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Applications of Colostrum:

Colostrum and all its components such as lactoferrin, lactins, lactoperoxidase and approx. 50 other

proteins are associated with the immuno-regulating process of the immune system. Colostrum is a

potential growth supplement and immune modulator.

Scientific studies have shown that Colostrum’s growth factors can help the body:

- regenerate and accelerate normal growth of aged or injured muscle, bone, cartilage, and skin

collagen and nerve tissue

- help burn fat for fuel instead of muscle tissue in times if fasting (diet)

- help build and retain lean muscle

- repair our body’s vital DNA and RNA

- balance and regulate blood sugar levels

- heal burns, surgeries, cuts, abrasions and mouth sores with topical application

- control infection and pain associated with sensitive teeth and dental work

- help regulate blood glucose levels and „brain chemicals“, providing alertness and better

concentration

- help regulate the brain’s „feel-good“ chemicals (serotin and dopamine) to brighten our moods

It has been demonstrated to improve or eliminate symptomatology of both allergies and auto-immune

diseases (MS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, myasthenia gravis). PRP inhibits the overproduction of

lymphocytes and T-cells and reduces the major symptoms of allergies and autoimmune disease.

Colostrum contains the following growth factors: epithelial, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1),

transforming growth factors A and B, fibroblast growth factor, prolactin, gonadotropin releasing

hormone, and associated peptide and growth hormone. The growth factors stimulate growth and

regeneration of muscle, cartilage, nerves, and bone; accelerate the breakdown of fat, and balance

blood sugars.

Colostrum contains Insulin-like Growth Factors I and II (IGF-I and IGF-II which are pro-insulin

hormones that have anabolic (muscle promoting) effects.

Colostrum contains a special Proline-Rich-Polypeptide (PRP) that serves as a powerful regulator of

the immune system. PRP in colostrum increases the permeability of the skin vessels, which offers a

regulatory activity, stimulation or suppressing the immune response.

The ability to stimulate or suppress the immune response is highly significant. Suppressing the

immune system is necessary to prevent the immune system from attacking the body itself, as in the

case of autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, MS, Alzheimer's disease and

allergies. Colostrum's suppressive action may help prevent this type of activity involved in autoimmune

diseases.

PRP from colostrum can work as a regulatory substance of the thymus gland. It has been

demonstrated to improve or eliminate symptomatology of both allergies and auto-immune diseases

(MS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, myasthenia gravis). PRP inhibits the overproduction of lymphocytes

and T-cells and reduces the major symptoms of allergies and autoimmune disease.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is believed to be caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), the

same virus that causes mononucleosis. EBV is a member of the herpes family and is related to the

viruses that cause genital herpes and shingles. The virus causes an over-reaction of the immune

system. The immune system becomes so overburdened the result is immunity "burnout." The result is

a feeling of complete exhaustion. Individuals with EBV require a comprehensive restorative program

for the immune system. And what is better than colostrum and lactoferrin (a component of colostrum)

to activate, regulate and balance the immune system?

In addition to the Epstein-Bar Virus, there are many other factors which may cause chronic fatigue. For example, allergies often cause chronic fatigue.

As mentioned earlier, because of chronic fatigue's uncertain and various causal factors, a substance

such as colostrum, which may contain literally dozens of disease-specific agents, could be the most

effective in treatments for the syndrome.

PRP from colostrum can work as a regulatory substance of the thymus gland. It has been

demonstrated to improve or eliminate symptomatology of both allergies and auto-immune diseases

(MS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, myasthenia gravis). PRP inhibits the overproduction of lymphocytes

and T-cells and reduces the major symptoms of allergies and autoimmune disease.

Colostrum contains all five immunoglobulins: IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG and IgM, commonly known as

antibodies; cytokines, which regulate the immune system and are anti-tumorous; interlukin-10, which

controls inflammation due to arthritis, injury or infection; lymphokines, which regulate the immune

system; gonadotropin releasing hormone; lactoferrin, which contains leukocytes integral to the

production of interferon, inhibiting viral reproduction; growth factors including IGF-1, the active form of

Human Growth Hormone, epithelial growth factor fibroblast growth factor, transforming growth factors

A and B; Prolactin, associated peptide and growth hormone. In short, colostrum contains everything

that the new born needs to be healthy, disease free, and strong. Evidence proves that colostrum works

for adults as well as new-borns.

