Fort & Ford Test

Introducing Oxidative Stress Assessment (Fort & Ford)


Oxidative stress is the answer, which is present in our everyday life.

Oxidative Stress is an imbalance between free radicals and existing antioxidant defenses (E.g. Level of Vitamin C or E in the body)

Many practitioners employ the test to identify oxidative stress, act on reducing states to prevent and alleviate conditions, medical treatments in the future will be all about identifying and treating medical conditions before they manifest themselves.

V Wellness CR3000 assays usually recommended are FORT, FORD and HbA1c which is connected to cardiovascular disease and diabetes can be used to target the sources of Oxidative Stress

Many illness or complex health issues are often missed due to inability to recognize invisible symptoms that many of the individual suffer from. Invisible symptoms could be related to genetic conditions, predispositions, underlying health disorders and any bio chemical imbalances in the body that may be the initial stage of ill health.

Oxidative stress analysis is considered as invisible symptom which if detected can help prevent conditions before pathological symptoms arise.

Ford Test


Free Radicals are responsible for tissue damaging such as lipid per oxidation and DNA or protein damage. Since cell injury can be induced by excessive oxidative stress, the measurement of reactive species is very useful clinical settings to evaluate whether an oxidative stress condition is in progress.

Fort assesses oxidative stress in a blood sample.


Antioxidants help defend living organisms against free radical attack. Many diseases have been associated with low antioxidant levels. The antioxidant defense system has many components; a deficiency in any of the components can cause reduction in the overall antioxidant status of an individual. In fact antioxidant mechanisms act synergistically in the body to offer the best line of defense against free radical attack.

FORD kit assesses the overall plasmatic antioxidant system

Many Scientific papers are available on the V Wellness Oxidative Stress Analyzer. The detection allows the development of intervention strategies, which can contribute to delay the progression of a condition/disease as well as to ameliorate the outcome and then to enhance the quality of life.

Below are some of the areas where FORT and FORD assessment has been used:

Oxidative Stress is an imbalance between free radicals and existing antioxidant defenses (E.g. Level of Vitamin C or E in the body) which are the root causes of many diseases.

Did you know that allergies and food intolerance are linked to oxidative test?

V Wellness are now offering CR3000 Oxidative Stress test to patients, thereby helping all to manage the effects of these conditions and find the root cause.

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Redox Index:


FORT < 300

FORD ≥ 1.08



Maintain your healthy lifestyle and assure that OS is kept under control

If the healthcare professional rules out no particular

stress in your lifestyle, no family history of disease and

a healthy lifestyle, see below for next referral.


Suggested referral for next profiling: 5-6 months.



Redox Index:


FORT < 300

FORD ≤ 1.07

Keep results under check

This is a risk condition: individuals are potentially at risk of developing disorders and premature aging.

Antioxidant defences need to be enhanced.

♦ Increase consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts. Eat a colourful variety of food, better if in season, every day.

♦ A qualified professional may recommend the administration of a cocktail of Antioxidants, for at least 3 to 6 treatments

♦ You may be advised phytonutrient supplements, herbal preparations and botanical beverages.

♦ Take into account potential adverse side effects of medication.

♦ Prefer organic foods, occasionally even fortified ones.

♦ Take into account current medication administered and conditions/disorders (e.g., drug treatment such as antibiotic, oral contraceptives, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), corticosteroids; or in case of digestive disorders such as colitis; or during caloric restricted diet, pregnancy and inflammation).

Suggested referral for next profiling: within 2 months, especially during supplementation.



Redox Index:


300 < FORT < 330

FORD ≥ 1.08


Preventive actions and healthier habits should be adopted to reduce free radical action and

Prevent it becoming a potential health risk factor.

♦ Follow a well-balanced and regular diet, with plenty of fruit and vegetables.

♦ Control weight and check BMI

♦ Primary screening may be advised

♦ Practice regular and adequate physical activity

♦ No smoking

♦ Get the sleep you need (at least 5-6 hours a night)

♦ Avoid excessive mentally and physically stressful situation, if possible.

Suggested referral for next profiling: 3-4 months.



Redox Index:


300 < FORT < 330

FORD ≤ 1.07


Free radicals formation is borderline and the normal capacity to neutralize them is overwhelmed. This condition may progressively worsen over time. The balance should be promptly restored.

♦ Adopt a healthier diet and lifestyles (see above)

♦ Reduce or avoid unhealthy habits such as smoking or excessive drinking.

♦ Consult a medical professional for appropriate antioxidant/vitamin drips. It may be necessary to increase the dosage and/or length of treatment with respects to the OS latent status.

♦ Choose Myerscocktail that provide about 200-300 percent of the RDA of all the vitamins and minerals, rather than a single ‘mega doses’ for one substance only.

♦ Primary screening may be advised

♦ Beware of negative interaction between different products and drugs.

♦ Fully comply with professional advice on diet, lifestyle and any supplementation. Occasional changes or supplementation will not bring about the changes required.

Suggested referral for next profiling: 1-2 months, especially during supplementation to monitor effectiveness.



Redox Index:


FORT ≥ 331

0.25 < FORD < 3.00

Oxidative stress in progress

Free radicals production and antioxidant power is unbalanced.

In the event FORD values are normal or high, the antioxidant capacity to counteract free radical-linked damage is currently ineffective.

♦ Further clinical investigation is advised (example, primary screening, heart rate - BPM, BMI, inflammation markers, vitamin D deficiency etc).

♦ Diet and lifestyle changes are highly recommended. A medical professional may advise the administration of a good antioxidant(s).

♦ Other forms of IV Vitamin drips may be suggested as per the medical doctors advise

Suggested referral for next profiling: 4-6 weeks

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