Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is i26?
i26 is an all-natural egg powder made from special hyperimmune eggs. These eggs have been harvested from hens exposed to special immune factors known to have a positive impact on human and animal health.
2. I already take vitamins. Why do I need i26?
Vitamins are important for nutritional support and indirectly help the immune system. However, i26 goes Beyond Nutrition to directly impact the immune system by keeping it healthy, balanced and functioning at optimal performance. It is not a vitamin, mineral or herb. It is in a class all its own.
3. Does i26 "boost" the immune system?
No. i26 does not artificially "boost" the immune system. It helps the immune system heal and balance itself to achieve optimal performance.
4. What scientific detail is available for health practitioners?
The Web site HyperimmuneEgg.org provides scientific information for the hyperimmune egg product, which Legacy has branded as i26. Details also appear in the Physicians' Desk Reference for Non-Prescription Drugs, Dietary Supplements and Herbs. Also available are publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals that can provide detailed information. Plus, i26 is supported by numerous worldwide patents, both pending and granted.
5.There are products out there claiming to have transfer factors in them. How do these sorts of products differ from i26?
Products claiming to have transfer factors also claim to "boost" the immune system, which is not a good idea for anyone with an overactive immune system. These sorts of products come from chemical extracts of white blood cells and tend to "force" the body into one direction or another. i26 is pure egg powder and helps the body to heal itself naturally by restoring balance to the immune system. Also, the published research on i26 was conducted with the same product that you and I consume each day, not some other company's laboratory product. For a complete comparison of i26, contact Legacy Customer Service.
6. How does i26 compare to fruit juices or extracts from fruits and vegetables?
A wide variety of colorful phytonutrient-rich fruits and vegetables are important for our health. Whole fruits and vegetables are the best way to get these phytonutrients (and their accompanying fiber). However, less healthy extracts or concentrates of fruits and vegetables are often more convenient. Nutrients of all kinds, especially phytonutrients, indirectly affect immune health. However, only i26 goes beyond nutrition to help the body directly support immune function. To maintain optimal health, you should eat whole fruits and vegetables each day in addition to your regular daily consumption of i26.
7. How many servings of i26 are best?
The majority of individuals we hear from report that with two servings a day they start to experience major quality of life changes. However, over the years, many have told us that consuming three or more servings works best for them. Since we are all affected differently by external and internal stressors, the exact number of servings for each individual may vary. Try two servings a day and see what works best for you.
8. How do I know which form of i26 I should consume?
One servings of i26 (4.5 grams) can be found in the following items:
- 1 scoop of pure i26 Powder
- 9 i26 Capsules
- 3 i26 Chewables
- 1 i26 COMPLETE SUPPORT shake
- 1 i26 FIT shake
9. What is the best way to make i26 or other Legacy products part of my daily diet?
Before beginning an i26 regimen, it is suggested that you temporarily refrain from other supplements and herbs (except for those containing only vitamins). Then, begin by consuming ¼ of a serving every day 3-4 days. Increase to ½ of a serving every day for 3-4 days, then a whole serving for 3-4 days. Finally, add a second scoop of i26 and see how you are feeling.
10. How does i26 work?
i26 is like a buffet where the body can select what it needs to support and optimize immune function.
11. What can i26 do for me?
Daily consumption of i26 helps the body maintain and support healthy:
- Immune function
- Cardiovascular function
- Cholesterol levels
- Digestive function
- Joint flexibility
- Energy levels and feelings of well-being
12. How do hyperimmune eggs differ from regular supermarket eggs?
The hyperimmune eggs that are used for production of i26 come from specially selected hens that have been exposed to more than 26 different types of non-threatening pathogens originally of human origin.
13. Can't I just eat regular eggs and get the same benefits found in i26?
Supermarket eggs are from hens that have only been exposed to other hens and microorganisms from hens, not to organisms of human interest.
14. Is i26 approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?
Only medications can be FDA approved. Dietary supplements like vitamins and i26 are not within their approval jurisdiction. However, if a product presents an unreasonable risk (e.g., ephedra, ma-huang, etc.), the FDA will investigate and prohibit sales.
15. Should I stop my prescription drugs when starting i26?
Absolutely not. Never change or stop your prescribed medications without first consulting your doctor. Medications do not interfere with i26 and vice versa.
16. Does i26 contain any dairy products or gluten?
i26 is pure egg. There is no whey, gluten or products other than egg in i26.