Following birth, the infant gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach and small intestine) undergoes

profound growth, changes and functional maturation. These changes are apparently related to the

onset of colostrum ingestion... This is due to the hormones and growth-promoting peptides, such as

insulin, cortisol, epidermal growth factor (EGF) and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) found at high

concentrations in maternal colostrum.

Colostrum contains leukocytes, lactoferrin, lysozyme, and all of the immunoglobulins: IgA, IgD, IgE,

IgG, and IgM. These components together combat bacteria, viruses, and yeast.

Colostrum contains cytokines, lymphokines, and proline-rich polypeptides. These components work

together to initiate the immune response, and regulate the intensity and duration of it. Proline-rich

polypeptides are "...a powerful regulator of the immune system, initiating and suppressing the immune

action. Suppressing the immune system is necessary to prevent the immune system from attacking

the body itself, an in the case of autoimmune diseases.

Immunoglobulins (A, D, E, G, and M) are the most abundant of the immune factors found in colostrum.

IgG neutralizes toxins and microbes in the lymph and circulatory system. IgM destroys bacteria, while

IgE and IgD are highly antiviral

Dietary Supplement suitable for use in:

A. VIRAL, BACTERIAL AND FUNGAL INFECTIONS

B. TRAUMA

C. PHYSIQUE BUILDING AND ATHLETIC TRAINING

D. CANCER

E. AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASES

F. OBESITY, DIABETES MELLITUS

The ethology and pathology of most diseases are immune related. Immuno deficiencies, infections,

cancer, heart disease, allergies, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and even aging are related to the

immune mechanism of our bodies. An overactive or weakened immune system plays a role in the

onset and progress of most diseases. Toxic accumulation in the body's tissues and nutritional

deficiencies destroy the immune system. Unfortunately, healthy life choices that protect our immune

systems have been elusive goals for many of us.

Antibiotic drugs can combat most bacterial diseases but cannot harm a single known virus. With

antibiotic use, we have encouraged the growth of yeast throughout the body and along with sulpha and

antihistamines, impaired our digestive systems' ability to process nutrients and eliminate toxins and

pathogens. Drugs are capable of combining with previously existing drug residues, chemicals and

heavy metals already in our bodies, producing extremely toxic effects and carcinogens. Lately, we've

been hearing of a growing list of bacteria that have mutated and become resistant to antibiotics. What

drug can we depend on now?

Many of us feel that we have taken a giant step toward upgrading our health with natural preventative

medicines. We self-diagnose and prescribe based on the latest advice from would be "experts" without

investigating the research or credibility of the research behind the claims. Isolating and mega dosing

on single micronutrients or randomly combining them can upset our homeostatic balance, creating

dangerous conditions within our body.

COLOSTRUM I

Hold onto your seats and get ready for an eye opening experience into the truth surrounding a product

some have called the discovery of our time - a rediscovery actually- COLOSTRUM. Colostrum has

been used successfully throughout history by numerous cultures in the world. Thousands of medical

and scientific journals, some by the most famous universities and medical clinics in the world, confirm

the unprecedented immune and tissue repair benefits of colostrum - the active ingredient in Colostrum

I.

When a mammal gives birth to her offspring, her mammary glands provide life-supporting factors that

she has acquired in her lifetime. Her body concentrates these factors into a special immune and

growth-supporting fluid called colostrum. It is so important to new born animals that most simply die

without it.

Estimates are that colostrum triggers at least fifty processes in the new born that provide lasting

benefits, some a lifetime. Quite simply, it is the most important meal in our life and the most important

food supplement we can get as an adult. It is the only food supplement with the power to destroy

viruses. As we age or become weakened with illness, our body produces less and less of the immune

and growth factors we need to fight disease and heal. Colostrum can replace these life-supporting

factors, in perfect combination, to possibly increase our longevity and enhance our quality of life.

Colostrum contains both broad spectrum and specific factors that help our body fight off all sorts of

viral, bacterial, fungal and allergenic invaders. Colostrum is the only food that supplements the body

with the actual critical immune factors that the body needs to fight infection.

