Aging isn’t a disease but its progression exposes your body’s vital organs to many diseases and harmful conditions. As we age there is a progressive increase in TBARS, which tells how we age on a biochemical basis.
Wikipedia definition of TBARS.
“Thiobarbituric acid reactive substances – TBARS – are formed as a byproduct of lipid peroxidation (i.e. as degradation products of fats) which can be detected by the TBARS assay using thiobarbituric acid as a reagent.
Because reactive oxygen species (ROS) have extremely short half-lives, they are difficult to measure directly. Instead, what can be measured are several products of the damage produced by oxidative stress, such as TBARS.”
While it’s not necessary to get a TBARS test to know if Protandim is working, it would be a good idea before starting on Protandim to have an initial look at your TBARS level.
Protandim slows cellular damage caused by free radicals.
Protandim contains five ingredients known as Nrf2 activators. Nrf2 is a protein messenger contained in every cell of the body that sends information to the cell’s DNA. When this protein messenger is activated, it interacts with your DNA to produce cells known as survival cells — those that enable cells to survive in the face of several different kinds of stress, especially oxidative stress. Protandim antioxidant supplement protects your body from the relentless free radical damage that accumulates over time.
Similar to the way exercise contributes to physical fitness, Protandim contributes to the overall cellular fitness.
By taking Protandim on a regular basis, you are preparing your body to withstand the damaging free radicals of oxidative stress.