The FORM PLUS 3000 instruments offer a unique feature by measuring oxidative stress.
“Screening of OS is essential to delay the development of disease and to improve the quality of life of subjects. In light of this, OS can be defined as a new risk factor for the populations’ health, such as is high BP, high lipid levels and glucose, obesity and smoking and should be addressed in the same manner.”
Dr. Lorenza, Biochemist, Northern Italy.
The Form Plus is the original system for oxidative stress screening and monitoring.
User friendly operation, tiny whole blood samples, results in minutes and room temperature consumables, makes the system ideal for measuring oxidative stress in a practical capacity.
It assesses oxidative stress by testing both the ROS
(Reactive Oxygen Status) damage index (FORT test) and the antioxidant capacity (FORD test) of samples. In addition, via the results of both tests the Redox Index of samples is calculated.
Oxidative stress is not a disease but a negative condition that can lead to or accelerate diseases and disorders, ageing, inflammation and injury.
Powerful scientific literature demonstrates that a proper balance between oxidants and antioxidants is involved in maintaining health, wellness and longevity and an
alteration can result in disorders and disease including: inflammation, cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease, diabetes and ageing.
Consequently, oxidative stress is a vital warning signal and essential for preventive medicine and health care as well as the control of relevant therapies during disease management.
It is a valuable prognostic tool for all healthcare operators.
The oxidative stress panel (FORT and FORD test) provides users with a powerful and early indication of free radicals attack and the total antioxidants defense on capillary blood samples.
Both assays are commonly employed as marker of inflammation.
Over 280 Pubmed papers have been published on the CR3000
FORM plus FORT and FORD assays.
Users of the Oxidative Stress Panel
-Specialists (from cardiovascular disease, anti-ageing, degenerative disease, to diabetes)
-Sports Doctors and Sports Science