That's why we're 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. Dr. McCord is actively researching, searching for new breakthroughs that can improve health and quality of life.
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 potent commercially available Nrf2 synergizing supplement on the market. This makes its distribution an exclusive privilege of our independent distributors." ~LifeVantage
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.
Dr. Joe McCord
"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 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; has been a member of the LifeVantage Corporation Board of Directors since 2006; 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.
Elliott 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.