PTI Wellness ProtocolTM
Your Keys to Total Body Health
Walk into a health food store and you are confronted with an overwhelming sea of supplements and a vast amount of information, some of which is conflicting and most of which is contradictory to so-called modern medicine. How do you know what is really needed for your body and in what amounts? To whom can you turn to find a well-balanced and comprehensive program of nutritional support that addresses the vital needs of all of the major body systems?
In 1996, nutritional pioneer Carson B. Burgstiner, MD founded Preventive Therapeutics, Inc. (PTI) in order to make available such comprehensive nutritional support for his patients. Since then PTI has painstakingly developed a potent family of revolutionary supplements that are focused on supporting foundational human health pathways.
The PTI Wellness Protocol is not a single ingredient wonder or a passing fad. It is a legacy of faith, obedience and a distinguished thirty-eight year medical career devoted to preventive medicine and the study of nutrition. Enthusiastic supporters from all over the world are praising Dr. Burgstiner for transforming their health while eliminating the guess work from their supplement program.
Together the six products that make up the PTI Wellness Protocol are designed to:
- Restore integrity to the immune system.
- Enhance the absorption and assimilation of nutrients.
- Reduce inflammation, the primary destructive force in the body.
- Promote the elimination of wastes and environmental toxins.
Built around the concept of synergy, each product in the PTI Wellness Protocol enhances the effects of the others, forming a comprehensive wellness strategy and a powerful deterrent to chronic illness. These products form the backbone of a ground breaking natural health program:
1. Dr. Burgstiner's Original Complete Thymic Formula offers the body a comprehensive and wholesome foundation of food based nutritional support while making available factors that are known to nourish and balance immune function. This ultimate wellness formula is the perfect blend of cutting-edge nutritional support with glandular therapy for the thymus gland, the master gland of immunity. Supporting the thymus gland nourishes and strengthens the body's natural defense system by influencing the number and specific function of T-cells.
Hormones secreted by the thymus gland play a central role in immune regulation. They are responsible for imparting the memory component to immune cells, enabling them to recognize and destroy viruses and harmful microbes. Lower thymic hormone levels in the blood are associated with depressed immunity, and are typical of the elderly, individuals with chronic infections, auto-immune disorders, cancer and AIDS patients. People who have undergone radiation, chemotherapy or other immune-suppressing treatments also typically have low thymus function.
In terms of truly restoring integrity to the immune system, nothing else comes close to thymus support because thymic hormones are the body's "nurses" and "professors" that nourish and educate immature immune cells as to their role in life. There are many ways to manipulate (not necessarily control) immune function, but none as foundational as glandular therapy for the thymus. Not only does it provide gland-specific nutrients, but it appears to provide vital information encoded in the RNA and DNA of the glandular materials that simply cannot be transmitted in any other way.
Add to that in one delivery system the whole food based vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that serve to activate cellular metabolism, and you have a supplement with the potential to profoundly impact the quality of human life! Like all PTI products, Original Complete Thymic Formula is manufactured under pharmaceutical conditions with premium grade nutrients, and uses advanced assimilation technology to assure maximum absorption.
2. Essential DigestionTM is designed to boost depleted enzyme levels in the body, restoring the efficiency of the digestive process and reducing inflammation, the primary source of many degenerative disease symptoms. Essential Digestion is an acid stable blend of plant based enzymes, herbs and other nutrients that was formulated as a general digestive aid to enhance absorption and assimilation of vital nutrients. Digestive enzymes are the "sparks of life" that enable us to turn food into energy. From the moment food enters the mouth enzymes begin working to break it down into fuel particles.
Enzymes also play a critical and diverse role in cellular metabolism. It is no secret that the foods we eat today are not exactly what our Creator intended. In the name of profit, fruits and vegetables that are grown in nutrient-poor soil are sprayed, processed and preserved for a longer shelf life. Cooking further destroys the natural enzymes present in food, producing a strain on the body's enzyme reserves. This "enzyme deficit" places a toxic burden on the body that accelerates with age, robbing us of energy and vitality.
Currently it is estimated that 58% of the American population suffers from some type of digestive disorder. Many degenerative health problems (such as allergies, food sensitivities and auto-immune disorders) are thought to begin in the gut with incomplete or inadequate digestion. Taking Essential Digestion is a simple and effective way to improve digestion and avoid the problems associated with enzyme depletion. To learn more about the critical role of enzymes in the body, click on the "Health Info" tab and scroll down to read the published article "You Are What You Digest."
3. Essential FloraTM was developed to help maintain healthy levels of beneficial microorganisms in the intestinal tract, further improving digestion and strengthening the very foundation of immunity.
