Protect your family this winter with the power of Colostrum
It’s that time of the year again, when exposure to viruses is more prevalent then ever.
These viruses are very intelligent organisms, they continually evolve in order to survive. That is why there are so many different strains of a virus we collectively think of as the ‘flu virus’ (influenza) or cold virus (rhinovirus). How do you protect yourself against such intelligent, ever evolving viruses? Simple, strengthen your immune system.
The human body is wondrous and has the ability to maintain optimal health if we treat it right. Your immune system is no different. Even if we do get sick it’s not like our body just lies back and takes it – the common symptoms of a cold such as a sore throat, runny nose and sneezing are all a direct result of the body trying to rid itself of the bugs.
However, if you’re more interested in prevention rather than cure, then you need to look at ways to support your body and keep your immune system strong. Aside from upping your vigilance on basic hygiene (think hand washing), the best thing you can do is to make sure your gut health is in tip top shape. Why the gut? Well around 70% of your immune cells can be found in your gut, predominantly in the mucosa, which along with your skin and stomach acid make up the first line of defence your body has against infection. A healthy gut wall provides a natural defence system for the body, for good immunity and resistance to bugs and chills.
Colostrum not only supports the health of our gut wall, but it is widely known that colostrum provides vital support for our immune system. It contains a number of immune components, including immunoglobulins (also known as antibodies), lactoferrin, proline-rich polypeptides (PRPs) along with growth factors, proteins, vitamins and minerals.
Immunoglobulins are the main part of our adaptive immune system that is responsible for responding to the various immune challenges we face every day. The most abundant immunoglobulin is in cow colostrum. The main function of immunoglobulin, or IgG for short,
is to identify and protect against invading organisms and the first place this often occurs is (you guessed it) in your gut wall.
One of the simplest things you can do to support your overall health is to include colostrum into your daily routine. Start with Alpha Lipid Lifeline (a morning shake) or Colostrum Capsules.