Colostrum, Digestive Immunity, and Digestive Repair

Saturday, December 22, 2012
By: Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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It appears that colostrum is a major key to digestive health. It not only protects the digestive tract from nasty bacterial infections, but also reduces the toxicity of those infections, and repairs the lining of the GI tract—all at the same time.

One study shows that colostrum contains very high levels of what scientists call a magic ingredient, pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor1, which directly orchestrates the repair of the digestive tract. 

Another study explains how bovine colostrum2 works to prevent bacterial infections in the digestive tract as well as how its ability to repair the digestive tract prevents bacteria from entering your body through a leaky gut3 and causing major health problems.

Yet another study shows how bovine colostrum directly lowers NF-kappaB4 in intestinal cells, the key inflammatory gene signal that is elevated during tissue destruction of the GI lining.

Digestive integrity is key to your health in many ways, it is the foundation of healthy immunity. Colostrum is one tool you can employ to help support healthy digestive and immune system function.


Referenced Studies:
  1. ^Colostrum and Digestive Defense  Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol  Tania Marchbank, Gillian Weaver, Marit Nilsen-Hamilton, and Raymond J Playford.
  2. ^Bovine Colostrum and Immune Support  Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther  Struff WG, Sprotte G.
  3. ^Bovine Colostrum Prevents Bacterial Translocation  J Med Food  Choi HS, Jung KH, Lee SC, Yim SV, Chung JH, Kim YW, Jeon WK, Hong HP, Ko YG, Kim CH, Jang KH, Kang SA.
  4. ^Bovine Colostrum Lowers NF-kappaB  Nutr Res  An MJ, Cheon JH, Kim SW, Park JJ, Moon CM, Han SY, Kim ES, Kim TI, Kim WH.

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