Transfer Factor

Immune Support



Transfer factor is an all natural substance that works by "teaching" your own immune system to identify infectious agents that attack your body every day. 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. In the future, the specific immune transfer factor 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 factor, 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 a new transfer factor for that specific virus or pathogen. For individuals challenged by specific pathogens – such as those suffering with chronic illnesses like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, supplementation with the appropriate transfer factor molecule may provide the ‘missing link,’ thereby allowing the immune system to target and destroy the offending pathogen, and mitigate the symptoms of the disease."

Transfer factors are very small components naturally found in colostrum, a baby’s first milk from its mother. Through a special, patented (licensed to 4Life) extraction process, we are now able to collect powerful transfer factor molecules from the cow's first milk, dry them, and then encapsulate them for human consumption. This patented process is very important and sets 4Life™ Transfer Factor™ apart from any other product.  The Transfer Factor™ collected from this process is a purified extract containing transfer factor molecules. 

How does Transfer Factor work?  Transfer factor provides "immune data" collected from the mother’s own immune system and then passed on to her baby. The mother transfers valuable immunity information to be used by the new life to assist in staving off infection and disease. These powerful immunity agents have been identified and are called transfer factors. To keep your body healthy, your immune system must do three very important things each time your body comes in contact with a pathogen: First it must first recognize the pathogen as a threat to the body; second, it must then attack and kill off the threat; and third, it must remember that pathogen so that your body can rid itself quickly of it the next time it is attacked. 

Transfer Factor is for everyone of all ages including our companion animals. 

Dr. Will Falconer, DVM - "Most of the chronic diseases we commonly see in animals (and humans) have an immune basis, e.g. diabetes, allergies, asthma, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, repeated ear infections, cancer, etc. While they can be cured through the careful use of homeopathy, the road to cure can be a long one -- often years if the animal has had years of disease.

Transfer factors can significantly shorten the course, by giving a much needed balancing effect to the immune system. If the immune system is overactive as in allergies, ear infections, asthma, diabetes, or hypothyroidism, Transfer Factor can balance this overactivity so the system is not attacking its own organs, overreacting to things that shouldn’t be perceived as a threat. If, conversely, the immune system is under-active as in mange, parasites, viral infections, or cancer, Transfer Factor Plus can clearly stimulate it to better meet the challenges it needs to be alert to." 

Steven Slagle, DVM: "Transfer factors and enhanced transfer factors have turned out to be the most effective and versatile products I have ever used in my 32-year veterinary practice. Here are a few examples:

  • A foal with joint ill had been lame for 3 days with an extremely swollen hock and a 104.5 temperature. I recommended that this foal be hospitalized due to the severity of infection, but the client could not afford such care. I then recommended penicillin injections daily and transfer factors, 3 caps 3 times daily. The foal received only 2 injections of penicillin, but a full course of transfer factors. 48 hours later, my client reported a remarkably quick recovery with normal temperature and appetite with no apparent lameness.
  • Victor, a 10-year-old gelding, with EPM was treated with conventional drug therapy for 5 weeks and yet continued to deteriorate. At week 6, I started him on enhanced transfer factors (6 caps/day). Within one week, he showed noticeable improvement, and within 30 days, he was able to show. Since his full recovery 4 months ago, Victor has continued to show at his original performance level.  For equine products click here 

"I have used Transfer Factor animal stress pack in several emergency cases including a horse that had a severe reaction to routine immunizations.  This horse could not walk, his hind end was doubled under him and his entire body was a big spasm.  He was unable to urinate and did not have a bowel movement in two days.  His central nervous system was in shock.  I began energy therapy and TF animal stress pack was given every 4 hours along with Rapid Response.  In two days the horse was able to walk. One month later the horse shows very little permanant damage.  He could have been crippled.  In this case the stress pack worked miracles." Pamela Wingedwolf Au.