Colostrum Does It Reverse the Aging Process?

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Colostrum has
been called the promise of life. It is the first food, in which
all the immune and growth factors that insure health and vitality
are transferred from the mother to the newborn. Research has shown
that colostrum is the one supplement that can bring help to everyone
that uses it, largely because of its ability to perform many of
the functions of human growth hormone (HGH) in the body. Many scientists
believe colostrum may be the most important preventative that can
be consumed by a mammal. The value of colostrum has been documented
in clinical observations and is supported by a large database. A
team of scientists in London has now found that colostrum can prevent
the death of human neurons and effectively treat Alzheimer’s
patients. While this was going on, another research team was documenting
that colostrum knocks out intestinal inflammation.

Scientists at St. George’s University had already demonstrated that
colostrinin, a proline-rich polypeptide isolated from colostrum,
can effectively treat Alzheimer’s
disease
patients. In a new study, they investigated whether
colostrinin has effects on the aggregation and toxicity of beta-amyloid,
the main constituent of plaque in the brain believed to be the cause
of Alzheimer’s disease.

Using data from cytotoxicity essays, they demonstrated that pre-treatment
of human neuronal cells with 5 mug/ml of colostrinin for 24 hours
confers neuroprotection against beta-amyloid neurotoxicity. Their
qualitative and quantitative assays revealed that colostrinin reduced
the death of neuronal cells resulting from brain plaque. (Journal
of Nutrition, Health and Aging, July)

In investigating whether colostrum has anti-inflammatory effects
on intestinal epithelial cells, scientists in Seoul, Korea stimulated
human colon cancer
cells with interleukin-1beta with and without bovine colostrum.
They examined the effects colostrum had on nuclear factor kappaB
signaling, and assessed the expression levels of inhibitor protein
of nuclear factor kappaB-alpha, COX 2, and p65. They found that
colostrum significantly inhibited nuclear factor kappa B-mediated
proinflammatory cytokine expression and switched off markers of
inflammation. (Nutrition Research, April)

This ancient healer works in unique ways to strengthen immunity

Bovine colostrum is not new. It has been a centerpiece of Ayurvedic
healing for thousands of years. Ayurvedic physicians and spiritual
leaders have documented both its physical and spiritual benefits.
Scandinavian people have made a traditional pudding with colostrum
for hundred of years in celebration of life. Even in the U.S. before
the pharmaceutical companies tightened their grip, colostrum was
commonly used for its antibiotic properties.

Colostrum works
in a unique manner to protect the body from pathology. Most pathogens
enter the system through the mucous membranes of the intestinal
tract
. Bacteria, viruses, pollutants, contaminants and allergens
must be combated there. An English physician, Dr. David Tyrell,
has shown that a high percentage of the antibodies and immunoglobulins
present in colostrum are not absorbed but remain in the intestinal
tract. Immune factors work there to support proper immune function
and healthy intestinal flora. Other immune factors from colostrum
are believed to be absorbed and distributed to assist in the internal
defense processes.

Colostrum
is made by mammals specifically for mammals

Colostrum is the thin cream colored fluid produced during the first
few milkings of a mammal after she has given birth. It is the carrier
of immunities that are transferred from mother to infant, and one
of the reasons breast feeding is so important to the health
of human offspring. Colostrum is the essence of pure nutrition,
containing immunoglobulins, growth factors, antibodies, vitamins,
minerals, enzymes, amino
acids
, and other special substances designed to prime the body
to face a lifetime of invasion by various microorganisms and environmental
toxins bent on destruction.

While human mothers produce a small amount of colostrum, cows produce
approximately nine gallons during the first thirty-six hours after
giving birth. Colostrum is produced by almost all mammals, and is
not species specific. Research has shown that the immune and growth
factors produced by other mammalian animals are nearly identical
to those found in human colostrum.

IGF-1 from colostrum performs many of the functions of human
growth hormone

After this transfer of initial growth factor from mother to child,
the growing body produces its own growth hormone during the period
that growth and development are taking place. The level of growth
hormone in humans remains high until growth is completed. Then it
declines precipitously. By the age of 30, many people produce only
twenty percent of their peak levels of growth hormone. Skin begins
to sag and energy starts to slip away.

As the aging process
really gets going, the immune
system
also begins to decline. Aging people have greater difficulty
fighting off colds and flu, and energy and zest for life begin to
ebb. Bones thin, hair falls out, and stamina and vigor decrease.
Some turn to human growth hormone (HGH)
replacement, but HGH is only available by prescription and is quite
expensive at 300 dollars a month or more. And HGH usually requires
injection into the body.

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July
16, 2009

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