The David & Bianca Lisonbee Story and the Creation of 4Life Research Inc.
In 1996, David Lisonbee discovered a patented process for the extraction of transfer factors while looking for a natural way to treat his own persistent health issues of upper-respiratory problems. He and Bianca Lisonbee believed that Transfer Factors helped strengthen and support the body’s immune system. For more than 16 years, 4Life Research Inc., the company that David and Bianca Lisonbee formed in 1998 by mortgaging their house in Orem, Utah, has led the industry in immune system discovery and innovation.
In 1998, 4Life Research Inc. licensed and secured the only existing process patent to extract transfer factors from cow colostrum. It wasn’t easy at the beginning. David and Bianca suffered 18 straight months of losses while considering the best way to market such a unique product. ” We really didn’t know if we would make it. We thought about retail sales, but it’s a product that’s slightly difficult to explain and I envisioned it on a shelf, just sitting there. So we just kept talking to people and talking to people.” said David Lisonbee.
At the two-year mark in 2000, a big boost came when 4Life merged with Shaperite, a direct-sales company located in Sandy, Utah, and Shaperite executive Steve Tew became 4Life’s company President. The Lisonbees knew the health and wellness business. Tew knew how to manage a Direct Selling company. It was the perfect match! In the years that followed, 4Life launched new products, stabilized transfer factors in liquid form, patented the extraction of transfer factors from chicken egg yolks and combined the two sources for a truly synergistic formula. While Network Marketing is the most obvious answer to 4Life’s runaway success, David and Bianca believe the underlying reason for their success, is the effectiveness of Transfer Factor. Though government regulations prohibit them from making medical claims, 4Life’s anecdotal and clinical evidence convinces them that Transfer Factor effectively does what they say it does: assists and allows the immune system to function at its very best.
Scientists have known that smaller molecules than transfer factors existed within colostrum, but they never determined if they had any immune activity. In 2007, David Lisonbee and the 4Life Research & Development team isolated these nanofraction molecules, tested them and determined their potential to support the immune system.
Nanofractions are low-weight protein molecules ( < 3,000 daltons ) found in the immune systems of certain mammals and birds. They function as part of the “command and control” network of the immune system.
Transfer factors and nanofractions transfer immune memory, knowledge, and wisdom from one entity to another. The two most abundant and safest sources for transfer factors and nanofractions are cow colostrum and chicken egg yolks. Because these molecules aren’t species-specific, we can benefit from the knowledge gained by these animals during their lifetimes in an open environment by transferring that knowledge from their immune cells to ours.
” We launched 4Life Research in 1998. Looking back, it’s more apparent to us now than ever that “Research” in our company name was no mistake. With a background in direct selling and health & wellness, we knew that in order to succeed, 4Life distributors would rely on our corporate commitment to scientific integrity. At the end of the day, product efficacy and differentiation play important roles in distributor success.” – David Lisonbee
With this in mind, 4Life has a Health Science Advisory Board comprised of doctors, researchers, academicians and scientists who inform our Research & Development Department led by 4Life Chief Scientific Officer Calvin McCausland, Ph.D.
Since 1998, 4Life has been granted more than a dozen worldwide patents (six from the USPTO) and more than 500 product registrations. In the world of Direct Selling and Network Marketing 4Life is already approaching legendary status. The publication “Direct Selling News”, which keeps track of such things, ranked 4Life as the world’s 71st largest direct-selling company in 2009,
62nd in 2010 and 54th in its most recent rankings in 2016 with a Net Sales of $321 Million USD. Three-Quarters of the $321 Million comes from outside the United States, where 4Life has grown in leaps and bounds. With its wealth, the company has set up a charitable foundation that builds schools, orphanages and helps feed the poor.
In 2017, Global Health & Pharma named 4Life Research the BEST SUPPLEMENT PROVIDER in the United States.
In 2018, Corporate USA TODAY named 4Life Research BEST HEALTH & FITNESS SUPPLEMENT PROVIDER in the United States.
In early 2018, veteran 4Life Chief Executive Officer Steve Tew, handed over the position of 4Life Research President and CEO to Danny Lee who has brought new energy and progressive ideas that will help take 4Life Research to the next level.
With a mature sales force of approximately 300,000 Independent Distributors spanning 5 continents, 70 countries, 24 offices, a science solid product line, a global charitable organization ( Foundation 4Life launched in 2006 ) and a superb Business Opportunity 4Life has produced significant growth every year since 2000. 4Life Research L.C. is uniquely
positioned as a global leader in the marketplace and in cutting edge transferceutical science.
SEN CANADA: David and Bianca Lisonbee story
For more than 18 years, 4Life Research Inc. has been changing the lives of thousands of people worldwide through their Transfer Factor supplement! Without them, SEN CANADA will not be one of the most successful network distributors today.
Today, these products are being distributed in over 50 countries, boasting 24 official 4Life Research offices worldwide with annual sales of over $300 million. Due to its recent accomplishments, it has now become one of the most popular medical suppliers all over the world. Learn how they came up with this idea below.
How it all started
This all began in 1996 when David Lisonbee, one of its founders, attempted to treat his health issues of upper-respiratory problems by extracting transfer factors. He and Bianca Lisonbee believed that these supplements can strengthen and support the body’s immune system.
After establishing 4LifeReasearch in 1998, David and Bianca suffered 18 straight months of losses while constantly thinking of the best ways to market such a unique product. These were one of their toughest times since they have no idea how to improve it.
‘I truly didn’t know if we could make it. We thought about marketing it to the public, but it’s a product that’s slightly difficult to explain. This is why we kept going to different medical conventions to learn more about the essential things to enhance it further’, David Lisonbee said.
After hitting the two-year mark in 2000, they finally were able to market their products when 4Life merged with Shaperite, a direct-sales company located in Sandy, Utah. In the years that followed, 4Life was able to launch new products, stabilized transfer factors in liquid form, and was able to further innovate their materials.
While network marketing is the most obvious answer to 4Life’s success, David and Bianca believe that the main reason for their success is the effectiveness of Transfer Factor. Though the government’s health department prohibits them from making medical claims, 4Life’s clinical evidence convinces them that Transfer Factor effectively truly assists and allows the immune system to function at its best.
With approximately 300,000 independent distributors spanning 5 continents, 70 countries, 24 offices, a solid product line and a charity organization, 4Life has produced significant growth since the year 2000. Today, 4Life Research L.C. is positioned as a global leader in the marketplace and in cutting edge medical technology.
‘As we look back to where we started, it became more clear to us now that what we did for our company was a great decision. We knew that in order to succeed, 4Life distributors needed to rely on our partners’ corporate commitment and integrity. At the end of the day, product efficiency and unique quality play important roles in distributor success’, David Lisonbee shared.