Frequently Asked Questions

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Protandim: Frequently Asked Questions

“I Found it on the Internet, so it MUST be true.”

The internet can be a fantastic source of high
quality information, but it is also a place where anyone can say anything
they chose about any subject. There is no fact-checking for blog posts,
and the ignorant and uninformed have the same right to speak their mind as
the world’s experts, on any topic. So use a little common sense.
If you want the most reliable medical information, it is all at your
disposal at the PubMed database website, provided by the National Library
of Medicine. Just go to PubMed.gov and type in your search
parameters.
Type “Protandim” and hit Search and you will see all
the peer-reviewed studies that have been published so far. Click on any
publication that turns up, and you will see a summary (abstract) of the
study, and you may have access to the full paper as a PDF file. Type in
“oxidative stress cancer” and you will find more than 8,300 papers on the
topic. (You may need a PhD to fully understand the papers, but you will be
surprised at how much you can understand from a well-written
abstract.)
What is Protandim?To the best of our knowledge Protandim is the only
supplement in the world clinically proven (in a peer-reviewed, human
clinical study) to reduce aging factors by an average of 40
percent
. Protandim has been awarded four patents, and is the
subject of more than 20 independent clinical studies at the present
time.

This patented anti-oxidant therapy is many times more
powerful than red wine, oranges, blueberries, juices or other popular
antioxidant supplements. Protandim works by increasing the body’s
natural antioxidant protection at the cellular level
, triggering
cells to produce naturally occurring protective antioxidant enzymes such
as superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and the enzymes involved in
glutathione synthesis and metabolism.

Is Protandim a Nrf2
Activator?

Protandim’s actions result from its ability to
activate the transcription factor known as Nrf2. Protandim contains 5
ingredients that are known to scientists as Nrf2 activators. Nrf2 is a
protein messenger contained in every cell of the body that sends
information to the cell’s DNA. That DNA consists of about 25,000 genes and
the products of those genes make you who you are and what you are.
There’re unique for each person. DNA is what makes you a human being, what
gives you your personality, what gives you your physical
traits.

When this protein messenger called Nrf2 is activated,
it enters the nucleus of every cell and it turns on several hundred of
these 25,000 genes. And the genes that it turns on, or turns up, are known
collectively as “survival genes.” What is a survival gene? These genes
enable cells to survive in the face of several different kinds of stress,
especially oxidative stress which is due to the over production of free
radicals and other oxidants.

Nrf2 also affects another hundred or so genes by
turning them down, not up. Included in these genes are pro-inflammatory
and pro-fibrotic genes.

Inflammation accompanies many different disease
processes. Everyone is familiar with inflammatory diseases like arthritis,
but any time you get traumatic injuries, you sprain your ankle, bruise
yourself, there is swelling and pain and redness that characterize
inflammation. The process of inflammation is designed, in part, to prevent
infection. One of the ways your body prevents infection is to kill
invading microorganisms by intentionally making toxic free radicals. Thus
the pain, redness and swelling in a cut are not so much from infection,
but from inflammation as your body responds to the possibilities of an
infection.

What are Pro-Fibrotic genes? Following inflammation in
many kinds of diseases or traumatic injury is a process of scar tissue
formation that scientists refer to as “fibrosis”. A number of genes turn
on that process. And while fibrosis can be a good thing if you’re healing
a cut, in many other diseases it is a bad thing. For example, many older
people die each year from heart failure– the failure of the pumping action
of the heart due to this process of fibrosis. This is quite a different
process from “hardening of the arteries” or atherosclerosis, which leads
to heart attacks and strokes.

So, Protandim, as a Nrf2 activator, activates survival
genes, such as antioxidant genes that keep us safe from free radicals and
oxidants. It also turns down genes that perpetuate inflammation and genes
that encourage slow, progressive fibrosis to take place. Together, these
actions provide a remarkable promise of protection from many kinds of
age-related diseases.

