- TCM Dr. Melissa Wecker
What is Nrf2 Activation?
We all collect free radicals and build oxidative stress in our cells from everything we do in life. Exercise causes oxidative stress, exhaust fumes, chemicals and additives we eat or use around us each day, sunburns,
"Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants." Dr Ananya Mandal, MD
Then we try to eat foods and herbs that help to counter the build up of oxidative stress in our body. Blueberries, Turmeric, Broccoli sprouts. All high antioxidant foods to neutralize the free radicals we pick up in life. But we are often not regular in taking each of these everyday, and often the amount of free radicals we pickup are significantly more than the broccoli sprouts we eat.
What if we could optimize our bodies mechanisms to make antioxidants at one million per second. rather than that one antioxidants from a handful of blue berries one time a day.
Here is where Nrf2 activation comes in. Nrf2 is a protein already in our cell waiting to be used. When we eat the right combination of herbs and foods it activates and will optimize our gene expression to produce antioxidants at 100,000,000 per second. Which means it can optimize your genetics to utilize the nutrients from the food you eat and how it is used in the cell in a whole new way. (nutrigenomics)
Making sure the pathways that clean up the junk (free radicals) that damages our cells (oxidative stress) are working optimally is one of the most important steps for our health. If that is taken care of than patients need fewer treatments, acupuncture works much better, supplements, healthy diet, and lifestyle work, respond, and recover better.
There are many Nrf2 activators out there and I recommend Protandim Nrf2 because of the following:
It is one of the oldest, most researched, tried and true formulas (23 peer reviewed studies on this specific brand)
It is made up of natural botanical s (Traditional Chinese Medicine & Ayurvedic),
Is most affordable Nrf2 activators on the market.
If you are looking to order Protandim Nrf2 you can through me as your educator and Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine here.
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