Transfer Factor

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What other names is Transfer Factor known by?

Bovine Dialyzable Leukocyte Extract, Bovine Dialyzable Transfer Factor, Bovine Transfer Factor, Dialyzable Leukocyte Extract, Dialyzable Transfer Factor, DLE, Extrait Dialysable de Leucocyte, Facteur de Transfert, Facteur de Transfert d'Origine Bovine, Factor de Transferencia, Human Dialyzable Leukocyte Extract, Human Transfer Factor, TF, TFd.

What is Transfer Factor?

Transfer factors are chemicals that are taken from a human or animal that have already developed protection, or immunity, against a certain disease.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Immunizing children with leukemia against shingles.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Lung cancer.
  • Melanoma (a type of skin cancer).
  • Treating a disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • AIDS-related infections, Alzheimer's disease, asthma, autism, diabetes, infertility, muscle weakness, genetic and infectious disease, Hepatitis B, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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