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Super Boost Your Immune System in just Three Days

When you are looking at boosting your immune function quickly, it makes sense to supplement your body with the actual immune factors that it uses to fight infections.

When you are looking at boosting your immune function quickly, it makes sense to supplement your body with the actual immune factors that it uses to fight infections.

Immunecare colostrum contains digestive enzymes, immunoglobulins, interferon, cytokines, interleukins, glycoproteins, prolene-rich-peptides (PRP) and vitamins A,D,E and K.

The most important components of colostrum can be broken down into three major categories: Immune System Factors, Growth Factors, and Nutritional Components.

Immune Factors

  1. Proline-Rich Polypeptides (PRPs)
  2. Immunoglobulins
  3. Lactofferin
  4. Transferrin
  5. Cytokines
  6. Lysozymes
  7. Enzymes
  8. Lactalbumin
  9. Glycoproteins
  10. Others

Growth Factors

  1. Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1, IGF-2)
  2. Transforming Growth Factor (TGF-α, TGF-β)
  3. Epithelial Growth Factor
  4. Epidermal Growth Factor
  5. Fibroblast Growth Factor
  6. Platelet Derived Growth Factor
  7. Others

Nutritional Components

  1. Vitamins
  2. Minerals
  3. Amino Acids
  4. Essential Oils

Growth Factors

Colostrum contains many growth factors, including insulin-like growth factor-1 and 2 (IGF-1 and IGF-2), Epithelial growth factor (EGF), Fibroblast growth factor (FGF), Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), and Transforming growth factors alpha β (TGA-α and TGF-β).

Growth factors, are peptides that function as intercellular signaling molecules to turn on or turn off the production of specific proteins in the target cells.

Their presence in colostrum is primarily to complete the growth and development of the newborn gut, but in older children and adults they help support a healthy gut wall.

Nutritional Components

Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, and Essential Oils

Colostrum is a combination of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that are naturally occurring in a perfect combination. Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, and E are found in small amounts while traces of all other vitamins, as well as minerals such as calcium, sodium, magnesium and zinc, are also present in colostrum. Colostrum is a rich source of both essential and non-essential amino acids, as well as essential fats, including phospholipids, which enable colostral protein protection and easy absorption in the gut by forming liposomes around them.

PRP’s are the regulators of the Thymus gland, which is in charge of producing the T cells that fight viruses and antigens. They help to balance an under-active immune system in immuno compromised individuals, and an overactive immune system to combat auto-immune disorders.

This pre-milk substance is Nature’s way of providing all the immune enhancers to protect a newborn against future viruses, bacteria, allergens and toxins. These immune factors along with beneficial acidophilus bacteria work together in the intestines to help prevent the development of gastrointestinal infection . Colostrum has also been shown to effectively prevent and treat NSAID gut damage. Colostrum also contains a perfect combination of growth factors that help fight pathogens, reduce infections, and help a newborn grow healthy and heal quickly.

The complete nourishment found in colostrum has not been equalled by modern medicine. In light of the myriad of antibiotic resistant bacteria now flourishing, informed doctors and patients alike are looking for a safe, natural alternative. Scientific studies now validate that colostrum activates numerous immune, healing, growth, and repair systems.

Bovine Lactoferrin is a protein which absorbs free iron and thus witholds it from bacteria, viruses and fungi. Without iron these micro-organisms are unable to grow and reproduce. So effective and safe is Lactoferrin, that the Japanese have incorporated it into infant formula for the past twenty years. It has been shown to be more effective and to have higher antimicrobial activity than human lactoferrin.

The mucosal epithelial layer is the interface between the external and internal environments of the gastrointestinal tract. This is the site for the digestion and absorption of most essential nutrients. The   mucosal layer also functions as a barrier that prohibits these internal bacteria from entering the rest of the body. The tissues of the intestines are defended by various resistance factors including lactoferrin, which regulate the growth of bacteria in the intestine and assist the body in maintaining the integrity of its mucosal layer.

Orally administered lactoferrin has been shown to boost the immune system. The antiviral effectiveness of lactoferrin is likewise documented, including for inhibiting the HIV virus, Hepatitis C virus, and Herpes Simplex. Anti-fungal effectiveness has been shown against several strains of Candida, including Candida Albicans.

Human Lactoferrin production has been prohibitively expensive, but now the use of bovine lactoferrin has been proved to be safe and more effective.

Proline-Rich Polypeptides (PRPs)

Proline-rich polypeptides (PRPs) act systemically, modulating the complex immune system and are therefore the most important ingredient in colostrum.

Immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA, IgE, IgM, IgD)

The immunoglobulin fraction in bovine colostrum is composed of approximately 70-80% IgG, 10-15% IgA, 10-15% IgM, while IgE and IgD are found in small amounts.

Lactoferrin

Lactoferrin is an iron-binding protein that helps deprive bacteria of the iron they require to reproduce and releases iron into the red blood cells enhancing oxygenation of tissues. Lactoferrin modulates cytokine release and its receptors have been found on most immune cells including lymphocytes, monocytes, macrophages and platelets.

α – Lactalbumin and β – Lactoglobulin

These are the major nutritional whey proteins in milk and colostrum.

Cytokines

Cytokines are small proteins that are secreted by specific cells of the immune system. They are a category of signaling molecules that are used extensively in cellular communication. They are proteins, peptides, or glycoproteins.

Lysozymes

Lysozymes can help support the immune system.

Enzymes

Lactoperidase-thiocyanate, peroxidase, and xanthine oxidase oxidize bacteria through their ability to release hydrogen peroxide.

Glycoproteins

Glycoproteins are a digestive factor that has been shown to help immune and growth factors survive the passage through the highly acidic digestive system.

If you would like to view more research papers on the effectiveness of colostrum or lactoferrin, log on to the National Library of Medicine website at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query. There are over 1500 research articles on the efficacy of bovine lactoferrin and more than 2300 on bovine colostrum.