4Life Research is recognized as the world leader in Transfer Factor immune support research and manufacturing.

In 1996, David Lisonbee left a nutraceutical company he cofounded in 1985.  He confessed, "Although incredibly successful, we weren't reaching enough people.  There had to be a better way!"

Through his research he discovered that the immune system was the hub, or center, of good health.  The immune system is the body's way of disabling or killing disease-causing microorganisms (germs) that would otherwise destroy us.  There are billions of these germs in our environment, which all of us come in contact with regularly.  A healthy immune system means a healthy body and a happy life. 

 David found that heart disease, ulcers, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, mental illness, some cancers and even obesity are all linked to menacing herms that our weak immune systems cannot handle.  That's when he discovered the power of microproteins called transfer factors and their beneficial impact on the immune system. 

With over 50 years of research and more than 3,000 studies and papers, transfer factors are distinctive proteins which literally transfer immune knowledge from a donor to a recipient.  David also discovered that there was a patented process for extracting transfer factors from bovine (cow) colostrum.  He secured an exclusive license to the patent.  The strength of these amazing molecules convinced David to integrate transfer factors into the network marketing industry he knew so well.  The products, Transfer Factor™ and Transfer Factor Plus™, were then developed.

In January of 1998, along with his wife, Bianca, he cofounded 4Life™ Research with Transfer Factor as its flagship product.  Today, 4Life Research continues to believe strongly in the future of Transfer and the impact it can have on the health of people all over the world.  Hundreds of medical professionals have also discovered the power of 4Life's products and recommend them to their patients.

    USA             Australia        Colombia           Japan             Korea            Malaysia       Thailand

Mexico     New Zealand    Philippines      Singapore        Taiwan            Spain


In just 15 years, 4Life Research has offices in 22 countries and doing business in more than 50 countries around the world.  4Life Research has established a major international presence, with markets in USA, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, UK, Russia, Korea, Europe, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, India and Spain.  In August of 2000, 4Life Research joined forces with one of the industry leaders in nutrition and direct selling, ShapeRite®.  Founded in 1989, ShapeRite was extremely successful with its weight management products and systems.

Since 2001, 4Life products have appeared in every publication of the Non-Prescription Drugs and Dietary Supplements Physician's Desk Reference (PDR). In 2002, 4Life Transfer Factor® was featured in the publicly televised American Medical Review (AMR). In 2003, Inc. 500 Magazine named 4Life the 15th fastest growing privately held company in the United States.

To date, 4Life's "patent philosophy" accounts for two issued patents and more than 20 patents pending; tens of thousands of people around the world recognize 4Life Transfer Factor as the finest immune support product anywhere.

In 2006 David Lisonbee received the prestigious I.N. Blokhina Award for "excellence in biotechnology." TotalHealth magazine placed Lisonbee and 4Life® at the "forefront of immune research for more than 12 years."

In addition to creating unparalleled opportunities for its distributor base, this dynamic merger expedited 4Life's already incredible growth and synergistically strengthened their position - a position now backed by more than a decade of success, a vast high-quality product line and a management team with more than one hundred years of combined experience in the network marketing and dietary supplement industries.


Quality -  What does it mean to you? To 4Life™, it means providing the best health and wellness products available in the world today.  Products made with the finest, scientifically researched ingredients and proven for their effectiveness. 

For you, it means receiving the health support you need from supplements that you can count on for consistency and guaranteed potency each time you use them.  4Life has developed an unsurpassed quality assurance process hallmarked by stringent attention to detail.  Our dedication to quality begins at the very first stages and continues throughout the entire process of product development.  From growing or manufacturing the ingredients to packaging, labeling, storage and distribution, the highest standards of excellence are continually aimed for and achieved. 

With all of the products 4Life has to offer, you can be assured that only the finest, guaranteed potency ingredients are used and scientifically blended.  Patented ingredients and proprietary extract blends are also utilized in each line, adding the power of synergy and uniqueness to our products.  4Life further ensures quality by always striving to stay on the cutting-edge of research and development.  This is accomplished by utilizing a Medical Advisory Board that includes a group of some of the country's leading physicians, immunity experts, nutritionists and formulators, all of whom use the 4Life products in their personal lives and practices every day.  These practicing, professionals work to further efforts in research and product development, and provide a constant influx of new information and awareness regarding current health issues. 

How confident are we in our ability to provide our distributors and customers with quality products?  Enough to back every one of our products with a 100 percent, 30-day, money-back guarantee.  These key elements describe why 4Life continues to lead the industry in product quality and consumer confidence.  With your health and happiness in mind, 4Life promises that premium product quality and our commitment to complete and optimum health will be foremost in all of our corporate decisions.  We fully believe that, with consistent focus on these sound principles, 4Life has and will continue to offer the best opportunity and products to people around the world.


David Lisonbee
Chief Executive Officer

As co-founder and chief executive officer, David Lisonbee continues to oversee 4Life's ongoing growth and success. David brings more than two decades of experience in the fields of health education and network marketing to his leadership of 4Life. He not only founded 4Life, he has led the company to record growth in recent years including the company's being named number 15 on Inc. 500's 2003 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. Prior to founding 4Life, David was President of a network marketing company, which he also led to repeated rankings on the Inc. 500 list.

David received his MBA and his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Provo , Utah. He and his wife, Bianca, his fellow co-founder of 4Life, have five children and two grandchildren.

William J. Hennen, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer

As chief scientific officer for 4Life, Dr. William (Bill) J. Hennen oversees the development of all 4Life Products and their innovative product ingredients. Bill brings 14 years of experience as an academic researcher in and professor of drug design and development as well as 15 years as a consultant and research director in the nutritional supplement industry to 4Life, ensuring that 4Life remains the foremost innovator in product development. Bill has spoken internationally on nutrition and disease prevention through dietary supplementation. He has extensive experience in marketing, development, education and registration and regulatory affairs both globally and domestically. And he has authored over 30 patents and several books as well as peer-reviewed papers in bio-organic, medicinal and nutritional chemistry.

Steve Apple
Vice President, International

As a vice president in the International Department, Steve Apple will oversee Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.  Steve Apple has contributed to 4Life’s expansive global growth and has been instrumental in opening 4Life offices and delivery points worldwide. Steve brings 13 years of experience to 4Life's international operations. In his career, he has overseen every key department at one time, including finance, marketing, sales and international. He also taught undergraduate and graduate level accounting and business research for more than a decade. It is Steve's well-rounded grasp of an entire organization, especially operations and distribution that facilitates his oversight of 4Life's successful global expansion. Before joining 4Life, Steve was most recently with another network marketing company where he played a key part in increasing sales from $1.2 to $400 million per year.

Jeff Kalinin
Vice President, International

As a vice president in the International Department, Jeff Kalinin has specific responsibility for the Europe, Mexico, Russia and Latin America markets. Jeff has 18 years of experience in the computer and application arena. Prior to joining 4Life, Jeff held the roles as IT director, manager of data communications and programmer analyst.

Mark D. Petersen
Vice President of Field Development

As vice president of field development for 4Life, Mark Petersen interfaces with 4Life Distributors throughout the world, overseeing meetings and local and regional growth. Some of the 15 years of experience that Mark brings to 4Life include legal experience, international development and field development. Mark formerly served as vice president of international at both USANA and FranklinQuest (now FranklinCovey). He was also instrumental in building the international, purchasing and marketing departments while at NuSkin. Prior to joining 4Life, Mark served as senior vice president of international at ShapeRite Concepts. He has built and managed organizations on four continents and done extensive training and public speaking.

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