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Bovine Colostrum
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Canada17 - March 11

(I also posted this under Exercises but thought it may get more attention here)

I subscribe to daily alerts with google and am emailed every weekday search results for "fibromyalgia", the following is one of the hits I got last night. I thought you all might find it as interesting as I (pay particular attention to the second paragraph):

Bovine Colostrum Supplements Benefit After Heavy WorkOuts

Obtaining a decent response to aerobic exercise is vital for longevity and health. However, one problem is that exercise can diminish the front line of your immune system. This will be certainly relevant to those actively exercising during the winter bug season. This study reveals that daily ingesting colostrum can prevent a lowering of your immune system function.

Although this study was performed on healthy men, its value could be particularly important to individuals struggling with exercise, like those with fibromyalgia. In this scenario, exercise is crucial for improvement but performing exercise can be a problem and create a whole set of problems. It is probable that colostrum, which is a far-reaching powerhouse metabolically, would appear to be useful to aid in the response to exercise in such individuals.

Colostrum is formulated to support the requirements of the high growth phase in infants, a nutrient suited ideally for enhanced recovery and regeneration that goes with the process of fast growth. It appears that it fits in well as a support nutrient for rehabilitation from excess demands linked with physical performance. In this case it is proven in healthy men, but theoretically also aiding those who fight to get a good response to exercise (which is consonant with observations of the nutrient in clinical practice.)

You can google the title of the article to find it, or search it at ozcarguide dot com (the whole web address is long and url's aren't allowed on here).

Keep in mind too that all mammals produce colostrum and it isn't all that different than drinking cow's milk. Colostrum has been used for more than 2,000 years for medicinal and ceremonial purposes. It was even used in the US as an antibiotic before penicillin was invented. This isn't a new thing, but this study shows new implications for its use. I did a little more research on it and found that it can be used for gastro-intestinal issues like IBS too! Exciting!


Duo - March 11

Very interesting - Thanks for the info.


ptalana - March 12

This is very interesting. Definitely something I'll research.
Thanks, Patty



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