17. How soon after consuming i26 will I start to "feel something"?
Typically, within 4-9 days of consuming at least two servings per day individuals report experiencing changes in their energy levels and feelings well-being.
18. How many servings of i26 are too many?
i26 is pure egg. If you can eat eggs, you can consume i26. Nutritionally, except for cholesterol (which is lower than in typical supermarket eggs), each serving (4.5 grams) of i26 is equivalent to 1/3 of an egg. People have consumed up to 20-30 servings a day for months without experiencing any ill effects.
19. How do I know if I'm taking enough servings of i26?
Typically, people feel best when they consume two servings per day. Listen to your body. Our energy levels are a window into our body. As we start to balance, our energy increases.
20. When should I increase the number of i26 servings I consume?
During times of increased internal or external stress, when you feel "under the weather" or not your regular self, your immune system is working even harder. You may wish to increase the number of servings you are consuming to help return to homeostasis or balance.
21. How much i26 should I give my child?
If using pure i26 powder, start with 1/8 of a serving for several days, then ¼. If you desire more, then gradually increase to ½ of a serving, ¾ of a serving and finally a full scoop. See how your child focuses their energy to decide what amount is appropriate.
22. Can pregnant or nursing women consume i26?
Yes. If you can eat eggs, then you can consume i26. Many women have used i26 before, during and after their pregnancy and their babies are doing great! Of course, as with any diet changes during pregnancy, you should first consult your health professional.
23. I just started taking i26 and I'm not feeling well. What did I do wrong?
You may have started out too quickly, not giving your body a chance to re-balance naturally. Try stopping the product. When you feel better begin again gradually, consuming ¼ of a serving for 3-4 days, then ½ of a serving for 3-4 days and finally a full scoop. Most people report significant changes in their quality of life when consuming two to three servings per day.
24. Will i26 increase my cholesterol levels?
The science suggests that for most of the population, the contribution of dietary cholesterol (what you consume in your diet) to cholesterol levels in the blood is minimal. One would need to consume 15 servings of i26 to get the amount of cholesterol in a single egg. (Additionally, a double-blind placebo-controlled study, partially funded by the U.S. Army Nutrition Division, demonstrated that cholesterol levels were not raised in subjects on i26; in fact, cardiovascular health was supported.**)
25. What supplements can I take along with i26?
It is recommended that you start with a "clean slate." It's best not to take any non-Legacy products like herbs, animal or plant extracts when you are starting i26. You may incorporate them later, one at a time, when you know how much i26 makes you feel best.
26. Do people consuming i26 for long periods of time become tolerant or dependent?
No, you will not become tolerant or dependent. When you consume i26, you simply provide the body with a buffet of products that help support immune function. These immune products remain in the body for only a few days.
27. I have diabetes. Can I still take i26 COMPLETE SUPPORT?
COMPLETE SUPPORT has only eight grams of sugar per scoop, much less than a typical bowl of cereal. Many people with diabetes find that consuming i26 even helps their quality of life. Just start gradually and monitor your glucose levels to make sure you are not re-balancing too rapidly.
28. I have a medical condition. How will i26 affect me?
i26 does not cure, treat or prevent. However, an optimized immune system will make a difference in your quality of life. Start gradually, consuming one scoop each day. Slowly increase to 3-4 scoops per day and see how you feel.
29. Can a transplant patient take i26?
i26 is pure egg. If you can eat eggs, then you can consume i26. i26 does not "boost" immune function, but optimizes it instead. As a transplant patient, though, it is essential that you check with your doctor before adding any supplements to your diet.
30. Can I take enzymes while taking i26?
Taking enzymes while consuming i26 may destroy some of the immune components and other proteins found in the product. However, you can take enzymes 4-6 hours after your i26. For example, use i26 during the morning hours and if you think the enzymes are still necessary after balancing your digestive tract with i26, use them at your evening meal.
31. I have a medical question. Can someone at Legacy for Life answer it for me?
Legacy for Life is a dietary supplement company, not a pharmaceutical company. For medical questions please consult your health practitioner.
The United States Military tested the equivalent of i26 COMPLETE SUPPORT in a double blind placebo trial. This means that no one knew if they were taking the product with i26, or one without. The results of the study showed no increase in cholesterol levels. Instead, it showed their cardiovascular systems were supported. The scientific paper on this study can be found at www.HyperimmuneEgg.org.
In formal clinical trials, no physician has reported increased cholesterol levels in subjects using i26.