180 Veggie Capsules
The purpose of this formula is to strengthen the body's natural resistance to disease, i.e., to enhance immune system function. The product should enhance all aspects of resistance, cell-mediated as well as humoral, both specific and non-specific.
The several nutrients and herbal compounds included in FORTEFORM are drawn from among the best immunomodulators known. They will strengthen body tissues against invading pathogens, increase the production of all kinds of white blood cells and mediators, and work synergistically to prevent damage to the body's system.
FORTEFORM will work to prevent the occurrence of infections, and can be utilized in the treatment of current problems.FORTEFORM will work well as an adjunct to CYBERFORM, ECOLOFORM, ELECTROFORM, HEMOFORM, HORMONOFORM, METAFORM, REGENOFORM and VITALFORM.
B. Patient Reactions
Expect patients who are using this product to demonstrate an increasing resistance to common ailments such as colds and infections of other kinds. Expect decreased reliance on pharmaceuticals as the body gets stronger.
Patients may experience some degree of cleansing when first using this product, and should be advised to expect minor nausea or headache at first if they are not used to herbal medicines.
C. Notes on Constituents
Provitamin A (beta carotene)
1. As an antioxidant, beta carotene is a very potent detoxifier of cells throughout the body; prevents damage due to free oxygen radicals.
2. May contribute to the prevention of cancer, especially lung, ovarian and skin cancer.
3. Stimulates the entire detoxification process.
1. Stimulates virtually all aspects of immune function, including the production of white blood cells, interferon, etc.
2. Plays a major role in the formation of collagen which represents the body's first line of defense against invading pathogens, and helps prevent the spread of infection.
3. Plays an important role in the utilization of several other nutrients in the building up of the immune system.
1. An antioxidant or primary importance, whose action is enhanced by vitamin C and selenium and other antioxidants.
2. Protects and stabilizes cell membranes from the destructive actions of peroxides, superoxides and other free radicals.
3. Protects the lungs against oxidative damage from air pollutants.
4. Prevents tumor growth.
5. Maintains the biological integrity of vitamin A and increases the body's stores of this vitamin.
1. Functions as a cofactor in over 20 enzymatic reactions, including alcohol dehydrogenase, alkaline phosphatase, cytochrome C, glutamate dehydrogenase, lactate dehydrogenase, and others.
2. Acts as a binder in the maintaining the structural integrity of some nonenzymatic molecules, such the amino acids histidine, cysteine, and the albumins.
3. Assists in binding nucleoproteins in order to help stabilize RNA structure during protein synthesis.
4. Is important in immune system functioning.
1. May be important in maintaining the integrity of bones and teeth in the presence of pathogens and toxins.
1. Acts as a cofactor in enhancing the free radical scavenging action of vitamin E, as well as exerting its own anti-oxidant activity.
2. Very important in the prevention of cancer and heart disease.
3. Can detoxify heavy metals, especially those occurring in smog, smoke and industrial pollution.
4. Retards peroxidation reactions of fats which would suppress immune system function, allowing mutagens, carcinogens, cross-linkers, etc. to damage immune cells and accelerate the aging process.
1. Has good anti-oxidant action, thereby preventing and eliminating free radicals and inflammatory leukotrienes.
2. Possesses anti-hyaluronidase activity; this action helps to stabilize connective tissues in the presence of infection or trauma.
3. Stabilizes capillary permeability, thereby preventing them from becoming brittle and leaky.
4. Inhibits leukotriene formation both through the anti-oxidant action and by interrupting the synthetic pathway directly.
5. Regulates connective tissues health; promotes the formation and stabilization of connective tissue under normal conditions, but inhibits its overproduction in other situations, such as post-operative.
6. Relieves aches, pains, bruises and other traumas to the tissues.
Echinacea purpurea (Echinacea)
1. Significantly contributes to the health of the body's immune system by regulating the production, storage and utilization of immune (white blood) cells.
2. Enhances the non-specific resistance of the body to infection.
3. Enhances the specific resistance of the body to microorganisms: viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.