Protandim is among the very first of the products that
are appearing, and will appear, as Nrf2 activators. It is, as far as we
know, the first potent Nrf2 Activator that is commercially
available.

How is Protandim different from other
antioxidant supplements?

Protandim is different from other antioxidant
supplements because it is among the very first of the products that are
appearing and will appear as Nrf2 activators. As far as we know,
Protandim is the first potent Nrf2 activator that is commercially
available.

Nrf2 is a protein messenger contained in every cell of
the body that sends information to the cell’s DNA. When this protein
messenger called Nrf2 is activated, it enters the nucleus of every cell
and turns on several hundred of these 25,000 genes, collectively known as
survival genes. Protandim, as a Nrf2 activator, activates survival genes,
such as antioxidant genes that keep us safe from free radicals and
oxidants and also turns down genes that perpetuate inflammation and genes
that encourage slow, progressive fibrosis to occur. Together, these
actions provide a remarkable promise of protection from many kinds of
age-related diseases.

Protandim is different from other antioxidant
supplements in the way it works. Instead of providing the body with
additional dietary antioxidants (regular supplements fall into this
category and are commonly called consumable or “direct” antioxidants),
Protandim works from within your body– signaling it to boost its own
production of numerous antioxidant enzymes (including the well-known
ones—SOD and catalase) that already exist at the cellular level to help
fight free radicals and cellular aging. This is why Protandim is
significantly more effective than any other antioxidant on the market
today; your body is actually producing the antioxidant power. But
Protandim goes far beyond antioxidant protection; it activates hundreds of
“survival genes” that help your body survive many kinds of
stress.

Are vitamins C and E or CoQ10 Nrf2
Activators?

Vitamin C is not a Nrf2 Activator. Vitamin E and CoQ10
are very, very weak activators at high doses and in cultured cells. It’s
not clear if these compounds have practical Nrf2 activating activity in
intact animals, or whether sufficiently high concentrations could be
reached.

I drink special juices and eat fruits and
vegetables for my antioxidants. Why do I need
Protandim?

Many people mistakenly believe their antioxidant needs
are fulfilled by eating blueberries, drinking expensive “miracle juices”,
and applying antioxidant facial creams. What they don’t realize is that
their daily antioxidant needs cannot be fulfilled by consuming any amount
of blueberries, dark chocolate or red wine. Effective antioxidant
protection absolutely requires adequate production of the body’s own
antioxidant enzymes.

As much fun as it would be to eat 15 pounds of
chocolate daily, it would be impossible. Protandim is the only solution
available to provide the necessary amount of antioxidants. Protandim, an
all natural dietary supplement that holds three patents, has been proven
to decrease oxidative stress by an average of 40 percent and has been peer
reviewed in a published, human clinical study.

Why do people age and how can Protandim help
slow that process?

Nationally recognized anti-aging expert Dr. Joe McCord
explains, “Researchers and scientists agree that aging is the result of
cellular deterioration caused by free radicals, which are rogue molecules.
It is impossible to avoid free radicals because the food you eat and the
air you breathe, as well as stress or even vigorous exercise, can
stimulate cells to produce destructive free radicals in staggering
numbers. With each year, a person’s body becomes less effective at
fighting free radicals. It’s a vicious cycle, programmed into genes, which
results in aging, disease and eventually death. A person’s body fights
free-radicals by producing its own antioxidant enzymes. But as we grow
older, our bodies produce more free radicals and less of these antioxidant
enzymes to fight the battle of aging. That’s where Protandim plays a
critical role. Protandim boosts the body’s own production of antioxidant
enzymes at the cellular level with enough neutralizing capacity to
eliminate the age-related increase in free radical damage.”

What science and clinical proof are behind
Protandim?

The science and clinical proof behind Protandim is
impressive. In fact, a peer-reviewed, human clinical study showed that
after only 30 days of taking Protandim, free radicals decreased an average
of 40 percent, slowing the progressive aging factors to the level of a 20
year old.
View the
study.

