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What are Transfer Factors?

  • not a vitamin

  • not a mineral

  • not a herb

  • not a phytonutrient

Transfer Factors are the smallest molecules in colostrum. Every mother who breast-feeds her infant passes on her own immunity – in fact she passes on all of the information her immune system has gained during her lifetime. This process begins with the first milk; the pre-maternal milk called colostrum. The most valuable of the "immunity weapons" in colostrum are the smallest molecules called Transfer Factors.

What do Transfer Factors do?
Three important functions of transfer factors:

  1. Boost the immune system. Transfer Factors power up our immune system by boosting Natural Killer (NK) cell activity. NK cells are a key part of our body’s defense against infection and sickness. They seek and destroy infected or malignant cells through direct contact. NK cells are especially important in fighting cancer cells, and cells infected by viruses, bacteria and fungi.

  2. Increase the intelligence of the immune system. Transfer Factors raise our immune I.Q. Transfer Factors download a ‘blueprint’ of the mother’s immune system to the recipient. This provides thousands of new ‘photographs’ for our immune system to quickly recognise new threats. They provide accurate information to build a swift attack, cutting down the time it takes to fight infection. They provide immune markers to more quickly guide T cell reactions to an invader.

  3. Suppresses an over-active immune system. An out-of-control immune system attacks healthy cells. The suppressor fraction of Transfer Factor dampens down this activity. This fraction of Transfer Factor is particularly effective in helping autoimmune conditions... in modulating the immune system - and much, much more

Who discovered Transfer Factor?
In 1949, Dr H. Sherwood Lawrence made a very significant discovery. In the process of studying tuberculosis, which was a major health threat at the time, he discovered an immune response could be transferred from a donor to a recipient through an injection of an extract of white blood cells.

Further investigation led him to conclude that this immune extract must contain "factors" that made it possible to transfer the donor’s immunity to the recipient. He called these molecules "transfer factors."

In 1989, two researchers completed what was to become a patented process for actually extracting transfer factors from cow colostrum, resulting in a concentrated form. In 1999, the effectiveness and safety of transfer factor supplementation was validated by scores of clinical studies worldwide. Scientists are just beginning to grasp the profound implications of transfer factor therapy in determining the health of not only present, but future generations.

Dr Gary Wilson and Dr Greg Paddock successfully completed a myriad of tests to win USDA approval for their transfer factor technology. It is this unique, patented technology that makes it possible to isolate or to separate transfer factors from cow colostrum. Through this extraction technique, pure transfer factors can be collected from the cow’s first milk, dried and then encapsulated for human consumption.

Do Health Professionals work with Transfer Factor?
Yes. There are already Health Professionals working with Transfer Factor all around the world, including many renowned surgeons and doctors who recommend Transfer Factor to all their patients.

Is Transfer Factor protected by Patent?
Yes. US Patent 4,816,563 covers the molecular extraction of Transfer Factor from colostrum. 4Life Research holds the license for that patent and the Trademark for the name Transfer Factor.

But what about antibiotics?
Around the same time as Dr. Lawrence's discovery, the "miracle cure" of antibiotics came into widespread use and transfer factor research was pushed aside by many scientists and physicians. But even in the midst of the antibiotic age, dedicated clinicians persisted, spending an estimated $40 million on transfer factor research --- and showing clinical success throughout the world. But are antibiotics now one of the fading miracles of medicine?

Is Transfer Factor backed by scientific data?
In the fifty years since Lawrence's pioneering work, more than 3,000 scientific papers have been published, documenting the benefits and safety of transfer factor’s use. However, until recently, large-scale commercial production has been impossible. But now, thanks to recently perfected extraction methods, transfer factor benefits can be available to all through 4Life Research's patented and patent-pending Transfer Factor Advanced Formulas.

An introduction to how our immune system works
To fully appreciate how important our immune system is to our on-going health, an understanding of NK cells (Natural Killer cells) will help. Here is a very simplified description.

NK cells are important soldiers for your immune system and considered to be the first line of defense against viruses and other pathogens. They contain granules filled with potent chemicals. Each NK cell binds to its target and delivers a burst of lethal chemicals to destroy the invaders.

Additionally, each time NK cells go to work inside your body they further develop your immune system's memory. In other words, they are able to react even quicker the next time they recognize an invader.

Transfer factors contain inducers and suppressors that help balance the immune system's response to disease. The inducers are used by the "brain" transfer factors to activate more "combat" cells into battle against germs and disease when needed ...without turning against your body.

Why not just supplement with colostrum?
Transfer Factors are non-allergenic whereas colostrum contains many antibodies, large milk proteins designed for the calf – primarily casein and immunoglobulins that can cause allergic reactions to many people. In other words, Transfer Factor is not species-specific – it is identical in all mammals.

Colostrum also contains only random amounts of Transfer Factors, so you would have to take about 75 times the amount to get the same result. You would have to take up to 75 capsules of colostrum to equal the power of just one capsule of Transfer Factor!

How safe is Transfer Factor?
Transfer factors are natural molecules and have been safely used in supplement form for many years. Throughout the history of transfer factors use, there have been no reports of serious adverse reactions, even when clinically administered in excess or with normal doses given over many years.

Has Transfer Factor been scientifically validated?
Since Dr Sherwood Lawrence discovered Transfer Factors in 1949, there have been over 3,000 scientific studies published on Transfer Factor in the Medical Literature.

Why hasn’t the pharmaceutical industry jumped on Transfer Factor?
No one company ‘owns’ Transfer Factors and this makes it impossible for any one pharmaceutical company to use Transfer Factor. Pharmaceutical companies tend to be ‘drug’ fixated and a 100% natural product doesn’t fit their mind-set. Nobody ‘owns’ ghinko, Echinacea, Vitamin C, Aloe or Noni – it’s the same thing - Transfer Factor belongs in the public domain. It’s just that this Company has licensed the rights to the only Patents that covers the extraction of Transfer Factor from colostrum.

Can anyone take Transfer Factor?
People of all ages can use transfer factor. Transfer factor was, in fact, designed by nature for newborns. People wishing to give transfer factor to infants and children under age 12 should work closely with a medical professional on deciding what dose to take. Typically, children do well with doses half that of the adult/label dose. Infants would require somewhat less. While there is no known toxicity to transfer factor, picking doses for younger children and infants should be done with prudence.

Is there research data readily available?
Yes. As we have said, there are over 3,000 published research papers in the medical literature on Transfer Factors. This research is available in books, videos, audios and websites by the hundred. Anyone in the health industry can certainly validate the facts for themselves with minimal effort.

Since 2001, Transfer Factor has featured in the PDR - the Physician's Desk Reference. This is the official databank that all doctors now use to access information on approved products.

Can anyone buy Transfer Factor?
Yes - just order online from this shop and your products will be delivered directly to your home or office, guaranteed at the best wholesale prices.

Is it expensive?
Compared to getting sick, and any other immune boosting and modulating product on the market, Transfer Factor is extremely cost effective. The 4Life Transfer Factor products are the "Rolls Royce" of the industry. You may be able to buy cheaper but you'll find that effectiveness wins every time.

When it comes to your family's health, what's more important? Cheap, or something that can really work?

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