Is Protandim effective?

Nicole McHugh
Neonatal Nursing
Protandim is a patented dietary supplement that mainly contains five ingredients: milk thistle extract, bacopa extract, ashwagandha root, green tea extract and turmeric extract (as well as several other ingredients). The manufacturers of Protandim claim that the supplement can stimulate the body's cells to produce antioxidant enzymes, and therefore slow down the aging process.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not evaluated this supplement (as goes for all dietary supplements), so the question of safety and efficacy cannot be answered at this time. 

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