Since the initial peer-reviewed clinical and
laboratory studies were published in 2006 and 2009, Protandim has been the
subject of more than 20 independent studies at various university and
research facilities around the world. Additional peer-reviewed studies
have been published. These include: an in vivo study using mice to examine
the tumor prevention capabilities of Protandim conducted at
Louisiana State University; an in vivo study exploring
pulmonary hypertension and subsequent right heart failure conducted at
Virginia Commonwealth University; an in vivo study
examining the affects of Protandim in mice with muscular dystrophy
conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical
School,
and at the University of Colorado; and,
the most recent study conducted at Louisiana State
University
probing Protandim’s ability to modulate the
relationship between superoxide dismutase and tumor suppressor
p53.

The third study, completed at Louisiana State
University (LSU) and sponsored by the Skin Cancer Foundation, was
published in the journal PloS ONE, an international, peer-reviewed, open
access journal published by the Public Library of Science. This study,
entitled “Protandim, a Fundamentally New Antioxidant Approach in
Chemoprevention Using Mouse Two-Stage Skin Carcinogenesis as a
Model,”
investigated whether Protandim could suppress tumor
formation in mice through a dietary approach. At the end of a two-stage
skin carcinogenesis, the mice on the Protandim-supplemented diet showed a
reduction in both skin tumor incidence and multiplicity by 33% and
57% respectively,
compared to those on a basal diet. The study
concluded that an induction of antioxidant enzymes by Protandim may serve
as a practical and potent approach for cancer prevention.
View the sudy.

The fourth study, from Virginia Commonwealth
University, was published in Circulation, a prestigious journal of the
American Heart Association. This study, entitled “Chronic Pulmonary Artery
Pressure Elevation Is Insufficient to Explain Right Heart Failure,”
investigated the ability of Protandim to protect the heart in a laboratory
model of pulmonary hypertension in rats. Finding that Protandim
also prevented the death of heart cells and significantly lowered
osteopontin (OPN-1) levels by more than 50%
, the researchers
found the ability of Protandim to effectively activate the transcription
factor Nrf2, a signal to the cell’s DNA to increase expression of a
network of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fibrotic
genes.
View the study.

The fifth study, The Dietary Supplement Protandim
Decreases Plasma Osteopontin and Improves Markers of Oxidative Stress in
Muscular Dystrophy Mdx Mice, was published in the Journal of Dietary
Supplements and demonstrated Protandim’s ability to decrease the body’s
production of harmful gene products such as osteopontin. This was in
addition to its proven ability to increase production of the body’s
Nrf2-regulared protective genes, sometimes referred to as “survival
genes.” It also concluded that Protandim improves markers of
fibrosis in a model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
The
study was performed by Dr. Brian Tseng and his colleagues at Massachusetts
General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Colorado
Denver.
View the study.

A sixth study, titled “The Chemopreventive Effects of
Protandim: Modulation of p53 Mitochondrial Translocation and Apoptosis
during Skin Carcinogenesis,” was conducted by researchers at Louisiana
State University and published in the scientific journal PloS ONE. The
researchers previously reported on the ability of Protandim to reduce both
the incidence and the number of skin cancers in mice (see above). That
ability was previously demonstrated by the authors in a study involving a
mouse two-stage model of chemically-induced skin cancer. Protandim had
been shown in earlier studies to activate the transcription factor Nrf2, a
signal to the cell’s DNA to regulate a network of protective genes. This
new study further investigated Protandim’s ability to increase production
of the body’s Nrf2-regulated protective genes, sometime referred to as
“survival genes.” This study examined the biochemical mechanisms that
underlie the ability of Protandim to suppress tumors in mice.
View the study.

