ProBoost Thymic Protein A FAQ
Immunologist Dr. Terry Beardsley, PhD, is one of the world's leading authorities on the thymus gland and its crucial importance for the proper functioning of the immune system. He spent the past 25 years studying the thymus gland and discovered the existence of TPA. He currently holds a US and international patents – both composition of matter and use. His discovery was published in several scientific journals, including the Journal of the National Academy of Sciences (Vol. 80, pp 6005-6009, October 1983, Immunology).
Thymic Protein A is an essential substance, necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system; specifically the portion named "cell-mediated immunity” which controls how viruses, bacteria, and other harmful agents are controlled and disposed of by the immune system. Each of the 12 trillion molecules of TPA in a single packet of ProBoost® contains an important "transmitter" which seeks out the T-4 helper white blood cell and attaches to it to activate the cell. The T-4 helper cell is the "brain" of the immune system and controls critical infection-fighting cells such as the T-8 killer cells and T-8 suppressor cells, by secreting chemical messengers called cytokines, such as interleukin-2 and interferon. When the body has a sufficient amount of properly working T-4 cells, proper amounts of cytokines are made to allow the entire system to function properly, even in the presence of suppressive drugs or infections! If a person has sufficient activated T-4 cells in the blood, these cells can call upon the body to produce new T-4 cells, new white blood cells and new red blood cells, thus actually raising their count!
Dr. Beardsley's groundbreaking research has proven that the T-4 helper cells, after they are formed, are NOT fully functional unless they come into direct contact with TPA. Thus he discovered a natural and necessary substance in the body, which helps control the immune system.
Who should take ProBoost® Thymic Protein A and what is the recommended dose?
Anyone who is concerned about a low immune system function. This would include people who have acute or chronic conditions that arise due to poor immune function. The key cell that immunologists measure to determine the strength of the immune system is the T-4 helper white blood cell. The normal range of these cells in blood is 500-1500 (mm3). If the number of these cells is below 500, a person is considered to have a low immune response. Such individuals will have a lessened ability to respond to disease-causing agents. Such agents can lurk in the body, becoming active when the immune system falters.
In addition, anyone, even a healthy individual, should consider taking a regular protective dose of ProBoost® TPA.
Anyone who has had many courses of antibiotics, who may have compromised immunity, should consider strengthening their immune system. Many environmental factors often reduce immune system function because they target healthy as well as unhealthy cells. In addition, many individuals over the age of 40, as well as those who have been expose to toxins, may have a poorly functioning thymus gland, which cannot release sufficient quantities of TPA, and thus cannot activate sufficient T-4 helper cells.
What's in the packet of ProBoost®?/
Each packet of ProBoost® contains 500 milligrams of powder. The contents contain maltodextrin, a pleasant, mildly sweet powder made from cornsyrup solids and 4 micrograms (12 trillion molecules) of potent active Thymic Protein A.
Is ProBoost® safe? How is it made?
ProBoost® is extremely safe. It is made by cell culture in only one laboratory in the world, under the direct supervision of Dr. Beardsley. It is made from stored frozen cells taken from the thymus of one US calf, which was selected and sacrificed when the product was developed. No animals are sacrificed to make TPA.
Because TPA is highly purified, all other proteins, fragments, or substances are filtered out, leaving only the single Thymic Protein A, which is then freeze-dried and mixed with maltodextrin.
NOTE: ProBoost® does not contain wheat or dairy products.
What is ProBoost® and what is it formulated for?
Of all the cells in the immune system the T-4 helper cell is the most important because it serves as the controller of many key functions of immunity. It is like the “conductor” who keeps an orchestra playing in tempo and in tune. Newly born T-4 helper cells migrate from the bone marrow to the thymus gland where they are programmed to stimulate an immune response.
The thymus gland, which is the centerpiece of the immune system, gradually decreases in size and functionality over time. By age 50, the thymus gland is less capable of producing sufficient levels of a critical protein, thymic Protein A, needed to program T-cells to jump-start an immune response.
The active ingredient in ProBoost® is thymic protein A, the critical protein which is formulated to help the body’s T-cells to stimulate an immune system response. A daily dose of ProBoost® will supplement this critical thymic protein A.
How do you take ProBoost®?
ProBoost® is sold as a powder in sealed individual dose packets, administered under the tongue, where it rapidly dissolves. Boxes are sold containing 30 packets.
The suggested use is from 1-3 packets per day. Those who wish to maintain their immune function on a regular basis may use one packet daily, or every other day. Higher doses are not harmful and may actually produce additional benefits.
Is ProBoost® a drug?
ProBoost® is not a drug. The product is a naturally occurring substance within the human body. ProBoost® contains the same protein produced by your body’s thymus gland which naturally regulates the immune system.
What is the optimal dosage of ProBoost®?
- To get the maximum, use three packets per day or as directed by a health practitioner. Empty packet under your tongue and allow it to dissolve for 1-3 minutes.
- A maintenance dose of one packet per day is recommended after one week.
- ProBoost® should be taken 1 hour before or 1 hour after meals of optimal absorption.
- ProBoost® recommended dosage for children is 1 packet 3 times per day.
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