FortiFi™ (10 pcs.)
FortiFi™ is a purifying cocktail, based on Psyllium – an excellent source of dietary fiber. The formula contains soluble and insoluble dietary fiber and natural forms of vitamins and minerals from fruit and vegetables.
The product has been manufactured using high quality pure herbs and the technology that ensures all their beneficial properties intact, in strict compliance with GMP and TÜV regulations.
FortiFi™ is a health-giving Santegra® product containing soluble and insoluble fiber.
Dietary fiber has been linked to the prevention of a number of diseases. Fiber combats the major causes of death and disability: cardio-vascular diseases, cancer, obesity, and diabetes.
Unfortunately, the modern diet is so poor with dietary fiber, that its supplemental intake is a necessity. General health recommendations for a daily consumption are 20-35 grams of fiber, but the average consumption in the developed countries is less than 15 grams.
We all are very well informed about the health benefits of carrots, cabbage, apples, cranberries, and broccoli. Dieticians recommend eating five portions of fruits and vegetables a day. However, not too many of us follow these recommendations.
Unbalanced diet and insufficient physical activity became the reason of the growing number of people suffering from constipation. With the proper nutrition, exercise, and adequate water supply your body itself, one step at a time, will adjust to normal intestinal functions.
For those of you who are full of determination to change the way of life Santegra® has developed a wonderful product – FortiFi™.
FortiFi™ contains natural ingredients that provide intestinal cleansing, stimulate bowel movements, relieve and prevent constipation. FortiFi™ helps detoxify the body, absorbs the toxic substances and removes them from the body.
FortiFi™ is beneficial for the cardiovascular system, because of its ability to lower the cholesterol level.
FortiFi™ helps regulate blood sugar levels, improves metabolism, and supports healthy intestine microflora balance.
Another benefit is that FortiFi™ decreases the appetite by promoting the sense of fullness in the stomach, thus assisting in weight control.
FortiFi™ contains highly beneficial natural ingredients containing dietary fibers, vitamins and minerals.
Psyllium (Plantago psyllium) husk is a main active ingredient in FortiFi™.
Psyllium is a rich source of dietary fiber, essential for a healthy diet.
The American Dietetic Association reports that taking psyllium on a daily basis can lower blood cholesterol levels, which may help reduce risk of the heart disease. Psyllium husk has the ability to bind cholesterol and bile acids and remove them from the body.
Some clinical trials proved psyllium ability to stabilize blood glucose level. The American Council on Science and Health suggests that psyllium is a good intestinal cleanser because it speeds waste matter through the digestive system, which shortens the amount of time toxic substances stay in the body and, as a result, helps relieve and prevent intestinal problems.
Psyllium fiber may help control weight, because it contains no calories, provides the sense of fullness, and suppresses the appetite.
Apple pectin is a soluble dietary fiber source found in apples. Studies show that pectin binds with bile acids, lowering cholesterol levels, and may inhibit fat absorption. Pectin may be useful for diabetics due to its positive effect on the digestion of sugar and the lowering of blood glucose level. Consumption of pectin has been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels by increasing of viscosity in the intestinal tract, leading to a reduced absorption of cholesterol from bile or food.
Carrot (Daucus carota) – is a rich source of carotene (pro-vitamin A), vitamins В1, В2, В3, В6, С, Е, К, mineral salts (potassium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, copper, iodine, phosphorus). Carrots are widely used for hypo- and avitaminosis. Fibers in carrots promote normal digestive activity (beneficial influence on pancreas and liver functions), adjust carbohydrate metabolism, improve digestion, and help eliminate constipation.
Tomatoes (Solanum aesculentum) contain beta-carotene, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B9, E, a lot of vitamin C, plenty of dietary fibers, and many valuable microelements. Tomatoes promote intestinal peristalsis and gall-bladder activity, excessive water elimination. Tomato fruits present a special value because of lycopene – the substance giving the fruit its bright red color - a powerful natural antioxidant.
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. Italica) – a vegetable with a high biological activity. Scientists have detected that broccoli’s active substances indol-3-carbinol and Sulforaphane reduce the risk of tumor development, support the hormonal balance, and have antioxidant properties.
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) has significant nutritional value. It is a rich source of vitamin A, C, E, K, calcium, iodine, magnesium, and several vital antioxidants, number one source of iron among all other vegetables. Spinach is easily absorbed, it improves pancreatic and salivary glands activity, and adjusts an intestinal motility.