The Protandim product is currently the subject of more
than 20 independent scientific studies at various universities and
research facilities. The nature and stages of the studies vary, as some
are still in planning stages, while other studies are nearing completion.
Universities and institutions conducting research include the University
of Colorado; Colorado State University; the University of Utah;
Northwestern University; Duke University; Louisiana State University; Ohio
State University; Vanderbilt University; Glamorgan University, Wales;
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden; Harvard University; and the
Mexican Institute of Social Security, Mexico City. The various studies
deal with the alleviation of oxidative stress under the following
conditions: altitude sickness, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, lung
antioxidant status in withdrawing alcoholics, autonomic physiology and
aging, skin cancer, multiple sclerosis, pulmonary hypertension, heart
disease, coronary artery bypass graft failure, asthma, Duchenne muscular
dystrophy, and hearing loss.

What are the main ingredients found in
Protandim?

Milk Thistle Extract containing 80% silymarin, Bacopa
Extract containing 45% bacosides, Ashwagandaha root powder, Green Tea
Extract containing 98% polyphenols, Tumeric Extract containing 95%
curcumin.

Are the ingredients used in Protandim
“organic?”

No, they are not “certified” organic. However, they
are all harvested in their natural pure environment.

What are the origins of the raw
materials?

Ashwahangha – India, Bacopa – India, Green Tea- China,
Milk Thistle – China, Tumeric – India.

Are the raw materials
tested?

Yes, the raw materials are tested for:
Pesticides/Herbicides; Heavy Metals; Active Compound in 5 Active
Ingredients (for example, we test Bacopa for Bacosides and Turmeric for
Curcumonoids); All Microbial tests; and,
Efficacy/Bioavailability.

The pill is so yellow. Are dyes or food
colorings in Protandim?

No, there are no dyes or food colorings in Protandim.
One of the active ingredients, curcumin, is intensely yellow.

Can I take these ingredients individually and
achieve the same effect?

No, the blend of ingredients and their special
formulation is unique to Protandim and holds three patents. The
combination of ingredients creates a synergy that has been studied and
proven to provide much more antioxidant power than any food or
conventional supplements. This scientific peer-reviewed study was
published in the journal “Free Radical Biology and Medicine” and it also
clearly shows Protandim produces a 300 percent increase in glutathione,
which is a key antioxidant and anti-aging factor.

Does the milk thistle (silymarin) in Protandim
have estrogen-like effects?

No. The estrogenic effects of silymarin are well
studied. Below is the abstract of a study that found no binding of
silymarin to the estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha). Binding to ERalpha
would be a cause for concern in estrogen-sensitive breast or uterine
cancer patients. Silymarin is an agonist (positive effector) for the
ERbeta receptor, whereby it can positively affect bone density.

Reference: Seidlova-Wuttke, D.; Becker, T.;
Christoffel, V.; Jarry, H.; Wuttke, W. Silymarin is a selective estrogen
receptor beta (ERbeta) agonist and has estrogenic effects in the
metaphysis of the femur but no or antiestrogenic effects in the uterus of
ovariectomized (ovx) rats. J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol.
86:179-188; 2003.

What about other
ingredients?

Other ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Croscarmellos
Sodium, Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline
Cellulose, Modified Cellulose, Silica, Stearic Acid. The cellulose (plant
fiber) and other excipients allow the ingredients to hold together when
pressed to form a caplet. Magnesium stearate is a natural lubricant that
allows the caplet to be released from the die. Another agent keeps the
ingredients dry. These same excipients are found in most pressed tablets
and caplets.

How much caffeine is in
Protandim?

Protandim contains less than 4 mg. of caffeine. (For
comparison, a Starbuck’s coffee may contain up to 150 mg. and “caffeine
free” coffee may contain between 4 – 7 mg.)

Are we “Standardized”? (”Standardized” is a
term used when a nutritional company does testing to ensure that each
tablet carries the same amount of each ingredient as listed on the
label)?

Yes, we are “Standardized.”

Do we meet Current Good Manufacturing
Practices?

