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April 6, 2012

Ultra-Popular Green Tea has its Place in Protandim

Greentea 3_80x 80Here's something to sip on: of all of Protandim's five ingredients, green tea is probably the most studied and most highly regarded.

 

Green tea has been an important part of Asian and Middle Eastern cultures for 4,000 years. Numerous varieties of green tea have been created, and the tea has only recently become popular in Western cultures.

 

Over the past decade, scientists and researchers have studied and tested this long-consumed beverage, produced from the Camellia sinensis leaves of China. These studies, conducted in university labs across the world, have examined green tea's role in lowering cholesterol, burning fat and fending off dementia, among other things.

 

Many health professionals agree that green tea has critical antioxidants that assist in maintaining sound health.

 

Recent studies also suggest, but not prove, that green tea may reduce the risks of developing cancers such as breast, stomach, prostate, pancreatic and colorectal cancer. Physicians do urge, however, that green tea not be consumed as a drug but instead to complement the diet.

 

Protandim includes green tea extract containing 98 percent polyphenols. Though green tea does have caffeine, Protandim contains less than 4 milligrams of caffeine, less than your typical "caffeine-free" coffee.

         


April 4, 2012

Milk Thistle Offers Many Possible Benefits

Milk -thistle _80x 80With 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.

         


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