Every day our office is asked to explain the difference
between *Entelev, *Cancell and our own Cantron.
In addition, there has been a campaign of revisionist
history regarding the true origins of Cantron and
President and founder of Medical Research Products
As a result, there have been many erroneous statements spread
throughout the rumor mill. This is most unfortunate. Therefore
in the interest of preserving the true history, I am providing
readers with the factual accounts as I personally experienced
*Entelev is the original
formula of James V. Sheridan, a chemist
and researcher from Michigan. He developed the concept
for his formulation in 1936, commenced animal studies
in the late 40's, attempted to undergo clinical
trials in the 50's while working for the Michigan
Cancer Institute, and in the early 60's, he conducted
further research while working with Battelle Laboratories
(the testing center for the National Cancer Institute).
Between 1974 and 1983 Mr. Sheridan gave the formula
away free of charge to over one thousand people.
Developer of *Entelev/Cantron/ *Cancell
In 1983, Jim was getting old and felt defeated. He had worked
with the formula for 47 years and felt he was never going
to accomplish his goal of getting the formula accepted by
the scientific community and made available to the general
public, despite being armed with impressive research studies
on animals and anecdotal evidence on humans. In May of 1983,
the FDA had effectively stopped his free distribution by serving
him with a cease and desist order. This caused great consternation
for Mr. Sheridan. Many people who were dependent on this formula
called him in frantic states and begged him to make the formula
Jim’s mistake was that he made medical
claims for this product, which were not approved by the
Food and Drug Administration. In the United States no one
can make a claim for the prevention, cure or mitigation
of any disease unless clinical trials are conducted under
FDA auspices and the claims are approved. Jim also had no
tolerance for complying with rigid manufacturing procedures
that the FDA demanded. This is when Don Wilson came into
the picture. He came to the rescue of Jim Sheridan and his
Wilson and the advent of Cantron
Wilson was an author, lecturer, promoter and
school teacher. In 1978, Don read a book I authored,
"G-H3 Discovery," and was impressed with the subject.
He wrote a complimentary letter, which I responded
to. We began communicating regularly and shortly afterward
he assisted me in promoting G-H3 (also known as Gerovital
H3), a highly controversial product at that time.
Author and Promoter.
Father of Cantron & *Cancell
Don gave a lecture at an Anti-Aging
symposium that I promoted in 1981 in Miami Beach. This is
when we became very good friends. We shared the same goals
in life - a strong desire to help alleviate human suffering,
to lobby for health freedoms and to promote innovative health
products. Don was a straightforward, honest and intelligent
person and we developed a trusting business relationship which
operated on a handshake agreement. He was a wonderful family
man and had a wonderful wife and children. I am proud to call
him my eternal friend. Although he has passed away - and I
miss him dearly - I feel him close in spirit.
In early 1983, Mr. Wilson began working on a book about *Entelev,
and as a result he was in regular contact with Mr. Sheridan.
In May of 1983, Don informed me by letter that Sheridan and
his technician provided him with the entire manufacturing
procedure for *Entelev in order to preserve it for the world
in case anything were to happen to them (they were both elderly
gentlemen). Don could not have foreseen that Sheridan’s
distribution would come to an end so abruptly afterward. Just
two weeks after Don obtained the formula, the FDA issued a
cease and desist order.
In July of 1983, Channel 4 News in Detroit
(WDIV) taped a two part segment about *Entelev in Don Wilson’s
home. Other *Entelev users were in attendance and were interviewed.
Don was unhappy about these segments as he believed that this
coverage did not portray the truth about *Entelev and Sheridan.
The story, however, did highlight the fact that the *Entelev
was now prohibited -and in great demand by former users.
Immediately after the cease and desist order
was issued, Jim and Don were trying to find some way to make
the formula permanently available to the world. Originally
they decided to publish the manufacturing procedure for *Entelev
in Don’s book so that everyone would have access to
this treatment. Realizing afterward that this was a very bad
idea, because the manufacture is complicated and dangerous,
and quality control would be very poor, Don came up with another
idea. Around August of 1983, Don recommended my services to
Mr. Sheridan. He instructed Jim that I was someone who would
find a legal way to provide *Entelev to all the desperate people
who desired it and as the person who could help fulfill his
objective to make this product available to the entire world.
This recommendation was based on my successful marketing of
other innovative products, because of my passion towards the
cause of health freedom in this country and because of my
ability to use my contacts to research and internationally
distribute this product from another country (the Bahamas).
After gaining tentative approval from Mr.
