Bio-Hack the Aging Process

I came across a family of products recently, supplements that are based on the science of Nutragenomics.
Nutragenomics is the study of how food and plant components (nutrients) have an effect on gene expression (DNA).
The research focuses on identifying nutrients (or combinations thereof) that can change or improve how our genes and cellular pathways act in our bodies.
WOW that is a mouthful. Introducing…Bio-Hacking!
Here’s a short 2 minute video about Flipping the Switch!
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What this means is that by combining certain foods, we are able to reawaken the way our cells work inside our bodies – and “Activate” them to work like they did when we were younger. These studies centered around Oxidative Stress – you might have heard of free radicals…which have been discovered as the root cause of many age-related degenerative diseases (including aging itself).

But I’m getting ahead of myself. 

Below is a 12-minute video clip from a 2005 ABC Prime Time episode where they put one of these products (Protandim Nrf2) to the test, and by measuring TBars (the way we measure Oxidative Stress) learned they were reduced by about 40% in only 30 Days. 

If you don’t have time to view the video below, I completely understand – but you can search on YouTube any time. Just type in “Protandim”. 

The company, LifeVantage (NASDAQ LFVN) has modeled its business plan on MLM, (Multi-Level-Marketing) but it has its differences- it’s publically traded on the NASDAQ and it began by selling its products on retail shelves, only to learn that the technology and science took a while for their consumers to absorb, making it cost prohibitive  Therefore, they directed their efforts towards the direct selling model where distributors share the message with consumers and sell the product to them directly. 

The following information is my opinion and observations based on my own research. I do have a website where I sell the products, but I try to be as objective as I can, and there is no pressure to buy anything so again, feel free to bounce back to the previous page if you don’t want to read any more results of reputable research.

Also, I am a Certified Health Coach, not a medical practioner so I am not claiming to diagnose, treat or make any medical recommendations, these products are food – or supplements  – not medicine, so as always, if you have a medical condition please check with your doctor before starting this or any new vitamin or supplement..

Okay, let me brief you “UN-scientifically” on the basics.  For 40 years, scientists have been studying how plants and foods affect our bodies  We have been trying to figure out what to eat or take to help us live longer, healthier lives. Around the year 2003, a discovery was made that five (5) simple ingredients (Turmeric, Milk Thistle, Ashwaganda, Bacopa and Green Tea) synergistically blended in specific proportions, appeared to “re-activate” Nrf2, a protein we are all born with but make in decreasing supply as we age. The Protandim Nrf2  Synergizer flips the switch back ON and our bodies start working the way they were designed to work.

This means we start producing anti-oxidants that fight to neutralize the free radicals we encounter every day! 

Scientists have theorized for years that free radicals running riot are the cause Oxidative Stress, (OxS) which is believed to be the root of degenerative diseases like arthritis, osteoporisos, heart and cardiovascular disease, degenerative disc disease, MS, Fibromyalgia, dementia and more. Typically, any of those “age-related” diseases we come to “expect” as we age, are shown to be caused by OxS.

The LifeVantage brand discussed here is called Protandim.  There are three products: Nrf2 Synergizer, Nrf1 Synergizer and NAD – together they’re called the Trisynergizer bundle  Each uses plants to “Activate” our genes to start behaving the way they did when we were young (<35).  Nrf2 Synergizer, as stated above, works to help us create our own anti-oxidants to fight OxS. Nrf1 Synergizer works to activate our Nrf1 pathways,  turning on the ability for our mitochondria to produce more energy. NAD is based on studies done in the 1990s that observed when a severe caloric intake state was administered in rats, Sirtuins increased and their lives were extended by about 7%.  NAD mimics this state and increases Sirtuins without restricting calories or sacrificing nutrition.

This information – and much more – can be found on the LifeVantage website and the PubMed website – links are below.  It is technical so I encourage you to do your own research and come to your own conclusions. Here are the links: 

Company Website:  LifeVantage: – this is a site run by the NIH – not related to LifeVantage – and houses thousands of peer-reviews, including about 26+ objective studies on Protandim, showing results that Institutions and Universities found when they tested the effects Protandim had in multiple scenarios. Feel free to pop over there to check it out. Key: search Oxidative Stress, Protandim, Sirtuins and/or and Nrf2.

If you have questions, or want to contact me, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page! 

Note: The LifeVantage products have no relation to my Coaching Business – you can be a coaching client without using Protandim or Alywillow skin care; and you can use Protandim without becoming a coaching client or using the Alywillow skin care products.

Protandim Synergizer

Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Aging Product All in One?


So – what did you think?

What I love about this product is that it’s made with plants and food.

I also feel better knowing that my body is starting to heal from years of free radicals run riot!

We cannot FEEL our cells “rusting” but they are, every older person on the planet has oxidative stress, and what science is trying to say is Protandim benefits increase the longer you take it.  

It’s only been about 15 years…

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