Commonly Asked Questions on 4Life transfer Factor
WHAT ARE TRANSFER FACTORS?
Transfer factors are tiny natural molecules found in the bodies of all mammals and birds that transfer critical immune information to cells. They work across species barriers—from animal to person or animal to animal—to transfer immune knowledge to the na?e immune system.
HOW DO TRANSFER FACTORS WORK?
Transfer factors educate your na?e immune system about a present or potential danger and equip it with a plan for action. Although the most notable function of these smart molecules is to support the recognition of a threat, they also support the immune system’s ability to remember past invasions, allowing your body to more quickly respond to similar health threats. In addition, transfer factors boost or balance your immune response, depending on the support needed by your immune system.
HOW WERE TRANSFER FACTORS DISCOVERED?
In 1949, Dr. H. Sherwood Lawrence determined that an immune response could be transferred from a donor to a recipient through a white blood cell extract. He concluded that the extract contained a factor capable of transferring the donor’s immunity information to the recipient ad named the substance transfer factor.
WHAT PROMPTED SCIENTISTS TO LOOK FOR TRANSFER FACTORS IN EGGS AND COLOSTRUM?
It was first noticed that when newborn cows didn’t or couldn’t nurse, they quickly died. Infection, and not starvation, was usually the cause. Researchers realized that the mother was passing immunity information to the calf after birth and that the only means could be transfer factors in her first milk. It was then realized that birds must also pass on immune information to their own young.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING CHICKEN EGGS OR COW COLOSTRUM AS A SOURCE OF TRANSFER FACTORS?
Both chickens and cows live mainly outside, where they eat off the ground, drink from shared water sources, endure varying weather conditions and contend with the challenges of communal living. This leaves them exposed to a variety of germs, bacteria and viruses, which their immune systems must battle and then remember in order for them to stay healthy. It’s the heroic nature of their immune systems, needed for survival, that makes them ideal donors for transfer factors. Because transfer factors can be shared safely and effectively from human to human, chicken to human, or cow to human, either source alone offers excellent immune support. Combined, they offer one of the broadest ranges of immune support available!
WHICH SOURCE OF TRANSFER FACTORS DOES 4LIFE USE IN ITS PRODUCTS?
4life extracts transfer factors from cow colostrums (first milk), and egg yolks to provide a wide range of immune support. Using patented and patent-pending processes, 4Life has streamlined the extraction processes to concentrate the power of transfer factors in unique and innovative supplements that help strengthen the immune system.
TRANSFER FACTOR E-XF?Life Transfer Factor Advanced Formula products are made from 4Life’s proprietary and scientifically proven Transfer Factor E-XF blend. Developed exclusively by 4Life using patented and patent-pending technology, the blend combines the immune knowledge of two sources to deliver the benefits of transfer factors from both cow colostrums and chicken eggs to offer a broad range of immune knowledge.
4LIFE TARGETED TRANSFER FACTOR?Life’s line of Targeted Transfer Factor products is part of a revolutionary support system. Scientifically researched and developed by 4Life, they target the power of transfer factors extracted from eggs specially farmed to benefit specific body systems. 4Life holds the exclusive patent for this extract process (US Patent 6,468,534).
ARE THERE ANY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DRIED EGG YOLK OR COW COLOSTRUM AND 4LIFE TRANSFER FACTOR PRODUCTS?
Yes. Unlike dried egg yolk or cow colostrums, 4Life’s Transfer Factor E-XF contains concentrated transfer factors. Through patented processes, 4Life separates transfer factors from the other components in egg yolks and cow colostrums to capture a broader range of immune-enhancing transfer factors. Dried eggs and cow colostrums alone contains only small amounts of actual transfer factors along with other compounds. In addition, Transfer Factor E-XF goes through a special stabilization process to protect its effectiveness.
ARE TRANSFER FACTORS SAFE?
Transfer factors are a natural molecule and have been safely used in supplement form for many years. Throughout the history of transfer factor use, there have been no reports of serious adverse reactions, even when clinically administered in excess or with normal doses given over many years.
IS THERE SCIENTIFIC PROOF THAT TRANSFER FACTORS ARE EFFECTIVE?
Yes. In the 50 years since Dr. Lawrence’s pioneering work on transfer factors, an estimated $40 million has been spent researching transfer factors and hundreds of scientific papers that document its effectiveness have been published.
