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ktkdommer
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My boys and I have tried several products for boosting the immune system and now I sort of understand I need immune modulators, I'm wondering what works the best. They all seem to be expensive so I want to make sure I am taking something that works. I get to buy for 3 so it is a huge committment financially.

We have tried NTFactor, BRM4 and EPicore.

Can you share what works for you and why you think it is good?

Also, if anyone can recommend the cheapest place to purchase, that would be great.

Thanks everyone,

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Things are never dull. After 3 fighting Lyme, 2 are in remission. Youngest is still sick, age 22. He has new diagnosed Chiari Malformation and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

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quote:
Originally posted by ktkdommer:
My boys and I have tried several products for boosting the immune system and now I sort of understand I need immune modulators

Because they made you feel better or is this a theoretical thought?

I think too immune modulators could be a big help, but the ones i tried didnt help me too much so far:
Vitamin d (cheap), gcsf (expensive), sibirian ginseng/eleuteros (cheap), colostrum (not too expensive), cimetidin (dont know the price).

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Moducare did nothing.

LDN made me sicker.

I get benefits from antihistamines and Singulair.

Japanese Knotweed put me in the hospital.

Bromelain did nothing.

Nettles helps with joint pain but not allergies.

FenuThyme helps sinus congestion.

Vitamin C makes me sicker.

Haven't tried Turmeric yet...need to...

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Lyme IgM IGeneX Pos. 18+++, 23-25+, 30++, 31+, 34++, 39 IND, 83-93 IND; IgG IGeneX Neg. 30+, 39 IND; Mayo/CDC Pos. IgM 23+, 39+; IgG Mayo/CDC Neg. band 41+; Bart. (clinical dx; Fry Labs neg. for all coinfections), sx >30 yrs.

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ktkdommer
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I am specifically looking to increase killer T cells.

I have read lots of information at Researched Nutritionals and the work of Garth Nicholson.

BRM4 is supposed to raise CD57 score by increasing killer T cells which in return goes out and fights infection and boosts the immune system.

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A friend of mine (who is also on antivirals) found great benefit from Beta-glucans and Transfer Factor. Here is some research that I've done:


Beta Glucans:

Dietary modulation of immune function by Beta glucans: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938407004702

Immune modulating effects of Beta glucan: http://journals.lww.com/co-clinicalnutrition/Abstract/2010/11000/Immune_modulating_effects_of___glucan.10.aspx

Beta Glucan info, Dr. Vetvicka's lab: http://glucan.us/glucanfaq.html
An evaluation of the immunological activities of commercially available B-1,3 glucans http://glucan.us/Glucan1-2007.pdf

B-glucans History and the Present: Immunomodulatory Aspects and Mechanisms of Action: http://glucan.us/vetvickaglucan1.pdf

Beta Glucan Products: Jarrow brand: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013OX824/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Transfer Point: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WDMM22/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1

Transfer Factor:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Info on Transfer Factors: http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/transfer-factor

Comparative Study of transfer factor and acyclovir in the treatment of herpes zoster: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9839657

Transfer Factor: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3286720

PDR: http://www.pdr.net/drugpages/productlabeling.aspx?mpcode=30651060

http://www.pdr.net/drugpages/concisemonographprint.aspx?concise=2907

Transfer Factor Products: 4Life Product: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00337YAA8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A3FGYTO10I0HUZ

Pro Health Product: https://www.prohealth.com/shop/product.cfm/product__code/PH172/tab/Reviews#title

Immune Assist:

Effect of immunomodulating and antiviral agent of medicinal mushrooms (immune assist 24/7) of CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts of HIV infected patients: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=immune%20assist%2024%2F7%20ghana%20%20CD%204

Products: Immune Assist 24/7 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052OMX86/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=A32Q9JLNIJXSES

Immune Assist Critical Care Formula: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PC49TS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=A32Q9JLNIJXSES

Aloha Medicinals: http://www.alohamedicinals.com/immune-assist-critical-care.htm

I hope to add some of these products soon.

Best, Timaca

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So ktk, you didnt try BRM4 yet? Just read its made of shiitake mushroom.

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What about prescript low dose naltraxone
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Keebler
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Great list from Timaca.

I am especially fond of MEDICAL MUSHROOMS.
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