Why Was Protegra Pulled From The Market?

Robert Says:

I have taken Protegra Antioxidant for a long time and I not falling for this bull. All of a sudden the scientists who test drugs and have to be inspected by US. I'm upset over not getting my vitamin and mineral combo anymore.

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VerFree Says:

From what I've read the manufacturer discontinued it, but there may be generic equivalents available.

It is a nutritional supplement, so your doctor, or pharmacist should be able to help you find a suitable alternative.

The FDA warns that it may cause nausea, and constipation as side effects, in some people that take it.

Are you on any medications that may affect what you can safely take as a supplement?

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Solvang Says:

What can I take in the place of Protegra Antioxidants since I can't find it?

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Roy Says:

Re: Solvang (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Here are the ingredients listed on the box. There should be other multivitamins with a similar profile. It seems like their magic ingredient was Grape Seed Extract.

Serving Size 1 Softgel

INGREDIENTS: Ascorbic Acid, Soybean Oil, Gelatin, Grape Seed Extract, d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Purified Water USP, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sorbitol, Contains 2% or less of beta-carotene, cupric oxide, FD&C blue no 1, FD&C red no 40, FD&C yellow no 6, manganese sulfate, mannitol, sodium selenate, sorbitan, soy lecitin, titanium dioxide (color), white edible ink, yellow beeswax, zinc oxide.

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Jane Says:

Re: Solvang (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

What can be used in place of protegra? it is the best vitamin.

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Shirley Says:

I'm upset about pulling protegra off the market this is what I have taken for years for my fibrocystic breast. Now I don't know what to take. I really need this vitamin.

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Shirley Says:

Re: Roy (# 3) Expand Referenced Message

This is a bunch of bull, this vitamin must have helped too many people and scientist didn't like it so they removed it. There was nothing wrong with that vitamin. If nobody else wants it I do.

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Scott Says:

Protegra was the best vitamin I have ever taken. Was suggested to me by my doctor over 20 years ago. Once I started to take it I was hardly ever sick after that. Now since I can't get it I am getting sick more.

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Roy Says:

The product I found with the closest nutritional profile is called 21st Century Ace Antioxidant Tablets. The biggest difference is that it does not contain Grape Seed Extract (which one could take separately). {aff links}

Other than that, it contains the same amounts of Vitamins A, C, E as well as Zinc, Selenium, Copper, and Manganese (plus Calcium which Protegra is not listed as containing).

I hope this helps. I know that it's hard to find a substitute for a tried and tested product!

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SSmiddy Says:

Re: Roy (# 8) Expand Referenced Message

It is the only thing close I have found as well although it is a compressed vitamin and I still struggle with absorption.

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John Says:

Re: Roy (# 8) Expand Referenced Message

Correct. As close as it gets. Not sure what the role of calcium is wrt antioxidation, but it is a low dose and should not cause side effects. With respect to grape seed extract, I have not seen any supplements with the same dose (50mg) as Protegra

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John Says:

Re: Shirley (# 5) Expand Referenced Message

It was likely a corporate decision. Sales must have not justified continued manufacturing. The last manufacturer was Inverness if you want to reach out to their Customer Service department and see if they can steer you in a similar direction.

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