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Transfer Factor Molecules And The Immune System

Transfer factors are tiny molecules found in colostrum which provide "immune knowledge" from a mother's immune system to her baby used in recognizing and fighting outside threats. By transferring information from cell to cell, transfer factors serve as "teachers" to the new cells, ensuring a strong immune system capable of surviving, even thriving, in its new environment. There are over 3,000 published papers and 50 years of research on various forms and sources of transfer factors. These molecules were first discovered in the late 40's by Dr. H. Sherwood Lawrence.

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Transfer Factors: Immunological Health

Dr. Rob Robertson, MD - "I believe Transfer Factor is, without a doubt, the greatest discovery of the century in supporting and modulating the immune system. I believe a strengthened immune system will be the primary way to stay well in the future. This nutrient can affect the immune system like nothing else can. I sincerely believe everyone needs to consume this product." Dr. Robertson received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1974. He served as the Director of Emergency Services at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY.

Dr. Victor Tutelian, MD, MPH - "Transfer Factor is the most promising breakthrough in health care discovered in the past several decades. We are just beginning to explore all of the potential of transfer factors. Neutriceuticals like TF are the wave of the future."

Dr. Rob Robertson, MD - "Transfer factors are tiny protein molecules that are produced by immune cells called T-cells. It allow 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.

Transfer Factors -The Ultimate in Immune System Support

Physicians' Desk Reference for Transfer Factor

Scientifically Studied 4Life Transfer Factor Plus Tri-Factor Formula was developed by 4Life researchers and scientists in an effort to maximize immune system support. Results of an independent study conducted at the Russian Academy of Medical Science conclusively showed that 4Life Transfer Factor Plus Tri-Factor Formula propelled Natural Killer (NK) cell activity to a remarkable 437 percent above normal immune system response.

4Life Transfer Factor® products have been recommended by the Russian Federation for use in hospitals and clinics. This historic announcement was a result of ten separate scientific trials and two experimental studies extolling the benefits of 4Life Transfer Factor products.

NanoFactor™ extract is 4Life's patent-pending extract of immune system-enhancing nanofractions. It helps “fine-tune” immune system function so that immune cells know when to act, how to act, and when to rest.

Drs. Greg B. Wilson, Ph.D. and James B. Daily, Jr., Ph.D. - "Transfer factors are small molecular messengers produced by immune T lymphocytes. The message they provide is a specific description of an invading pathogen. Using transfer factors, immune T lymphocytes can transfer the ability to recognize and invading pathogen to previously naïve lymphocytes. In other words, one T lymphocyte tells another what the enemy looks like so that a coordinated attack can be mounted."

No matter what the immune system needs, 4Life Transfer Factor Plus Tri-Factor Formula delivers powerful support to help you achieve a strong and healthy immune system that knows exactly what to do, when to do it, and how to get it done quickly. It combines the intelligence of 4Life Transfer Factor E-XF™, the intuition of NanoFactor™, and the power of 4Life’s proprietary Cordyvant™ blend to regulate, boost, and balance your immune system. Scientific studies report that this Plus Formula can boost immune cell responsiveness 437 percent above normal immune system response.

Video: The American Medical Review: Transfer Factor


Dr. Vivienne Matalon, M.D. - "Transfer factor is in the same class as the most potent vitamins. When do you need it? You need it all the time. And who needs it? Actually, everyone. Not only you as an adult, but also your children and pets. And it's safe. I have not documented one single side effect related to the use of transfer factor."

Scientists from Several Countries Join Forces for Additional Clinical Studies of Transfer Factor

The ISTC of Russia is a member of a joint international project with other health agencies of Japan, Europe and the US. The objective of the international project is to combine efforts in finding improved immunotherapies. Following the discoveries from the NK cell testing, the scientists of 4Life have been invited to join the project. The cost of the studies will be paid by the ISTC.

