Improved Colostrum Provides Extra Health Benefits
Wednesday, February 5th 2003
Colostrum is the pre-milk fluid produced by all mammals during the first 24-48 hours after giving birth. Colostrum provides life supporting immune and growth factors that insure the health, vitality and protection of all mammalian babies (including humans) and has now been shown to protect and heal adults.
Radiance Colostrum is collected from pasture-fed, healthy, pesticide, hormone and anti-biotic free New Zealand dairy cows. This colostrum is processed fresh using a unique low-heat, spray dry, processing technique to ensure that the highest biological activity is retained. Unlike some colostrum it is not frozen or freeze dried.
New unique beta-lipid coating improves assimilation
Radiance Colostrum is processed with a beta-lipid coating, which helps create an enhanced delivery system. Beta-lipids are unique water-soluble fats. According to clinical research, coating a substance with beta-lipids increases its dispersion and assimilation. The added lipids have a variety of other specific health benefits, including the ability to provide high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They also help to deliver the nutritional benefits of phospholipids like phosphatidylserine (important for maintaining and improving mental performance, protecting brain cells and allowing athletes to train harder and recover faster) and phosphatidylcholine (which is needed for normal brain and nervous system function, helping the liver to function normally and protecting it from damage).
Why Colostrum is important
Radiance Colostrum contains many factors that are able to be transferred to humans. Colostrum contains Insulin-like Growth Factor (IgF) which stimulates cellular growth and repair; Transforming Growth Factors (TgF) which promotes the synthesis and repair of RNA and DNA and the repair of muscle tissue (particularly helpful for athletes); and Epithelial Growth Factor (EgF) which stimulates normal skin growth.
Babies who are not breast fed do not receive the initial, essential boost to the immune and digestive systems that colostrum provides. Without this boost, the body remains vulnerable to disease, pollutants and allergens.
Colostrum capsules significantly helps gut problems
Medical anthropologist John Heinerman PhD of Salt Lake City, Utah, has observed:
"When people have assimilation and absorption problems relating to an overabundant intestinal permeability, the taking of bovine colostrum helps their gastro-intestinal tract to function better. Unquestionably, patients victimised by colitis, gastroenteritis, heartburn, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease and other such disorders do experience improved management of the GI tract when colostrum is taken in the form of New Zealand sourced colostrum capsules or powder."
The growth factors in colostrum can help repair, heal and rebuild the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and provide benefits for the growth of good bacteria.
Leaky gut syndrome, often caused by candida overgrowth can lead to problems such as diarrhoea, food allergies and poor assimilation of food.
Uses of Colostrum
Hundreds of studies by some of the world's best-respected doctors, researchers and scientists have shown that the components in colostrum can help increase vitality and stamina. It has also been used to assist sinusitis, asthma, herpes, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
Colostrum powder helps build lean bodies
At the University of South Australia, athletes who used colostrum showed a 20% improvement in strength, stamina and recovery time. Supplementation with at least 4 grams of colostrum powder per day in combination with exercise training may help metabolise fat and increase lean muscle mass. Stomach acid dramatically increases the amount of growth factors available from colostrum to help build muscle, accelerate healing or for stomach problems, Colostrum powder is needed so that it has the maximum opportunity to interact with stomach acid.
Colostrum capsules helps build the immune system.
A healthy immune system is the core of the body's resistance against disease.
Stomach acid lowers the effectiveness of colostrum's immune factors. The best way to ensure the immune factors remain intact, are effective and make it through the stomach into the intestines is to take Radiance Colostrum capsules with a large glass of water one half hour before meals.
Success with cats and dogs
Colostrum powder can be sprinkled on pet food or mixed with a little water for pets. It has proven particularly helpful for pets that have been ill and have failed to regain condition.
Reproduced unabridged from the February/March 2003 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.
Footnote from Ideal Health:
The following products are all useful for general health and immunity:
Clean Lean Protein
Inner Health Plus
Good Green Stuff
Hi Strength Fish Oil Caps
Superior Olive Leaf
Super Multi Plus
Whey Protein - Vanilla
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