COTTONWOOD, Ariz.--(BW HealthWire)--June 5, 2002--Research has shown that up to 90 percent of all disease begins in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Non-steroidal anti-inflamatories (aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxin), prescription pain medications (such as Vioxx(R) and Celebrex(R)), antibiotics, carbonated drinks, food additives and alcohol can cause gastrointestinal bleeding and permeability (Leaky Gut Syndrome).
This destruction of the gastrointestinal tract's protective barrier allows pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast) to enter the body, setting the stage for future infection and disease.
Studies have shown that taking NSAIDs increases gut permeability three-fold. Research conducted at the Imperial College School of Medicine in London showed that colostrum from dairy cows helps to not only stop gastrointestinal damage and bleeding to the stomach and GI tract but helps repair previous damage, even while taking NSAIDs.
The researchers attributed this anti-inflammatory response to the numerous growth factors that occur naturally in colostrum.
Colostrum life's first food is the substance produced by mammals during the first 72 hours after birth. This special non-milk fluid contains powerful immune and growth factors to insure survival and healthy growth of the newborn. Our body's growth and immune factors decline after puberty or with illness. Colostrum has been shown to help replace these vital components of life.
New Zealand is the only country whose government has established and enforces strict consumer safety standards and produces the highest quality colostrum in the world strictly for human consumption.
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