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Dr. H. Sherwood Lawrence made a revolutionary discovery

In 1949, Dr. H. Sherwood Lawrence made a revolutionary discovery while studying tuberculosis. He determined that an immune response could be transferred from a donor to a recipient by injecting an extract of white blood cells leukocytes from a previously infected, now healthy, subject into a newly infected patient. He found that this extract contained a factor capable of transferring immunity. He named the substance "transfer factors." Dr. Lawrence's discovery came in the midst of the discovery and use of antibiotics. Transfer factors have been used throughout the antibiotic age in different regions of the world such as China, Poland, Italy and others, but never have been available commercially due to the lack of technology. In the fifty years since Lawrence's pioneering work, an estimated $40,000,000 has been spent on research resulting in over 3,000 published scientific papers documenting the benefits of various forms and sources of transfer factors. The extraction process for transfer factors from egg sources is protected by US patent 6,468,534; and the combining process for cow colostrum and chicken egg yolks is protected by U.S. patent 6,866,868.

First Dietary Supplement Approved for Use by Doctors and Hospitals in Russia

Commenting on this remarkable achievement, David Lisonbee, CEO of 4Life stated, "To my knowledge, this is the first time in the history of this industry that a network marketing company or any other dietary supplement company has had one of its dietary supplements approved for use in hospitals in Russia. The Russian Ministry of Health is the equivalent of the Food and Drug Administration in the United States. Doctors and scientists from Russia have been working jointly with scientists from 4Life for several years to arrive at this accomplishment. This approval establishes a new role of dietary supplements in the Russian health care system."

This product represents 4Life's highest level of immune system support. 4Life® Transfer Factor Plus® Tri-Factor® Formula combines the intelligence of Transfer Factor E-XF™, the intuition of NanoFactor™ extract, and the added support of our Cordyvant™ blend to provide the ultimate in immune system support for your body. The proprietary Cordyvant blend features known immune-supporting ingredients such as maitake and shiitake mushrooms, cordyceps, inositol hexaphosphate, beta glucans, beta sitosterol, and olive leaf extract.

In the future, the specific immune transfer factors 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. 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 factors, 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 new transfer factors for that specific virus or pathogen. Dr. Robertson received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1974. He served as the Director of Emergency Services at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY.


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Kenneth Singleton, MD, MPH - "Transfer factor is the most exciting product for the immune system that I've seen in my eighteen years of practicing medicine. It has literally revolutionized my practice."

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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines "transfer factor"

4Life Transfer Factor are available worldwide The scientific term "transfer factor" was added to dictionaries in 1956. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines "transfer factor" as "a substance that is produced and secreted by a lymphocyte functioning in cell-mediated immunity and that upon incorporation into a lymphocyte which has not been sensitized confers on it the same immunological specificity as the sensitized cell". What this all means, is that when immune system cells have battled with specific disease invaders, they produce a substance that transfers a message of warning on to other immune cells.

The newly alerted immune cells "remember" the warning message, producing the same substance, alerting other immune cells. Once alerted, the immune cells always "remember" who the specific enemy is, and how to attack it. Because scientists were unable to actually identify this unknown immune stimulating substance, they coined the simple term "transfer factor" to describe it. Every mother (human or mammal) that breast feeds her baby, passes all of the immunity gained throughout her lifetime on to her infant. Transfer factors are not species-specific and can therefore be extracted from any mammal and then be given to another mammal with the same efficacy. Independent laboratory tests reveal that 4Life® Transfer Factor Plus® Tri-Factor® Formula can boost immune system effectiveness by raising Natural Killer cell function 437 percent.

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Transfer Factors in Pediatrics

Boost your child's immune system Suzette Lawrence, CNM - "When infants are nursed they are 17 times less likely to become seriously ill. Today we understand the science behind this dramatic display of wellness. We understand that the newborn's immune system is jump started with mom's immune history via her transfer factors."

Transfer factors are tiny molecules found in colostrum which provide "immune knowledge" from a mother's immune system to her baby used in recognizing and fighting outside threats. By transferring information from cell to cell, transfer factors serve as "teachers" to the new cells, ensuring a strong immune system capable of surviving, even thriving, in its new environment.* Transfer factors are not species-specific and can therefore be extracted from any mammal and then be given to another mammal with the same efficacy. There are over 3,000 published papers and 50 years of research on various forms and sources of transfer factors.

