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I have been in the Health and Nutrition business for many years, and affiliated with 4Life Research as an independent distributor for nearly 12 years. In my opinion 4 life Transfer Factor™ from 4Life™ Research, has been one the most life-changing products I have ever used and marketed. Transfer Factor™ is not a vitamin, mineral or herb… It is an extract of tiny molecules derived from cow colostrum and contained in the Transfer Classic™ product, and advanced formulas including Transfer Factor Tri-Factor™, and Transfer Factor Plus Tri Factor which both contain transfer factors extrcted from both cow colostrum and chicken egg yolks as well . Transfer factor is known as a “messenger molecule” that activates and programs a baby (or recipient)’s immune system cells with critical information regarding the identity of the enemy (bacteria, virus etc.) that mother has been exposed to. This is mother nature’s way of vaccinating the child! Makes sense doesn’t it.?
Enough said for now.. I want to continue my story later… a lot of good stuff here.. stay tuned. More on our three main formulas’ .. Transfer Factor Classic™, Transfer Factor Tri-Factor™, and Transfer Factor Plus Tri-Factor™
4Life™ is very excited to bring you the most exciting health and wellness product ever brought to market. 4Life™ is founded upon a scientific philosophy of product research and development. Transfer Factor™, comes to us after nearly 50 years of research and over 3,500 scientific medical papers on the transfer factor molecules it contains which proves its effectiveness. 4Life™ has licensed the only patent identifying transfer factor in colostrum and the only exclusive and proprietary method for extracting transfer factor from colostrum.
From The Transfer Factor™ Report – An Introduction
Our health is directly influenced by our immune system. A balanced and healthy immune system is central to the body’s ability to defend against infections., viral and bacterial invaders. “It is our ability to create a healthy immune system that represents the greatest potential for gains in human health.”1
Thankfully, recent research has revealed a natural agent that can improve the quality of life for many people. Transfer factor is the name given to this relatively new agent. It is found in colostrum and other sources and is a natural way of strengthening our immune systems.
What is Transfer Factor™?
Transfer factor™ is the most exciting health discovery in recent decades. Transfer factors are small immune messenger molecules that are produced by higher organisms. 2 Their role is to transfer immune recognition signals between immune cells and thereby assist in educating naive immune cells about a present or potential danger.
In the harsh and hostile environment in which a baby suddenly finds itself, invading microorganisms could rapidly overcome and destroy the new life. Nature has provided a procedure to rapidly educate the infant’s naive immune system. Prior to delivering a baby, the expectant mother prepares a natural immunizing cocktail that is included in the first milk (colostrum) she provides to her new baby. Transfer factor™ is a key part of this process.
Dr. C. H. Kirkpatrick determined that transfer factors were small peptides of about eight amino acid residues.7 Eighteen different amino acids have been represented which may combine to produce billions of different transfer factors. These tiny transfer factor molecules contain the true essence of the immunological message.
Transfer factors do not elicit an allergic response and are not species-specific. This means is that transfer factors produced by a cow are just as effective in humans as they would be in another cow. This amazing ability could inspire a revolution in medicine.
Overview of the immune system
The immune system is a multifaceted system comprised of more than a trillion cells, with a collective weight of about 1 kg (2.2 pounds).2 There are three essential properties of the immune system: recognizing a challenge to the immune system, reacting to that challenge, and remembering that challenge to respond more quickly next time the body is exposed to it.
Within the immune system there are two separate responses to abnormal or foreign substances. The first response is called the humoral immune reaction involving the production of immunoglobulins, often referred to as “antibodies.” The second response is the cellular immune response, or cell-mediated immunity (CMI). This response depends on communication between various types of immune system cells (lymphocytes).
Review of the immune system response.
An immature immune response may take 10-14 days to completely develop. This is what is called delayed hypersensitivity. Such a delay is not always healthy, as can be attested to by anyone who has fought a cold or flu for two weeks or more. Transfer factors can help because they include both inducer/helper functions (Inducer Factors) and a suppressor function (Suppressor Factor).9 The Inducer Factor is the transfer factor component that translates an apparently mature immune response from the donor to the recipient. Transfer factors have been shown to induce an immune response in less than 24 hours.9 Nevertheless, an overactive immune response to irritating agents such as pollens or even our own body cells is not healthy. Thus, both Inducer Factor and Suppressor Factor are part of an immunoregulatory network that keeps our immune system balanced.
Colostrum, the first milk produced by mammals, is a rich source of transfer factors.11 The role of the transfer factors in colostrum is to imprint on the infant immune system cells the recognition codes they need to identify pathogens as hostile invaders.12 In an infant, initial immunity is established rapidly if the baby is allowed to nurse. Infants who are not breast-fed consistently show a greater vulnerability to infections and allergies.
