The proprietary mix of botanicals called Protandim DID extend lifespan in NIA ongoing testing protocol. But it is also owned by a multi-level marketing company.
"Protandim is a herbal dietary supplement marketed with unsupported claims that it can treat a number of medical conditions.
The product is a patented mix of five herbal ingredients and sold by LifeVantage Corporation (formerly LifeLine Therapeutics, Lifeline Nutraceuticals, and Yaak River Resources, Inc), a Utah-based multi-level marketing company.
The manufacturers of Protandim claim it can prevent or cure a wide variety of medical conditions, including diabetes and cancer.
In 2017, LifeVantage was issued a warning letter by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding illegal advertising claims on the company's websites suggesting that Protandim can help to cure various ailments, including cancer and diabetes."