The study above was repeated MANY TIMES to demonstrate that the transfer factor extract - especially the new NanoFactor™ enhanced 4Life Tri-Factor™ Formula, is able to down-regulate and calm over-reactions, bringing the immune system back to a state of rest and balance... and decreasing inflammation. This is an amazing benefit!
A 1999 Independent Study...
compared the activation of NK cells by non-toxic nutraceuticals at only 4 hours. It demonstrated 4Life's pure bovine Transfer Factor Classic™ to be twice as effective (103%) as the next-closest product, IP-6. When enhanced with Chinese medicinal mushrooms and other time-tested immune support products (including IP-6), the Transfer Factor Plus™ product boosted NK cell activity 248% above baseline. (As we saw from the first study above, these percentages were later increased to 283% and 437% when testing the bovine/eggyolk TF combo at 48 hours peak time). 1999 Study.pdf
The International Transfer Factor Society...
was established to share worldwide research results, and met every 3 years for many years until TF was commercialized. Its members met in Bologna, Italy in 1995 and last met in Monterey, Mexico in1999. The abstracts for those two Symposia can be found on the ITFS web site at the University of Bologna Medical Research Hospital in Bologna, Italy.
Before scanning these abstracts, please note that the researchers were mostly using transfer factors derived from blood sources. It was much more expensive, invasive and risky compared to our present products that are being extracted from cow colostrum (extraction process patented by Drs Wilson & Paddock in 1988) and egg yolks (discovered and extraction process patented by 4Life Research in 2002) and now taken by mouth. And yet, there is still an excellent safety record for the clinical use of TF in those years (See the 25 Years of Clinical Experience abstract-1999 pdf. ) www.med.unibo.it/itfs
Some of the more significant research abstracts have made their way onto Medline and www.PubMed.gov, where a search on any topic or condition should show the research done (if any), such as SEARCH: transfer factor and immunology or transfer factor and glioma. It requires patience to sort through them however!
The outcomes were impressive enough that the Russian Ministry of Health (equivalent to our FDA) voted to recommend usage of 4Life's Transfer Factor™ products in their hospitals and clinics - a first for a natural product in that country. See Press Release
4Life Research® "In-house" Helper T-Cell Study
What the Russian Blind Study did NOT make clear is that boosting NK cell activation is just ONE benefit of taking transfer factor. Here is a 4Life Research™ "In-house" study that addresses the balancing/calming capabilities of Transfer Factor™ with added NanoFactor™.
A long History of Research
Since the discovery of transfer factor in 1949 (See Dr. Lawrence pdf), over 3000 papers have been written about it and can be found in the medical literature. Over $40 Million has been spent on research throughout the world (see International Transfer Factor Society link below), and the research continues.
Here is a recent Independent Blind Study (right) done under the direction of a renowned Immunologist at the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Dr. Anatoli Vorobiev.
This study was done in 2005 using the "Advanced" Transfer Factor and Transfer Factor Plus products from 4Life Research in the USA. It was repeated in 2007, and verified that the new 4Life TriFactor™ Formula products activate the NK cells equally well.What is the importance of activating NK cells?
"It is now clear that early and effective NK cell function is critical, and determines the outcome and duration of an illness." Dr. Richard Bennett, PHD Immunologist/Microbiologist. Here is his discussion of Transfer Factors, what NK cells do, and what we have learned from this Russian study. See "Breakthrough" Article
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