Transfer Factor Key Points:

Transfer Factor E-XF: Transfer factors are molecules found within the bodies of all mammals and birds. Transfer factors provide immune intelligence and promote the immune system’s ability to recognize, respond to, and remember invaders seeking to threaten health. Transfer Factor 4Life Logo E-XF is 4Life's advanced transfer factor blend. Through a patented process exclusive to 4Life, transfer factors from both cow colostrum and chicken egg yolks are combined to produce synergistic immune-enhancing support.

NanoFactor extract: Nanofractions are low-weight molecules found in the immune systems of certain mammals and birds. They possess natural intuition and function as part of the complex “command and control” network of the immune system. NanoFactor is 4Life’s patent-pending extract of nanofractions from cow colostrum. NanoFactor helps immune cells know when to act, how to act, and when to rest.

While transfer factors and nanofractions each provide effective immune support on their own, intelligence and intuition are both needed for optimal immune response. 4Life Transfer Factor Tri-Factor Formula brings together the intelligence of 4Life Transfer Factor and the intuition of NanoFactor, to regulate, boost, and balance the immune system… according to what your body needs.

Cordyvant blend: Cordyvant contains ingredients that support the innate immune system, your first and instinctive response when your body is threatened. This blend contains known immune system nutrients, including: maitake and shiitake mushrooms, cordyceps, inositol hexaphosphate, beta glucans, soya bean extract, and olive leaf extract.

Increase in Natural Killer Cell Activity Scientifically Studied: 4Life Transfer Factor Plus Tri-Factor Formula was developed by 4Life researchers and scientists in an effort to maximize immune system support. Results of an independent study conducted at the Russian Academy of Medical Science conclusively showed that 4Life Transfer Factor Plus Tri-Factor Formula propelled Natural Killer (NK) cell activity to a remarkable 437 percent above normal immune system response.1

Did you know?

Transfer factor and nanofraction molecules can be shared safely and effectively. Whether they are transferred from cow to human or from chicken to human, these molecules are not species specific.

Technical Points

Natural Killer (NK) cells are important immune cells that seek and destroy harmful cells through direct contact. When invaders enter your body, these NK cells are on the front lines of your immune defense.

The extraction processes for transfer factors from egg sources is protected by US patent 6,468,534, and the combining process for transfer factors from cow colostrum and egg yolks is protected by US patent 6,866,868.

4Life Transfer Factor Plus Tri-Factor Formula is also included in 4Life’s RiteStart® Men and Women.

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What are transfer factors and how do they work?

Soon after giving birth, female mammals produce colostrum, which is a milk-like substance that jump-starts a newborn's immune system. Researchers now believe that the benefits of colostrum don't necessarily end there.

Transfer Factor is a set of messaging molecules that convey immune information within an individual's immune system. Nature also uses transfer factor to carry immune information from one individual's immune system to another individual. This in fact is how it got its name: by being the factor that transferred immunity from one person to another. Transfer factors are the primary communications used by the immune system to defend against harmful microbial threats. Transfer factors are small molecules that occur naturally in all mammals and are passed from mother to newborn through the mother's first milk called colostrum. By transferring information from cell to cell, transfer factors serve as "teachers" to the cells, ensuring a strong immune system capable of surviving, even thriving, in its new environment.

How was Transfer Factor discovered?

In 1949 Dr. H. Sherwood Lawrence was working on the problem of tuberculosis. What he was trying to discover was if any component of the blood could convey a tubercular sensitivity from an exposed recovered donor to a naive recipient. Whole blood transfusions could be used but only between people of the same blood type. Lawrence first separated the blood's immune cells, the lymphocytes or white blood cells, from the whole blood. Then he broke open the lymphocytes and separated the contents of the cells into various size fractions. What he found was that a fraction of small molecules was able to transfer tuberculin sensitivity to a naive recipient. This is what Dr. Lawrence called transfer factor.

Is blood the only source of transfer factor?

Originally it was. It was not until the mid 1980's that two researchers came up with the idea that Transfer Factor may also be present in colostrum. The confirmation of this discovery was awarded a patent in 1989. Colostrum is now the best source of transfer factor.