Sheridan, Don contacted me about distributing the *Entelev
formula in a proposed joint effort similar to the one we had
with our G-H3 project. I was very reluctant at first because
of the precarious ramifications I was sure to encounter with
this highly controversial product. But Don was persistent.
He eventually convinced me that I had to partake in this project
for the good of mankind. If Don had not been so persuasive,
I believe that *Entelev would just be a footnote in history
and all of Mr. Sheridan’s dedicated work would have
been in vain. Those who presently believe in this product
and those who have been helped by it owe a great deal of gratitude
to this wonderful man.
Because Mr. Sheridan requested that we keep
the price affordable to all people, the price of $170.00 for
a 32 ounce bottle was agreed upon. Mr. Sheridan refused to
receive any financial remuneration, whatsoever, despite my
His response, which was relayed through Don Wilson, was that
this formula was a gift from the creator to all of his
children, therefore, he could not accept any monetary gain.
For 18 years afterward, we did not raise the price of Cantron
despite greatly increased overhead and production costs until
our slight increase to $190.00 in March, 2002.
Mr. Wilson and I were originally going to
sell the product under the name Entelev; however, for strategic
reasons we renamed it and selected Cantron as our brand name.
Originally, we were to distribute the product throughout the
world and import it into the United States as a drug (instead
of a dietary supplement) from the Bahamas utilizing some new
US import laws which were to take effect. We were also going
to conduct scientific research on the product in the Bahamas
with the ultimate goal of obtaining approval in that country
and FDA approval afterwards. Don met me in the Bahamas in
February of 1984. We talked to a prominent Bahamian physician
regarding the design and implementation of a protocol for
clinical trials on Sheridan's *Entelev, which Mr. Sheridan
would manufacture and provide for the study. After returning
from the Bahamas, Don Wilson relayed the information from
our trip to Mr. Sheridan.
In March of 1984, an article on *Entelev,
entitled “Hope on a Hot Plate,” was published
in the Detroit Monthly Magazine. The author, Micheal Wendland
wrote this about Don Wilson; “Don Wilson, a Plymouth
history teacher is Sheridan’s most vocal and persistent
defender.... He could be a minister in the pulpit, however,
he describes himself as a ‘missionary’ for
Sheridan.” Although this portrayal of Don Wilson
was correct, both Sheridan and Wilson were very unhappy with
this article. They believed they were misquoted and that it
contained several inaccuracies.
Shortly after our successful meeting
in the Bahamas, which pleased ‘The Chief’
(our affectionate term for Mr. Sheridan), I was finally
provided with the entire *Entelev technology (after
7 months of discussing this project). Don immediately
obtained the volunteer services of a friend who was
a chemist, Professor Orville (Orz) Feather.
engineer & Inventor. He helped develop Cantron &
Orz agreed to speak with Mr. Sheridan on
our behalf and to help us manufacture the formula. I was informed
that Mr. Sheridan spoke with Orz and liked him very much.
He gave Don the approval for Orz to assist us in
the complicated task of synthesizing this formula. We agreed
that it would be best if I hired a local consulting chemist
whereby Orz could talk chemist to chemist. This would insure
that a high quality product would be produced. My chemist
was furnished with the entire 8 page manufacturing procedure
in early March 1984.
Orz was in constant contact with ‘The
Chief’ regarding the manufacturing procedures and subsequently
produced his first batch. He passed this information on to
my local chemist who continued to study the manufacturing
process in great detail. A great stumbling block in producing
the formula, as far as we were concerned, was the first stage
of the manufacturing process which created a voluminous amount
of thick toxic fumes. Orz and my local chemist were working
on developing a diffusion system which would capture and neutralize
the acidic fumes, but it was a highly complicated system.
Before we made our first batch of Cantron,
Don invited me to his home in Michigan to meet Professor Feather.
When I arrived at Mr. Wilson’s home on July 27th, 1984
to meet Orz, I was surprised to find not one but two chemists
present, Orz and Ed Sopcak. Don told me that Orz brought Ed
along to help with our project. He heard about Jim Sheridan’s
work and was very interested in it. Being a brilliant metallurgist,
Ed was particularly fascinated by the bio-electrical chemistry
of the formulation. Ed was also highly qualified to help us
with the fume diffusion system we were attempting to develop.
In front of both men, Don stated that, Mr.
