FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What are transfer factors?
- They are not a vitamin
- They are not a mineral
- They are not a herb
- They are not a phytonutrient
Transfer factors are the smallest molecules found in colostrom. Each 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 to her baby. This process begins with the first milk; the pre-maternal milk called colostrom. The most valuable of the “immunity weapons” in colostrom are the smallest molecules called “transfer factors”.
2. What do transfer factors do?
(a) Boost the immune system
Transfer factors boost the immune system by boosting Natural Killer cell activity. Natural Killer cells are a key part of our body’s defence. They seek and destroy infected or malignant cells through direct contact.
(b) Increases the intelligence of the immune system
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 immune markers to more quickly guide T-Cell reactions to an invader.
(c) Regulates and overactive immune system
An overactive immune system attacks healthy cells. The regulator fraction of transfer factor quietens down this activity and stops the body from attacking itself.
Transfer factors are natural protein 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.
3. Have transfer factors been scientifically validated?
Since Dr Sherwood Lawrence discovered transfer factors in 1949, there have been over 3,000 scientific studies published on transfer factors in Medical Literature. Since 2001, transfer factors have been featured in the PDR – the Physician’s Desk Reference.
4. Who can benefit from taking transfer factors?
Transfer factors are safe and effective for men, women and children of all ages. Everyone who needs an extra immune boost, needs to regulate an overactive immune system, or who simply wants to maintain his or her everyday health benefits, can benefit from taking transfer factors.
5. Can our pets benefit from taking transfer factor?
Our pets are just as susceptible to health challenges as we are. Using transfer factor therapy for pets is an excellent way to fortify animal immunity and health. The transfer factors extracted from cow colostrom and egg yolk are non species specific. Dogs, cats, horses etc. can all benefit from taking transfer factors because they are safe and offer a convenient way to protect your pet against microbial threats. In the past transfer factors have been given to dogs, cats, horses, polar bears and other mammals.