Blue-green algae Spirulina (Spirulina platensis) – tiny aquatic plant offers 60% easy-to-digest vegetable protein without the fat and cholesterol of meat; essential vitamins and phytonutrients, such as the antioxidant beta carotene; the rare essential fatty acid GLA; sulfolipids; glycolipids, and polysaccharides. Vitamin В12 and beta-carotene content in Spirulina is higher than in any other plant on our planet. Beta carotene in spirulina is ten times more concentrated than in carrots. Spirulina compensates vitamin and mineral deficiency, promotes strength and endurance, and raises the concentration of oxygen in blood. Besides Spirulina normalizes metabolism, helps with weight control. This unique plant accelerates wound and burn healing. Spirulina is a natural cleanser, promotes improvement of liver functions and toxins removal.
Cranberry (Oxycoccus palustris) has been used in folk medicine since ancient times. Cranberries are used for avitaminosis and common cold. The high flavonoid and phenol content in cranberries provide antioxidant protection of the body. Clinical tests have confirmed their efficiency in prevention of urinary tract infections.
Pineapple (Ananas comosus) contains many mineral substances, microelements, vitamins В1, C, pro-vitamin A. Pineapple is a fine source of manganese – a mineral vital for bones and connective tissues. Proteolytic enzyme, extracted from a core and pulp of pineapple – bromeline, is natural anti-inflammatory substance, it is useful for the cardiovascular system. Besides bromeline improves digestion, has a positive influence on metabolism and assists in reduction of extra body weight.
Malic acid is a natural acid obtained from apples. Malic acid is synthesized by the body and is indispensable for biochemical processes of proteolysis, lipolysis, carbohydrate digestion, as a result of which energy is obtained. Therefore, its supplemental intake assists with an increased energy level. In addition, malic acid has a positive influence on the digestive system.
Beet (Beta vulgaris) is a vegetable with unique properties. 100 grams of beetroot contains 0.8 mg of iron, 335 mg of potassium, 25 mg of magnesium, vitamins B1, B2, niacin, B6, B12, C, soluble and insoluble fibers. Beetroot improves digestion and assimilation of many useful substances; supports haemopoiesis, improves immune protection of the body. One of the beet components – betaine stimulates liver functions, promotes its regeneration and plays an important role in detoxification of the body.
Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) is a rich source of vitamin C, and many other vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. Fibers in cabbage improve intestinal peristalsis; therefore, they are helpful for constipation. Besides that, fiber promotes the removal of the body’s “by-products” and cholesterol, renders a positive influence on intestinal microflora. Cabbage contains food indoles that promote normal endocrine system’s functions and hormonal balance, strengthen the immune system, reduce the risk of cancer, and have anti-oxidant properties.
Mix the content of one packet with a glass of cold water, and drink immediately. Take once daily 15-20 minutes before a meal for 10 days. If necessary, the course can be repeated.
CONTRINDICATIONS: Individual intolerance.
PACKAGING: 10 packets.
Fiber is a substance found only in plants, such as fruits, vegetables, and grains. The part of the plant fiber that you eat is called dietary fiber and is an important part of a healthy diet. There are two main types of dietary fiber – insoluble fiber and soluble fiber.
Soluble fiber comes from the storage materials of the plant used to store water. Soluble fiber dissolves and thickens in water, and can form a gel.There are three major properties of water-soluble fiber, namely, water-holding ability, viscosity and ferment ability. Most soluble fibers are completely fermented, except psyllium (soluble fiber), which is only partially fermented.
Soluble fiber forms a gel when mixed with liquid, while insoluble fiber does not. Insoluble fiber passes through your digestive tract largely intact. Both types of fiber are important in the diet and provide benefits to the digestive system by helping to maintain regularity.
Soluble fiber is found in oats, peas, beans, certain fruits, and psyllium.
In additional to the digestive system benefits mentioned above, soluble fiber has been scientifically proven to reduce blood cholesterol levels, which may help reduce your risk of heart disease. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration recently authorized food companies to use a health claim for soluble fiber from both psyllium and oats.
More than 150 studies have been conducted examining the role of soluble fiber in reducing the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. It is well known that the high cholesterol level may lead to the development of heart diseases. The inclusion of soluble fibers in the diet is both practical and safe.
