What Does Colostrum Contain and How Does it Work?


Colostrum Contains the Following Protecting, Regulating, and Support Factors


    Protection

             Immunoglobulins

                Immunoglobulins fight against bacteria, viruses, and yeast.
                Colostrum contains immunoglobulins IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and Ig, M.

             Leukocytes

                Leukocytes stimulate the production of interferon which slows viral production.

            Lactoferrin

                Lactoferrin defends against infection and cancerous tumors. It is also anti-inflammatory.

             Lysozyme

      Lysozyme destroys bacteria and viruses.

    Regulation

             Proline-rich polypeptides

                Proline-rich polypeptides both initiate and suppress the immune response. Suppressing the immune system is required to
                prevent the immune system from attacking the body itself, as occurs with autoimmune diseases. (Ley)

             Cytokines

                Cytokines are interlukins that regulate the intensity and duration of the immune responses. They are highly antiviral and anti-tumorous.

             Interlukin-10

                Interlukin-10 reduces inflammation caused by arthritis, infection or injury whether from surgery or trauma.

             Lymphokines

                Lymphokines regulate the immune response.

Support

            Growth Factors

                Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)
                Prolactin
                Epithelial growth
                Transforming growth factors A and B
                Fibroblast growth factor
                Gonadotropin releasing hormone
                Associated peptide and growth hormone

                    While young, the human body produces maximum amounts of growth factors. With increasing age less and
                    less of growth factors are produced. This is one of the reasons that the physical body and the mind age,
                    and why the supplementation of  growth factors can slow or reverse ageing.

           Function of Growth Factors:

             Promote wound healing and tissue repair

                Stimulate growth and regeneration of cartilage, nerve, bone, and muscle

                Balance blood sugars

                Increase the breakdown of fat

                Serotonin uptake

                It is believed that IgF-1 crosses the blood brain barrier with the result of increased
                mental acuity and increased serotonin uptake.

            Neucleotides

                 Facilitate cellular energy transfer.

             Amino Acids

                      Lysine, Arginine, Isoleucine, Threonine, Methionine, Tryptophan,
                      Leucine, Valine, Cysteine, Histidine, Phenylalanine

            Vitamins

                A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine),
                      B12 (Cobalamin), B13 (Orotic Acid), C, D, E, Biotin, Folic Acid

            Minerals

                    Calcium, sodium, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorous, Potassium, Copper, Iodine
                    Magnesium, Choline, Cobalt, Chromium

 

The above is not an exhaustive list. There are other agents in colostrum which have evolved in colostrum
from the time of the earliest mammals to ensure survival and promote health, strength, and vitality.

 

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