180 Veggie Capsules
The purpose of this product is to maintain and/or restore balance to the complex endocrine functions of the body, male or female. This goal often is attainable with nutrients and herbs because of the commonalities between males and females with regard to substrate utilization, and the ubiquitous role of central nervous components in both sexes.
The formula also addresses the needs of individual cells, in terms of membranes and intracellular components. It attempts to provide building blocks for good structure, and to provide a gentle stimulus to the processes responsible for incorporation of nutrients into structures.
Some components of the formula are addressed primarily to female physiology, but most are important for the health of endocrine and sexual reproductive glands in both sexes. The adrenals, in particular, will respond to the consumption of this formula, but all other hormone related structures will benefit to some degree.
B. Patient Reactions
Expect general improvement in all process requiring mediation by hormones. Mental, sexual, neural, endocrine, metabolic and many other aspects of health will be affected. Used in conjunction with other formulas, such as HEMOFORM, METAFORM, REGENOFORM, CYBERFORM, DETOXOFORM, ELECTROFORM and ECOLOFORM, this formula should provide an extra impetus and should strengthen many of the hormone-related substrates required for the enhanced effectiveness of those formulas.Do not expect rapid results if the adrenal glands are nearing exhaustion. It will require many weeks of therapy to bring serious weakened adrenals back to health. Individuals suffering from early to medium stage adrenal stress will respond very rapidly to HORMONOFORM. This will be manifested in greater energy, endurance and stamina, in enhanced mood and alertness, in better control of menstrual cycles, less PMS, more enjoyment of work, greater patience in family settings, etc.
C. Notes on Constituents
1. Importance in proper functioning of almost all glands involved in growth and reproduction cannot be over-emphasized.
2. Deficiencies can lead to accumulation of polyunsaturated fats in the testes; and the testes are among the first glands to deteriorate when vitamin E is deficient.
3. As an antioxidant, stabilizes membranes and protects them against free radical damage; prevents tumor growth; maintains the biological integrity of vitamin A and increases the body stores of this vitamin.
1. Deficiency often associated with soft tissue breakdown and cell destruction.
2. Absolutely essential for effective energy production.
3. Required in some lipid and protein synthesis pathways.
4. Functions in muscle relaxation and neuromuscular transmission and activity.
5. Deficiency most seriously affects cardiovascular, neuromuscular and renal tissues.
1. A powerful antioxidant that helps protect tissues from the effects of free radicals, and hence helps to maintain the integrity of hormone-producing glands throughout the body.
2. Is important for insulin activity.
3. Required for effective protein and DNA synthesis.
4. Helps maintain the structure of the bones.
5. Is involved in dozens of enzymatic reactions, and incorporated in the dozens of important molecules that affect virtually every process of the body.
1. Yet another important free radical scavenger; acts very much like vitamin E.
2. Protects tissues throughout the entire body from damage due to free radicals, whether it be cell membranes, mitochondria, microsome or lysosome membranes.
1. An important amino acid that is one of the most plentiful excitatory neurotransmitters of the brain.
1. An important source of choline that serves as the precursor for the neurotransmitter substance acetylcholine. The phospholipids of lecithin are thought to serve as important precursors in many catabolic cellular processes in certain glands and organs.
Ribes nigrum (Black Currant Powder)
1. Contains large amounts of vitamin C: 2000mg per kg.
2. Also contains large amounts of potassium and rutin.
3. Stimulates the digestive processes involved in carbohydrate digestion and assimilation.
4. A rich source of anthocyanosides which impart the characteristic antidiarrheal action.
5. Anthocyanosides also improve the integrity of blood vessels, reducing permeability and fragility.
Vitex Agnus Castus (Vitex, Chaste tree PE)
1. Has a reputation as an anaphrodisiac that dates back to the Greeks and Romans, perhaps earlier.
2. Said to increase the efficiency of the female reproductive system. These data strongly suggest a tonic action in the plant.
3. Has been used as a febrifuge, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, glactagogue, tonic, vulnerary and diuretic.
4. Currently enjoying great popularity, especially in Europe where research has been making strides in understanding the mode of action of the plant. European manufacturers are constantly coming out with new and improved extracts of vitex and recommending them for specific indications, most of which deal with hormonal imbalances in women.
5. Contains agnuside, acubin and other iridoid glycosides, flavonoids, and a small amount of essential oil, none of which has been firmly identified as the principle active constituent. Some researchers feel that the properties of the herb must be the result of interactions and synergy among the various constituents.
6. Works directly on the diencephalo-hypophyseal system, that is, through the pituitary gland, or master gland of the body. Any substance that affects the pituitary will have definite impact on hormonal functions throughout the system.
7. Produces an increase in the production and secretion of luteinizing hormone, and an inhibition of the release of follicle-stimulating hormone which produces a change in the estrogen-gestrogen ratio in favor of the gestagens, and hence exerts favorable hormonal influence on the corpus luteum.
8. Is, therefore, an important factor in reestablishing hormonal balance in such conditions as corpus syndrome insufficiency (hyper- or polymenorrhea), and in premenstrual syndrome (PMS), involving hyperfolliculinism. Another important action of vitex, as yet not well studied, is an enhancement of prolactin biochemistry.
9. Has been successfully used to treat acne and premenstrual herpes on the lip, and an effect has been noted on premenstrual effusions in the knee joint. Premenstrual water retention was successfully treated, as was secondary amenorrhea.
10. Has also been shown to be an effective lactagogue; women treated with vitex were able to breast feed better than untreated mothers.