Yes, to the best of our knowledge we meet or exceed
the Current Good Manufacturing Practices {“cGMPs”) for Nutritional
Supplements.

Also, all raw materials are validated before they are
purchased. This means we test all inbound raw materials for quality and
purity.

Also, Protandim is subject to existing dietary
supplement laws, such as the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act,
including adverse event reporting requirements. LifeVantage has
established the safety and purity of all its ingredients through
independent laboratory testing.

Is Protandim “Pharma” (Pharmaceutical)
Grade?

No, Protandim is not “Pharma” (Pharmaceutical) Grade.
Protandim is a dietary supplement, not a drug.

How about “Pressed”
processing?

Yes, the raw ingredients are pressed into tablet form.
Our tablets are pressed without any extraneous heat. The only heat that
results from the process is from natural friction. There is no raw
material degradation from the process. This is considered “cold” pressed
or “soft” pressed.

Are there any side effects to taking
Protandim?

Yes. We do not expect there to be any side effects for
the typical consumer who consumes Protandim. Some individuals have natural
allergic responses to one or another of the ingredients, just as some
people are allergic to pine pollen or penicillin. These allergic responses
to Protandim generally appear as gastrointestinal disturbances (ie,
stomach ache, diarrhea, vomiting) or sometimes as a headache or rash on
the hands or feet. The symptoms disappear if Protandim is discontinued and
so far none have required medical treatment. Some of those experiencing
these side-effects or allergies have been able to continue with Protandim
at a half dose. Others simply cannot take Protandim.

Any side-effect occurring within ten (10) minutes is
unlikely due to Protandim. It may take an hour or two before the caplet
dissolves and the gene induction effects of Protandim require many hours
to begin.

Should I continue to take my other vitamins
and antioxidants?

Some western diets are lacking in certain nutritional
elements, so multivitamin supplementation may be beneficial for some
people. You can discontinue supplementing with antioxidants,
however, because Protandim is more effective at eliminating free radical
damage than supplementation with conventional
antioxidants.

Are there situations where Protandim is not
recommended?

Protandim is not recommended during chemotherapy or
radiation therapy for cancer. Why not? Because chemotherapy and radiation
therapy are designed to kill (cancer) cells by causing oxidative
stress.

Also, Because Protandim may exacerbate certain
autoimmune diseases; you should consult your physician before taking
Protandim when dealing with such diseases or when taking immunosuppressive
drugs following a transplanted organ received from another person. Again,
why not in this case? Because the immune system is what helps fight off
viruses, bacteria and other foreign objects. When you have just received
an organ from another person this could be detected as a foreign object by
your immune system which will reject and try to kill it, as it would an
invading microorganism. In such circumstances, you physician may maintain
your immune system in a suppressed state, to help avoid
rejection.

Does Protandim interfere with any prescription
drugs?

Just like prescription drugs, the ingredients in many
supplements are metabolized in the liver and excreted by the kidneys in
the urine. The ingredients in Protandim, however, are primarily
metabolized and excreted by the liver into the bile. This difference
decreases the likelihood of Protandim interacting with other
over-the-counter products or with prescription drugs. In fact, after years
of public availability and use, we know of no significant drug interaction
with Protandim.

Can people take Protandim while taking
Coumadin or other blood thinners?

Yes, people on Coumadin can take Protandim without
interference. If they test their own clotting time, they should test a day
or two after starting Protandim to make sure they don’t need an adjustment
in Coumadin dosage. Also, as always, if there is a question, consult your
doctor! Note: Surgeons recommend that ALL supplements be stopped before
surgery – that is why this is on the label. (See “Prescription Drugs”
above).

Can people take Protandim while taking
Plavix?

Yes. There is no known problem for Plavix users taking
Protandim. (See “Prescription Drugs” above).

Can those using a pacemaker use
Protandim?

Yes. There is no reason Protandim would interfere with
a pacemaker.

Can a woman who is pregnant take
Protandim?

