I Was Wrong about Protandim

I have written about Protandim several times, here, here, here, here, and here.  In May, 2017,  I said that  while there was no evidence from human studies that it improved meaningful clinical health outcomes, Protandim was probably safe to try. I based my opinion about its safety on a human trial in athletes. That trial was negative, but I relied on its report of signs/symptoms to conclude that side effects were not significantly more likely with Protandim than with placebo. That was unwise of me. A research scientist who wishes to remain anonymous recently emailed me to point out some serious flaws in that study. The authors fudged or carelessly miscalculated the data, which actually show that side effects are almost twice as common with Protandim as with placebo. And there were a number of other irregularities.

What is Protandim?

Protandim is a mixture of Milk thistle, Bacopa extract, Ashwagandha,

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