The human body is made up of 100 trillion cells, but we have ten times as many bacteria living within our digestive tract. Under normal conditions, the vast majority (approximately 85%) of them are beneficial. These friendly flora or probiotics play a major role in our health, aiding digestion, manufacturing energy producing B vitamins and keeping harmful bacteria in check. Antibiotics, corticosteroids and other drugs, chlorinated water, diets high in sugar, heavy stress and many other factors can disturb the delicate balance of microorganisms in the gut. In fact, some practitioners believe that intestinal flora imbalance is the root cause of up to 90% of all chronic illness. It makes sense when you consider that 70% of our immune cells are found in the gastrointestinal tract.
While eating fermented foods such as kefir or yogurt can help maintain healthy levels of friendly flora in the bowels, most commercial products are loaded with refined sugar, which more than offsets any health benefits they may have offered. The most effective and convenient way to ensure the proper balance of power in the gut is to supplement your diet with probiotics. Most "high potency" probiotic brands contain only one to five billion live cells per capsule (and only several strains). Essential Flora delivers 16 different strains (15 billion live cells per capsule guaranteed) of the most effective and well-researched beneficial microorganisms needed by the human body. Probiotic strains have been associated with lower serum cholesterol levels, eradicating chronic bowel disease, relieving allergies and food sensitivities and fighting off chronic systemic yeast infections.
To learn more about the critical role that the intestinal tract plays in immunity and in overall health, click on the "Health Info" tab and scroll down to read the published article "Why Probiotics?"
4. Liver CS PlusTM is a synergistic blend of herbs and nutrients designed to cleanse and support the liver and other digestive organs, helping to promote detoxification pathways in the body. No other liver formulation available combines the ancient knowledge of traditional, Chinese and Ayurvedic liver herbs together with the unique restorative power of organic liver extract. Liver CS Plus is further enhanced with select lipotropic factors that are known to nourish the liver and dramatically enhance the absorption of vital nutrients.
The liver is the second largest organ in the human body, and the only one that can regenerate itself when it is damaged. This unique feature is important because the liver must process every nutrient, toxin, drug, and every other substance that enters the body. The liver helps regulate blood sugar and plays a major role in the metabolism of hormones, carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It is also responsible for synthesizing or recycling the vast majority of proteins that regulate signaling pathways for inflammation. Maintaining the health of this most vital of organs is one of the major keys to vibrant health. Taking Liver CS Plus is a great way to promote elimination pathways in the body, reducing inflammation and lowering the body's burden of wastes and other harmful substances.
5. MagnifiCalTM is a revolutionary mineral and herbal complex that is designed to provide multi-dimensional support for the body. In addition to providing calcium, magnesium and other nutrients that are critical to healthy muscle function (including our most important muscle, the heart), MagnifiCal provides outstanding support for strong bones and teeth. Most importantly, MagnifiCal contains nutrients that are known to support the transport of calcium out of the soft tissues and back into the bone where it belongs.
Thinning of bones (demineralization) and corresponding calcification of soft tissues is one of the benchmarks of the aging process. The leaching of calcium and other minerals from the bones in order to maintain blood pH and neutralize acid wastes catches up with us in the form of osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), hormonal imbalances and a multitude of other ailments.
The need for calcium and magnesium supplementation is well established today, but typical Cal/Mag products (with their poorly absorbed mineral forms presented in the wrong ratios) are woefully inadequate. In fact, long term consumption of excessive calcium (especially in relation to magnesium) can lead to a buildup in the urinary tract and gall bladder (kidney and gall stones). Rather than introducing massive quantities of poorly absorbed calcium into the body in hopes of it being assimilated and properly excreted (which is what modern and even alternative medicine is doing), MagnifiCal seeks to regulate calcium metabolism itself.
MagnifiCal has been specially developed with natural source minerals in their most concentrated and highly absorbed forms to provide the body with easy access to the critical nutrients necessary for bone growth and repair. In order to maximize absorption and synergy, multiple forms of calcium and magnesium are combined (in an optimum and highly unique ratio) along with zinc, strontium, and boron. Vitamin B-6 (along with magnesium) inhibits the precipitation of excess calcium out of solution, thus retarding the formation of stones.
Vitamins D-3 and K-2 greatly influence the absorption, transport and utilization of calcium in the body. In fact, vitamin K-2 (MagnifiCal contains an advanced form called menaguinone-7) acts as the glue that binds calcium into the bone matrix. Silicon, another key bone matrix mineral, is provided through the addition of horsetail extract. Bromelain, Betaine and Bioperine have been added for their proven ability to enhance systemic absorption of nutrients.
For obvious reasons, this product may hold vast potential in the field of anti-aging medicine. MagnifiCal completes the PTI Wellness Protocol on the same terms it began ten years ago with an avant guarde, outside the box kind of supplement that addresses foundational pathways of human metabolism.