What is colostrum? It is the first milk that a mother produces immediately after giving birth.

What prompted these scientists to look for Transfer Factor in colostrum? Those who have worked with cattle know that if a calf is not allowed to nurse from its mother it will most often die within a short time. The calves would die in spite of an abundance of food. Death in these cases was cause by infections brought on by the most common organisms. For whatever reason the immune systems of these calves were not working. Seeing this suggests that there is some kind of immune information was being transferred from the mother and her infant. The logical question then became: was it transfer factor? The answer was a resounding YES!

Transfer factors are isolated from colostrum, what about milk allergies and lactose intolerance? Milk allergies are caused by the large milk proteins, primarily casein, and to a lesser extent the immunoglobulins. These proteins are completely removed from the transfer factor. Lactose intolerance is most common in Oriental populations; much less so in those of European or African decent. We are conscience of this concern and remove the lactose from our product.

Transfer Factor products are available world wide - buy at discount priceAre there any differences between dried colostrum and 4Life’s Transfer Factor XF?
Unlike colostrum, Transfer Factor XF contains a concentrated amount of transfer factors, the active ingredient found in colostrum. Through a special patented process licensed to 4Life, transfer factors are separated from other components found in this “first milk.” Transfer factors readily survive digestion and are easily absorbed, unlike the antibodies and proteins found in colostrum. In addition, Transfer Factor XF has undergone a special stabilization process to protect the effectiveness of the transfer factors.

Is Transfer factors only good for newborns? Transfer Factor is good for everyone who needs an extra immune boost.

Is transfer factor safe for infants? Colostral transfer factor was designed by Nature for newborns. Removal of the milk allergens and lactose leaves only the essence of the immunological information in the form of transfer factors.

Who can benefit from taking Transfer Factor XF?
Everyone who needs an extra immune boost can benefit from taking Transfer Factor XF.

Can pregnant women take Transfer Factor XF?
There have been no adverse responses reported while taking Transfer Factor XF during pregnancy, but as with any supplement, consult a physician.

Why should I use Transfer Factor XF if I received immune information as an infant?
The transfer factors we received from our mothers as infants helped educate and strengthen our naïve immune systems for the challenges of that time. Today, more than ever, we are exposed to new immune
challenges, while our immune systems have become weakened with age. Strengthening our immune systems can be critical to lifelong health.

How often should I take Transfer Factor XF?
Every day our bodies create new immune cells that need instruction. To meet this need, Transfer Factor XF should be used on a daily basis to provide the immune system with continual support against an environment filled with new and emerging health challenges. Transfer Factor XF, taken on a daily basis, provides effective support for the immune system.

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If transfer factors is so effective why hasn't the pharmaceutical industry jumped on transfer factors?

I think that is exactly what we are seeing in many foreign countries notably China, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Japan. In the US transfer factor has had an interesting history. The idea of transfer factor flies in the face of conventional immunology. In the 50’s antibiotics were the golden child of medicine followed in the 60's by steroids like cortisone for inflammation and the synthetic steroid hormones like ethinyl estrogen and progestin that were used to create the birth control pill. After an initial delay transfer factor hit its heyday in the 70's and early 80's. Results however were inconsistent as researchers dove in sometimes with more enthusiasm than skill. The key feature that was missing in these investigations was a dependable assay technique for quality control of the product. The quality control issue was not resolved until the mid 1980's.

Given that transfer factor is not a single entity, the pharmaceutical companies had fits to trying to purify the material without losing efficacy. This force-fit into the single-entity, single-function drug dogma was disastrous. The next issue that slowed transfer factor research is the age-old issue of funding. When AIDS hit the popular press politicians shifted funding into AIDS research but with the focus on finding the cause and then finding a drug that would cure AIDS. The work of a few dedicated, but under-funded, researchers and the inability of the mainstream medical-pharmaceutical industry have combined to again focus attention on transfer factor as one of the few modalities that is effective against diseases of viral origin.

