Skepticism is good.
When I was introduced to Protandim, I was a HUGE skeptic. I read the research and wanted it to be bogus.
I felt the effects and wanted them to be all in my head.
I heard that it could reduce oxidative stress by an average of 40% and I wanted to call B.S.! It just sounded too good to be true.
Over the past three or four years, every supplement under the sun has come across my desk. Each came with a litany of research. But the research was always on the ingredients and never the actual finished product. That’s what set Protandim apart from the others. The research actually had the word “Protandim” in it.
How many supplements are you taking? How many can you look up on Pubmed and find actual research on? Personally, I’d put a lot of tablets and capsules into my body without ever taking the time to look for the specific product research.
I’m sure I’m not the only one.
Protandim currently has 12 peer-reviewed published independent studies on its finished product. Harvard. LSU. VCU. Journal of the American Heart Association. If that isn’t enough, there are at least 22 institutions currently conducting studies on Protandim’s effects on various disease processes.
When I launched Protandim on UW Radio and YouTube, I was hit with more than a few comments about “selling out” and “selling snake oil”. It never bothered me one bit. I had read the research. I had studied the product for over a year. I wouldn’t dare put my name and the UW reputation on the line for nothing.
A friend of mine wanted to see proof beyond the aforementioned studies. He ran Before and After tests on his lipid peroxides, which are markers for oxidative stress. Check this out:
The Before Test
As you see, our subject’s Lipid Peroxides are 9.51, which is a very high score. A score over 6.0 is an indicator of elevated oxidative stress and cellular damage. Oxidative stress has been associated with over 200 different diseases. Notice the “Date Collected” is August 12, 2010. Our subject began taking Protandim the next day.
The After Test
On September 24, our subject completed his AFTER test. His Lipid Peroxides plummeted by 48%, down to 4.90! This is a very significant reduction in oxidative stress.
Snake oil doesn’t do that.
Again, skepticism is good. But you should know me better than that.
Oxidative stress is associated with over 200 different diseases and conditions. I invite you to visit www.pubmed.gov, where you can find 106066 published studies on oxidative stress and its role in disease processes. While the FDA has bound and gagged me from claiming that Protandim reduces disease risk, I leave it to you to connect the dots.
Be on the lookout for Study #13. Any day now.