Colostrum contains powerful anti aging and healing growth factors. (Epithelial growth factor, EgF,

Insulin-like growth factor -1, IgF-1, Transforming growth factors A & B, TgF A & B and Growth

Hormone, GH). These growth factors help us build, retain and repair muscle, bone, nerve, skin and

cartilage, balance blood sugars in hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, slow catabolism (burning muscle

proteins during times of fast) and stimulate fat utilization (burning fat).

IgF-I is believed to cross the blood brain barrier to provide increased mental acuity and increase

Serotonin uptake. Naturally produced by a young and healthy body but decreasing with age, growth

hormone replacement shows outstanding promise in reversing or slowing the aging process.

IMPORTANT COMPONENTS IN COLOSTRUM

IMMUNE FACTORS:

lmmunoglobulins (antibodies) are powerful specific and broad-spectrum antiviral and antibacterial

defenders. Immunoglobulins are the most important and abundant immune factors found in colostrum.

There are five classes of immunoglobulins found in all mammals, including humans. (IgA, IgD, IgE,

IgG, and IgM). Each has its own unique structure and job to do in the body. Colostrum contains all of

the immunoglobulins

Lactoferrin is one of the most powerful antiviral, antibacterial substances, found naturally, only in

bovine colostrum (not species specific). It has been shown to play a major role in our body's defence

against disease, infection, cancerous tumours and HIV.

Proline-rich Polypeptide (PRP), is the regulating hormone for the thymus gland. It is one of the most

important immunological peptides in colostrum. It is critical for those with autoimmune disease and

allergies.

Lactoperoxidase-thiocyanate, plus Peroxidase and Xanthine Oxidase Enzymes. They oxidize (burn

up) bacteria by generating the release of hydrogen peroxide.

Lysozyme. A powerful hydrolysing agent, resistant to acids, that destroys bacteria and viruses on

contact.

Cytokines. Cytokines are composed of Interleukins and interferon that regulate the intensity and

duration of immune responses and are responsible for cell-to-cell communications. They boost T-cell

activity, regulate lymph activity, stimulate production of immunoglobulins and are highly antiviral and

anti-tumorous.

Interleukin-10 (one of the Cytokines) is a powerful inflammation inhibitor that significantly reduces

inflammation in arthritic joints and infected or injured (surgical or trauma) areas of the body.

Glycoproteins and Trypsin Inhibitors. Their primary role is to keep the immune and growth factors,

found in colostrum, from being digested in their passage through the stomach and the beginning areas

of the small intestine. They also prevent Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria (shown to be the cause of

stomach ulcers) from attaching to the stomach wall.

Lymphokines. Lymphokines (released by activated lymphocytes) are hormone-like peptides that

mediate immune response.

Oligo Polysaccharides and Glycoconjugates. They are saccharides (sugars) in colostrum that attract

and bind to pathogenic bacterial invaders and prevent them from attaching to or entering the body's

(intestinal) mucus membranes.

Orotic Acid. Orotic Acid, an important mediator, that has been shown to stop the formation of

Pyrimidine Nucleotides.

Other immune factors. Colostrum's immune factors include many other components. Colostrum

contains a powerful mixture of immune factors (immunoglobulins IgG, IgM, IgA and IgE, large amounts

of secretary IgA, IgA Specific Helper which induces IgA synthesis, B Lactoglobulin, Lactalbumin,

Lactoferrin, Albumin, Prealbumin, Alpha 1-Antitripsin, Alpha 1-Fetoprotein, Alpha 2-Macroglobulin,

Haemopexin, Haptoglobin, Beta 2-Microglobulin, Alpha 2-AP Glycoprotein, C3, C4, and

Orosomucoids). This incredible list of powerful immune factors, in perfect combination, is solely unique

to colostrum and cannot be duplicated as a drug.

GROWTH FACTORS:

Insulin-Like Growth Factors and Transforming Growth Factors. The biological activities of IgF-1

include direct stimulation of T-cell production. IgF-1 also accelerates healing, balances blood sugars

(hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia), reduces insulin needs, stimulates muscle growth and

regeneration, stops or slows catabolism (the body metabolizing its own muscle protein in times of fast)

and increases the metabolism of fat for fuel.

COLOSTRUM AND DISEASE

Colostrum provides its most powerful benefits where almost 80% of all disease and infections enter

the body, the mucosal surfaces.