Many obstetricians recommend that women stop taking
everything except what they prescribe. (See the warning label of the
Protandim bottle). However, if your obstetrician approves Protandim, there
is no known reason for concern.

Can a person overdose on
Protandim?

No, the ability to absorb the ingredients is
self-limiting, so after a certain point no more is absorbed.

Can a person develop immunity to Protandim?

No, there is no known mechanism whereby Protandim
loses effectiveness over time. The formula has not been changed and
bioactivity is monitored to maintain consistent potency with regard to the
activation of the Nrf2 transcription factor – the mechanism by which
Protandim works.

What is the shelf life for Protandim?

The shelf life for Protandim is 3 years.

Is it best to take Protandim with or without
food?

With food. First of all, there are no foods to avoid.
Next, the active ingredients in Protandim are all fat soluble. Although it
is not absolutely necessary, taking Protandim with a meal containing some
fat allows the ingredients to be absorbed more efficiently.

Is Protandim a controlled substance for which
certification is needed, as in the case of professional
athletes?

On February 20, 2011, Protandim was certified by the
Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) as free of substances banned by the
United States Anti-Doping Agnecy (USADA) and other professional and
amateur sports associations.  View the Press Release

Why is the T-BARS assay used to determine
levels of oxidative stress?

There are many ways in which oxidative stress can be
measured in the laboratory. TBARS was chosen because it has been the most
widely used, with more than 8000 published studies. These studies provide
a valuable basis for comparison. TBARS reflect oxidative damage to
polyunsaturated lipids, perhaps the most sensitive major class of
biological molecules to free radical damage.

 

Is Protandim effective for weight
loss?

The improved feeling of well-being that many people
report as a result of using Protandim has led many to improve their
exercise and eating habits and consequently a weight loss has resulted,
but there is no claimed direct cause/effect relationship between Protandim
and weight loss.  Individuals who need to lose 20 or more pounds
should follow the MPH Weight Loss and MPH for Life nutritional training
programs for fast, healthy, and permanent weight loss.  View
details
.

Where can I go to get a T-BARS test done?

To the best of our knowledge no commercial lab offers
a T-BARS test. Why is this? First of all, because there is no “fix” for
T-BARS other than Protandim and so it is not a priority. Next, it is a
difficult test to perform outside of a research lab because the products
are unstable and the samples have to be measured very quickly, a process
that is difficult to do under commercial conditions. For these very
reasons, the commercially offered T-BARS can be inconsistent and
unreliable.

What are the ingredients in
TrueScience?

Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium
Stearoyl Lactylate, Isopentyldiol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Palmitoyl
Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone,
Betaine, Olive Fruit Unsaponifiables, SD-Alcohol 40-B, Leucojum Aestivum
Bulb Extract, Glycolipids, Soybean Phytosterols, Sodium Hyaluronate,
Calcium Hydroxymethionine, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid,
Hydroxyethylcellulose, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract,
Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract,
Whey Protein (Lactis Proteinum), Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Withania
Somnifera Root Extract, Bacopa Monniera Extract, Silybum Marianum Extract,
Tetrahydropiperine, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane,
Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane,
Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Aloe Barbadensis, Panthenyl
Triacetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract,
Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin,
Hexylene Glycol, Fragrance, Carbomer, Xanthan gum, Polysorbate 20,
Tetrasodium EDTA.

 

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Regular Consumption of Processed Red Meat Raises Diabetes Risk 32% Due to OXIDATIVE STRESS

I am thankful to have found success in my one-on-one battle with diabetes.
I know for many people it will not be as easy, and for many people the side effects have already caused permanent damage. But every time I turn on the news, there is another news story with disturbing statistics about diabetes, such as the recently published Harvard study sited in the video below.

The good news is that “regular consumption of processed red meat” is a diabetes risk that you CAN control.

