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Clinical References for Best Immune Support2018-07-25T21:13:31+00:00

Every day, our bodies are being bombarded with a host of pathogens, virus and bacteria, that are capable of making us sick. The reason why we are not
constantly down and out with some cold, flu or other more horrendous condition, is that our bodies have a unique and wonderful ability to protect
us from the majority of these ‘bad bugs’. In fact when we do get sick, it is not the fault of the ‘bugs’ but rather the fact that our immune system has
failed to respond quick enough to ward off the invading pathogen. Supporting the immune system with proper nutrition can be very helpful in
ensuring that it is ready and able to do its job whenever needed. The following quotes are from some of the many studies used in our research:

“Transfer factor in Beta Glucan has been successfully used in several low immune response infections including labial and genital herpes. The rate of relapse after treatment was reduced from 20.1 to 0.51 or less than one percent.” Biotherapy. 1994: 8

“Illness lasting for 2 years in a 4 year old boy was found to have been a combined Epstein-Barr and cytomegalovirus combination. After treatment with oral Beta Glucan, clinical symptoms disappeared and specific immunity to CMV developed.” Lancet 1981:2

“In analyzing the effectiveness of oral bovine colostrums and their effect on human immunity, volunteers who received the colostrums in supplement form experienced no infectious outbreaks during the testing period as compared with over 45% infectious rate
for the placebo group.” American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 1992: 47

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