Sheridan also approved Ed for our project after speaking with
him by telephone,and that Ed was also furnished with a copy
of the formula. Both scientists acknowledged the fact that
they had indeed spoke with Jim Sheridan by phone regarding
their assistance in making this product for our venture. Both
men expressed their desire to help as volunteers for the good
of mankind and just like Sheridan, they informed me that they
didn’t want to receive any form of financial remuneration
for their efforts.
After returning to my office in Miami, my
consulting chemist was now speaking to both Orz and Ed regarding
the manufacturing process and the fume diffusion system. Orz
and Ed regularly consulted Mr. Sheridan during these discussions
and on our behalf they passed questions and answers back and
As a practical matter it was eventually decided
that Ed Sopcak would make the first 2 stages of the formula
for us which would eliminate the need for creating the special
fume diffusion system. Our office was located in the city;
but, Ed lived in the country where he was able to make the
first step outdoors without need of the diffusion system.
In August of 1984, five months after we first began studying
the manufacturing process, we successfully completed our first
batch with Sopcak’s help. We manufactured only the finishing
stages up until 1994 until we finally developed the fume diffusion
system and began manufacturing the entire formula.
the meeting in Don’s house, both chemists asked
if I would mind if they made a small amount of the product
outside of our business venture to give to a few select
people in their circle. I did not object. I could not
have imagined it at that time, but this became the advent
Helped produce Cantron and founded *Cancell
As Orz and Ed began making this formula for
a small circle of people, the word spread fast. Ed began getting
many requests for the formula. In June or July of 1985, almost
2 years after the Cantron project was conceived in the summer
of 1983, Ed came to the decision to give the formula he distributed
its own brand name. He chose the name *Cancell and continued
giving it away free of charge until 1992 when a federal judge
cited him for contempt of a 1989 permanent injunction which
ordered him to cease and desist from making or distributing
*Cancell. While Ed was distributing his own *Cancell, he continued
to make the first two stages of Cantron for my company. Many
people have the incorrect belief that the name *Cancell has
been changed to Cantron. The fact is that the name Cantron
actually existed well before *Cancell. The Cantron project
was conceived in July or August of 1983, long before Ed Sopcak
was ever introduced to Don Wilson in July 1984 or before he
named the *Cancell product in June or July of 1985.
The original *Cancell was based on the same
dark liquid formulation of James Sheridan, however, in 1991-1992
after almost 8 years of making and giving away an estimated
30,000 bottles of *Cancell, Mr. Sopcak made a radical departure
by producing a clear product which was a chemical free solution.
Confusion had been caused because Mr. Sopcak originally referred
to this new formula as Clear *Cancell. Later the clear product
became known as Quantrol. The older formula became known as
Dark *Cancell. *Cancell or Quantrol is not presently being
distributed anywhere in the world as they are subject to a
federal permanent injunction.
*Entelev, Cantron and Dark *Cancell the exact same formulas?
*Entelev formula has always undergone evolutionary
change in the interest of improving it. The formula Mr.
Sheridan used in the 40's had been dramatically improved
by the time we received his 1984 version.
After receiving the current version of Mr.
Sheridan’s *Entelev in March 84, he made yet another
modification in August 1984, which was relayed to my consulting
chemist by Ed Sopcak. About the same time, Ed and Orz made
a modification of their own to the manufacturing process.
They did this only after consulting with and getting approval
from ‘The Chief.’ This Sopcak/Feather modification
to the manufacturing process is the one we used in our Cantron
product until 1999 and is the same formula that was used
in the *Cancell product as well.
Many years later (1990 -1991) Ed claimed that his dark *Cancell
became slightly different than Cantron because he experimented
with imparting vibrational frequencies into his formula
at the end stage of the manufacturing process. This caused
additional confusion. Upon questioning him in a private
audio-taped meeting, Ed clarified to me that both formulas
were chemically identical, only that the vibrational frequencies
were different as a result of his manipulation of energy
fields. There were never any scientific studies provided
which proved the value of this metaphysical change; and
I did not adopt it in the Cantron formulation.
In 1999 we learned that the Sopcak/Feather
version of Cantron that we were using produced a significantly
lower amount of an important ingredient ( a cyclopentene)
than the original Sheridan formula which we received in
1984. Although Ed and I were receiving fabulous results
with the Sopcak/Feather version for many years; nevertheless,
I decided to revert back to the original 1984 *Entelev formula.
This is because I had developed a greater awareness of the
importance of this particular cyclopentene after studying
Don Wilson’s book manuscript and Jim Sheridan scientific
papers in great detail. In August 1999, an improved method
was discovered to produce even higher quantities of this
important cyclopentene. We call this our New Millennium
version of Cantron. It works faster and is highly more effective
than all previous versions. It is the best version of the
Sheridan formulation which has ever been produced.