But listen to the video carefully for a couple more important tips.  First, the time span:  “Over a decade or two…”  If you are in your twenties, this seems like a lifetime as you try to envision yourself in the future.  But if you are in your 40′s or 50′s and linger by the fading baby pictures framed in the hallway while you wait for the grandchild’s next visit, you KNOW that a decade or two is just the blink of an eye.  Know this: the choices that you HABITUALLY make for the next 30 days, the next year, the next ten or twenty years, WILL be THE difference in the QUALITY of life that you experience in you final years on this planet.

Need motivation?  Go to your nearest blood testing lab and just sit in the waiting room for about an hour.  Aside from the young women who are having blood drawn in connection with a pregnancy, you will be surrounded by people who are in the process of paying for habitual choices they have made for the past twenty to forty years.  Some of them had chosen to ignore well posted warnings about smoking and have respiratory diseases or cancer.  Some of them had chosen to ignore commonly available guidance about diet and exercise, grew obese, and developed diabetes.

And some of them are diabetes patients who are not obese, but had no idea that a habitual choice, such a the daily lunch meat on white bread sandwich in the little brown bag, would increase their level of oxidative stress, a REVERSIBLE condition that has been identified as a significant contributing factor to diabetes in recent clinical studies.

“Our abundant supply of ignorance guarantees a bountiful supply of wonderful discoveries.”  I was ignorant about diabetes until I was told that I had it; I won’t claim to be an expert now, but because I undertook a passionate search for ways to avoid becoming a victim, a sufferer, a patient… or a patient suffering victim, for that matter… I now know more about diabetes than 99% of the people that are reading this article as they begin their OWN search for answers rather than just get their prescription filled and scheduled their next doctor’s appointment.

Most decisions in life are made at a time of crisis, an emergency, a shock, a ‘back against the wall’ moment.  Unless we have that moment, that sudden physical or emotional pain, we are frogs in a pot of water, burner on, gradually getting warmer, gradually getting uncomfortable, but never stimulated to jump out of the pot until we have passed the point of strength or will to be able to do so.  The photo of the fat guy with his golf club was my shock, and had more effect on me than the checkup and lab tests that confirmed diabetes, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, borderline high blood pressure, unbalanced blood nutrient levels, etc.  I am eternally grateful that I did not have to wait for a heart attack, a stroke, or neuropathy to motivate me to make a CHOICE.

I chose to DEFEAT my diabetes.  What is YOUR choice?

Weight loss is the #1 cure for diabetes, and www.mphweightloss.com did it for me. Pounds gone, diabetes gone!I was enjoying a life of ignorant bliss…I ate anything I wanted and as much as I wanted, and took up an ‘exercise’ hobby that involved ready access to a mechanical conveyance with a beverage holder and a tray for snacks.  But let me tell you something else about that 55 year old fat guy on the right.  He never felt good.  He was starved before every meal, miserable after every meal, and hungry in between every meal.  He hated shopping for clothes, doing household chores, squeezing into an airplane seat, dressing up for a special occasion, and people in Spandex shorts riding bicycles at the edge of the road.

The 59 year old guy on the left has incredible energy, looks forward to climbing hills, doesn’t get hungry between meals, doesn’t crave sweets, shops from a huge selection of small pants instead of a small selection of huge pants, and will outlive the 55 year old by twenty years.

 

Oxidative stress has been proven to be a contributor to the onset of type 2 diabetes, and Protandim has been clinically proven to reverse oxidative stress.

 

Let me conclude this post by addressing another point that was made in the video:

OXIDATIVE STRESS.
Connect the dots…

Habitual consumption of processed meat….. weight gain….  diabetes.

Habitual consumption of processed meat….. heme iron…. oxidative stress…. diabetes.

You can get rid of the weight with the MPH Weight Loss program.  And now, a natural supplement has been brought to the market that has CLINICAL PROOF that it is capable of reversing oxidative stress.  By all means, start taking Protandim TODAY, even if you don’t have diabetes!

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