Colostrum for your Pet
From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Re: Colostrum for your Pet
A Big Hello to you this Wednesday – I hope that both you and your pets are doing well.
Colostrum for Pets
Colostrum is the mother’s first milk – and vitally important to keeping young animals healthy.
This special substance offers the newborn, several powerful immune enhancing properties.
WHY is it needed?
Most of the chronic diseases we commonly see in our pets have an immune basis –
Allergies, Ear Infections, Some types of Arthritis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (showing as vomiting/diarrhea), Thyroid disease, Urinary Tract Disease, Autoimmune diseases and Cancer.
In some cases it relates to an OVERACTIVE immune response (i.e. Allergies), while at other times these conditions result from an under-active immune response (such as Cancer).
Does it work?
Well that depends WHO you ask.
There are few scientific studies to back it up- and in fact the Conventional claims are that it is not absorbed from the stomach after puppies and kittens reach a certain age.
But..others disagree, and there is much anecdotal evidence to dispute that claim.
My point here is that although science is yet to ‘prove’ it works, many pet owners have had some pretty impressive successes in healing their pets with Colostrum.
Some of the Ingredients:
Immunoglobulins (Ig’s). They function as antibodies and are generated by the body in response to foreign substances (antigens) such as infectious microbes.
Lactoferrin is an iron-binding whey protein found in the milk of most mammals, it contains 703 amino acids. Lactoferrin is able to bind to pathogens invading the body. It appears to play several biological roles. Owing to its iron-binding properties, it appears to be the source of iron and have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunomodulatory activities.
Lysozyme is an enzyme, commonly referred to as the body’s own antibiotic, It is abundantly present in secretions such as, tear ducts, milk and colostrum. It has the ability to destroy cell walls of certain bacteria. It is able to catalyse the inactivation of a wide range of micro-organisms.
Lactoperoxidase is an enzyme present in colostrum. It possesses its own antimicrobial properties against gram-positive organisms and exhibits pH dependent bactericidal action against gram-negative organisms.
Growth Factors are substances made by the body that function to regulate cell division and cell survival.
The growth factors found in bovine colostrum include:
IGF 1 and 2 (insulin like growth factor) These growth factors are the most prevalent in colostrum and the body and is key in the reproduction of our bodies cellular tissue, this assist athletes in recovery times after events as well as after injury.
Being an IGF-rich supplement it promotes a healthy gut through turnover of the intestinal lining, increased uptake of dietary components and increased immunological performance. Gut micro flora play a vital role in digestion, nutrient absorption and immune function. If there is an imbalance in the intestinal micro flora this may upset the digestive process and impact on the immune system, the use of Colostrum can keep your gut at optimal function.
What a researcher says:
Dr. Lance Wright, M.D., a leading researcher on colostrum, talks about its benefits.
“The immune factors and co-factors in colostrum activate a baby’s immune system and they can bring more normal function back to a dysfunctional adult immune system. …Colostrum is also known to induce more rapid healing of injured tissue…. The benefits with auto-immune diseases and viruses are some of the most profound because we really have no other way to effectively treat these conditions. Studies show that colostrum will reduce the virus levels in the body from 100 to 1000-fold.
You can get colostrum from a variety of sources- OR you can utilize it along with a pretty impressive ingredient list of Protective and Healing nutrients by feeding my Complete Supplement:
P.S. If you have a pet that is dealing with a Chronic Health issue, then I suggest that you try something different.
Colostrum can be the difference.
My Ultimate Canine Health Formula is now available with a 50% OFF Trial – it is a great way to feed Colostrum in a tasty healing ingredient filled combination:
Heal Your Pet At Home!
Dr Andrew Jones, DVM