Medical Research Products is continually
committed to advancing the technology and improving upon
the original *Entelev formula just as ‘The Chief’
and Ed Sopcak have always done. We will not be satisfied
in our efforts until every single person who takes Cantron
receives the desired results regarding their health condition.
The greatest difference between the 3 different
parties who distributed this formula is that *Entelev and
*Cancell were distributed utilizing unapproved drug claims.
Our company does not endorse any of the medical claims that
have been made for either *Entelev or *Cancell. Such claims
have never been proven to the satisfaction of the FDA and
are expressly prohibited by Federal Law. Please read our
Wellness philosophy and our Cantron literature in order
to learn more about its intended use.
There have been widespread rumors that Mr.
Sheridan did not have any knowledge about Don Wilson providing
me with the *Entelev technology; furthermore, that he was
unhappy about not receiving a royalty from the sales of
Cantron. Anyone who reads anything about Mr. Sheridan should
know that he never wanted to make any money from *Entelev,
therefore, these accusations are absurd on their face. These
unfounded rumors are spread by those who are completely
ignorant of the real facts. Not only did Don Wilson explain
our joint venture at length with Mr. Sheridan during a period
of one year, but afterward, as previously illustrated in
this article, Professor Orz Feather and Ed Sopcak also conferred
with Mr. Sheridan regularly on our behalf. Orz Feather wrote
letters to my chemist and myself, outlining his conversations
with Sheridan, including one letter entitled, “Questions
and Answers from the Chief.” This letter served to
answer complicated scientific questions posed by my local
chemist to Mr. Sheridan and is proof positive that he was
not only aware of my Cantron enterprise but was deeply involved
with helping us as well.
Although it has been falsely reported that
Mr. Sheridan never spoke to me in the 1980s and that he
didn’t even know who I was, the real fact is that
in 1986, Mr. Sheridan took the initiative to call me 3 times.
The first time he called, I was not in. A written message
from the phone operator (which I have saved) stated that
he wanted to test my formula. Before I was able to return
the call, Mr. Sheridan called me back. His opening response
was, “How is my formula working down there in the
Bahamas?” He went on to talk to me about the history
of this project, his research, and what the best ratios
of the formula were. I took notes from this conversation.
Jim asked me to send him some Cantron for his analysis and
my sales literature for his review. I sent both items to
the address he furnished me. Sometime later in the year,
he called me back. I spoke about Don Wilson in this phone
call. I also asked Mr. Sheridan if he desired any money.
He answered in the negative.
It should also be noted that I met with
Mr. Sheridan in 1993, and he was very cordial to me. Furthermore,
for many years during the 1990s, Mr. Sheridan attended many
meetings of the HOPE Foundation (in fact, he was a member,
himself) where they talked about the benefits of Cantron.
Those who were present swear that he regularly referred
to Cantron as his product. Certainly, based on these many
facts, a reasonable person would have to conclude that Mr.
Sheridan was well aware of me and my connection to Don Wilson;
and likewise, that he never wished to receive a royalty
I trust that this information will help
put an end to these unfounded rumors and other unfounded
rumors that have been erroneously spread throughout the
grapevine. The real fact is that the Cantron project was
always blessed by “The Chief.”
"*Entelev" is a registered
trademark of Ella, Inc., which was filed in October of 2002.
As used in this website, "*Entelev" does not refer
to any product made by Ella, Inc., but to the original *Entelev
Formula developed by James Sheridan who stopped distributing
his *Entelev product in 1983, just prior to turning over
the formulation to Don Wilson, an associate of of Jerome
Godin and Medical Research Products.
"*Cancell" is a registered
Trademark of Mary Sahs and Susan Sopcak, which was filed
in May of 2001. As used in this website, "*Cancell"
does not refer to any product made by Mary Sahs or Susan
Sopcak, but to the original *Cancell formulation that was
manufactured and distributed by Ed Sopcak after he received
the manufacturing instructions from Don Wilson, an associate
of Jerome Godin and Medical Research Products, for assisting
in the initial development and manufacture of the Cantron
Product. Mr. Sopcak ceased distribution of his original
*Cancell formulation in 1992, but continued to work with
Medical Research Products for many years afterwards.
Cantron is offered only as a dietary
supplement, specifically for its electrolyte and antioxidant
properties as well as for its role in the cellular respiration
system. Cantron is not intended for, nor should it be used
in the cure, prevention or mitigation of any disease.