The immunoglobulins found in colostrum can (and do) cause allergic reactions in other species. They are the reason for most cow-milk allergies in humans.3 Transfer factors, on the other hand, are not allergenic. In addition, as is to be expected from the discovery of transfer factors in colostrum, it has been proven that transfer factors are equally effective whether administered by injection or consumed orally.7 13 It has also been shown that a long-term oral administration of transfer factor preparations is safe.14 15 Infants and the elderly are the two groups particularly at risk for infections. Oral administration of transfer factor is convenient and easily accepted by these age groups.16
*Test results obtained from two independent NK cell studies conducted by Anatoll Voroblev, head of immunology, at the Russian Academy of Medical Science. The blind studies tested 4Life Transfer Factor Advanced™ Formulas (Transfer Factor E-XF proprietary blend of both cow colostrum and egg yolk sources) and other immune system products.
*The above chart includes the results of a study conducted by Jeunesse Inc. Institute of Longevity Medicine. This study reviewed the ability of nutrients to boost the effectiveness of the immune system’s natural killer cells. 196 of the most popular nutrients were tested in blood in the presence of live cancer cells.
1 Personal communication with Richard Bennet, Ph.D. (11/17/97). 2 Immunology, Immunopathology and Immunity. Sell S. Appleton and Lange: Stamford CT 1996. 3Allergenicity of orally administered immunoglobulin preparations in food-allergic children. Bernhisel-Broadbent J, Yolken RH, Sampson HA. Pediatrics 1991, 87(2), 208-14. 4 Transfer Factor in the Era of AIDS. Pizza G, Viza D. Biotherapy 1996, 9(1-3), ix-x. 5 Immunology in a Nutshell. Eberhand Wecker. Mannheim: BI. Wissenschaftverlag. 1992. 6 The cellular transfer of cutaneous hypersensitivity to tuberculin in man. Lawerence HS. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1949, 71, 516. 7 Activities and characteristics of Transfer Factors. Kirkpatrick CH. Biotherapy 1996, 9(1-3), 13-6. 8 A) Reasons for the emergence of antibiotic resistance. Tenover FC, McGowan JE Jr. Am J Med Sci 1996, 311(1), 9-16. B) Medline Search 1994-1997. 9 Transfer Factor–current status and future prospects. Lawrence HS, Borkowsky W. Biotherapy 1996, 9(1-3), 1-5. 10 Emerging Foodborne Diseases: An Evolving Public Health Challenge. Tauxe RV.The National Conference on Emerging Foodborne Pathogens: Implications and Control, March 24-26, 1997, Alexandria, Virginia, USA Emerging Infectious Diseases 1997, 3(4) 11 Personal communication from Drs. Greg Wilson and Gary Paddock. 12 Transfer Factor: Past, Present and Future. Fudenberg HH, Fudenberg HH. Ann Rev Pharm Tox 1989, 475-516. 13 Murine Transfer Factors: dose-response relationships and routes of administration. Kirkpatrick C H, Hamad AR, Morton LC. Cell Immunol 1995, 164(2), 203-6. 14 In vitro studies during long-term oral administration of specific Transfer Factor. Pizza G, De Vinci C, Fornarola V, Palareti A, Baricordi O, Viza D. Biotherapy 1996, 9(1-3), 175-85. 15 Oral bovine Transfer Factor (OTF) use in the hyper-IgE syndrome. Jones JF, et al. In: Immunobiology of Transfer Factor. Academic Press: New York. 1983, pp 261-70. 16 Observation of the effect of PSTF oral liquor on the positive tuberculin test reaction. Wu S, Zhong X. Chung Kuo I Hsueh Ko Hsueh Yuan Hsueh Pao 1992, 14(4), 314-6. 17 Modulation of concanavalin A-induced, antigen–non-specific regulatory cell activity by leuenkephalin and related peptides. Sizemore RC, et al. Clin Imm Im 1991, 60(2), 310-18. 18 Use of In Vitro Assay Techniques to Measure Parameters Related to Clinical Applications of Transfer Factor Therapy. Wilson GB, Fudenberg HH. US Patent 4610878. Sept. 9, 1986. 19 Infectious Disease as an Evolutionary Paradigm. Lederberg J. The National Conference on Emerging Foodborne Pathogens: Implications and Control, March 24-26, 1997, Alexandria, Virginia, USA Emerging Infectious Diseases vol 3(4) 20 AIDS and Transfer Factor: myths, certainties and realities. Viza D. Biotherapy 1996, 9(1-3), 17-26. 21The emergent needs for basic research, education, and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance. Problems facing the report from the American Society for Microbiology Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance. Jones RN. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 1996,(25) 153-61.
“Through the research that Dr. Wilson and I have done in the development and characterization of Colostral TF, we have patented this technology. This patent includes the manufacture and use of Colostral TF, and this patent has been licensed to 4Life.”
Dr. Gary Paddock Transfer Factor Patent Holder