Hyperimmune egg is used for cystic fibrosis, a digestive tract infection that can lead to ulcers (Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori), diarrhea caused by rotavirus, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
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Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Cystic fibrosis. Early research shows that taking hyperimmune egg from hens vaccinated with a specific bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa reduces the number of times this bacteria is found in the saliva.
- A digestive tract infection that can lead to ulcers (Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori). Early research shows that taking hyperimmune egg from hens vaccinated with H. pylori reduces how much of this bacteria is found in the stomach. This might reduce the risk of ulcers.
- High cholesterol. Early research shows that taking a specific hyperimmune egg product (Immune26, Legacy for Life) for 26 weeks does not lower cholesterol.
- Osteoarthritis. One research study found that some people with osteoarthritis feel less joint pain or swelling after taking a specific hyperimmune egg product (Immune26, Legacy for Life) for 2 months. But some researchers believe this study was not well designed and the results might be questionable.
- A serious gum infection (periodontitis). Early research shows that taking hyperimmune egg from hens vaccinated with bacteria found in the mouth reduces some symptoms of gum infections.
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). One research study found that taking a specific hyperimmune egg product (Immune26, Legacy for Life) for 2 months does not improve RA symptoms.
- Diarrhea caused by rotavirus. Early research shows that taking hyperimmune egg from hens vaccinated with rotavirus can decrease diarrhea caused by rotavirus by a small amount in children aged 2-24 months.
- Athletic performance.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Children: Hyperimmune egg is POSSIBLY SAFE when used in children aged 2-24 months for up to 4 days.
Egg allergy: Hyperimmune egg is made from chicken eggs. There is some concern that people who are allergic to chicken eggs might also be allergic to hyperimmune egg products.
We currently have no information for HYPERIMMUNE EGG overview.
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