April 10, 2012
Remember when you were young and were constantly urged to eat
plenty of fruits and vegetables? This sage advice is sound for
anyone--young or old.
Fruits and vegetables provide essential nutrients, and they are
low in fat. Fruits contain high amounts of fiber, water and vitamin
C; nutrition found in vegetables is considerable, with vitamins A,
K and B6, provitamins, dietary minerals and carbohydrates. The USDA
Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends consuming three to five
servings of vegetables and two cups of fruit daily.
Fruits and vegetables also contain antioxidants. Berries,
grapes, oranges, plums and kiwi, among others, are sources, as is
red cabbage, pepper and spinach. But nothing comes close to
In order to neutralize the number of free radicals Protandim can
neutralize each day, one would need to eat 375 oranges and 120
vitamin C tablets. Protandim induces the cells to produce enzymes
that can eliminate 1 million free radicals per second. Protandim
has been clinically proven to reduce oxidative stress by an average
of 40 percent in 30 days.
So keep eating your fruits and vegetables for the many nutrients
they provide. But to boost your antioxidants, take Protandim every
April 4, 2012
With its tall, spiny stems and toothed, thorny leaves, the milk thistle hardly looks inviting. But this plant has been used for hundreds of years as a remedy to various health issues.
Native to the Mediterranean regions of North Africa, Europe and the Middle East, milk thistle is now found throughout the world, including North America. Two species are classified under the milk thistle: the silver milk thistle, or ivory thistle, and the blessed milk thistle. Milk thistle extract is one of Protandim's five ingredients. You may see this plant in fields or in forests. And you may be surprised what possible benefits come from it.
For centuries, the milk thistle has been referred to as "liver tonics." Studies of the plant's medical uses have been conducted since the 1970s in many countries. And though these studies have been uneven, the plant has been reported to have protective effects on the liver.
Studies are still under way regarding the effects of milk thistle on the liver. If you or your child has liver problems, consult you physician. Also, women who are pregnant or nursing should not take milk thistle on its own.