Are there reasons why we haven't seen transfer factor as a food supplement before now? Yes, there are two doors that recently have opened that allow transfer factor to be effectively marketed now. The first door to open was the passage of DSHEA in 1994. The provision for structure-functions claims allows the story of transfer factor to be told without jeopardizing its status as a nutritional supplement. The second is technical. Transfer factor was definitely an idea way ahead of its time and it had to wait for technology to catch up. The processing methods that allow for large-scale extraction of transfer factor have only recently been perfected and a commercial product has only been available for the past ten year.

How does one discuss transfer factors in terms of structure-function claims? Simplistically, transfer factor strengthens the immune system. But that is simplistic and could be used to describe a number of herbal products and other supplements. Let me answer the question by first reiterating that transfer factor is not just a single entity. Transfer factor is in fact a complex mixture containing three separate fractions. These three fractions are an INDUCER fraction, and ANTIGEN SPECIFIC fraction, and a SUPPRESSOR fraction. Since our immune systems fight the microbe wars for us, let me use a military analogy to explain these three functions. The inducer fraction serves as the drill Sargent of basic training whipping the immune system into shape but not telling them who to go out and attack. The antigen specific fraction is like a set of wanted posters identifying critical features of the bad guys. If we were microbes these specific identifiers would be our fingerprints, mug shots, etc.

Similarly a whole set of transfer factors are made against a single microbe type. Finally the suppressor fraction is like the politicians who declare an end to the war and demobilize the troops. Without this action a lot of excessive damage is done both in war and within ourselves. When our immune system does not demobilize or overreacts we suffer from autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and allergies. Unlike most immune supplements, that provide the building blocks for proper immune function, transfer factor is immune intelligence. It is immune information and education that focuses the immune system keeping it on task and effective. This is a whole new concept in immune system strengthening.

Is Transfer Factor FDA approved? Foods and dietary supplements are not approved by the FDA and food supplements derived from milk would certainly fall under the category of Generally Recognized As Safe [GRAS].

What is the difference between transfer factors and colostrum? Transfer factors are the most powerful part of colostrum. Colostrum contains bovine specific antibodies that can cause allergic reactions. However, transfer factors are not species-specific and can be given to another mammal without reaction.

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Through a special patented process licensed to 4Life Research™ www.4-life.com, transfer factors are extracted from cow colostrum. 4Life's™ transfer factors naturally supports the body's immune system, communicating immune information more efficiently among the cells in the body.

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Transfer Factor in Veterinary Medicine


Transfer Factor collection process

Cow being milkedTransfer Factors are obtained through a proprietary, patented microfiltration process. The colostrum is collected within the first 24-72 hours of calving after the calf has received its fill, then passed through the microfiltration machinery. The collection of transfer factors is from the excess colostrums, after a portion is given to the calf to protect it. That material is essentially free of all hormone additives. It is the cleanest time to collect milk for consumption and in this case, colostrum for providing transfer factors. The resultant filtrate is then pasteurized a second time and spray-dried into a fine powder. The powder then undergoes microbial testing for safety and a biological assay to ensure consistency and potency.A similar process is used on the egg yolks after they are separated from the whites. The Patent numbers are 4,816,563 and 6,468,534

Mother Hen with Chicks Cows lying in a green pastureBoth 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 the broadest and deepest range of immune support available.

The following points illustrate the quality that goes into the sourcing of our transfer factors.

1. All of the dairy herds that produce colostrum for processing are from USDA Grade A dairy farms. As such the farm and milk must meet the standards of state and federal milk quality ordinances, including the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO). These state and federally inspected farms produce milk for the Grade A Fluid Milk Market. Milk from these farms is sold in the marketplace.

2. It is unlawful to use antibiotics in lactating dairy cattle that will give rise to measureable levels of antimicrobial drugs. All tanker truckloads of milk are tested in all processing plants for such residues. Contaminated milk cannot be used for fluid or processing milk purposes. The financial penalties are severe and dairy producers have redundant management schemes in place to assure that residues do not occur. USDA and FDA statutes prohibit use of antibiotics as a feed supplement in lactating dairy cattle.

3. Our inquiry revealed that the dairy farms that produce raw colostrum for processing do not use hormones intended to increase milk production, including rBST.

