The dietary supplement Protandim has an impressive formula and may be worth trying but has only a 2.5 out of 5 effectiveness and safety rating, reports Consumer Health Digest. The health claims that the Protandim manufacturer makes have no evidence in human-based clinical studies, states Science-Based Medicine.Continue Reading
Protandim contains natural ingredients, including turmeric, green tea, milk thistle, bacope and ashwagandha, explains Consumer Health Digest. The supplement purportedly reduces damage caused by oxidative stress in the body, and this supposedly helps prevent illnesses. It has received favorable comments from some people who have tried it, while others claim that it causes adverse side effects.
Consumers can buy all the natural ingredients in Protandim individually for a much cheaper price than they pay for the packaged supplement, points out Science-Based Medicine. The manufacturers make extravagant claims about its efficacy without the proof to back them up. Although its manufacturers claim that Protandim improves health by raising antioxidant levels, there is insufficient evidence that this is beneficial rather than harmful.
In 2012, LifeVantage Corporation, the company that manufactures Protandim, had to recall a large quantity of the supplement from retailers in Japan and the United States due to contamination from small metal fragments in the capsules, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Learn more about Vitamins & Supplements