Oxidative stress is generally accepted as the causative factor in the manifestation of age related health issues and supplements that work on the body’s endogenous anti-oxidant defences are considered the most effective approach. Protandim does just that. It is designed to target the regulator of the antioxidant response pathway known as the Nuclear Factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like-2 (Nrf2) transcription factor. Nrf2 upregulates the antioxidant genes, especially those that make glutathione, one of the most important antioxidants in the body, and downregulates the inflammatory genes such as nuclear factor kappa B. In a double blind randomised study it was found that the herbs in Protandim reduced oxidative stress by 40% in one month – a very impressive result!
Protandim contains 5 herbs that help the oxidation process in the body.
Becopa – is a fantastic antioxidant so great for oxidative stress. It is a powerful herb for memory and combating stress. It also acts as an adaptogen helping the body adapt to new and stressful situations. It promotes liver health and antioxidant activity in the kidneys.
Milk thistle – is a natural herb that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is commonly used to detoxify the body, especially the liver. It promotes healthy digestive function by helping with enzyme formation, increasing bile production, decreasing inflammation and soothing the mucous membranes throughout the body. It works by drawing toxins out of the body and is a powerful antioxidant, fighting free radical damage and slowing the ageing process. It does this because it contains high levels of lipopholic extracts from the seeds of the plant which act as antioxidants. The biggest benefit of milk thistle is that it preserves glutathione, the most important antioxidant in the body, by improving the liver detoxing functions.
Turmeric – is arguably the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease. The main healing compound in Turmeric is curcumin, and this has the ability to control inflammation, some say better than anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin. Most of our chronic disease such as heart disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems and cancer in this day and age are caused by inflammation, so the knowledge that turmeric is a better anti-inflammatory without the side effects of internal bleeding and haemorrhage must surely be good and worth trying.
Green tea – it is the leaves of green tea that haven’t been fermented that are used because they have the highest levels of antioxidants. There are studies that have found a great number of health benefits from green tea especially as it relates to anti ageing conditions such as Alzheimer’s, bone health and eye diseases.
Black pepper – contains piperine that has the ability to enhance the digestive system and protect us against oxidative stress. It is also a good pain reliever, lowers cholesterol, detoxes the body and enhances circulation. Peperine is a strong antioxidant and has been shown to suppress human cancer cell proliferation.
Protandim costs £48 for a month supply. However with a monthly Autoship it is much cheaper! Call 01462 893586 for further information or to order Protandim.