Protandim: The Fountain of Youth?
No one enjoys being reminded that they are not 21 anymore. The signs that we are growing older are everywhere, whether it is that tweak in your back when you get out of bed, a glimpse in the mirror that reveals wrinkles and graying hair, or chronic fatigue that makes it impossible for you to do the things you love. It’s no wonder that so many are searching for something that will make them feel vital and energetic again. But in a sea of competing supplements, each promising to restore your youthful vigor, how do you choose?
Protandim, a patented product from LifeVantage Corporation, has been on the market for 11 years with many satisfied customers. From one chronic arthritis sufferer: “As long as I take this medicine – I wake up with NO PAIN in my hips, hands, shoulders, knees..and if I stop taking it – within a week, my pain returns.” Many multiple sclerosis sufferers report decreased pain and increased energy on this supplement, as do those with fibromyalgia and various types of cancer. Healthy individuals report higher energy levels and better looking skin and hair. Best of all, there have been no serious side effects reported, unlike many other so-called “natural” formulas.
Oxidative stress is the cellular damage caused by free radicals, highly reactive atoms or groups of atoms. Those free radicals intensify the aging process and can cause cancer and other diseases. One study performed in 29 healthy adults showed an average 40% decrease in a marker of oxidative stress after 30 days of supplementation. This is one of the few supplements on the market that has been scientifically tested over the past 10 years to show its effectiveness.
The main ingredients are five extracts: milk thistle, green tea, turmeric, bacopa, and ashwagandha root. All of these have been in the news recently for their curative powers. Medical research has shown that milk thistle can improve diabetes and lower cholesterol. Green Tea has a host of proven benefits, including lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Turmeric has been shown to be as effective as ibuprofen in relieving pain, as well as fighting depression and anxiety. Bacopa is another herbal that assists with anxiety as well as improving memory, and ashwagandha is known for reducing inflammation and supporting the immune system. Protandim combines all of these to fight the physical, mental and emotional signs of aging.
We may have to get older, but we do not necessarily have to feel older. Eating well, exercising, and adding quality supplements to our diet can keep us feeling our best!