Colostrum voor immuunsysteem

Colostrum may be the Fountain of Youth for your immune system.

Ayurvedic physicians in India have used this supplement for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. US physicians have used it as an antibiotic before the introduction of sulfa drugs and penicillin. Research indicates it contains a wide range of antiviral factors. Sources: US Center for Disease Control, Colostrum Research Organization

Studies of colostrum’s benefits are not new. Western scientists began studying this substance in the late 18th century; initially, to document its benefits for survival, growth and development of newborns. In 1950, Dr. Albert Sabin, developer of the polio vaccine, discovered that colostrum contained antibodies that had the potential to lower risk of developing polio and he recommended it for children who were susceptible to the disease. In the early 1950s, it often was prescribed in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Today, the numerous medical studies on this substance have focused primarily on its immunity-boosting properties.

Some of the main health benefits of colostrums:

  1. Strengthens the immune system against fungi, bacteria, viruses and Candida = Colostrum versterkt de weerstand tegen schimmels, bacterien, virussen en candida.
  2. Helps against depression and enhance mood. = Colostrum helpt tegen depressie en stemmingswisselingen.
  3. Increases your muscle mass and metabolic rate. =  verhoogt de spiermassa en basaal metabolisme (in combinatie met krachttraining).
  4. Reduces allergic reactions like hay fever. Helps tone down allergic responses for people with asthma which otherwise may bring an attack. = Vermindert allergische reacties (hooikoorts). Vermindert asthmatische reacties. Balanceert het immuunsysteem (en de immuunrespons).
  5. Balances the blood sugar, which helps control insulin levels in diabetes. =Balanceert bloedsuiker en helpt insuline-levels te controleren bij diabetici.
  6. Rejuvenates skin and muscle tissue. Colostrum can be used topically as a paste to heal wounds, scars and acne by healing skin inflammation and stimulating cell growth. = Verjont huid en spierweefsel. Colostrum kan bij topisch gebruik wonden, littekens en acne helen door de ontstekingen te verminderen en de celgroei te stimuleren.
  7. Supports healthy joint and cartilage function. Colostrum is a very effective anti-inflammatory compound which can help people with arthritis. It can also help other forms of inflammation from the digestive system which may be linked to arthritis. = Ondersteunt gewrichten en kraakbeen-functie. Vermindert ontstekingen in het sijsverteringssysteem gerelateerd aan arthritis.
  8. Promotes healthy intestinal flora in your digestive system. = Ondersteunt een gezonde darmflora.
  9. Accelerates healing in the case of injury or trauma, as well as helping in recovery from cancer treatments. It does that by turning white blood cells into functionally active T cells in patients, thus aiding in recuperation, healing and strengthening of the immune system. = Ondersteunt het herstel na een trauma en chemo-therapie. Witte bloedcellen worden “omgevormd” actieve t-cellen en versterken daarmee het immuunsysteem.
  10. Improves endurance and workload capacity. Allows for greater aerobic and anaerobic performance, as well as shorter recovery time between training sessions. = Verbetert het uithoudingsvermogen en draagkracht, verbetert sport-prestaties en verkort herstel-tijd tussen trainingen (inspanningen).

Vertalingen toegevoegd door Rinjo Israels. Vragen of meer informatie? Mail naar rinjo@gezondmooislank.nl

Colostrum effectiever als griep-prik

Colostrum outperforms flu vaccine.

Bovine colostrum supplementation prevents influenza more effectively than flu vaccination, according to a 2007 Italian study. Colostrum, a substance produced in mammary glands within 48 to 72 hours after a female mammal gives birth, abounds with nutrients, growth factors, and immune-supporting compounds, including antibodies. Bovine colostrum has a similar composition to human colostrum.

Researchers, led by M. R. Cesarone, at San Valentino-Spoltere Vascular Screening Project in Pescara, Italy, compared the effectiveness of an oral colostrum tablet (900 mg, once in the morning) with anti-influenza vaccine in healthy subjects, ages 30 to 80. They divided the subjects into four groups: those who received vaccination alone, those who received vaccination and colostrum supplements, those who received only colostrum, and those who received no flu-preventive treatment. The researchers looked at the number of influenza episodes during the two-month treatment period plus the month after (three months total) and the total days of illness. Both colostrum-receiving groups experienced significantly fewer cases of flu than either the untreated or the vaccination-only group: “The number of days with flu was 3 times higher in the non-colostrum subjects. The colostrum group had 13 episodes versus 14 in the colostrum + vaccination group, 41 in the group [with] prophylaxis, and 57 in nontreated subjects.”

A second part of this study involved 65 very high-risk cardiovascular patients, all of whom received influenza vaccination. Again, the colostrum group had fewer cases of influenza and fewer complications that required hospital admission. Cesarone et al conclude: “Colostrum, both in healthy subjects and high-risk cardiovascular patients, is at least 3 times more effective than vaccination to prevent flu and is very cost-effective.”

Cesarone MR, Belcaro G, Di Renzo A, Dugall M et al. Prevention of influenza episodes with colostrum compared with vaccination in healthy and high-risk cardiovascular subjects: the epidemiologic study in San Valentino [abstract]. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. April 2007; 13 (2): 130-136. Available at: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17456621. Accessed October 3, 2008. Cornelli U. Use of colostrum for the prophylaxis of influenza syndromes (WO/2007/057748). Filed November 15, 2006 with World Intellectual Property Organization. Available at: www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp. Accessed October 3, 2008.