FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE TRANSFER FACTORS?
Transfer Factors are tiny natural molecules found in all mammals and birds in the body that transfer critical immune information to our cells. They work across species barrier-from animal to person or animal to animal - to give the naive immune system the knowledge it needs.
HOW DO TRANSFER FACTORS WORK?
Transfer Factors educate your naive 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 speed up the recognition of the threat, making the duration of an illness shorter, 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 can balance the immune system by suppressing it when it's overactive, for example with an autoimmune disorder.
HOW WHERE 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 and 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 often quickly died. Infection, and not starvation, was usually the cause. Researchers realized that the mother was passing immunity information to the carf after birth and that could only means transfer factors in her milk. It was than realized that birds must have similar mechanism for passing immunity on 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 than remember in order for them to stay healthy. It's the heroic nature of their immune systems, needed for 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 the broadest range of immune support available.
WHICH SOURCE OF TRANSFER FACTORS DOES 4LIFE USE IN ITS PRODUCTS?4Life™ uses both the cow and chicken to obtain transfer factors that provide a wide range of immune support. For targeted support, 4Life™ uses egg sources specially formed to benefit specific body systems. 4Life™ licenses the cow colostrum patent. And 4Life™ pioneered extracting transfer factors from chicken eggs and hold the patents depending on this source. 4Life™ has streamlined the extraction processes, which concentrate the power of transfer factors in unique and innovative supplements that help strengthen the immune system.
Transfer Factor EX-F™: 4Life Transfer Factor Plus™ Advanced Formula and other 4Life Transfer Factor™ Advanced Formula products are made from 4Life's proprietary scientifically proven Transfer Factor EX-F™ 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 colostrum and chicken eggs to offer the broadest range of immune knowledge possible.
4Life Targeted Transfer Factor™: 4Life's line of Targeted Transfer Factor™ products is part of revolutionary support system. Scientifically researched and developed by 4Life™, they targeted the power of transfer factors extracted from eggs specially farmed to benefit specific body systems.