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.
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.