Most people are unaware of the potential healing capabilities of raw dairy foods. Raw dairy from grass fed cows is a completely different food than pasteurized dairy, which has been significantly damaged and denatured. One of the most powerful healing raw dairy foods is colostrum.
Colostrum has a long history of potent-immune supporting properties. Colostrum is in fact the first milk of a mammal. Colostrum is loaded with naturally-occurring antibodies known as immunoglobulins. These include IgA, IgG and IgM. Secretory IgA is the most prevalent immunoglobulin in your gut and is a powerful component of GI immune function. IgG provides protection against all forms of pathogens. IgG is the only immunoglobulin capable of protecting the fetus in utero from pathogens. IgM is also an abundant pathogen-destroying immunoglobulin.
Raw colostrum is also a very rich source of the potent antioxidants lactoferrin and hemopexin. Lactoferrin is one of the primary constituents of the mucosal immune system, which comprises approximately 80% of the immune system.
Colostrum is a very rich source of PRP’s (proline-rich polypeptides). PRP’s are powerful modulators of the immune system, activating it when infections are present, and de-activating it when less needed. PRP’s have also been shown to protect against viruses, fungal infections and cancer. PRP’s also have powerful antioxidant properties and have demonstrated the ability to prevent DNA damage.
Best Uses of Colostrum
Colostrum tends to be very healing for people with gastrointestinal distress. This may include people with Crohn’s Disease, Colitis and ulcers. Bovine colostrum is best taken in a raw form, from healthy, grass fed cows. The California-based raw dairy company ‘Organic Pastures’ carries a phenomenal raw colostrum, as well as fermented raw colostrum.
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If you are unable to obtain raw colostrum, there are some reputable brands available for retail purchase.