LEAKY GUT SYNDROME

Leaky gut means increased intestinal permeability. Colostrum can stop Leaky Gut Syndrome. Its

combination of components is unique and unsurpassed. Colostrum's immunoglobulins, Lactoferrin and

other immune factors stop the reproduction and penetration of antigenic invaders and toxins. Its

epithelial growth factors stimulate cellular repair of the intestinal barrier and its anti-inflammatory action

reduces cellular spacing, stopping hyper permeability.

BACTERIA

Colostrum is able to neutralize not only bacteria and viruses but also their toxins. A number of

dangerous bacteria found in the intestine and body that are controlled by colostrum are E. Coli (the

infamous hamburger pathogen), Salmonella (food poisoning), Shigella, V. Cholera, Bacteroides

Fragilis, Streptococcus Pneumoniae, Bordetella Pertussis, Clostridium Diphtheria, Clostridium Tetani

and Streptococcus Mutans.

CANDIDA ALBICANS

Leukocytes found in colostrum are effective in controlling the yeast infection Candida Albicans.

Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Lactoferrin that is present in colostrum, are also powerful agents against

this destructive intruder.

ALLERGIES AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES (MS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, LUPUS,

PERNICIOUS ANEMIA, MYASTHENIA GRAVIS)

This immune response can be toned down with one of the most powerful components in colostrum,

PRP (Proline-rich Polypeptide). PRP inhibits overproduction of T-cells and lymphocytes, stimulated by

antigens and mitogens, stop the progress of the attack and thereby reduce the associated pain and

swelling. The two types of growth factors in colostrum should help repair the damage of autoimmune

diseases. Epithelial growth factor should help reverse the destruction of skin cells that can occur with

Lupus. Transforming growth factor, found in two forms in colostrum, can help reverse protein

breakdown and stimulate tissue repair.

VIRUSES

Colostrum is the only supplement that will destroy viruses, something no other food supplement or

drug can yet do. Bovine Colostrum has been shown to be effective in its ability to stop colds, herpes,

cold sores, flu viruses, viral bronchitis, viral pneumonia, RSV and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Colostrum has a wide range of antiviral factors (immunoglobulins, Lactoferrin, Cytokines, etc.) that are

very effective.

HIV VIRUS (AIDS)

Hospital use and clinical tests have shown bovine colostrum’s effectiveness in treating opportunistic

infections associated with AIDS.

HEART DISEASE

PRP, with its ability to balance overactive immune functions, and the other anti-inflammatory

components in colostrum can lower the risk of additional complications by lessening the body's

response (attack) to the damaged tissue in myocardial infarction and the associated inflammation of

surrounding heart muscle.

lgF-1 and GH, in colostrum, have been shown to lower cholesterol levels by lowering LDL

concentrations (sign of high heart attack risk) and increasing HDL concentrations (unique in reducing

heart attack risk). Growth factors have the unique ability to promote the healing and regeneration of

(heart) muscle tissue and have been shown to stimulate the regeneration of new blood vessels. These

factors can be significant in the acceleration of recovery.

CANCER

In 1985, Steven Rosenberg made quite a splash with his sensational book, 'Quiet Strides in the War

on Cancer', with emphasis on the benefits of Cytokines in the treatment of cancer. Colostrum, quite

uniquely, contains many of these natural Cytokines-: Interleukins 1, 6 and 10, Interferon G and

Lymphokines. Colostrum provides an incredible mix of immune and growth factors that limit and inhibit

the growth of cancer cells, prohibiting initial infections and possibly destroying (infected) tumorous

cells.

Colostrum contains Lactalbumin (Multimeric a), found to have the unique ability to cause cellular

apoptosis (suicide) of cancerous cells, leaving the surrounding tissues untouched. Colostrum also

contains growth factor TgF-B, that shows cytotoxic effects (kills them) on anchorage dependent

human osteosarcoma (cancer) cells and IgF-1, necessary for the growth of all cells in the body,

including cancer and immune cells Also, Lactoferrin (a major component of colostrum) has unique

abilities to fight cancer and other disease.

Chemotherapy and radiation severely compromise the immune system, putting patients in grave

jeopardy from infection, especially in the bowel. One of the most devastating symptoms of

gastrointestinal infections is chronic diarrhea, depleting the body of water, electrolytes and life supporting

nutrients. Cortisol is then produced to signal the body to live off stored nutrients at the cost

of being highly immunosuppressive. Colostrum stops this process, restoring nutritional absorption and

rebuilding resistance and strength, so desperately needed to survive the treatments and protocols

prescribed for cancer today.

