Protandim is an amazing supplement for your health; you could call it an aide to longevity and a healthier life. If I’m going to live longer I want to have my health. Protandim consists of 5 ingredients that most of us have heard of before; Green Tea, Turmeric, Bacopa, Ishawagandha Root, and Milk Thistle. There have been many peer-reviewed studies on Protandim and how it works. You can read about them at the website HERE.
Below are the list of ingredients in Protandim and what each one is known for. All ingredients have been known of & used for over 1000 years! That’s pretty impressive. It’s only $40 for a month’s supply and you only have to take (1) tablet a day! It’s how the combination of ingredients work together that creates such a powerful reaction, chain reaction, in the body. We need all the help we can get, so read on and learn more about some herbs, roots & teas that enhance health and ward off disease. Even if you aren’t interested in Protandim this is an educational read.
Protandim - A unique blend of Phytonurients that signal the body’s genes to produce its own antioxidant enzymes with much more antioxidant power than conventional antioxidant supplements or eating more broccoli.
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Milk Thistle Extract - (Silybum Marianum)
– Protector: Biennial Thistle with large clasping white blotched leaves and purple flower heads. Naturalized in South America, and California. Known for being used to enhance the function of the liver. Silymarin, is the substance in milk thistle that creates the health benefits and has been used throughout various cultures for centuries. Milk thistle is an alternative or complementary treatment to traditional medicine for ailments of the liver and its functions.
Bacopa Extract - (Bacopa Monnieri) – Calmer,
Brain enhancer - Otherwise known as Waterhissop. A perennial; creeping herb grown throughout India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Florida and has a number of uses in Ayurvedic medicine. Studies have shown it has anti anxiety effects in humans and memory capacity and motor learning on rats.
Ashwagandha Root - (Withania Somnifera) – Memory & promotes overall health. A member of the pepper family. Also known as Indian Ginseng, Winter Cherry, and others. Grows in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Traditional and Ayurvedic uses include treatment of memory loss, antioxidant, improve concentration, reduce hypertension, stress & arthritis, lowers bad LDL, balances brain chemistry, protects the thyroid and many other applications. Here is a short utube video by Dr. Mercola on the amazingness of ashwagandha Root.
Green Tea Leaf Extract - (Camellia Sinensis) Tropical evergreen shrub cultivated in China, Japan, and India. Green tea has been used in traditional medicine to treat Asthma functioning as a bronchodilator. Studies show that it can reverse resistance of methicillin in bacteria’s such as Staph.The majority of green tea benefits seem to stem from the powerful antioxidants called catechins, which scavenge your cells for free radicals that could otherwise damage DNA, and contribute to cancer, blocked arteries and blood clots. Because of minimal processing – leaves are steamed instead of fermented – green tea catechins are unique and contain a more concentrated form of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is the active ingredient that many studies have highlighted as the driving force behind green teas benefits. Green tea’s impact on cancer and heart disease looks very promising.
Turmeric Extract Rhizome - (Curcuma longa) – DNA stabilizer native to India and is the source of a culinary spice known as Turmeric. Plant is part if the Ginger family. Its strong anti oxidant and anti inflammatory characteristics are its most obvious medical properties.
Here is a video by Dr. Mercolas discusing the many positive qualities of Turmeric. If I only had one spice in my cupboard I would want it to be turmeric. Learn more here: