Explanation of transfer factors
Have you ever wondered how many components of your body and immune systemknow what to do and when to do it?
When a bacterium, virus or fungus enters your body, dozens of immune system cells, molecules and body chemicals move into action and work to together to defeat the invader or kill a mutated cell thathas become cancer. Once the battle with the pathogens is being won, this army of immune systemcomponents knows to quiet down and decrease activity. If they didn’t you could develop anautoimmune condition such as lupus, MS, diabetes type 1, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis or oneof more than one hundred other autoimmune conditions.Your immune system has smart cells or smart molecules that regulate all of this activity. One class of these smart peptides is called transfer factor. You have millions of transfer factors in your body rightnow. Without these regulators, your immune system would be chaotic and less effective. Transfer factors move throughout the body in a soup or team of communication molecules. Transfer factors belong to a class of immune system molecules called cytokines. Cytokines are communicationmolecules. A great deal of communication takes place within your immune system at all times.
Transfer factors also store information about the activities of your immune system. For example, if you had chicken pox as a child you are unlikely to develop this condition again. Why? Chicken poxgerms enter your body off and on throughout your life. The reason you do not develop chicken poxagain is that your immune system remembers the characteristics of the germ and how it was defeated.This information is stored in a number of immune system components such as antibodies and transfer factors. Transfer factors are more sophisticated and have a broader range of influence than doantibodies. When your body is attacked or cells mutate, transfer factors regulate a host of immunesystem components to move into the battle. Once the battle is over, there is a feedback function withinthe transfer factor soup that alerts the transfer factors that they need to down-regulate the activity.
Recognition and Modulation
Another benefit of the recognition properties of transfer factors is in the case of allergies. An agent thatcauses allergies should pass through your body without triggering an immune system response. Whenthe recognition function of the immune system does note recognize the dust or pollen as an innocentfactor, it attacks it and secretes histamine and other inflammatory agents. Transfer factors assist theimmune system in recognizing threats and then can up-regulate its activities or down-regulate itsactivities. They modulate the immune system. Transfer factors influence the activities of a greatnumber of immune system components such as natural killer cells, T-killer cells, macrophages,monocytes, interferon, a number of interluekins, etc. Some of these cytokines involved ininflammation are regulated by transfer factors. When your transfer factors do not recognize a problem,you get ill with such things as a cold, flu, infection, hepatitis, herpes, allergies, MS, rheumatoidarthritis, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and many other illnesses.Due to stress, pollution, pesticides, poor diet, genetic factors, mutating germs, etc., your natural bodytransfer factors do not do the job that they were created to do. What is the difference between a personwho develops cancer and one who doesn’t? What is the difference when one person in a familydevelops the flu but another doesn’t? Why do some people develop heart disease but others livingalmost exactly the same don’t? The difference is in the immune system.