Resista Forte

WHAT IS RESISTA FORTE AND WHO IS IT INTENDED FOR?

RESISTA FORTE is a supplement intended for the immune system. It contains 9 scientifically selected ingredients of natural origin which support and contribute to the normal function of the immune system.

Each tablet of RESISTA FORTE contains:

  • 250 mg of EpiCor®
  • 50 mg of standardised Shiitake extract
  • 250 mg of Colostrum
  • 5 µg of Vitamin D3 3 (200 IU)
  • 5 mg of Zinc
  • Probiotics (lactobacilli and bifidobacteria): Lactobacillus acidophilus (2.5 billion vital cells*); Bifidobacterium lactis (2.5 billion vital cells*)
  • 50 mg of Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)
  • Oral probiotic: Streptococcus salivarius subsp. thermophilus ST-G30 (1 billion vital cells*). *Number of vital cells at the moment of manufacturing.

*Number of vital cells at the moment of manufacturing.

Resista Forte is a dietary supplement.

WHAT IS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM?

The main purpose of the immune system is to protect the body against pathogenic bacteria and viruses and to destroy all cells in the body which have been modified or damaged. When viruses or bacteria come into contact with the body, the immune system cells identify the pathogen, activate themselves, and attack and destroy it.

Immunity is usually classified as natural or acquired. We start forming a defence system against pathogenic microorganisms while still in the womb which is called natural immunity. It consists of defence barriers, including skin and mucosa, some immune cells, and a number of substances (such as enzymes, proteins, and cytokines), which block, neutralise, or destroy pathogenic microorganisms.

Acquired immunity develops throughout life and is formed when the immune system comes into contact with pathogenic viruses and bacteria. As a result of this contact, the immune system learns to detect and neutralise pathogens by producing antibodies specific to each type of microorganisms. This is why acquired immunity is also called specific immunity.

While acquired immunity is more effective in handling a specific pathogen, natural immunity is essential for the body’s survival, as the immune system needs about 7 days to produce an effective response.

The immune system cells are located all over the body (bone marrow, thymus, spleen, tonsils, and lymph nodes). The largest immune organ is in the gastrointestinal tract (the so-called intestinal lymphoid tissue) and constitutes 70% of the entire immune system. The intestinal lymphoid tissue is closely linked to good intestinal bacteria (lactobacilli and bifidobacteria) which constantly stimulate it and keep it ready for a fast and adequate immune response when pathogenic viruses and bacteria enter the body. When the number of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract decreases, the immune system is weakened.

The immune system fights millions of viruses and bacteria which enter our bodies every day, and yet, we remain healthy. Pathogens sometimes prevail for a short while, and our health is then compromised.

When the immune system is permanently weakened due to chronic diseases, aging, pregnancy and other factors, or when it is about to be exposed to excessive and hard-to-endure stress during flu epidemics, it needs an extra boost.

HOW DO THE INGREDIENTS OF RESISTA FORTE WORK?

EpiCor® is a sophisticated complex of biological active substances obtained in the fermentation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast with a patented technology. It contains mostly beta-glucans, in addition to proteins, peptides, antioxidants, polyphenols, organic acids, nucleotides, and mannans. A number of clinical studies have proven the positive effect of EpiCor® on the immune system.

Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is a medical fungus containing a complex of alpha- and beta-glucans. As alpha-glucans have a lower molecular mass than that of beta-glucans, they complement beta-glucans with new properties and additionally support the effect of RESISTA FORTE on the immune system.

Having been studied for many years, colostrum has a clinically proven effect on the immune system, as a large part of its components have immunological properties:

·                Immunoglobulins (IgG1, IgG2, IgA, IgM) – antibodies with a broad spectrum of activity which are essential for specific immunity.

·                Cytokines – substances which enable communication between immune system cells. It is believed that the addition of cytokines facilitates the natural coordination between immune system cells and positively influences the strength of immune responses.

·                Lactoperoxidase – an enzyme which, as a component of natural immunity, has an important role in oxidation processes which enable the immune system to perform its natural function.

·                Lactoferrin – a transport protein which is also an essential element of the natural immune system. It binds iron ions and modifies the nutritious environment, making it favourable for beneficial bacteria in the body (lactobacilli and bifodibacteria). Some data indicate that lactoferrin also has a direct effect on immune system cells by supporting their essential functions.

·                Lysozyme – an enzyme found in saliva, tears, human breast milk, and mucous secretion. Lysozyme breaks down the bacterial cell wall and is an important part of natural immunity. It is secreted by certain immune system cells (macrophages and leukocytes) and is an essential compound required by the immune system in order to perform its natural protective functions.

Vitamin D is vital for the immune system. At adequate levels, vitamin D supports the natural protective function of the immune system, particularly in the respiratory tract and the lungs.

Zinc is particularly important as it acts as a booster to support the function of both innate and acquired immunity. As the ability to absorb zinc from food decreases with age, additional intake of zinc is recommended.

The probiotics Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis are beneficial intestinal bacteria which interact with immune system cells in the gastrointestinal tract. These bacteria trigger a cascading chain of reactions that result in immune system balance and generation of adequate immune responses.

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are types of saccharides that feed probiotics (the ‘good’ bacteria lactobacilli and bifidobacteria). The intake of FOS results in an increased number of probiotics in the gastrointestinal tract, which subsequently strengthens their positive effect on the immune system.

The oral probiotic Streptococcus salivarius subsp. thermophilus ST-G30 is a part of the normal human flora in the oral cavity, tonsil, and pharynx mucosa and supports the local protective function of the immune system.

WHEN AND HOW SHOULD RESISTA FORTE BE TAKEN?

RESISTA FORTE is a lozenge. It is recommended that no food and drinks are consumed for at least 30 minutes after taking the lozenge.

RESISTA FORTE should be taken for general immune system support before the winter season or whenever the immune system needs an extra boost.

Adults and children over 12 years of age should take 2 tablets of RESISTA FORTE daily for 30 days.

The recommended dose for children over 5 years of age is 1 tablet of RESISTA FORTE daily for 30 days.

If considering taking RESISTA FORTE for general immune system support before the winter season, it is highly recommended that you start in the beginning of September.

RESISTA FORTE can also be swallowed whole. If swallowed whole, the local effect on the mucosa of the oral cavity, tonsils, and pharynx will be milder, but the general effect of the product on the immune system remains the same.

WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE RESISTA FORTE?

RESISTA FORTE should not be taken by transplant patients and patients taking immunosuppressive therapy, or people who have had an allergic reaction to any of the lozenge ingredients.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF RESISTA FORTE?

There are no known side effects of the product or contraindications to its use.

You can take RESISTA FORTE both by itself and in combination with another product, after consulting your doctor.

STORAGE

Keep RESISTA FORTE in its original packaging at a temperature of up to 25°С and out of the reach of children.
Do not use the product after its expiry date or if the integrity of the packaging is compromised.