Protandim Unleashes Powerful Antioxidant Enzymes to Protect Cells
Protandim’s specific formula activates the Nrf2 protein, also known as a “master regulator” of the body’s stress response. Protandim stimulates this protein, resulting in the body producing its own powerful, protective antioxidant enzymes: superoxide dismutase, heme-oxygenase, glutathione peroxidase and catalase.
These enzymes function as potent antioxidants capable of neutralizing more than one million free radicals or reactive oxygen species. It’s the synergy of ingredients in Protandim that are effective in activating the Nrf2 pathway. There are other benefits of Nrf2 activation beyond cellular protection. Protandim helps the body repair and rejuvenate its own cells and detoxify genes, keeping the master blueprint of the cell’s function intact.
Protandim is the only supplement proven in a clinical study to reduce oxidative stress by an average of 40% in 30 days. Protandim has been shown to increase superoxide dismutase levels by 30%, glutathione by 300%, and catalase by 54%. When individuals were supplemented with Protandim for 30 days, the age-dependent increase in lipid peroxidation was completely eliminated. Lipid peroxidation in an older subject was reduced to the level of a 20-year-old. This means the body is not only capable of making its own antioxidant enzymes, but also that their production can be activated by Protandim to reduce cellular stress and may help protect against the ageing process and several conditions in which cellular stress has been reported to be a contributing factor.
Reduction in Oxidative Stress in 30 days
Turmeric has been used for 4,000 years in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to help a variety of conditions. Current studies show that turmeric helps fight cellular stress, reduce joint discomfort and aid digestion. Turmeric is known to contain natural phenols called curcuminoids.
Bacopa has long been hailed for its ability to enhance cognitive abilities. Bacopa has been important in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, used chiefly to enhance clear thinking and memory function. Studies suggest it provides a strong cellular defence. It is also used to improve concentration, alertness and focus. The bacopa ingredient in Protandim is high in bacosides, the major constituent of which is the botanical compound called saponins.
Called the “king of Ayurvedic herbs,” is an adaptogen (a substance which enhances the resistance of an organism to various stressors) and has been traditionally used as an anxiolytic to help reduce chronic stress. Ashwagandha has also been used as a way to support memory enhancement and as a sleep aid. The primary active components in Ashwagandha are a group of chemical compounds called withanolides.