Journal The Journal of Infections Diseases
Title: Inhibition of Helicobacter pylori and Helicobacter mustelae binding to lipid receptors by bovine colostrum.
The Research: Colostrum effect on digestive tract lipid receptors was tested in relation to Helicobacter pylori, which, use certain receptors to attach to the gut leading to chronic-active gastritis and duodenal ulcers.
The Results: Findings show Colostrum blocks certain lipid receptors thus disrupting the binding of Helicobacter pylori to the digestive tract in humans.
What this means for You: Colostrum helps improve your digestive health as well as potentially helps prevent certain bacterial infections, chronic-active gastritis and duodenal ulcers.
Journal Journal of Applied Physiology
Title: IGF-I, IgA, and IgG responses to bovine colostrum supplementation during training
The Research: A double blind experiment with two separate groups of 15 athletes each was setup in order to test the levels of IgA (immune system factors) and IGF-I in saliva as well as blood level serum based on oral intake of Colostrum.
The Results: IGF-I and IgA Blood serum as well as saliva levels increased based on long term intake of Colostrum.
What this means for You: Colostrum taken over a longer period of time increases the levels of Immunoglobulins in your body and thus has the potential to improve your immunity, as well as generally help you be healthier.
Journal Maney Online
Title: Beneficial effects of intrathecal IGF-1 administration in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
The Research: A double blind experiment where two groups of Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) patients were tested in order to identify IGF-I effect on the progression of ALS.
The Results: Significant positive affects were identified within the ALS patients by the researchers. Whilst no negative side effects appeared.
What this means for You: Colostrum, which, naturally contains large amounts of IGF-I and other factors has the potential to significantly improve muscular coordination, growth and healing.
Journal Sports Medicine
Title: The roles of growth factors in tendon and ligament healing.
The Research: Identify IGF-I involvement in regenerative healing, specifically in ligaments and tendons.
The Results: Throughout the initial healing process and the initial inflammation IGF-I was thighly expressed. Furthermore, injured rats began to show healing improvements where IGF-I was applied.
What this means for You: Since IGF-I is one of the biggest factors contained in Colostrum, regularly taking colustrum has the potential to help heal your injuries, as well as speed up the rate of healing.
Journal Journal of Sports Sciences
Title: Effect of bovine colostrum on anaerobic exercise performance and plasma insulin-like growth factor I.
The Research: Identify effect of colostrum on physical activity of 51 males throughout a 8 week research session. The research was carried out under a double blind and 51 males were split into two groups and placed under various strenuous activities. One group took 60g of colostrum per day while the other group was administered regular whey protein and no active colostrum.
The Results: The group with Colostrum based supplementation (60g of colostrum/ day) was noted to have a significant increase in anaerobic power during the strenuous exercise.
What this means for You: Colostrum supplement intake can help build strength as well as muscle recovery.
Journal Experimental Neurology Experimental Neurology
Title: Insulin-like Growth Factor-I: Potential for Treatment of Motor Neuronal Disorders
The Research: Understand the activity of IGF-I throughout the effect it has on neuron interaction with regards to spinal cord activity post spinal-injury. The study was carried out within spinal cord embryonic cultures of mice.
The Results: IGF-I was found to significantly improve neuro-muscular connections through enhanced growth.
What this means for You: Because IGF-I is a major factor in Colostrum, taking Colostrum has the potential to help improve muscle and neuron function as well as general coordination.
Journal PubMed
Title: Potential utility of rhIGF-1 in neuromuscular and/or degenerative disease.
The Research: Identify whether spinal injuries and degeneration such as caused by crushing of the spinal nerve in mice would be improved by addition of IGF-I and related factors.
The Results: In general a significant axonal upkeep lead to the survival, and significant improvement of the crushed spinal connections and neurons, leading researchers to believe IGF-I and related factors can be used as a potential treatment of ALS as well as associated diseases and nerve dysfunctions.
What this means for You: Colostrum contains a significant amount of IGF-I and thus its intake holds the potential for improving neuromuscular healing, muscle growth and muscle to body coordination.
Journal Journal of Applied Physiology
Title: Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on serum IGF-I, IgG, hormone, and saliva IgA during training.
The Research: Colostrum intake was tested for effects on presence of IGF-I in Blood serum and Saliva during strenuous exercise in 9 athletes.
The Results: Increased IGF-I concentration in Blood serum correlated with intake of Colostrum, indicating it either delivers IGF-I to blood or helps increase natural production of IGF-I.
What this means for You: Taking Colostrum increases the amount of Immunoglobulin in your body and thus can potentially lead to improved immunity, and generally a healthier you.