Colostrum for Multiple Sclerosis

Colostrum is made in New Zealand from the best grade of bovine colostrum. It aids in immune function support, growth factors, and provides positive effects effects for overall health and well-being. The majority of people that take cow colostrum do so as a daily immune system booster, particularly in people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The growth factors contained in colostrum help retard the aging process for those that consume it. Additionally, it stimulates the healing of wounds,  nerve and cartilage regeneration.

Autoimmune diseases represent an immune system that attacks the body’s own tissue, specifically the nerve sheath. As we advance in age, the immune system loses its ability to regulate efficiently, mainly because the thymus begins to shrink after puberty and almost disappears as we close in on 50 years of age. The growth factors in colostrum consumption have been shown to restore normal function in the thymus. Certain hormones in colostrum, like thymosin subunits, regulate the function of the thymus and other substances, like PRP which help to keep the immune system under control. As there are very small quantities of growth hormone in the first milking of colostrum and it is quite potent, not much is necessary.

The are many benefits to taking colostrum. First, colostrum helps to increase energy levels. It contains immunoglobulins, growth factors, and amino acids which help fight off common infections and aids in cell regeneration. Colostrum contains important immune-regulatory factors that help strengthen an under-active immune system and suppress an overactive immune system. Colostrum also contains several factors that aid in the activity of immune cells involved in repair, such as bone-marrow, and central nervous resident stem cells. Prline-Rich-Polypeptide (PRP) is one of the key components aiding in the regulation of immune system reaction. PRP has the ability to accelerate or slow down the immune system reaction. In cases of multiple sclerosis, the immune system attacks the myelin and over time destroys it leading to damage to the underlying nerve fibers. This is why multiple sclerosis is classified as an autoimmune disorder. The Proline-Rich-Polypeptides can aid in balancing the immune system and prevent it from attacking the sensitive myelin.

The cell and tissue factors present in colostrum are extremely beneficial for MS sufferers. Multifunctional growth factors such as growth factor-I (IgF-I), platelet-derived growth factor (PDgF),fibroblast growth factor (FgF), and ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF)promote cell proliferation, differentiation and survival. As the myelin breakdown is often substantial in patients with MS it has been considered that all growth factors could be used in treatment. Insulin-like growth factor-I (IgF-I) has been researched and proven to reduce the severity of lesions and promote the regeneration of myelin in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Other components of colostrum may further benefit people with multiple sclerosis, as it provides immune protection against pathogens due to the high anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties in addition to the ability to raise energy levels by strengthening a compromised immune system.

Human growth hormone greatly affects every cell in the body and dramatically influences the development of new cells, causing them to generate at a quicker pace when a significant quantity of the hormone is present. Ingesting small amounts of growth hormone is accelerated development and repair of damaged tissue. The theory is that this occurs through the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor axis.

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