Pain is frequently caused when tissue becomes inflamed (red, swollen, tender) as the result of injury or trauma to the soft tissue. inflammation places pressure on a nerve, which is translated by the brain into the sensation of pain. Most people reach for an over-the-counter pain reliever if the pain does not resolve quickly or is intense. Others rely on prescription pain meds that they have received from their doctors. However, not everyone likes taking either form of pain medication and may even fear the addictive properties of prescription opioids. In this case, bovine colostrum offers an all-natural, non-pharmacologic option.
Colostrum delivers a number of benefits that make it a great supplement to help reduce pain due to inflammation of a specific tissue (i.e., muscle, tendon, ligament). In fact, studies have shown that bovine colostrum contains growth factors that can heal and prevent the intestinal damage caused by taking Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). Rarely do people think that aspirin or ibuprofen can be dangerous, but these OTC drugs have a warning right on the package. Few people and even some doctors don’t realize that the intestinal damage caused by pain medications is a significant contributing factor to Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS).
LGS is a caused by inflammation and infection of the gut lining which leads to waste material from the intestines crossing over into the bloodstream. LGS and the chronic, systemic inflammation it causes are the major reason people develop allergies and autoimmune conditions. If patients are taking pain medications to relieve the pain of arthritis, they can in fact, cause more damage to their joints and/or other tissues in the body.
Bovine colostrum, with over 200 biologically active components, is the only substance clinically proven to heal and protect the gut, which is continually bombarded by man-made antagonists such as alcohol, GMO foods, herbicides, pesticides, and antibiotics, in addition to pain medications. The growth factors in colostrum heal the gut lining, thereby preventing the flow of toxins and waste material into the body. Additionally, growth factors can repair muscle and connective tissue which might have been the patient’s initial reason for taking pain meds.
In addition to growth factors, colostrum contains anti-inflammatory proline-rich polypeptides (PRPs) that help tone down an overactive immune system. When inflammation is reduced, the sensation of pain is diminished.
Lastly, colostrum is a potent source of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), a sulfur micronutrient which has been shown to minimize pain and help heal wounds. Sulfur is important to the growth and stability of healthy cartilage and connective tissue, which is important for maintaining the body’s flexibility. MSM in colostrum supplies the body with sulfur in a form that it can use to create new cells and repair damaged tissue.
Colostrum-LD™ features a liposomal delivery (LD) system that has been shown to help deliver colostrum’s healing components directly to the cells and tissues that need them. In addition to bovine colostrum healing the damage caused by pain medications, it can potentially be a replacement for these dangerous and sometimes, addictive medications.
Colostrum-LD™ delivers immediate and long-lasting health benefits, making it an ideal product supplement for people of all ages as well as their pets.