11. Commonly prescribed for women suffering from breast inflammation, PMS, cyclic migraine, various imbalances of the menstrual cycle, unusual circumstances of puberty, and so forth.(5)
Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice Root)
1. Like Siberian ginseng, but in a more direct and pronounced sense, licorice root nurtures the adrenal glands, reduces stress to the adrenals, and promotes the half-life of adreno-cortical hormones circulating in the blood and regulating the chemical environment that impinges on circulation.
2. Decreases any existing tendency toward athermatosis.
3. Possesses substantial anti-inflammatory activity which is involved in the herb's use as a treatment for arthritis and rheumatism and in several kinds of skin problems.
4. Some constituents, especially glycyrrhizin, have a high affinity for glandular receptors that are specific for adrenocortical hormones; the anti-inflammatory action is therefore probably related to a release of corticoids from the adrenals.
5. Classified as an hepatotonic and/or hepatoprotective agent because of its ability to prevent and treat a wide variety of liver ailments, including chronic active viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, congestion, and so forth.
6. Considered by the Chinese as the "Great Detoxifier," in reference to its multiplicity of actions on the liver.
7. Constituent glycyrrhizin inhibits damage to the liver induced by certain toxic substances, and due to hepatitis.
8. Contains glycine and cysteine which both also contribute to the overall effectiveness of this herb.
1. An important amino acid that serves as a precursor to several neurotransmitters.
2. Included in this product in recognition of the importance of proper nervous system function in the overall health of the endocrine system.
Linum usitatissiumum (Flax Whole Seed)
1. Imparts a cleansing, demulcent action to the this product.
2. Used to soothe inflammations of entire gastro-intestinal tract.
3. An important source of omega-3 fatty acids (linolenic), found to be important in strengthening cell membranes, as well as in lowering blood fat levels associated with heart attacks and strokes, reducing blood cholesterol levels, preventing colon and breast cancer, inhibiting allergies, controlling inflammation, and in several other important bodily processes.
1. A good source of copper, calcium, manganese, magnesium, most B vitamins, octacosanol, phosphorous and vitamin E, all of which are utilized or play a role in the maintenance, repair and growth of connective tissues, skin, hair, nails, etc.
2. May help improve physical stamina and endurance.
Eleutherococcus senticosis (Siberian ginseng)
1. Helps treat and prevent a wide variety of debilitating conditions, including diabetes, cancer, rheumatic heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases.
2. Possesses a tendency to improve circulation, although the mechanism of action has not been determined, and indeed, the observed results may be completely secondary to other actions.
3. Has a nutritive or tonic effect on the adrenal glands, whose secretion of cortisol is critical to the control of several factors that impact on several body systems, including the cardiovascular, nervous, reproductive, digestive and immune systems.
4. Regulates blood sugar levels in a tonic fashion.
5. Has a tonic effect on blood lipid levels and lipid metabolism.
6. Improves thyroid responsiveness to changing body demands.
7. Helps to neutralize the effects of free radicals.
8. Improves the flow of blood to the brain.
9. Improves physical and mental performance; utilized by the majority of Soviet athletes.
10. Helps the body fight inflammation.
11. Increases the body's nonspecific resistance to disease.
12. Protects against thermal stress.
13. Reduces the stress associated with exercise.
14. Improves endurance.
15. Strengthens and tonifies the immune system.(37)
16. Promotes weight gain and overall health.
17. Promotion of health in the male reproductive system, without any toxic effect on female reproductive system.
18. Has a long history of folklore use in the treatment and prevention of a wide variety of debilitating conditions associated with male virility.
19. Possesses a tendency to improve circulation, although the mechanism of action has not been determined, and indeed, the observed results may be completely secondary to other actions. This action should impart enhanced vitality throughout the entire body.
20. Has a nutritive or tonic effect on the adrenal and sex glands, whose secretion of cortisol is critical to the control of several factors that impact on sexual performance.
21. Called an adaptogen as a way of referring to its ability to help the body adjust to the changing stresses of the environment. Decreased virility may be the result of a diminished ability to compensate for stresses introduced by climate and diet encountered during day-to-day living. The extra boost provided by Siberian ginseng can increase the body's adaptive capacity.
22. Demonstrates a direct ability to increase the reproductive capacity by increasing semen production, increasing the weight of the prostate and seminal vesicles.
23. Has an anabolic effect on the growth of tissues involved in the reproductive system.
Humulus lupulus (Hops, Flowers)
1. Clearly, one of the premier sedative herbs, although its action is labile, and must be captured in a standardized extract to be truly effective.
2. Possess a truly sedative, versus a muscle-relaxing, action.
3. Creates a soothing, relaxing calm feeling 20-40 minutes after ingesting.
4. Lupulin is accepted as the major active constituent; other unidentified antispasmodic principles have been observed.
Turnera aphrodisiaca (Damiana, Leaf )
1. Enjoys a strong reputation for enhancing sexual health.
2. Contains beta-sitosterol and various aromatic oils that could have some stimulant effect on the sexual reproductive system.
Nepeta cataria (Catnip, Herb)
1. Stimulates the central nervous in a very mild manner.
2. Relieves spasms in skeletal and smooth muscle.
3. Often used to treat childhood and infantile colic.
4. Is an excellent source of chromium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and selenium.
Juglans nigra (Black Walnut Hulls)
1. One of the best anthelmintics known; used by cultures around the world to expel worms.
2. High tannin content probably responsible for anthelmintic action, though the presence of juglandin, juglone and juglandic acid may also contribute to the action.
3. A good source of fat, iron, potassium, selenium and crude fiber.
Rumex crispus (Yellow Dock Root)
1. A traditional blood purifier or alternative.