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Stimulating immunity may be associated with periodic health deterioration

 Stimulating immunity may be associated with periodic health deterioration

4Life Transfer Factor dietary supplements are not drugs. They are dietary supplements :). They contain various nutrients with physiological effects, including some such as zinc in 4Life Transfer Factor Plus, with the action supporting proper immune functions. Normal resistance functions include, among others, management of inflammation and fever.

It is important to realize that, in essence, any symptom of a disease is a sign that the body is in the process of healing. For example, fever is designed to activate immune cells (lymphocytes) to multiply. In this way, the army of white blood cells is increased to deal with viruses or bacteria that have entered the body. When at normal temperature we have a certain amount of lymphocytes ready to attack pathogens, at 39 degrees Celsius we can have even 10 times more! (G. W. Duff and S. K. Durum Fever and immunoregulation: hyperthermia, interleukins 1 and 2, and T- cell proliferation. ). In addition, at a higher temperature, they gain much greater efficiency (mobility), while many pathogens lose their "efficiency" due to fever, i.e. fever reduces their toxicity.

Mobilization of the immune system is very beneficial both in states of weakness and in any disease. After being strengthened by ingredients provided in food, supplements or medications, the immune system "wakes up" and takes appropriate steps to address any perceived health problems.

With the so-called low immunity, immune cells act "sluggishly" and "ineffectively", so in the case of, for example, bacterial infection, pathogens have the opportunity to multiply with impunity and poison the host's organism with their toxins. However, if in such a situation a substance is used that has properties supporting the proper functions of the immune system, such as zinc in the supplement 4Life Transfer Factor Plus, the immune system can manifest agitation with symptoms that seem undesirable at first glance, e.g. fever. It doesn't happen that often, but it can happen. Especially in people with previously low immunity. Therefore, it is important to understand what these symptoms mean.

Initial deterioration with immunostimulants may be marked by unexpected signs of inflammation or exacerbation of chronic inflammatory symptoms that have occurred previously. One must be aware that the chronicity of the disease is a signal informing about the immunodeficiency because under normal conditions with high immunity, the disease has no chance to "protract": it is "nipped in the bud" in acute inflammation. Acute inflammation is a normal reaction of the immune system to infection and is a testament to its strength.

Unfortunately, in the case of chronic diseases, immune processes happen "half-hearted". Therefore, when immunostimulating ingredients are used in people with immunodeficiency, the immune processes may temporarily worsen someone's condition, because symptoms of acute inflammation may appear. And as we remember, acute inflammation is supposed to lead to more effective healing and recovery.

The period of deterioration may last from a few days to about 2 weeks (in very chronic conditions). The most common symptoms are: fever, cough, runny nose, and diarrhoea. They may be accompanied by irritability, headache, or increased sweating.

Below is a case of an 8-year-old girl suffering from chronic allergy and asthma, who developed an initial deterioration after supplementation, and thus the cause of her health problems (other than allergy and asthma!) was discovered and treated:

On June 9, 2006 her grandmother called us to inform us that a week after starting the 4Life Transfer Factor Classic supplementation (containing colostrum bovinum), her granddaughter developed an "ugly runny nose", cough and symptoms of purulent inflammation from the paranasal sinuses and tonsils. During a medical visit, it was found that the child suffered from a chronic infection with staphylococci, which had lodged in the sinuses. Until supplementation, this infection remained unnoticed and did not cause symptoms. Inflammation appeared only after supplementation and revealed a disease that had been going on in the body for a long time with impunity. Due to the appearance of the symptoms, the doctor conducted the appropriate treatment. 

Author: Alicja Krzywańska-Podermańska / Copyright © Primanatura 2016-