ColActive 3 – bovine colostrum with lactoferrin and acidophilus

Colostrum with polypeptide, rich in proline :  As for the colostrum there is  a separate article,  here I am not going  to stop in detail on the many benefits of it. I  would only add that the used for ColActive 3 natural colostrum is not processed through ultra-filtration.  This means that it retained all valuable ingredients,  including  and the special polypeptide, rich in proline. Proline is an amino acid vital  for the production of collagen (a principal ingredient of connective tissue in the tough skin, healthy muscles, healthy  blood vessels and in general support of all healthy organs) and cartilage(on which depends the  health of our joints) . Proline-rich polypeptide  keeps  the skin taut  and reduces the formation of wrinkles, acts preventively against heart attacks, strokes, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, hernia and prolapse of various organs (stomach, kidney, uterus, etc.).

Lactoferrin: the hit of  modern naturopathy: Lactoferrin is an iron carrying glycoprotein that belongs to the group of  transferines. It secures for the  immune protection of the mucous membranes of the respiratory, digestive and genitourinary system, and presents in various body fluids and secretions (tears, bronchial secretions, saliva, bile, pancreatic juice, intestinal secretions, genital secretions).

The richest source of lactoferrin is colostrum, followed by milk. For industrial purposes is used lactoferrin from cattle colostrum, and lately through the methods of
genetic engineering is produced “human” lactoferrin. AquaSource`s Lactoferrin is derived
from cattle colostrum. In the body  lactoferrin occurrs in two forms: holo-lactoferrin (related to iron) and apo-lactoferrin (iron-free). The main functions of lactoferrin are:  

Antibacterial activity: lactoferrin acts bacteriostatic linking free iron and vitamin B12 and makes them inaccessible to the bacteria that stops them from multiplying, as
also bactericidal (destroys the cell walls of many microbes and fungi). Lactoferrin is
especially important for babies and people with weakened immune system. It is effective against E. coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Listeria, Candida and so on.. When mice infected with staphylococci receiving 2% of calories as lactoferrin, kidney infections decreased by 40-60% and bacteria in urine – from 5 to 12 times.

Urinary tract infections: they are very common in babies, little girls and women due to anatomical features of the female body (shorter and wider urethra). Many women complain of  “cystitis”, which often complicates until pyelonephritis. Colostrum and lactoferrin can greatly alleviate these infections and reduce the risk of chronic pyelonephritis and renal failure.

Antiviral action: Lactoferrin is a key molecule in the immune system, and can be used to combat various viral infections. It prevents many viruses attach on cell walls and penetrate in our cells – such as cytomegalovirus and viruses causing herpes, and AIDS. On the other hand it has been found that in patients with AIDS  lactoferrin in the oral cavity is reduced, making them more susceptible to various infections. 

Anti-inflammatory action: Lactoferrin binds some polysaccharides (exotoxins secreted by the microbes) and activates certain immune cells, which depend on the immune response. In
result, relieves inflammation and reduces the destruction of different tissues.

Immunomodulatory action: receptors for lactoferrin are found on different immunocompetent cells – T- lymphocytes (i.e.. called. killer – cells),  monocytes, macrophages. Lactoferrin contained in the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract, stops  the growth of microbes or destroys them. Newborn piglets, in which food was added lactoferrin are much more resistant to infections – after injection of the toxin from Escherichia coli die only 17% of them, while in piglets receiving no lactoferrin, mortality is 74%.

Probiotic effect: Lactoferrin inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria in the intestine and
supports the development of bifidobacteria, contributing to the recovery of normal microflora. If the beneficial bacteria in the intestines are destroyed, their place is settled by harmful
bacteria producing various toxins, worsening of liver function, which is forced to dispose them.

Antioxidant action: linking free iron in the blood, apo-lactoferrin reduces the formation of free radicals and protects  lipids from oxidation, and the cells – from destruction. On the other hand, holo-lactoferrin attaches iron there and then, when and where it is necessary for the cells. This leads to delay in aging and lowers susceptibility to degenerative diseases and cancer.

Improved absorption of iron: due to its high affinity to iron lactoferrin connects and transmits it  to all cells in need of (it improves  bioavailability of iron in the body), which helps in rapid tackle with iron deficiency anemia, for example.

Gastrointestinal:  Lactoferrin reduces inflammation in the intestinal, for example at Crohn’s disease and other autoimmune, allergic, and infectious diseases, in which the intestines are affected – provided that it is  taken regularly and in sufficient quantities.

Anticancer activity: there are many attempts in-vitro and in-vivo, demonstrating the anti-cancer
effect of lactoferrin. Experimental mice which are given lactoferrin with carcinogen  asoximetan  develop much smaller tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. It has also potent inhibitory effect of lactoferrin on the particular cancer of the pancreas in humans – it is recommended  as part of the therapy for this disease:

 The bacteria Lactobacillus Acidophilus: Lactobacillus Acidophilus  (LA) is one of the healthiest and most beneficial for the human organism bacteria. It is contained within some fermented  products and food supplements. Taken in adequate amounts, it settles in the digestive and genitourinary systems and enhances health. So far the following effects have been established:

– Betters intestinal ecology and does not allow the development of pathogenic bacteria, by preventing their attachment to the intestinal walls, changes pH and oxygen content and produces bactericidal substances (hydrogen peroxide, lactic and acetic acid, etc.);
– Produces enzymes, including galactose, which is necessary for assimilation of milk sugar – this way it can help people who are lactose intolerant and especially  newborns with diarrhea caused by  lactose deficiency;
– Protects intestines, urinal tract and reproductive system from bacterial and fungal infections;
– Decreases the formation of cancerogenics and  harmful bacteria in the intestines ;
– Decreases diarrhea after being subjected to chemo or radiation therapy;
– Decreases level of the unhealthy cholesterol

Mothers, who breastfeed their babies can protect them from eczema or asthma, if they take enough probiotics (acidophilus-bifidus bacteria) during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Babies usually receive the bacteria from their mothers, while they are moving down the birth canal, but babies born via C-section instead of probiotics they  are infected by hospital bacteria which cause so called inhospital  infections– staphylococci, streptococcus, coli bacteria, clostridium and others.

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