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IgY Hyperimmune Eggs: Enhancing the Immune System and More

The origins of IgY Hyperimmune eggs began when scientists immunized hens against germs that threaten humans. This immunity was then passed on by the hen to her egg through the use of 24 different organisms that have been used to immunize a single hen, which then lays eggs that offer passive immunity to all of the organisms.

An avian immunoglobulins known as IgY is transferred to the egg yolk.  IgY is then harvested in large quantities by gathering eggs and spray-drying them at low temperatures, producing a polyvalent immunoglobulin-rich dried egg food product. IgY from hyperimmune eggs has been shown to survive passage through the stomach and upper GI tract, allowing it to bind to its target organisms in the hindgut.

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IgYHyperimmune eggs have demonstrated various health benefits:

  • Improves the immune system
  • Lowers levels of lipid deposits
  • Lowers levels of cholesterol levels
  • Improves athletic performance, endurance, recovery and strength
  • Improves gastrointestinal system and digestive issues
  • Reduces the volume of dental plaque
  • Adjunctive antifungal therapy for Candida albicans
  • Treatment of rotavirus diarrhea
  • Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

References:

Dean KL. Hyperimmune eggs capture natural immune support. AlternComplemenTher. June 2000;6(3):118-24.

Dias da Silva W, Tambourgi DV. IgY: a promising antibody for use in immunodiagnostic and in immunotherapy. Vet ImmunolImmunopathol. 2010 Jun 15;135(3-4):173-80.

Cama VA, Sterling CR. Hyperimmune hens as a novel source of anti-Cryptosporidium antibodies suitable for passive immune transfer. J Protozool. 1991 Nov-Dec;38(6):42S-43S.

Mitoma M, Oho T, Michibata N, et al. Passive immunization with bovine milk containing antibodies to a cell surface protein antigen-glucosyltransferase fusion protein protects rats against dental caries. Infect Immun. 2002 May;70(5):2721-4.

Carlander D, Kollberg H, Larsson A. Retention of specific yolk IgY in the human oral cavity. BioDrugs. 2002;16(6):433-7.

Fujibayashi T, Nakamura M, TominagaA et al. Effects of IgY against Candida albicans and Candida spp. Adherence and biofilm formation. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2009 Sep;62(5):337-42.

Sarker SA, Casswall TH, Juneja LR, et al. Randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of hyperimmunized chicken egg yolk immunoglobulin in children with rotavirus diarrhea. J PediatrGastroenterolNutr. 2001 Jan;32(1):19-25.

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Poult Sci. 2009 Mar;88(3):562-6

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Informational References:

ImunoInstant

Igyhyperimmuneegg.org

IgYNutrition


Resources:

Swanson Health Products – i26 Hyperimmune Egg


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Endocrine Disruptors

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has provided a comprehensive description of Endocrine Disruptors:

“Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. A wide range of substances, both natural and man-made, are thought to cause endocrine disruption, including pharmaceuticals, dioxin and dioxin-like compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, DDT and other pesticides, and plasticizers such as bisphenol A. Endocrine disruptors may be found in many everyday products– including plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides. The NIEHS supports studies to determine whether exposure to endocrine disruptors may result in human health effects including lowered fertility and an increased incidence of endometriosis and some cancers. Research shows that endocrine disruptors may pose the greatest risk during prenatal and early postnatal development when organ and neural systems are forming.”  (Source)

Endocrine disruptors can:

  • Mimic or partly mimic naturally occurring hormones in the body like estrogens (the female sex hormone), androgens (the male sex hormone), and thyroid hormones, potentially producing overstimulation.
  • Bind to a receptor within a cell and block the endogenous hormone from binding. The normal signal then fails to occur and the body fails to respond properly. Examples of chemicals that block or antagonize hormones are anti-estrogens and anti-androgens.
  • Interfere or block the way natural hormones or their receptors are made or controlled, for example, by altering their metabolism in the liver.  (Source)

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Glutathione molecule (3D Balls)

“It’s the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent disease — yet you’ve probably never heard of it. It’s the secret to prevent aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia and more, and necessary to treat everything from autism to Alzheimer’s disease. There are more than 89,000 medical articles about it — but your doctor doesn’t know how address the epidemic deficiency of this critical life-giving molecule …”
Excerpt from Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

Read this important article from Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D. published on April 10. 2010 in The Huffington Post:

Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants


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