Independent studies have also shown the ability of 4Life Transfer Factor products to increase immune system effectiveness. Studies by the Russian Academy of Medical Science show that 4Life Transfer Factor Advanced Formula boosts immune activity by 283 percent and 4Life Transfer Factor Plus Advanced Formula boosts it 437 percent!* Additional clinical studies and information are located in the 2004 and 2005 Physicians Desk Reference for Non-Prescription Drugs and Dietary Supplements.
*Test results obtained by a blind study conducted by Dr. Anatoli Vorobiev Kelevstiki, Head of Immunology of the Russian Academy of Medical Science. Cancer containing cells were subjected to cytotoxicity testing. Samples containing 4Life Transfer Factor from cow colostrums and egg yolk sources were tested individually and in blended forms for incubation periods of 24 and 48 hours to determine the most beneficial combination and activation time.
WHO BENEFITS FROM TAKING 4LIFE TRANSFER FACTOR PRODUCTS?
Anyone who needs to boost or balance their immune system.
WILL TRANSFER FACTORS SURVIVE IN MY STOMACH?
Yes. Unlike the antibodies and proteins found in egg yolks and colostrums alone, transfer factors readily survive the digestion process and are easily absorbed. Stomach acids and digestive enzymes won’t degrade their potency.
CAN PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES OR LACTOSE INTOLERANCE USE 4LIFE TRANSFER FACTOR PRODUCTS?
Yes. Transfer factors themselves are non-allergenic. 4Life’s extraction process avoids or removes common allergens in egg and colostrums sources. Any remaining lactose in colostrums-derived transfer factors is far below the amounts that typically cause reactions. (As precaution, people with allergies specifically to egg yolks, should check with their physician before taking 4Life Products with Transfer Factor E-XF or Targeted Transfer Factor.)
CAN INFANTS AND CHILDREN SAFELY TAKE 4LIFE TRANSFER FACTOR PRODUCTS?
Yes. Transfer factors were, in fact, designed by nature for newborns as their first meal. 4Life Transfer Factor products that contain only transfer factors are safe for infants and children. Kids love the taste of 4Life Transfer Factor RioVida, a pure juice drink that provides vital nutrients for kids. 4Life offers 4Life Transfer Factor Kids just for children, which combines the power of Transfer Factor E-XF with 22 essential vitamins and minerals in tasty, chewable tablets that provide the immune and nutritional support that growing kids need. In addition, 4Life Transfer Factor Go Stix combine the power of Transfer Factor E-XF with vanilla flavoring and can be easily mixed with pureed foods or fruit drinks.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE TRANSFER FACTOR IF I WAS BREASTFED AS AN INFANT?
The transfer factors you received as an infant helped educate and strengthen your na?e immune system. But, immune cells regularly die and are replaced, so the ongoing protection from transfer factors lasts only a short time. Because today, more than ever, we’re exposed to new immune challenges, taking transfer factors on a daily basis to support your immune system is important to your overall health.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE 4LIFE TRANSFER FACTOR PRODUCTS?
Our bodies create new immune cells that need instructions every day. To meet this need, 4Life Transfer Factor products should be used daily to give the immune system the continual support it needs to recognize and respond to new and emerging health threats. 4Life Transfer Factor Plus Advanced Formula, 4Life Transfer Factor Advanced Formula, and 4Life Transfer Factor RioVida can safely be combined with Targeted Transfer Factor products to support overall immunity as well to target support for specific body systems.
ARE THERE PRDOCUTS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO PREFER NOT TO SWALLOW PILLS?
4Life offers several options for those who would rather not swallow pills. 4Life Transfer Factor RioVida provides the benefits of Transfer Factor E-XF in liquid form, blended with an intense combination of antioxidant-rich fruit juices. 4Life Transfer Factor Go Stix feature vanilla-flavored Transfer Factor E-XF powder in single-serving packets, perfect for busy people on the go. 4Life Transfer Factor Chewable gives you all the benefits of Transfer Factor E-XF in a citrus-cream flavored tablet. 4Life Transfer Factor KidsTM are tasty chewable tablets featuring Transfer Factor E—XF and 22 essential vitamins and minerals. 4Life Transfer Factor Immune Spray is a great-tasting throat spray that combines the antibacterial properties of colloidal silver with the power of Transfer Factor XF.
In accordance with FDA guidelines, 4Life does not recommend Transfer Factor for any specific condition. We understand that as antibiotics are resisted by the immune threats, the need for immune support is critical and we will continue to provide Transfer Factor in order to maintain or improve health.