Colostrum Supplements For Adults & Children
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If you are battling with any disease or chronic illness, you can bet your immune system plays a part. Colostrum is a natural product that regulates immune function helping the body to heal itself without harmful side effects often caused by medications.
Colostrum for Autoimmune diseases
Autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis, fibromialgia, rheumatoid arthritis, even HIV virus can be hugely improved by the intake of colostrum. In cases of autoimmune disease, some allergen triggers a severe allergic response that in turn damages the body tissue. For example, multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects different parts of the nervous system through the destruction of the myelin sheaths, the membrane that protects the body’s nerves. This destruction produces any number of symptoms, including blurred vision, staggering gait, numbness, dizziness, slurred speech and even paralysis. In short, the results can be devastating.
The difficulty came in figuring out how to “turn off” the immune response that was causing the damage. In 1983, Polish researchers discovered a small protein chain called Polyprotein-rich Peptide (PRP) in colostrum. This immune factor was found to have the same ability to regulate the immune system as the hormones of the thymus gland. PRP is able to stimulate T-cell precursors to form helper T-cells, thereby promoting the immune system into action against pathogens. More impressive, however, in relation to autoimmune disease, is PRP’s ability to “turn-off” the immune system. It does this by telling the T-cell precursor to produce T-suppressor cells. These are the cells that slow down an overactive immune response, thereby stopping the attack on the body’s own tissue.
Colostrum is helpful for the autoimmune sufferer in many ways:
- It contains numerous anti-inflammatory compounds.
- It contains rejuvenating compounds that help restore the integrity of the intestinal tract, the nervous system, and other body tissues that make up organs and glands.
- It contains a compound known as PRP (proline-rich peptide), which has been found to help balance the overactive immune response with autoimmune diseases.
- It helps support healthy levels of serotonin, the feel good hormone, thus overcoming depression often common with chronic health issues.
- It supports overall hormonal balance. Hormonal balance plays an important role in autoimmune disorders.
Colostrum for heart disease
Altered immunity may be the hidden cause of arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. For example, the American College of Cardiology recently reported that a common type of Chlamydia bacteria has been associated with arterial plaque formation in over 79% of patients with heart disease. Also, a recent New England Journal of Medicine article concluded that heart disease is the result of immune sensitization to cardiac antigens. In other words, once heart tissue is damaged, the immune system begins creating antibodies, which then cause more harm. Because heart disease resembles an autoimmune response in this way, colostrum PRP can help limit the severity of the disease by toning down the immune system’s attack on damaged heart tissue. In addition, the other immune factors found in colostrum can directly combat the Chlamydia bacteria. Finally, IGF-1 and growth hormone in colostrum can lower LDL-cholesterol while increasing HDL-cholesterol concentrations. Colostrum growth factors promote the repair and regeneration of heart muscle and the regeneration of new blood vessels for collateral coronary circulation.
Colostrum for cancer
Cancerous cells are continuously being formed and destroyed in almost every human body. The problem comes when a weakened immune system allows for cancerous cells to spread and destroy other healthy tissues. Ironically, chemotherapy, the treatment of choice for many cancers, compromises the body’s natural immune function, leaving patients susceptible to even more infection.
The 1985 Steven Rosenberg Book, Quiet Strides in the War on Cancer, first popularized the benefits of natural immune boosters in the treatment of cancer. Rosenberg had great success with cancer patients, including one complete cure, by using a treatment that flooded the body with killer immune cells, as well as chemical messengers called cytokines. Since Rosenberg’s time, the same cytokines found uniquely in colostrum (interleukins 1, 6, 10, Interferon G and Lymphokines) have been the single most researched elements in the search for the cure for cancer.
Colostral lactalbumin has been found to cause the selective death of cancer cells, leaving the surrounding non-cancerous tissue unaffected. The incredible mix of immune and growth factors in colostrum can inhibit the spread of cancer cells. And, if viruses are involved in either the initiation or the spread of cancer, colostrum could prove to be one of the best ways to prevent the disease in the first place.