Creating Waves of Awareness
Today I came across a new supplement which is being promoted by celebrities, like film stars and singers. Protandim is a product made from ingredients available freely in India utilized by North American science and technology and used by whole world. This newly popular herbal supplement called protandim, even has its own page on wikipedia.
The difference between an herbal supplement and homeopathic preparations include the potential for side effects, a formula given to every person, without taking into consideration the person's individual needs, vital force, energy and make-up.
Patented botanicals made by brand named manufacturers may have value to some consumers, but they also have be created as money making profit machines.
The fix basic herbal ingredients in the formula include:
Milk Thistle Extract (seed) known as carduus marianus in homeopathy which has been used for ages to cleanse the liver, gallbladder and bile duct and is considers an organ therapy remedy. Like arnica it comes from the daisy family.
The milk thistle is a flowering plant of the daisy family. Native to the Mediterranean regions of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Bacopa monnieri Extract (Aerial Part) Bacopa herb, commonly grown in marshy areas throughout India, has been touted for its cognitive enhancing effects for centuries. It possesses strong antioxidant properties, protects mental function and helps improve learning skills.
Ashwagandha Root (also known as Indian Ginseng and Winter Cherry) has been used by Ayurvedic practitioners for its anti-anxiety properties and is purported to help the adrenal glands return to a more balanced state. This India herb, considered an "adaptogen," improves physical energy and athletic ability, increases immunity to colds and infections and sexual capacity and fertility, alleviate inflammation, improve memory and provide a rich source of antioxidants. It is typically sold in powder form.
Green Tea Leaf Extract has been used as a drink for thousands of years and we are now learning the life enhancing properties of this drug. Besides a tasty and social drink, tea contains many potent elements to prevent cancer (skin) and provide many health benefits. Tea originates from China and has been a staple in Middle Eastern and Asian cultures as well as Europe and now the Americas.
In modern times tea properties have undergone rigorous scientific studies to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits. Many believe green tea helps lower chances of heart disease and of developing certain types of cancer due to flavonoids, a group of phytochemicals in most plant products that are responsible for antioxidative and anticarcinogenic functions.
Turmeric Extract (Rhizome) Turmeric has been used for centuries and has always been an important part of Chinese herbal medicine and has also been used in India for 2,500 years. The cucurmin active ingredient has claims to reduce pain, fight Alzheimer's disease, prevent or alleviate breast cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and psoriasis.
Another liver type remedy now being used to prevent bad cholesterol. Turmeric possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and its antioxidant power is so effective it actually helps preserve the shelf life of foods.
What is this? An anti-depressant or a mood elevator?
Neither. It's a nutritional supplement. You can look at the ingredients list. Supposedly it helps people look younger and energetic by removing unwanted wastes that are developed because of oxidation reactions in our body.
Thanks Srinivas for providing helpful Info.