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.

Today, LifeVantage is honored to have renowned PhD, Dr. Nathalie Chevreau, our Vice President of Product Development in its research and development department. Dr. Chevreau is at the forefront of today’s research into health, wellness, nutritional supplementation and skin care, as well as continued 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

Dr. Joe Mccord

The Scientist Behind Protandim

Dr. Joe Mccord

Dr. Joe McCord, the scientist behind Protandim, devoted his life to the role of free radicals and the problems associated with aging. One of his discoveries, super oxide dismutase (SOD), is so significant it has been mentioned in over 50,000 peer-reviewed publications.

For his work, Dr. McCord was awarded the Elliott Cresson Medal from The Franklin Institute, presented to distinguished inventors and scientists, putting Dr. McCord in the same company as Pierre and Marier Curie, Alexander Graham Bell, Orville Wright and Henry Ford.

Dr. Joe Mccord

Scientific Advisory Board

Experts In Their Field.

Dr. Michael Ballick

For more than four decades, Dr. Michael Balick has studied the relationship between plants and people, the field known as ethnobotany. Most of his research is in remote regions of the tropics, where he works with indigenous cultures to document plant diversity, knowledge of its traditional utilization and evaluation of the potential of botanical resources for broader application and use—while ensuring through legal mechanisms that benefits from such work are shared with local communities.

In his explorations of the diversity and uses of the plant kingdom, Dr. Balick has led or participated in over 70 scientific expeditions, authored over 150 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and authored or edited 23 scientific and general interest books and monographs, most recently, Rodale’s 21st Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature’s Most Powerful Plants. He received his Ph.D. degree in Biology from Harvard University and was a student of Prof. Richard Evans Schultes, the legendary Amazonian ethnobotanist who is considered the “father” of modern ethnobotany.

Dr. Balick has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors in recognition of his accomplishments, including the Distinguished Economic Botanist Award of the Society for Economic Botany; accorded the High Title of Luhk En Kairoir Dolen Katau Nett, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia; the Rachel Carson Award of the Natural Products Association; the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; the International Scientific Cooperation Award of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is also a Fellow of the AAAS; a Frontiers of Science Awardee, Society of Cosmetics Chemists; and the Janaki Ammal Medal for Ethnobotany by the Society of Ethnobotanists.

Dr. Edward M. Hallowell M.D., Ed.D.

Edward Hallowell, M.D., Ed.D. (Honorary), is a child and adult psychiatrist, NY Times bestselling author, world-renowned speaker and leading authority in the field of ADHD. He was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004, graduated from Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, and is the founder of The Hallowell Centers for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Boston, New York City and San Francisco. These Centers offer comprehensive mental health diagnostic and treatment services to patients and their families.

Dr. Hallowell is best known for the ground-breaking books he co-authored with Dr. John Ratey, Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction, which have sold millions of copies. With decades of experience working with people who have ADHD, Dr. Hallowell has long argued that ADHD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability” and that the gifts of this condition are easily lost amid negative comments.

Dr. Hallowell is a highly recognized public figure, appearing on numerous national television programs including Oprah, Dr. Oz, 20/20 Dr. Phil, 60 Minutes, CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The View. He has been interviewed for The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, the Los Angeles Times, and many other leading publications.

Dr. Jun Nishihira, Ph.D.

Dr. Jun Nishihira graduated from Hokkaido University School of Medicine (1979). After he obtained Medical Degree (MD) from the Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan), he received a clinical training at the Hokkaido University hospital, where he specialized in Hematology and Immunology. Following the clinical training, he joined a basic medical research, focusing on infectious diseases and immunology in Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake-Forest University, Winston Salem, NC (1984-1985). After returning to Japan, he obtained Ph.D. (Biochemistry) from the Hokkaido University and became a lecturer and later associate professor of Department of Biochemistry of the medical school, specialized in Inflammation and Immunology.

During his entire research career, he has been involved in a broad spectrum of life science from molecular biology to protein structure. He is currently Professor of Hokkaido Information University (2006-current). He published more than 200 hundred peer-reviewed papers relevant to a wide variety of basic and clinical medicine, e.g., cytokines, inflammatory bowel diseases, inflammatory skin disorders, and rheumatoid arthritis.

He also contributed to the establishment of clinical trial system for functional foods in Hokkaido, in which he carried out nearly 30 clinical trials in collaboration with the ministry of agriculture and fishery of Japan, the Hokkaido municipal government, and Ebetsu city. In this field, he is profoundly involved in the research of nutrition and health, mostly for diabetes, obesity, hypertension and digestive tract disorders.

Dr. Mike Davis

Dr. Davis has been a licensed veterinarian for over 20 years, and a board certified specialist in veterinary internal medicine since 1999. He earned a PhD in physiology from Johns Hopkins University in 1999, and has been employed as a research physiologist and clinical expert in exercise physiology at Oklahoma State University since 1998.

Dr. Davis has been recognized as the Sigma Xi Young Investigator at OSU in 2004, the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence in 2005, and was the Oscar Schalm Endowed Lecturer at the University of California-Davis in 2005.

Dr. Davis has received over $8 million in research funding to study the effects of exercise stress in animal models, particularly racing sled dogs and military explosive detection dogs. This work has resulted in detailed metabolic studies of the occult effects of stress, including mechanistic descriptions of the effects of occult stress on various organ systems.


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"

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    5th Patent

    Patent No. 8,221,805

    Granted July 17, 2012

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

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    6th patent

    Patent No. 8,435,574

    Granted May 7, 2013

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