Give Your Immune System a Boost!
Posted by Nick Niesen on October 26th, 2010
What is Colostrum?
Why do we need Colostrum?
Bovine colostrum is not new. In India, for thousands of years, Ayurvedic physicians and the spiritual leaders have documented the physical and spiritual health benefits from colostrum. It is dried and delivered by the milkman and is known for its healing and therapeutic ability. Scandinavian countries have been making a delicious colostrum pudding and dessert topped with honey, for hundreds of years, to celebrate the birth of calves and good health. It was used in the US as an early antibiotic that was in much favor until the discovery of penicillin and other antibiotics.
In the late 18th Century, Western scientists began to study colostrum and document its benefits for survival, growth and development for the newborn. Today, there are thousands of published scientific and clinical studies of major health benefits associated with colostrum.
What is Lactoferrin?
? Lactoferrin is an iron-binding glycoprotein found in human secretions like tears, saliva, milk and mucous
? Helps enhance iron transport and absorption
? Helps promote a healthy balance of natural intestinal flora
? Helps increase bioavailability and absorption of nutrients in the body and helps decrease the bioavailability of iron to pathogens
? May have anti-aging properties by helping prevent the formation of free radicals that trigger oxidation
? Helps contribute to host defense against pathogens by protecting lymphocytes against free iron
What are plant sterols?
Plant sterols are present naturally in small quantities in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals, legumes, vegetable oils, and other plant sources. Plant stanols occur in even smaller quantities in many of the same sources. Both stanols and sterols are essential components of plant cell membranes and structurally resemble cholesterol. Foods supplemented with plant sterols may reduce cholesterol and are a promising addition to interventions aimed at lowering heart disease risk.
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