The Protandim Blog

April 1, 2012

Long-Used, Much-Studied Turmeric a key Protandim Ingredient

TurmericWhen 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 centuries.


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 rainfall.


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 conditions:

  • Indigestion
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heart Disease
  • Bacterial and viral infections
  • Cancer
  • 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 religious ceremonies.


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

Remember This: Bacopa may Improve Your Cognitive Functions

Bacopa-monnieriNative 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 pleasing.


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 and asthma.


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.


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