Discussion in 'Transfer Factor' started by Magwheels, Dec 7, 2003.
For boosting one's immunity. I seem to get sick/catch colds a lot lately.
I am assuming this is the product that would be recommmended: <a href="https://www.immunesupport.com/Shop/product.cfm?product__code=PH170">https://www.immunesupport.com/Shop/product.cfm?product__code=PH170</a> but they use chicken? I thought I was just reading on this same site that the bovine was the best.
In my catalogue from Pro Health, it looks like all the TF's use a combination, but I may not be understanding it right.
When I was searching for a TF, I wanted one that targeted EBV and HHV6 so I didn't consider whether bovine or chicken was better.
Sorry, I don't have any better input on this topic...
The prohealth TF is either bovine or chicked derived. I have not seen anything that states one is better than the other. TF is TF and the source should not affect its effectiveness..
For basic viral stuff like colds and the flu, a basic immune boosting TF (not an antigen specific one) would be great. I am starting to take Transfer Factor Essentials <a href="https://www.immunesupport.com/shop/product.cfm?Product__Code=PH170">https://www.immunesupport.com/shop/product.cfm?Product__Code=PH170</a>
spacee....I thought they used a combo too but in the ingredients list it says "A proprietary concentrated blend of chicken-derived transfer factors and bovine colostrum extract containing growth factors and immune components". Maybe I'm reading it wrong but it looks to me like chicken-derived TF and then bovine colostrum extract like the Cytolog product.
Maybe what I read doesn't mean bovine is best either...
"All mammals produce transfer factor, however scientists prefer to work with bovine (cow) colostrum. A healthy cow already produces millions of different transfer factors, but when the cow does come into contact with a pathogen such as a virus, it produces a new transfer factor for that specific virus or pathogen."
That's from http://www.immunesupport.com/library/showarticle.cfm/id/2972/T/Both/
sun1....I had already ordered the same stuff yesterday. I'm familiar(and impressed) with the other ingredients so I went with that rather than another brand- most being MLM which I hate. I did also order some Cytolog though too...just to have handy in case I need an extra boost or even think I may need an extra boost. It's cheaper than taking extra TF but we'll see how it goes. I guess I'd rather spend a little more $ than catch colds etc all the time.
I have heard of cytolog but I don't know what it is. So how does it compare to TF's. By supporting the immune system I suppose.
This is me wondering again. I wonder if it is easier to obtain large amount of "regular" transfer factors from bovines but easier to make "targeted" TF's from chickens.
While we are at it...I didn't know that chicken breastfeed their pips. Somehow, I just cannot picture it. lol Is it produced somehow in the egg for the pip to be nourished with before it is hatched. I saw the film on how they make flu vaccines from chicken embryos in the egg. Maybe they do the targeted TFs the same way.
I really know so little....
Cytolog's page has some info on it. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post it here so I'll leave it up to you to search for it. It's basically a whey/colostrum extract. Yes, it's for the immune system as well as other things. There are others, such as Matol Biomune OSF- that are in capsule form(Cytolog is a spray).
I don't know much either..but the way I see it it's Whey......Colostrum......Whey/Colostrum extracts(Cytolog & Matol etc)......and then Transfer Factors. It's broken down that way is my guess.
As for breastfeeding chickens...LOL.....I have no idea either. I started doing a search on that and..well let's just say I had to stop before I got sick.
All of this stuff comes from either colustum or a colustrum/whey combo. In concentration is is colostrum the weakest, then cytolog and TF being the most concentrated plus can be targeted or not. Probably more expensive as it gets concentrated.
I have a weak stomach so I am not going after any info about the chickens. LOL Thanks for the warning!
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