“I want to try Protandim, but I found a web site that says it’s a scam. Why?”
The internet is a fabulous research tool, but you have to take everything with a grain of salt. For instance, google “moon landing scam” or “America scam” or “Jesus scam”. No matter what you look for, you’ll find someone who thinks it’s a scam.
As of this writing, 13 of the first 20 “negative” results–that’s 65%–are from people who sell Protandim! I guess they think they’ll get the attention of people who are trying to see if Protandim is legit.
“I googled “Protandim” and saw some negative comments. Why?”
Whenever a new technology unseats an old technology, people get upset. They lash out and resort to name calling and slander instead of careful consideration of the supporting research. They often have a vested interest in the old way of thinking. Galileo was almost burned at the stake for stating that the Earth was not the center of the universe.
“Why would someone say Protandim is a scam if it isn’t?”
Motivations vary from person to person. Some people hate the idea of network marketing. Some people sell competing products. Some people are just negative about everything. Some people actually make money from the ads on their website so it’s in their best interest to generate controversy.
“Who are the people who say Protandim is a scam?”
Great question. Experience has shown they fall into three main categories:
- They’re bloggers who make money by capitalizing on the success of others by selling advertising on their sites.
- They sell competing products.
- They have an irrational dislike for network marketing. They may have been involved with a fraudulent Pyramid Scheme in the past and they never got over the experience.
Some suspect they may be funded by pharmaceutical companies seeking to discredit Protandim because they know that Protandim is more effective at stimulating the body to heal itself than prescription drugs are, and their monopoly position is threatened.
“Is there a better source of information about Protandim than Google?”
Luckily, there is. Go to www.PubMed.gov. It’s the National Institutes of Health research database. Your tax dollars pay for it. PubMed is where real researchers, doctors, and medical professionals go to find proven facts. Enter “Protandim” in the search box and you’ll find links to the peer-reviewed studies about Protandim.
“Peer-reviewed” is an important term to understand. It means that after the study was completed, it was turned over to competing scientists, and they were asked to find fault with the research. If the peers can find no fault, it’s “peer-reviewed”. Only 10% of the medical research that’s done every year passes peer review.
PubMed is a much better source of real, legitimate information than an anonymous blogger.
How can I determine if Protandim is a good value?
First, look at the research on PubMed to determine the scientific validity of Protandim. If you feel comfortable that Protandim is safe and that it’s a true science-based product, try it for at least 90 days. It’s not a miracle cure and everyone is different. See what happens for you.
What about LifeVantage, the company that makes Protandim?
LifeVantage is an 8-year old, publicly-traded company. Their stock ticker symbol on the NASDAQ exchange is LFVN. They are subject to the scrutiny of the Securities Exchange Commission. You can see their Better Business Bureau report here: LifeVantage BBB Report. They are rated “A-”. As with any $150 million a year company, there have been a few unhappy customers. 90% of the complaints were resolved satisfactorily.