You might have heard about IgY Max’s ability to rebalance the gut microbiome by ridding the intestines of dysbiotic pathogens.
But how exactly does it do that? And how is it made? Let’s take a look.
Quick recap: What is IgY Max?
IgY Max® is a hyperimmune egg antibody supplement that targets 26 dysbiotic pathogens inhabiting the gastrointestinal tract.
Hold on – English, please?
If you have digestive issues, you likely have dysbiotic pathogens – aka harmful microbes – living in your gut microbiome. For a healthy gut, it’s crucial to remove these unfriendly bugs from the body (read our blog about dysbiosis to learn more about the microbiome).
IgY Max contains antibodies that attack 26 dysbiosis-causing microbes commonly found in imbalanced guts. The antibodies kill these microbes and remove them from the intestinal tract.
Removing the “bad guys” allows beneficial bacteria to prosper, rebalancing the microbiome and saving the day.
As a result of removing these 26 pathogens, IgY Max users report experiencing a reduction in dysbiosis-related symptoms, like stool irregularity, bloating, gas, and fatigue.
Lab tests confirm these results aren’t a placebo – their biomarkers of gut barrier integrity and inflammation drastically improve. For our science aficionados, consumers’ zonulin, histamine, hs-CRP, DAO, and beneficial bacteria counts improved after eight weeks of use.
Okay, let’s revisit that science-y description from the beginning of the blog: “IgY Max® is a hyperimmune egg antibody supplement that targets 26 dysbiotic pathogens inhabiting the gastrointestinal tract.”
What the heck is a hyperimmune egg?
What is hyperimmune egg?
Hyperimmune egg refers to eggs that contain antibodies designed for specific targets. Huh?
Unbeknownst to most, all egg yolks – even ones from the grocery store – contain antibodies to several types of pathogens. That’s because chickens engage in passive immunity transfer, just like humans.
Passive immunity is the transfer of antibodies from one organism to another. Through breastfeeding, humans and other mammals transfer antibodies to their offspring to support their young immune systems. Chickens do the same thing through the yolks of their eggs. Their antibodies are called IgY.
Any egg you consume has antibodies targeted toward any pathogens that the chicken has been exposed to or vaccinated for.
Scientists took advantage of chickens’ passive immunity to help humans. By vaccinating chickens against pathogens that make us humans sick, scientists turn chickens into living antibody factories!
The only difference between a grocery store egg and IgY Max is that IgY Nutrition hand-picked which antibodies the chickens’ egg contains: 26 of the most common dysbiosis-causing pathogens.
You might be asking – wait, but these are chicken antibodies… do they work in humans?
Yep! In fact, they’re even safer for our use than mammalian antibodies because they kill pathogens without stimulating our immune systems. Chicken antibodies have been used in medications like anti-venom for several decades.
So, now you know! Hyperimmune egg powder is egg-based antibodies specifically designed to get rid of the bugs causing you trouble.
If that wasn’t enough, hyperimmune egg powder also contains a long list of vitamins and minerals:
- 11 Vitamins: B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, B-12, A, E, D
- 9 Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium Potassium, Sodium, Zinc Copper, Manganese, Selenium
- 17 Amino Acids: Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Histidine Serine, Isoleucine, Leucine Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Threonine, Tryptophan Tyrosine, Valine
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