Protandim FAQ

WHY DO PEOPLE AGE AND HOW CAN PROTANDIM HELP SLOW THAT PROCESS?

Nationally recognized anti-aging expert Dr. Joe McCord, the scientist behind Protandim, explains, “Researchers and scientists agree that aging is the result of cellular deterioration caused by free radicals, which are rogue molecules. It is impossible to avoid free radicals because the food you eat and the air you breathe, as well as stress or even vigorous exercise, can stimulate cells to produce destructive free radicals in staggering numbers. With each year, a person’s body becomes less effective at fighting free radicals. A person’s body fights free radicals by producing its own antioxidant enzymes. But as we grow older, our bodies produce more free radicals and fewer of these antioxidant enzymes to fight the battle of aging. That’s where Protandim plays a critical role. Protandim boosts the body’s own production of antioxidant enzymes at the cellular level with enough neutralizing capacity to eliminate the age-related increase in free radical damage.”

HOW IS PROTANDIM A NRF2 ACTIVATOR?

Protandim’s actions result from its ability to activate the transcription factor known as Nrf2. Protandim contains five ingredients that are known to scientists as Nrf2 activators. Nrf2 is a protein messenger contained in every cell of the body that sends information to the cell’s DNA.

When Nrf2 is activated, it enters the nucleus and it turns on several hundred of these 25,000 genes. And the genes that it turns on, or turns up, are known collectively as “survival genes.” What is a survival gene? These genes enable cells to survive in the face of several different kinds of stress, especially oxidative stress, which occurs when free radicals and other oxidants overwhelm the body’s natural antioxidant enzymes.

So, Protandim, as a Nrf2 activator, activates survival genes, such as antioxidant genes that keep us safe from free radicals and oxidants. Protandim is among the very first of the products that are appearing, and will appear, as Nrf2 activators.

WHAT IS PROTANDIM?

Protandim is the only supplement clinically proven (in a peer-reviewed, human clinical study) to reduce oxidative stress in humans by an average of 40 percent in 30 days. Protandim is protected by U.S. patents and is the subject of a number of peer-reviewed clinical studies. This patented antioxidant therapy is many times more powerful than red wine, oranges, blueberries, juices or other popular antioxidant supplements. Protandim works by increasing the body’s natural antioxidant protection at the cellular level by inducing the protein Nrf2 to trigger cells to produce naturally occurring protective antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase and the enzymes involved in glutathione synthesis and metabolism.

I DRINK SPECIAL JUICES AND EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR MY ANTIOXIDANTS. WHY DO I NEED PROTANDIM?

Many people mistakenly believe their antioxidant needs are fulfilled by eating blueberries, drinking expensive “miracle juices” and applying antioxidant facial creams. What they don’t realize is that their daily antioxidant needs cannot be fulfilled by consuming any amount of blueberries, dark chocolate or red wine. Effective antioxidant protection absolutely requires adequate production of the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.

Protandim contains a compound based upon six United States’ patents, 1 Australia patent, 1 China patent and has been proven to protect against oxidative stress.

HOW IS PROTANDIM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENTS?

Protandim is different from other antioxidant supplements in the way it works. Instead of providing the body with additional dietary antioxidants (regular supplements fall into this category and are commonly called consumable or “direct” antioxidants), Protandim works from within your body, to help fight free radicals and protect against oxidative stress. This is why Protandim is different than any other antioxidant on the market today; your body is actually producing the antioxidant power.

WHAT IS PROTANDIM?

Protandim has been proven (in peer-reviewed, human clinical study) to protect against oxidative stress. There have been six patents granted in the United States, one in Australian and one in China related to the compound contained in Protandim, and Protandim has been the subject of several studies. Protandim works by increasing the body’s natural antioxidant protection to help reduce effects caused by free radical scavengers and protects against oxidative stress.