Yet another miracle drug -- maybe

A researcher in Colorado has produced a pill which may be able to fight a wide range of diseases, and even combat the effects of aging. The pill, called Protandim, has not yet been tested against any disease. All we know so far is that it boosts the body's ability to produce two important enzymes: Catalase and SOD.

Other researchers have found that these two enzymes helped mice live longer and heal faster. They do this by cleaning up "free radicals." Free radicals are oxygen-based molecules your body produces naturally every time you eat. Unfortunately, these molecules also damage cells, and are associated with aging and various diseases. Your body produces the enzymes Catalase and SOD to clean up the radicals. But as we grow older, we accumulate more radicals than our body can handle.

Right now, no one knows if extra enzymes will have a great positive effect on people. But it does seem to be a promising line of research.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

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Anonymous says:

I think it would be great to have a pill to get rid of many diseases. It would make living more enjoyable to know that life doesn't have to be cut short by some diseases.

posted on Wed, 06/08/2005 - 3:30pm
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Anonymous says:

this is a wonderful dicovery and we should take advantage of this wonderful break-through.

posted on Thu, 02/26/2009 - 11:26am
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Anonymous says:

The company also just had their findings published in a medical journal so you know this stuff is for real. No need to take all those other pills that are "high in antioxidants" This is the only pill proven to actually reduce oxidative stress...which is the reason we all take antioxidants in the first place!

posted on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 11:43pm
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Anonymous says:

I take Protandim and it has done wonders for my health and the health of my friends and family who are now taking it. I feel better and look better. Part of it is that I drink Knagen water but a big chunk is that I take Protandim once a day

posted on Sat, 08/29/2009 - 4:03pm

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