"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..."

Natural Help for IBS - 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 over a period of 150 million years of evolution 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. In the newborn, colostrum, with its hundreds of healthful components working together in nature's perfect harmony, awakens, stimulates, regulates and maintains all body systems, and the same healthful components work synergistically to restore homeostasis (the dynamic balance of all body functions) when used as a supplement by adults.

How Colostrum Can help with IBS. One of the challenges with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), in spite of the fact that an estimated 20% of the population suffer from it, and it is the most common GI diagnosis of gastroenterology practices in the United States, is that nobody really knows what it is. The diagnosis of IBS is symptom based, meaning that if you have chronic abdominal pain, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits, and the cause of those symptoms is unknown, then you are diagnosed as having IBS. Not to make light of a very serious matter, but that seems almost like saying, "We aren't sure what you got sister, but our diagnosis is that you got it!" So where does colostrum fit into this nebulous picture? Colostrum is a child of nature, conceived, reared, and educated over an estimated time span of 150 million years. Man may not know what IBS is, but nature knows exactly what IBS is, what causes it, and how to fix it if possible. One of the tools that nature uses to promote health, is its incredibly complex, synergistic, 150 million year old child, colostrum. Colostrum was present at your birth (if not you have probably had unnecessary health issues throughout life). Colostrum knew what you needed to get your biosystems up and running right, including the digestive tract. Now that you are an adult, colostrum can restore balance when it is lost. If you have been diagnosed with IBS, colostrum supplementation may provide your body with what it needs to be healthy, just as it did when you were born. Colostrum has no known side effects or contraindications with any drug. Colostrum is certainly worth a try, you have a lot to gain by trying it and nothing to lose. Only colostrum harvested soon after calving provides all the benefit that colostrum was designed for. Highest quality colostrum harvested within six hours post calving can be ordered online at www.synertekcolostrum.com or www.firstmilking.com.

The Science

"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.


"This past Feb.2002, I began to experience pressure, swelling and pain in my abdomen. I went to my Ob/Gyn numerous times and she suggested that I have a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer. My condition was worsening to the point that I could hardly walk I was in so much pain. I had my colonoscopy on May 16, 2002 and the gastroenterologist said he "thought" I could have irritable bowel syndrome. So I began to read how colostrum could heal and have a beneficial effect on the colon and intestines, and I began taking your product May 28, 2002. By July 1, 2002 all of my symptoms were gone! I take it faithfully every day and other ailments have also improved. I have recommended it to all my friends and family and they too are experiencing very positive results. Thanks again for such a great product!" -- Jane Geray, Coeur d'Alene, ID

" I am telling everyone about this site. Would be happy to be emailed (shanjo@ntlworld.com) by customers or prospective customers to confirm what is said here. Not only is this the best place to shop but the advice is excellent, questions are answered, and the colostrum genuinely does work." -- Carole Horsman, United Kingdom

This dietary supplement is great. I have IBS and this is the first supplement that has helped me. I am unable to use dairy products but this gives me no problems. My father is 84 years young and refuses to take anything. He loves these Lozenges. THANK YOU. -- Catherine Oliphant, Baldwin, NY

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