For five years I was drinking a delicious but expensive anti-oxidant juice that greatly helped keep the arthritis in my hands from hurting and keeping me awake at night. I thought I would take it for the rest of my life. But in August of 2014, a very good friend who works in the health and wellness industry told me about Protandim. He tried it on himself for 30 days and was able to reduce his levels of oxidative stress by over 40% in 30 days, documented by lab work before and after. I decided to set my expensive juice aside and try it out. It’s been a year and a half now, and I am ecstatic to report that my arthritis has NOT returned and I feel better than ever. I do feel that there are many great natural products on the market today that are wonderful alternatives to drugs and NSAID’s. I am very happy to have found out about this one. I joined the company and now share it happily with anyone who wants to reverse the damage of oxidative stress and aging.
What is Protandim?
It is a Nrf2 Synergizer. Nrf2 is one of the key proteins in the body and regulates 1000+ of the 25,000 genes in the body. Dr. Joe McCord, a reknowned (now retired) professor from Duke University, used an easy to understand analogy of “ringing a doorbell” to simplify the chemistry. Think of every gene as having a “dimmer switch”. Nrf2 is the protein that can reach that dimmer switch. Protandim helps your body wake up, balance and regulate it’s genes by “turning some up” or “turning some down.” The genes that Protandim regulates have been termed by scientists to be our “survival genes.”
Click here for some explanations of what NRF2 is and does.
How Does It Work?
I love the way this doctor is able to explain Nrf2 so that everyone can understand it.
How does this fit in with what your doctor suggests?
The medical field has made tremendous progress in treating many diseases. With appropriate use of antibiotics, many infections can be cured. Unfortunately, this is more the exception than the rule. Many diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and cancer are difficult or unable to be cured. As a result, the treatments are directed primarily at the symptoms. This can result in progression of the disease, long term requirement for medication and surgery if needed.
When you treat the cause, the cause goes away and you can stop the treatment. When you treat the symptoms, and not the cause…the cause continues, and not infrequently progresses. If there is no cure, treatment needs to be continued and, not infrequently, increased in intensity.
Much effort is being directed toward finding the cause of disease but this goal is frequently elusive. Attempts are being directed at preventing disease or catching it in it’s earliest stages. This strategy includes improving nutrition and making other lifestyle changes. I truly believe that Protandim dovetails with this strategy of preventing illness and treating disease in it’s earliest stages. The sooner everyone realizes this, the better off they will be.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Protandim is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, suffering from a serious medical condition, taking a prescription drug, or have surgery scheduled in the next two weeks, consult a physician before use.
How much does Protandim cost?
Protandim costs $40/month and less that $10 for shipping and handling. Canine Health, the Protandim supplement for dogs, is $25/bottle. I strongly recommend that a person commit to a 3 month trial, minimum. When you treat a symptom, you can get relief within minutes to hours, but it doesn’t last. When you treat the cause, it can take weeks to heal. You have to give this product a chance to work.
There’s a new development in my quest for achieving optimum health! Want to learn more?
Protandim for Pets
So many people were giving Protandim to their dogs and reporting wonderful results that LifeVantage formulated a product just for them, adding omega 3’s and flavoring them with chicken and liver! And with dogs, there is no “placebo effect”…it either works or it doesn’t.
Dr. Julie Towle, DVM
This veterinarian likens Canine Health to an oil change maintenance for your dog. Hear why she recommends it for even the puppies in her practice.
Dr. Lee Seward, DVM
Dr. Seward worked with Merck Research Laboratories, which headed up the group responsible for canine and equine ivermectin product development along with leading the team that developed Heartguard for dogs. He has co-authored 28 scientific papers and is named as a co-inventor of 3 patents. He is now looking over an equine study with this new Nrf2 technology.He has a lot to say about Canine Health.
Want to do more research to form your own opinion? Protandim has been studied by numerous universities in their own funded trials because scientists who know about the true science of oxidative stress are so excited about it’s potential.
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If Dogs Could Talk...
There are hundreds of dog and horse testimonials on the internet from happy and surprised pet owners. Just google “Protandim” and “dogs” or “horses” and see what comes up! Then go home and get your own four legged family members on it! Just give me a call: 610-975-9595.
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Clinical Studies and Additional Info
What's so unique about LifeVantage Canine Health?
I am often asked what’s so unique about Canine health, or more to the point, why should I give my dog this product. To me, there are six main points that establish the uniqueness and importance of Canine Health for our best friends.
Dr. Lee Seward, DMV
1. The Benefits of Protandim
Canine Health is the only product specifically formulated for dogs that delivers the amazing benefits of Protandim. It contains the same patented natural ingredients as Protandim to reduce oxidative stress as well as inflammation and fibrosis in dogs. Dogs, with their rapid aging cycle, as you would expect, have significant age related oxidative stress and dogs summer from many of the same diseases and conditions as humans. Conditions that are driven by oxidative stress, inflammation and fibrosis, such as diabetes, arthritis and cognitive dysfunction (doggie dementia). Dogs are exposed to the same environmental factors that can increase oxidative stress, chemicals in the air, water and food, radiation from the sun and other sources common to modern life. In many cases, their exposure is probably worse than ours. Canine Health is the only product that has the potential to reduce the effects of age related oxidative stress and help alleviate a wide range of diseases and conditions!
2. Backed by Science
I cannot think of any other supplement that has the depth of scientific investigation behind it as does Canine Health. The majority of the 15 peer reviewed scientific studies listed on PubMed,gov (the National Institute of Health Medical Library website) specifically related to Protandim are as relevant to dogs as they are to humans. The same is true of the tens of thousands of PubMed.gov listed papers on oxidative stress. This huge body of science proves the importance of oxidative stress in aging and in the diseases of animals, and the effectiveness of the ingredients in Canine Health in reducing it.
3. Clinical Study
Few supplements have actually been tested in a clinical setting. We have a double blind, placebo controlled study in 180 dogs (neither the dog owners or the investigators knew which dogs received Canine Health). This study demonstrated not only that Canine Health has the same mechanism, Nrf2 activation with increased catalase levels, but it provides substantial benefits for hip dysplasia/arthritis.
4. Sheer Genius
LifeVantage added avian sternum cartilage and omega-3 fatty kids to Canine Health. This is why I call the “sheer genius” of the product. By adding these ingredients, the benefits of Canine health are made even greater. Avian sternum cartilage is a superior source of chondroitin, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid and significantly, type II collagen. These components provide the critical nutrients to support joint health, lubrication and mobility as well as providing the building blocks to repair damage to joint tissue from arthritis. Further, the addition of human food quality omega-3 fatty acids provides essential nutrients that are not produced in the body and not commonly available in dog foods. These nutrients aid brain function, heart and skin health as well as adding anti-inflammatory benefits.
5. Ease of Administration
Many supplements are in difficult to administer powders, hard tablets or capsules. The benefits of Canine Health are delivered in a highly palatable chewable tablet flavored with chicken, liver and bacon. Both my dog and I agree…everything is better with bacon!
6. Exceptional Quality
Some animal health supplements may be highly variable in their content and quality. Canine Health is manufactured under GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices) to the highest standards in the industry. It’s quality is certified by the National Animal Supplement Council as meeting the highest standards for consistency and quality of ingredients, processes, accuracy in labeling and for the monitoring of product safety and performance. It carries the Council’s Quality Seal.