The parent company for Protandim - LifeVantage- has advised about certain situations in which it is wise not to use Protandim. I will simply quote the article here. It is not a statement I can personally vouch for or refute. As well I am not a medical physician who could give medical adise. But I think it is worthwhile passing it on to you, as the doctors and scientists that LifeVantage use apparantly are giving this advise out. at http://www.lvnmedia.com/?tag=/protandim
"Protandim is the greatest breakthrough of this generation. At LifeVantage, our goal is to share Protandim with every home in the world so people everywhere can turn on the genes that fight aging at its source. However, there are a few health situations in which taking Protandim is NOT recommended.
- Protandim is not recommended during chemotherapy or radiation therapy for cancer. Why? Because, unlike most therapies, chemotherapy and radiation are designed to kill cells, not to protect them. These “therapies” kill cells by causing oxidative stress. The hope is that the cancer cells will be more vulnerable to the oxidative stress and will all be killed while at the same time, your normal healthy tissues will not be killed. Often the difference between the cancer cells’ susceptibility and the normal cells’ susceptibility is not very large and chemotherapy causes severe damage to the rest of the body as well, the non-cancerous part of the body.
After cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy, Protandim is then strongly recommended because the rest of the body then needs to repair itself and recover.
- Protandim is also not recommended for people taking Immunosuppressive drugs following a transplanted organ. Why? Normally, we all want to have a strong, robust immune system. But
Protandim is a very powerful product. So although our goal at LifeVantage is to share Protandim with every home in the world, there are situations where taking Protandim is not recommended. We just wanted to make you aware of them for your continued good health."