IgY Hyperimmune Eggs: Enhancing the Immune System and More

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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:

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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.

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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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Informational References:

ImunoInstant

Igyhyperimmuneegg.org

IgYNutrition


Resources:

Swanson Health Products – i26 Hyperimmune Egg


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