4. Mobilizes immune cells in the presence of an infection; lymphocytes and phagocytes.
5. Enhances the effectiveness of chemical messengers during an infection.
6. Promotes interferon production and mimics the action of interferon.
7. Promotes phagocytosis.
8. Promotes the repair of tissue damaged during an infectious episode.
1. Is synthesized from methionine and cystine.
2. Has anti-oxidant action against free-radicals, and helps protect the brain against free-radical damage.
3. Called the brain amino acid because it helps retard aging of nerve cells.
1. A precursor in the synthesis of taurine.
2. Protects the liver from damaging effects of free radicals.
3. Is especially effective in preventing necrosis of the delicate tissues and capillaries of the liver.
4. Chelates heavy metals in the liver, such as mercury, lead, cadmium, etc.
1. Increases the body's natural resistance to disease.
2. Also plays a role in the body's immunosuppressive actions.
3. Stimulates production of antibodies.
4. May protect against some sexually transmissible herpes viruses.
1. An unstable amino acid that is easily transformed into the usable cystine.
2. Possess a powerful antioxidant action, and therefore helps strengthen the body's immune system.
3. Has been shown to destroy or neutralize damaging chemicals in the body such as acetaldehyde and other chemicals produced by alcohol and tobacco smoke.
4. Exerts a detoxifying action on heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury.
5. A precursor to the formation of taurine.
Panax ginseng (Ginseng)
1. One of the world's great tonic herbs.
2. Regulates and tones a great number of the individual processes that are involved in the immune response.
3. Termed an "adaptogen" by the Russians because of its ability to increase the body's non-specific resistance to disease.
Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice)
1. Considered by the Chinese to be the "Great Detoxifier."
2. Dramatically improves the health of the liver, helping to make it highly resistant to damage by blood borne toxins.
3. Stimulates the repair of a damaged liver.
4. Possesses strong anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-fungal activity.
5. Stimulates many other aspects of the immune system.
6. Increases the effectiveness of circulating glucocorticoids.
7. Effectively resists the attempts of the microorganisms to mutate and develop resistance to its effects.
1. Used primarily in Chinese system of medicine to strengthen the body's natural resistance to disease.
2. Used in the treatment of virtually any malfunction of the immune system, including colds, fevers, infections, AIDS, etc.
3. Possesses a good anti-inflammatory action.
4. Astragalus saponin induces rapid accumulation of cyclic AMP in the plasma and enhances DNA synthesis in the liver.
5. Inhibits increase in vascular permeability caused by serotonin and histamine.
6. Shown in recent research to stimulate production and activity of several kinds of white blood cells, including T cells and macrophages.
1. Is one of the best sources of chlorophyll, providing anti-infectious activity in addition to healing action.
2. Chlorophyll has also been shown to increase the effectiveness of penicillin by as much as 35%.
3. In anemic animals, administration of chlorophyll results in the return to normal of red blood cell counts.
4. Breaks down carbon dioxide and releases free oxygen thereby inhibiting anerobic bacteria.
5. Has a deodorizing effect on the body because body odor is caused by anaerobic bacteria.
6. Has an overall detoxifying and toning action on the body that is of considerable benefit for people suffering from debilitating conditions associated with chronic disease.
7. An excellent source of vitamins A,E,F & K.
Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai Root)
1. Next to ginseng, the second most popular medicinal plant in Asia.
2. Said to be a source of medicinal substances good for both sexes but one of the few plants that contains principles specifically well-suited for and beneficial the female immune system and reproductive system.
3. Shown to have immuno-modulating, anti-allergy, and antibacterial properties. Increases specific and non-specific resistance to disease, due to presence of immunoregulating polysaccharides.
4. Has also been shown to have analgesic and cardiovascular actions.
5. Inhibits the production of allergic antibodies (gE).
6. Coumarins, such as those in angelica, have been shown to stimulate white blood cells and increase their ability to destroy antigens and cancer cells.
