What is colostrum? Colostrum is a milk-like substance that jump-starts a newborn’s immune system. It usually comes from female mammals right after giving birth. Researchers nowadays have new believes that the benefits of colostrum does not end after infant stage.
For those looking to boost your immune system or a way to boost it, colostrum may just be the answer to helping one to improve your immune system or to help fight infections.
In 1949, Sherwood Lawrence discovered the immune-boosting property of colostrum which stems from molecules called transfer factors. While treating tuberculosis patients, Lawrence noticed that immune response factors could be transferred from blood donor to recipient, hence the term “transfer factors.”
However, patients with HIV and hepatitis make modern blood transfer a risky method of boosting recipients’ immune systems with
transfer agents. In 1999 during the Eleventh International Conference on Transfer Agents, researchers discussed the potential role of transfer factors in modern medicine. Bovine colostrum was a hot topic at the convention; it is the most abundant source of transfer factors known today.
Bovine colostrum is replete with transfer factors such as hydrogen peroxide and IgG-type immunoglobulins. Hydrogen peroxide which is more commonly known as the ointment that our school nurses apply on your skin when you have a fall. Our healthy cells regularly produce hydrogen peroxide to attack invading pathogens. Doctors have used intravenous hydrogen peroxide to treat influenza.
Patients suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) have been treated with Bovine colostrum’s high concentration of IgG-type immunoglobulins. IgG-type immunoglobulins are particularly effective against Cryptosporidium parvum, the microorganism that causes this form of disease. According to the Health Science Institute’s Underground Cures, “colostrum is able to ameliorate or completely eliminate the clinical symptoms of those suffering from cryptosporidiosis.”
By boosting your immune system, colostrum also proves as an effective anti-cancer treatment. Cancer which is related to immune deficiency, will develop cancer cells in our bodies all the time, but our immune systems effectively kill the cancer cells before they further develop and symptomatically appear as the disease we know as “cancer.” When a patient begins to suffer from cancer, it means that the immune system was ineffective in fighting the malignant cells that appeared; these cells took advantage of a weakened state, grew, and spread out of control thus resulting in cancer.
By boosting your immune system, it builds your body’s defenses against naturally occurring cancer cells, thereby preventing a full-blown progression of the disease. For patients who already have cancer, colostrum is important for your treatment. Colostrum furthermore contains the antioxidant phytic acid, which prevents iron from reaching and nourishing cancer cells. Colostrum’s immune-boosting abilities will help your body fight off the cancer and may eventually help to treat it in the long run.
When those who are lactose intolerant learnt about how effectively bovine colostrum benefits human health, they were sad because
they thought that it would trigger their dairy “allergy”. As a matter of fact, most people’s intolerance to cow’s milk (and other types of milk) is for the most part due to the fact that they have only ever consumed pasteurized dairy. After pasteurization, lactase (the enzyme naturally found in milk that is needed to break down the milk sugar lactose) is destroyed and thus people get indigestion when they drink milk.
If you consume truly raw colostrum milk then you will be getting lactase within it to help digest it. On top of that, colostrum benefits the regeneration of your digestive system in a way where many people can eventually consume dairy once again after many years of being “allergic” to it.
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