Should Transfer Factor Classic be supplemented in a child allergic to milk?
A question from a client: Can I give Transfer Factor Classic to a child who has been allergic to cow's milk protein in the past? How is the transfer factor produced?
In the beginning, I would like to point out that I am a seller, not a doctor or a dietitian. Therefore, if you have any doubts about your child's allergies, please consult a doctor. The professional interview should be the basis of any action.
Speaking of Transfer Factor Classic, it contains an ingredient called Transfer Factor XF, which is obtained from bovine colostrum (colostrum bovinum). Colostrum is the initial milk of mammals that is released after birth. Transfer Factor, however, is not a complete bovine colostrum preparation. It is an extract of it. The producer of the supplement is the American company 4Life Research from the USA, honoured in recent years with the title of the Best Provider of Dietary Supplements in the USA.
Transfer Factor Classic is the first product from 4Life Research, launched in 1998. More than 20 years have passed since then, and although the company offers many more supplements with Transfer Factors today, its first child - Transfer Factor Classic - still remains a world bestseller, because it is the most delicate which is important in nutritional supplementation in children and sensitive people.
The production process of Transfer Factor Classic, as well as of other 4Life Transfer Factor products, is subject to all regulations required by the FDA. More details can be found in this video.
We distribute Transfer Factory continuously since 2004 and since then we have been using them ourselves (we are a small family company and we "test" all products on ourselves and our children). I can assure you that from the beginning until now, which is for the last 18 years, we have not experienced any allergies ourselves, and no client of ours has come forward with information about allergies, though - we know it from conversations with clients - many of them have been supplementing Transfer Factor Classic in children with strong allergies in the past, whether inhaled (e.g. to pollen) or food (e.g. to milk).
Of course, as a precaution, I must write that despite these very positive experiences, the risk of allergies cannot be completely ruled out, because each person reacts individually. Undoubtedly, milk - considered an allergenic food - is a raw material used for production and is listed on the product label. So far, however, we haven't found anyone allergic to Transfer Factor Classic. On the contrary, customers report to us that after supplementation Transfer Factor Classic their allergic children felt much better. But, we found customers who reported allergies to products from other manufacturers containing whole colostrum bovinum , which is not surprising, because the full composition of colostrum bovinum includes not only Transfer Factors, but also lactose, proteins, and bovine antibodies, which can be very sensitizing to sensitive people.