Rooted in Research

Science is the
basis of everything
we do.


We say it over and over again: LifeVantage is a different kind of company. It's evident in our people, our products and especially in our science. Our science is our foundation. Our science is one of the things that sets us apart from all the rest.

At LifeVantage, true science is a priority.

Throughout its history, LifeVantage was honored to have Dr. Joe McCord, a world-renowned scientist, co-discoverer of superoxide dismutase and the pioneer of Free Radical Biology, leading the scientific efforts of LifeVantage products. Dr. McCord is at the forefront of today's cutting-edge research and new discoveries related to the groundbreaking new science of Nrf2.

We're proud of the scientific studies that back our claims. We're also proud that our scientific studies are peer-reviewed and published.

And we're pleased to hold patents on Protandim, the most powerful Nrf2 synergizing supplement on the market. This makes its distribution an exclusive privilege of our independent distributors.

Superoxide Dismutase: an important antioxidant defense in nearly all cells exposed to oxygen.


The science behind Protandim is different and unique because LifeVantage Corporation doesn't pay for it. In the world of research, this means that the product and its science must be so compelling that Ph.D.s from universities around the world want to study it and want to spend their own time and money doing it. LifeVantage has a product other people are paying to study! That is unheard of, especially in the supplement industry. - Dr. Skip Campbell

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Dr. Joe McCord

The Father of Free Radical Biology.

Dr, Joe McCord

Dr. Joe McCord, former Chief Science Officer and the scientist behind Protandim, was always interested in how things work. When he was a child, he got a chemistry set for Christmas—and the rest is history!

He planned to become a chemical engineer, but in his junior year of college he became interested in biochemistry. A professor encouraged and directed him to graduate studies in biochemistry, and while at Duke University, as a 21-year-old graduate student, he "stumbled onto something very, very important that directed the rest of (his) career."

He remembers April 3, 1968: going home, sitting down and realizing that 10 years of observations could fit into a logical, rational framework. It was a poignant moment. Soon after, he designed an experiment to test it. Regarding that moment in the lab when he made his world-renowned discovery he said, "Science doesn't usually work from a scientist saying 'I have a grandiose idea' and the scientist setting about to prove it. Rather, it's years of stumbling around, making observations and trying to piece together facts, sharing what is learned, and sooner or later, it becomes meaningful."

Dr. McCord's doctoral dissertation was the discovery of superoxide dismutase (SOD), an enzyme that eliminates free radicals. About co-discovering SOD with Dr. Irwin Fridovich in his 20s he said, "Youth is sometimes underestimated." For that work, Dr. McCord received the Elliott Cresson Medal, the highest award given by the Franklin Institute.

Dr. McCord received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Rhodes College and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Duke University. He served as a junior faculty member at Duke University's Department of Medicine; as a professor and chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of South Alabama and its College of Medicine; and as a Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Immunity at the University of Colorado at Denver. He serves as the head of the Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Webb-Waring Institute; was a member of the LifeVantage Corporation Board of Directors from 2006–2012; served as LifeVantage Director of Science on the LifeVantage Scientific Advisory Board from 2004-2007; and served as Chief Science Officer from 2011 to 2012.

Dr. McCord has published articles in numerous scientific journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. He received the Discovery Award from the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine (SFRBM). He received a lifetime achievement award from the Oxygen Society for outstanding contributions to the field of free radical biology and medicine. He chaired the Third International Conference on Superoxide Dismutases held at the Institut Pasteur in Paris in 2004, as well as earlier conferences in the series, and he is Honorary President of the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health.



Elliot Cresson Medal

Dr. McCord was awarded the Elliott Cresson Medal in 1997. The Franklin Institute Awards are among the oldest and most prestigious comprehensive science awards in the world and honor the greatest men and women of science, engineering, and technology. The Elliot Cresson Medal, first awarded in 1875, has also been presented to Marie and Pierre Curie, Alexander Graham Bell, Orville Wright and Henry Ford.

Cresson Medal


Don’t Just Take our Word for It.

LifeVantage is deeply rooted in science. Science is at the heart of everything we do. Our flagship product, Protandim®, the Nrf2 Synergizer®, has been validated by peer-reviewed studies conducted in the laboratories of respected universities such as The Ohio State University, LSU and the University of Colorado Denver. The results of these studies have been published in mainstream medical journals such as Free Radical Biology & Medicine and Enzyme Research.

See all the Protandim Studies Here

Tested. Tried. Confirmed.

Our flagship product, Protandim, has been validated by peer-reviewed studies. The studies have been conducted at some of the world's most respected research institutions, including:

  • The Ohio State University
  • LSU
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Colorado State University
  • Texas Tech University

The following medical journals have published the results of these studies:

  • Free Radical Biology & Medicine
  • Enzyme Research
  • Circulation
  • American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Exclusive LifeVantage Patents.

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    1st Patent

    Patent No. 7,241,461

    Granted July 10, 2007

    "Compositions And Methods For Alleviating Inflammation And Oxidative Stress In A Mammal"

    This is a composition patent.

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    2nd Patent

    Patent No. 7,384,655

    Granted June 10, 2008

    "The Preparation Of Compositions And Methods To Alleviate Inflammation And Oxidative Stress In A Mammal"

    This patent is a continuation of the first patent.

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    3rd Patent

    Patent No. 7,579,026

    Granted Aug. 25, 2009

    "Compositions And Methods For Enhancing Antioxidant Enzyme Activity And Reducing C-Reactive Protein Levels"

    This patent is a divisional patent because it addresses method rather than composition.

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    4th Patent

    Patent No. 7,923,045

    Granted April 12, 2011

    "Compositions And Methods For Alleviating Inflammation And Oxidative Stress In A Mammal"

  • patent medal

    5th Patent

    Patent No. 8,221,805

    Granted July 17, 2012

    "Compositions And Methods For Alleviating Inflammation And Oxidative Stress In A Mammal"

  • patent medal

    6th patent

    Patent No. 8,435,574

    Granted May 7, 2013

    "Compositions For Alleviating Inflammation And Oxidative Stress In A Mammal"