4. All colostrum is pasteurized in a proprietary process to assure its microbial safety and quality. Moreover, the ultra-filtration process will remove all known microorganisms. Once dried the powder is tested for viable microbes.

5. The agent associated with "Mad Cow Disease" (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, (BSE)) has NOT been identified in the United States dairy herd. Additionally, there is no evidence of milk borne transmission in the English experience with BSE and the 36 Crutzfeldt-Jakobs Disease (CJD) patients.

6. All other ingredients in the transfer factors product line are "Food Grade" as defined by the US FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and meet the US FDA GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) definition

Question: What happens to the newborn calves who need that colostrum, when it is taken from them for 4life? Are mama cows allowed to roam in green pastures? Or are they in barns all year, like the premarin horses?

Quality Control Protocol: Herd Management

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Quality Control Protocol: Herd Management

"It is of utmost importance to the management of 4Life™ that we follow the most stringent quality control protocol in the care of the herds used to gather transfer factor and in the manufacturing process. The 4Life™; manufacturing facility is pharmaceutical grade. David Lisonbee has been involved to some degree or another in quality manufacturing for more than two decades. In order to accomplish this protocol, we have contracted one of the foremost authorities in this area, Richard Bennett, Ph.D.

Dr. Bennett has been an advisor to the FDA and to the USDA. He is the University of California Environmental Science Advisor in the North San Francisco Bay Region of California. He received his doctorate in Comparative Pathology at the world renowned UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He has been a consultant to the National Research Council, the UC Davis Agricultural Issues Center, and to numerous national and local corporations.

Our protocol for the herds is that the farmers do not give their cows any substances (including growth hormones), which have been known to be harmful to human beings. 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.

The herds are not placed near fields where pesticides or herbicides are used. Although it would be virtually impossible for any substance to make it through our stringent extraction and manufacturing process, this policy has been developed to address any concerns that our customers may have. There can be no antibiotics in the colostrum. If a cow is sick and has to have antibiotics, the cow is removed from the line until no antibiotics are found in its system. Any cow that shows any signs of illness is thoroughly checked out to eliminate any chance of mad cow disease or other serious conditions. Every batch is tested for contamination.

While no antibiotics can be present in the cow’s colostrum, it is advantageous to the consumer of transfer factors that a cow, at some time in its life, has consumed antibiotics. Some of the greatest threats to the human race are the antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, which are now killing thousands of Americans. If the cow has been administered antibiotics and has come into contact with such pathogens, then the transfer factor could possibly communicate the memory of these mutated germs to our transfer factor. Remember, the purpose of transfer factor is to communicate immunity against pathogens the cow has been in contact with. This could be of major value to the consumer 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 and deepest range of immune support available. The herds are scattered throughout the country so that we can gather transfer factor that has been exposed to a great variety of germs. Our quality control management keeps very close supervision over the herds.

Not so mad cowAnother concern in the general public is mad cow disease. 4Life™; has a very specific strategy to avoid mad cow disease. The key to avoiding mad cow disease or any other disease is to monitor the cows very carefully, avoid practices that expose the cows to the disease, and to test every batch of product as it is being processed. Our farmers are only from the United States. The cows are not, and never have been, fed any meat-containing products. One of our tests is performed on live mice. It would be very difficult for anything like mad cow disease to slip through our safety net. The supplement industry has much more stringent controls in place than does the food industry. Regularly E. coli and salmonella slip into our nation’s food supply. The real danger is with the food industry, not the nutrition industry, especially with a top-of-the-line manufacturer such as 4Life Research™;.

4Life™ is committed to being vigilant, there is evidence that BSE is not transmitted through milk type products. At a World Health Organization (WHO) Consultation organized in Geneva on April 2-3, 1996, a group of international experts reviewed the public health issues related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and the emergence of a new variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (V-CJD). These scientists made the following statement: "Tests on milk from BSE-infected animals have not shown any BSE infectivity, and there is evidence from other animal and human spongiform encephalopathies to suggest that milk will not transmit these diseases. Milk and milk products, even in countries with high incidence of BSE, are therefore considered safe."

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