandim tablet daily realized a 40 percent average decrease in TBARS (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances), which are an indicator of a person’s rate of aging and oxidative stress. The effect was even greater after four months.
Protandim is made of a synergetic blend of five herbal ingredients: silymarin from milk thistle; bacopa extract, ashwagandha, green tea extract, and curcumin from turmeric. McCord notes that natural ingredients are among the best activators of Nrf2.
(Excerpted from http://www.directsellingnews.com/index.php/site/comments/ opportunity_in_their_genes/)
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For a simple summary of published studies, click here.
To review Protandim’s patents, click these links: 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007