Digestive Tract Disorders and Bovine Colostrum
Colostrum is a special substance secreted by the mammary glands of all mammals near the time of birthing. It was designed by nature to promote health, strength, and vitality in the newborn. If you breastfed colostrum was your first meal. Colostrum contains a multitude of healthful components that work for adults as well as the newborn. Colostrum for human use is harvested from dairy cattle, after the calves have been given an amount adequate for their needs.
"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... Transforming Growth Factors (found in colostrum) are polypeptides which promote cell proliferation, tissue repair and maintenance (wound healing) and embryonic development. Dr. F.J. Ballard, et al, found bovine colostrum contained up to 100 times the mitogenic potency of human colostrum." -- Beth Ley, PhD, Colostrum, Nature's Gift to the Immune System
"Recent studies suggest that colostral fractions, or individual peptides present in colostrum, might be useful for the treatment of a wide variety of gastrointestinal conditions..." -- Bovine Colostrum and Healing in the Gastrointestinal Tract,
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 72, No. 1, 5-14, July 2000
"Several colostrum components stimulate wound healing. Nucleotides, EgF, TgF, and IgF-1 stimulate skin growth and cellular growth and repair by direct action on DNA and RNA. These growth factors facilitate the healing of tissues damaged by ulcers, trauma, burns, surgery, or inflammatory disease. Colostrum's wound-healing properties specifically benefit the skin, muscle, cartilage, bone, and nerve cells." -- Zoltan Rona, M.D., The American Journal of Natural Medicine, Mar. 1998
"Immune factors in cow colostrum, when taken orally, are effective against disease-causing organisms in the intestinal tract. Ingestion of bovine colostrum’s immuoglobulins may be a new method of providing passive immunoprotection against a host of gut-associated disease-causing antigens (viral and bacterial)." -- Dr. R. McClead, et al., Pediatrics Research
Anti-inflammatory agents in colostrum: Colostrum contains lactoferrin, which defends against infection and cancerous tumors. It is also anti-inflammatory. Colostrum contains interlukin-10, which reduces inflammation caused by arthritis, infection or injury whether from surgery or trauma.
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