DIABETES AND HYPERGLYCEMIA

IgF-1 stimulates glucose utilization and provides effective treatment for hyperglycemia.

HEALING, WEIGHT LOSS AND ATHLETIC ENDURANCE

A prominent researcher, Daniel Shawn, BS, reported in an article, published in lronman Magazine, in

1992: "there is no other compound in the universe, to date, which can help you better than IgF-1, not

steroids, not biotechnology and it's genetically engineered GH, not releasing factors, not even a strict

diet of pure amino acid and glycogen. Plain and simple, lgF-1 is the end all and the be-all of anabolic

peptide growth factors"."

ANTI-AGING

The New England Journal of Medicine (the most prestigious medical journal in the world) reported that

the most effective means to stop or slow the aging process would be to replace the hormonal factors

that cause us to grow normal cellular structures in the body. After maturity (between the ages of 16-

20), the level of growth hormone that our body naturally produces dwindles. We notice this as gravity,

unmercifully, takes its toll. Our bodies lose muscle tone and elasticity of the skin, causing us to sag

and wrinkle. We lose bone mass and shrink, while our hands, feet, nose and ears get larger. We'd all

do almost anything to stop this aging process but we may want to think twice before we consider

isolated hormone replacement therapy. Most hormonal replacements are synthesized from plant

sources and are not identical to the hormones made by the body. Synthesized and isolated hormones

can produce body imbalances and side effects that can be life threatening!

There is another answer. A natural answer. When IgF-1 is elevated to pre-puberty levels, it produces

an increase in muscle weight and strength, a reduction in body fat, an increase in bone density and an

increase in skin thickness and elasticity. Colostrum contains about 250 000 nanograms IgF per

capsule. Colostrum gives us real hope that there may be a Fountain of Youth after all!

DOSAGE

How much should be taken and how often? You should take enough colostrum to obtain results. If

you're not seeing results with colostrum, you are possibly not taking enough. Adults with an acute or

chronic problem should begin with 600-1500 mg. per day. It can then be lessened to a maintenance

level of 150mg twice daily as long as it continues to produce results. Colostrum has a sixteen hour half

life. It should preferably be taken twice a day on an empty stomach. Colostrum's benefits are

cumulative. The longer and more consistent the use, the greater the benefits.

Health Benefits:

Cells

Colostrum stimulates Growth (due to Growth Factors present in Colostrum).

Digestive System

Colostrum is an effective treatment for Diarrhea (due to its ability to improve the health of the Intestinal

Wall).

Colostrum helps to prevent Duodenal Ulcers (by inhibiting the Helicobacter pylori Bacteria that causes

many cases of Duodenal Ulcers).

Colostrum helps to prevent Gastritis (by inhibiting the Helicobacter pylori Bacteria that causes many

cases of Duodenal Ulcers).

Colostrum helps to prevent and treat Intestinal Permeability.

Colostrum enhances the health of the Intestinal Wall (primarily due to the Lactoferrin content of

Colostrum).

Colostrum helps to protect the Stomach from the toxic effects of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory

Drugs (NSAIDS).

Immune System

Colostrum contains Antibodies and enhances the endogenous production of Antibodies (the purpose

of human Colostrum is to provide new born infants with Antibodies that confer immunity).

Colostrum is a valuable treatment for many Bacterial & Viral Diseases (infections):

- Colostrum treats and prevents Diarrhea in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) patients.

Colostrum (Bovine Colostrum) helps to prevent Cryptosporidium-induced Diarrhea (Cryptosporidiosis).

Colostrum inhibits many types of Detrimental Bacteria including:

- Campylobacter jejuni

- Clostridium difficile

- Eschericia coli

- Helicobacter pylori (Colostrum inhibits the ability of Helicobacter pylori to bind to Receptors on the

Intestinal surface)

- Yersinia enterocolitica

Musculoskeletal System

Colostrum may enhance Muscle Growth (due to Growth Factors including IGF-1 in Colostrum).

Respiratory System

Colostrum is considered to be a valuable treatment for (recurrent) Sinusitis.

Skin

Colostrum (applied topically) is claimed (by its manufacturers) to "nourish" the Skin and to help to

prevent Wrinkles.


 

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