Soluble Fiber acts like a sponge, absorbing fluid as it moves through system. This results in softer, bigger stools (fewer hemorrhoids). It also slows release of sugar to the bloodstream (hypoglycemia, diabetes), prevents hunger by filling the stomach and regulating blood sugar. Soluble Fiber also lowers cholesterol as it forms gel, which captures bile acids and cholesterol in diet. (5)
A diet rich in soluble fiber has numerous health benefits such as its effectiveness in controlling obesity, stroke, diabetes, cancer and gastrointestinal disorders. (2)
In Netherlands study has shown that men with the lowest fiber intake had a four times higher death rate from heart disease than men with the highest fiber intake. A fiber intake of at least 37 grams daily seemed to protect against heart disease.
In the same study, men with the lowest fiber intake had three times as many deaths from cancer as men with the highest fiber intake. (1)
Both soluble and insoluble fiber help improve blood sugar control in diabetic and nondiabetic individuals.
Heart diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States as well as in many developing and developed countries. However, studies have found that there is a significantly lower incidence in Japan (88 per 100 000 people) where the fiber intake is the highest in comparison with Germany (267 per 100 000 people), where fiber intake is medium and the USA (564 per 100 000people), where the fiber intake is low. (3,4)
Insoluble fiber passes through body more quickly than soluble fiber, preventing or relieving constipation. It may prevent colon cancer by moving cancer-causing substances through digestive tract more quickly. Insoluble fiber helps against constipation, which nowadays is a common condition for many people. Almost half of the population of the developed countries suffers from constipation.
A low-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grain containing fiber may lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce risk of heart diseases. This type of diet may also reduce the risk of some types of cancer. Nutrition plays a role in about 35 percent of all cancers. The National Cancer Institute recommends that Americans increase their fiber intake to help protect against cancer. (1)
A number of U.S. health organizations, including the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Cancer Institute, recommend increasing fiber intake to about 25 to 35 grams daily.
More than 150 clinical trials were conducted with the purpose to determine the influence of dietary fibers on the condition of cardio-vascular system.
The increased cholesterol level is one of the major risk factors of coronary heart diseases. The findings demonstrated that soluble fiber reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. Soluble fibers decrease the bile absorption process. Bile, which contains cholesterol, is necessary for the digestion of fat. It is secreted into the intestine in response to food intake and most of it is reabsorbed after digestion is completed, when soluble fiber is present not as much bile is reabsorbed. (5)
The research conducted in Netherlands showed that men using insufficient amount of dietary fibers are four times more susceptible to fatal results of CVD. The daily dietary fiber intake should be no less than 37 mg per day.
Burkitt et al, in 1972, compared various population groups and found that those on high fiber diets produced stools of 150- 980 grams/day, with transit times of 19-68 hours. Those on low fiber produced stools of 39-195 grams/day with transit times of 28-144 hours. (6)
Thus the diet rich in fiber helps to normalize pathologically slow or fast stool transit time.
Clinical trial showed that adding 30 g of oat bran to the healthy adult men diet decreases the stool transit time from 3.8 to 2.4 days, but in patients with diarrhea the time increases from some hours to 1.7 day.
In one of the studies food frequency questionnaire was used to assess the relation of fibre intake and frequency of colorectal adenoma. The study was done within the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial, a randomised controlled trial designed to investigate methods for early detection of cancer. Fibre intake of 33971 participants who were sigmoidoscopy-negative for polyps was compared with 3591 cases with at least one histologically verified adenoma in the distal large bowel (ie, descending colon, sigmoid colon, or rectum). Odds ratios were estimated by logistic regression analysis. High intakes of dietary fibre were associated with a lower risk of colorectal adenoma, after adjustment for potential dietary and non-dietary risk factors. Participants in the highest quintile of dietary fibre intake had a 27% (95% CI 14-38, p(trend)=0.002) lower risk of adenoma than those in the lowest quintile. The inverse association was strongest for fibre from grains and cereals and from fruits. (7)
The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study is a Europe-wide prospective cohort study of the relationships between diet and cancer, as well as other chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. 521,457 healthy adults, mostly aged 35-70 years, were enrolled in ten European countries. It reported that a group with the highest fiber intake had a 25% reduction in the incidence of colon cancer compared to individuals with the lowest fiber intake. (8)
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