6. Essential OmegasTM is a state of the art blend of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids from cold expeller-pressed flax, borage and safflower oils and deep sea, cold water molecularly distilled fish oil. This cutting edge formulation is a balanced blend of essential nutritional fats that are critical to life, from maintaining cell structural integrity to cellular communication and energy production. Essential omega fats such as DHA, ALA, EPA and GLA greatly reduce inflammation in the body by moderating the release of inflammatory cytokines. Omegas benefit cardiovascular health by helping to reduce cholesterol levels and by inhibiting the formation of atherosclerotic plaque. They also naturally thin the blood by reducing platelet aggregation (clumping together of red blood cells).
Often referred to as "brain food," omega 3 fats such as DHA and EPA are quite literally the primary building blocks of brain tissue.
CLA is another essential fat thought to promote healthy immune system function and normalize cholesterol levels, and is associated with reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass in overweight people. CLA is isolated from safflower oil, and is prized by many for its cancer fighting properties.
Without adequate omega 3 fat levels in our body, healthy skin, joints, heart and brain function are impossible, yet the standard American diet is drastically lacking in these nutrients. In fact, the ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fats in our diet is said to have skyrocketed in modern times from an ideal one to one ratio to as much as one to twenty! Increasing rates of degenerative diseases, cancer, premature aging and death are the result. Taking Essential Omega is a safe, effective and convenient way to reverse the deadly omega 3/6 ratio that is so prevalent in the western diet.
The bottom line: The PTI Wellness Protocol delivers results!
History is littered with pioneers. Every so often a person comes along whose thinking is not confined to current teaching and practice; one who is willing to pursue truth regardless of the cost. Pioneers like Carson B. Burgstiner, MD have contributed greatly to the advancement of human knowledge about the role of nutrition in health. Such breakthroughs often come from great thinkers who are specialists in their field, but whose practical application of their ideas may be limited by the narrow scope of their specialty. Although Dr. Burgstiner was a specialist (OB-GYN), he was gifted with an understanding of physiology and nutrition that encompasses the whole terrain of human metabolism. He understood that thymus gland support is critical to maintaining the integrity of the immune system and that the human body cannot thrive without a strong and balanced immune system.
Likewise, Dr. Burgstiner knew that the body cannot function without the ability to absorb and assimilate nutrients or eliminate wastes and environmental toxins. He recognized that controlling inflammation is one of the most important health factors that determine both our quantity and quality of life. He warned that the standard American diet is sadly lacking in omega three fats and essential minerals that play key roles in our metabolism.
The philosophy of Dr. Burgstiner's medical practice was that "if you maintain normal physiology, you can prevent pathology and disease." Each product in the PTI Wellness Protocol is designed to restore and maintain normal physiology, giving the body every opportunity to establish and maintain optimal health and longevity. When one looks at the synergistic support provided in the PTI Wellness Protocol from a variety of metabolic pathways, it is no wonder that PTI receives the kind of feedback that we do from enthusiastic customers:
"I have experienced energy and endurance like I have not seen for years! My wife and I have researched herbal remedies and believe that herbs were created by God to keep people healthy. However, it is difficult to determine what you need and when you need it. I totally and sincerely believe that PTI has created the perfect blend." -- Rob S.
"In my 26 years of practice I have yet to come across a multi-vitamin multi-mineral supplement that directly impacts the immune system like Complete Thymic Formula does. There simply is nothing on the market that is comparable." -- Dr. Philip Princetta
"I have Hepatitis C (Genotype1-B) and now feel like a new person! I took the Essential Flora and Essential Digestion and the "bloating" and very uncomfortable feeling of being full lessened with 12 hours. The diarrhea is gone!!! Unbelievable!!! This stuff really works!!! -- Larry D.
"I have Multiple Sclerosis and I was taking another program for five years. I started these vitamins one month ago and saw a change in the first week. I will take them for the rest of my life! -- Judy D.
"I am amazed how much better I feel! I have suffered with anemia and low energy, sleeplessness, etc. for years and have tried other formulas and herbs with limited results. I just had my annual eye exam and for the first time in years, my prescription got better instead of worse! I sleep soundly at night and have more energy during the day. Thank God for Dr. Burgstiner! -- Susan B.
"I am still virus free - Yes my dragon is still dead. And yes I am still taking the Complete Thymic Formula and Liver CS Plus. Virus free now for over a year and a half. It worked for me.... Thanks again, Dr. Burgstiner! -- Terry T.
"At 74 these products have helped and prevented me from a lot of age related maladies. I'm just enjoying life, no aches, no pains. It is wonderful! Your corporate title says it all: Preventive Therapeutics." -- Earl Roberts
This information is for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. None of the information herein should be construed as a claim for the cure, treatment or prevention of disease.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.
CARSON B. BURGSTINER, MD
LEGACY OF A HEALER
By Timothy Daiss
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