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  • Charmaine Wesson

Bovine Colostrum - treating illnesses and diseases in a natural way

Our previous article focused on “Bovine colostrum vs. whey protein”. We will be taking a further look at some of the other benefits of Bovine Colostrum.

Bovine Colostrum has similar properties to that of human colostrum but the difference is that it can be obtained in larger quantities, free from any form of substance abuse such as alcohol, drugs, cigarettes etc.

Colostrum has been used in India to treat various illnesses for many years, and in the US for its anti-bacterial properties before the discovery of antibiotics. There is emerging evidence that Bovine Colostrum may be a promising nutraceuticals (a term combining the words “nutrition” and “pharmaceuticals”) Nutraceuticals are used to improve health, prevent or reduce chronic diseases and support the functions of the body in both newborn babies as well as adults.

Bovine Colostrum has 96 powerful immune factors (immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, cytokines and interferon); transferable antibodies and 86 growth factors (to generate and mature the gut).

Various studies have been conducted resulting in numerous benefits being discovered and subsequently used to assist with the healing of tissue injuries and to treat illnesses and diseases including gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory tract infections, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

Bovine Colostrum heals and regenerates the digestive tract it is absorbed into the bloodstream where it then regenerates all tissue including brain (nervous tissue), skin, bone, cartilage, eyes and vital organs.

Supports a healthy gut Lactoferrin acts as a prebiotic and stimulates the growth of good bacteria in the gut. It develops a lining in the gut and seals the digestive system. Experts now believe that leaky gut syndrome plays a significant role in autoimmune diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, scleroderma and others.

Bovine Colostrum protects against intestinal infections that cause diarrhoea as it contains specific antibodies that target salmonella, E.Coli, Candida and H.Pylori infections.

Promotes ligament and muscle healing Bovine Colostrum promotes muscle growth and healing as it contains high amounts of antioxidants and growth factors.

Useful in treating upper respiratory tract infections, dental infections, chronic bronchitis and respiratory allergic disorders Bovine Colostrum protects the mucosal membranes and increases the salivary IgA (IgA is “a class of immunoglobulins that include antibodies found in external bodily secretions such as saliva, tears, and sweat”). Bovine Colostrum also contains oligosaccharides, which sticks to the mucous membrane while passing through the oral cavity, which prevents bacteria from attaching to the membrane.

Slows down an over-active immune system or speeds up a deficient immune system an over-active immune system (autoimmune diseases) may be slowed down by colostrum or a deficient immune system (caused by stress or disease) may be sped up.

Colostrum contains the highest natural source of lactoferrin studies have shown that Lactoferrin is a powerful, broad spectrum natural antibiotic and anti-viral agent which pharmaceutical antibiotics have no effect against (PUBMed Ref PMID:8993763)

Lactoferrin is a major component of the immune system and has been found to offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Anti-inflammatory properties can assist with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Lactoferrin is said to:

  • Stimulate the immune system

  • Treat iron deficiency

  • Slow aging process

  • Promote growth of probiotic bacteria

  • Aid in cancer prevention

  • May inhibit hepatitis C infection

  • May help against H.Pylori infection (an infection known to cause ulcers)

  • May help boost bone-building and aid in the prevention of osteoporosis

The Bovine Colostrum powder that we supply is called Colostral Immunoglobulin Powder (Bovine Colostrum Concentrate FF) and is collected within the first 4 hours. The colostrum composition is said to be superior when collected within the first 24hours of the birth of a calf. Our Bovine Colostrum is also enzymatic making it suitable for lactose intolerant individuals.

There are no known side effects.

Allergens: Cow Milk

Bovine Colostrum should preferably be taken on an empty stomach but can be sprinkled in the mouth or over food like yoghurt or liquid not warmer than 40°C.

Our Bovine Colostrum is available in 100g tubs. One 5ml slightly heaped spoon (included) contains approximately 2g’s of Bovine Colostrum. The dosage for adults and children over 12years of age 500mg – 2g twice daily; 4 – 12years 500mg once or twice daily, and infants and children under 4 years of age is 500mg daily.

Dosage may be increased especially when treating illnesses and diseases:

  • Dosage can be between 20g – 60g daily when used as an intestinal health agent [colostrum ref file]

  • Children with Rotavirus diarrhoea 2g/kg body weight for 3 – 5 days (PUBMed Ref: 29988421)

  • Children with recurrent URTI and/or diarrhoea 2yrs old: 3g daily for 4 weeks >2yrs old: 6g daily for 4 weeks (PUBMed Ref: 29988421)

  • Children (4 – 24months of age) with E.Coli induced diarrhoea 20g for 4 days (PUBMed Ref: 29988421)

  • Fibromyalgia / Chromic Fatigue Syndrome: triple the dosage over a period of 3 weeks [colostrum ref file 2]

Prices for all products are available on request Delivery within 24-72 hours, if products are in stock

Without prejudice

The information contained is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician.

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