7. Increases interferon levels.
1. A good source of important immuno-nutrients, including calcium, chromium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, riboflavin, selenium, silicon, thiamine, vitamin A and zinc.
2. Perhaps the best source of vegetal B complex available.
3. Exerts a protective and healing effect on the microflora of the intestinal tract.
4. Possess a specific anti-fungal property.
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover Blossoms)
1. A favorite North American treatment of cancer includes large amounts of red clover.
2. Used by many naturopaths as a blood cleanser in the treatment of all kinds of degenerative diseases.
3. A source of many important nutrients, including chromium, calcium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorous, and potassium.
4. Seems to exert a general tonic effect on the immune system.
Tabebuia avellandedae, & T. impetiginosa (Pau D-Arco or Lapacho,)
1. Holds great promise for the effective treatment of cancers, such as leukemia, and of candida and other troublesome infections, as well as debilitating diseases (including arthritis), and a host of other complaints.
2. Contains lapacho, a napthaquinone, quercitin, xloidone and other flavonoids; these undoubtedly contribute to the plant's effectiveness in the treatment of tumors and infections.
3. Is applied externally and internally for the treatment of fevers, infections, colds, flu, syphilis, cancer, respiratory problems, skin ulcerations and boils, dysentery, gastro-intestinal problems of all kinds, debilitating conditions such as arthritis and prostatitis, circulation disturbances, lupus, diabetes, Hodgkins disease, osteomyelitis, Parkinson's disease, and psoriasis.
4. Used to relieve pain, kill germs, increase the flow of urine, and even as an antidote to poisons.
5. Active constituents were identified as long ago as 1884.
6. Eliminates many of the common side effects of the orthodox medications.
7. Stimulates the production of red blood cells in bone marrow. Increased red blood cell production would improve the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. This, in turn, could have important implications for the health of tissues throughout the body.
8. Research utilizing whole lapacho has produced clinical anti-cancer effects without side effects.
9. In animals lapacho inhibits solid tumors (Walker carcinosarcoma 256 and Ehrlich solid carcinoma) and Ehrlich ascites cell tumors.
10. Utilizing lapacho, alpha- and beta-lapachone and xyloidone on experimental cancer (Yoshida's sarcoma and Walker 256 carcino-sarcoma), inhibition as high as 84% was observed on Yoshida's sarcoma. And no toxicity was found.
11. Reduction in symptoms of various forms of cancer, including adenocarcinoma of the liver, breast and prostate, and squamous carcinoma of the palate and uterine cervix has been observed.
12. Possesses good anti-oxidant activity.
13. Exerts a very strong antimicrobial/anti-parisiticidal effect against a broad spectrum of species, including herpes viruses and HIV's.
14. Exerts a strong effect against various parasites, including Schistosoma mansoni and Trypanosoma cruzi, both responsible for considerable disease and misery in tropical countries.
15. Demonstrates an anti-fungal effect against Candida or yeast infections.
16. Has a good anti-inflammatory and healing action.19
17. Uncouples oxidative phosphorylation in cancerous cells, but not in healthy ones. This selective killing (cytotoxicity) of tumor cells is what makes lapacho such a potentially valuable agent for the treatment of cancer.
18. Inhibits the proper functioning of ATPase in cancerous cells, the enzyme that catalyzes the finally step in the formation of ATP.
19. Inhibits the amount of another substance required for cellular reproduction: uridine triphosphate which is the main source of pyrimidine nucleotides that are required by cells in order to build DNA, RNA and most other important proteins of the body.
Trigonella Foenum-graecum (Fenugreek Seed)
1. Used for centuries in folk medicine as a digestive aid, to allay stomach pains, and to stimulate liver function.
2. Stimulate secretion of pancreatic enzymes.
3. High in protein, lysine, tryptophan, leucine, histidine and arginine, along with mucilaginous compounds, calories, fat, fiber, selenium, silicon, thiamine and vitamin C.
Harpagophytum procumbens (Devil's claw Root)
1. Exerts a good anti-inflammatory action.
2. Is a good lymphatic stimulant and helps detoxify entire system.