April 1, 2012
When you first
learned of Protandim, you probably researched to find out its
ingredients. Some--maybe all--of these ingredients were new to you
even though they've been used in other parts of the world for
One of Protandim's five botanical ingredients is turmeric
extract. Turmeric is a perennial plant of the ginger family
Zingiberaceae. It grows in southern Asia, most specifically in
India where it thrives in warm, humid temperatures and abundant
Turmeric has been used in Chinese herbal medicine and by natives
of India for more than 2,500 years, possibly much longer. The list
of health conditions turmeric may help to alleviate is impressive.
Research suggests it may be helpful for the following
- Stomach ulcers
- Heart Disease
- Bacterial and viral infections
- Alzheimer's disease
On its own, Turmeric is a weak Nrf2 activator; however, when it
is combined with the other ingredients in the specially designed
formulation, Protandim is a powerful Nrf2 synergizer.
Turmeric is also used to color cheeses, popcorn, cake icings,
cereal, yogurt, dry mixes, salad dressings, margarine, mustard and
chicken broth. It has also been used in India for wedding and
Scientists continue to study the effects and benefits of
turmeric. You can enjoy its benefits along with those of four other
ingredients in Protandim.
March 22, 2012
to marshy areas of India and now found throughout the tropic and
subtropical areas of the world grows the 4-inch-tall, 2-foot-wide
bacopa plant. The plant's long stems are covered in tiny, pristine
five-petal flowers. This beautiful, easy-to-grow plant has recently
become popular among gardeners.
But what is found within the bacopa may be even more
If you find yourself easily forgetting names, dates, places or
facts, bacopa may be a remedy to consider.
Bacopa extract, one of the five main ingredients of Protandim,
has been long hailed for its ability to enhance cognitive
abilities. Bacopa has been important in Indian medicine for
centuries, used chiefly to enhance clear thinking and memory
function. Studies suggest it provides strong antioxidant defense
against stress on the brain. It is also used to improve
concentration, alertness and focus.
Other claims show that bacopa may aid in staving off depression
Bacopa is also a free radical scavenger and protects against the
free radical effect on DNA.
As with all Protandim ingredients, the antioxidant capabilities
of bacopa are much weaker on their own than when combined with the
other components to form Protandim.