What Are Transfer Factors?

Transfer factors are used for infectious conditions in people with weak immune systems. These infectious conditions include bacteria or viruses in the blood stream (septicemia), sinus infections, bronchitis, influenza, swine flu, the common cold, shingles, chickenpox, hepatitis B, fungal infections such as coccidioidomycosis, yeast infections (candidiasis), parasitic infections such as leishmaniasis and cryptosporidiosis, and leprosy. Transfer factors are also used against infections caused by viruses, bacteria and by yeast-like fungus.

Transfer factors are also used for diabetes, autism, infertility, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Behcet’s syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, balding, and Alzheimer’s disease. They are also used for skin conditions including psoriasis, allergic dermatitis, and others. Other uses include an eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease), multiple sclerosis, bone cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, food and chemical allergies, myasthenia gravis, and asthma.

4Life™ transfer factor products with colostrum provides great immunity boosting ability and has been proven to dramatically increase Natural Killer cells (NK cells) activity by up to 437 percent — those immune cells on the front lines—therefore helping you enjoy optimal health!

A Medical Opinion

“Transfer factors are tiny protein molecules that are produced by immune cells called T-cells. It allows the immune system to remember conditions for which immunity has already been established. When a person has been infected, for example, with chicken pox in childhood, their body develops a memory of that illness, and prevents the person from becoming re-infected with it later in life. In the future, the specific immune transfer factor molecule for chicken pox will endow the immune system with the exact ‘blueprint’ of what chicken pox looks like, and the body will be able to quickly recognize and respond to any possible re-infection.
– Rob Robertson, MD

Many of these transfer factors – or “immune memory molecules,” were introduced to us from our mother’s milk or colostrum, which is the richest source of concentrated transfer factors known to scientists. Transfer factors in colostrum have the sole purpose of transferring immunity from the mother to the baby’s immature immune system. All mammals produce transfer factor, but scientists prefer to work with chicken and normal bovine colostrum. A healthy cow already produces millions of different transfer factors, but when the cow comes into contact with a pathogen such as a virus, it produces a new transfer factor for that specific virus or pathogen.

How Your Immune System Works

The two most abundant and safest sources of transfer factors come from cow colostrum and egg yolks. 4Life uses these sources in its products to harness both the broad spectrum and targeted immune benefits they provide. Both the cow and the chicken live mainly outside where they eat from the ground, drink from a shared water source, endure all types of weather conditions and contend with all the challenges that come with living in a herd. These open environments leave them exposed to a variety of germs, bacteria and viruses every day, which their immune systems must battle against and then maintain in their memory to keep them healthy throughout their lives. Fortunately, the heroic nature of their immune systems gives them the strength they need to survive.

With Transfer Factor you have the ability to borrow and utilize immune memory from the cow and the chicken so when you come in contact with the same infectious organisms, you have an incredible advantage~ your system is ready to remember, recognize and respond to foreign invaders faster and more aggressively. 4Life uses both the cow and chicken to source polyvalent, or broad-spectrum, transfer factors that provide a wide range of immune support. For targeted support, egg sources are specially farmed to benefit specific body systems. Transfer Factor represents a foundation of health for animals and humans alike. They are rare elements that remain constant, no matter what the source, and can be universally shared to strengthen immunity — to protect and enhance life.

To summarize, Transfer factors:

  1. Help immune cells quickly recognize invading germs or other potential threats
  2. Help the immune system respond more efficiently after an invader has been identified
  3. Lend a hand in remembering how to tackle each problem your immune system encounters, so your body knows exactly what to do the next time
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