If you pay attention to health news, you will witness increased advocacy and campaigns in recent years aimed at encouraging mothers to breastfeed their babies for at least six months after birth. This campaign is informed by the immense health benefits that emanate from colostrum. Colostrum Bovine refers to the initial breast milk produced by mothers immediately after birth. Research has all over the years indicated that colostrum milk from humans is similar in molecular structure to the one of cows and that is it is used as the key ingredient towards making colostrum supplements for human consumption.
Immense studies have been conducted to ascertain the bovine colostrum benefits to the human body. The existing conclusion points out to the unlimited uses amongst them being the boosting of the immune system. Most athletes are advised to take colostrum regularly to enhance their energy sources. Exhaustive workouts and all the physical engagements can be a drain to the body greatly hampering the immune system by depleting the NK cells. Athletes have been found to be vulnerable to a myriad of infections but a constant intake of colostrum supplements has been found to work. There are also studies that have pointed out the importance of colostrum towards fighting viruses. While the conventional methods may be successful they often results to adverse side effects, which are nonexistent when colostrum supplements are used.
How much is enough?
In its natural form, there is no limit to how much an individual can take. When it is packaged as a drug, it should be taken according to the directions provided by the doctors. This recommendation is based on the amount of antibodies that comprise the main ingredients in the batch. The most common doses range between 25 and 125 MLs for the liquids and less than 20g for the powdered colostrum. Depending on how you feel, it is always advisable to begin with larger doses and reduce the intake as the body gains more energy. It is also advisable to take the supplements on an empty stomach to ease absorption into the intestinal tracts. Saliva and stomach acids secreted in a well fed stomach impedes on the efficiency of the supplements.
Colostrum and cancer
Colostrum is rich in immune factors and is credited with providing protection to the body against some of the most debilitating diseases and conditions such as multiple sclerosis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and others. The major breakthrough provided by bovine colostrum is towards the prevention of cancer and recuperation of patients undergoing chemotherapy. As a boost to the immune system especially towards the regeneration of the white and blood cells, interferon and lymphokine, which are the key components of colostrum, assist in the prevention of cancer.
Colostrum benefits have also been found to alleviate the side effects experienced by patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Chemotherapy often results to general weakening of the body due to suppressed immune system and increase in toxicity. Colostrum supplements enhance chemotherapy successes by boosting the immune system and aiding in the eradication of toxins. This hence means that patients who would otherwise be discontinued from chemotherapy due to adverse side effects are able to resume treatment.
Any side effects?
Colostrum supplements are safe for the body although, like any dairy products, might increase the level of lactose intolerance.
The major breakthrough provided by bovine colostrum is towards the prevention of cancer and recuperation of patients undergoing chemotherapy.
This article examines bovine colostrum benefits to the body. It also pays attention to the impact of colostrum supplements on the body towards the fight against cancer and also boosting the immune system of patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
Article written by Teddy Nseir