Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic disease that affects the large intestine. It can cause the colon to become inflamed, resulting in ulcers that produce pus and mucus.
Bovine colostrum supplements, specifically Colostrum-LD™ from Sovereign Laboratories, have been shown to help heal and prevent Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) and combat autoimmune diseases such as UC.
As such, Colostrum-LD™ may help stop the progression of UC, reduce symptoms, and heal tissue in the colon.
What Is Ulcerative Colitis?
Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract. Most UC symptoms gradually develop over time, and some of the most common UC symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain
- Rectal pain
- Weight loss
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCF) estimates UC currently affects up to 907,000 Americans. Although UC can be discovered at any age, most people are likely to be diagnosed with UC in their mid-30s, the CCF notes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is an average of 37 to 246 cases of UC per 100,000 adults in the United States. The CDC notes that among inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), UC is more common in men than women. Also, the CDC states UC is more common in ex-smokers and non-smokers than other IBD.
Mayo Clinic points out individuals who develop ulcerative colitis at a young age may experience more severe symptoms than those who develop it at an older age.
The primary cause of UC remains unknown, but Mayo Clinic notes one possible cause of ulcerative colitis is an immune system malfunction that occurs when the immune system tries to combat invading viruses or bacteria.
How Is Ulcerative Colitis Treated?
There is currently no known cure for ulcerative colitis. Mild UC symptoms may be treated with a combination of antidiarrheal medicines, enemas, or suppositories that contain medicine, steroid medicines, aminosalicylates (medicines that help control inflammation in the intestines), and dietary changes.
Comparatively, moderate to severe UC symptoms may require higher doses of steroid medicines and aminosalicylates, along with immunomodulatory medicines and biologics, and surgery to remove portions of the colon may be used as a last resort.
How Can Colostrum Help Treat Ulcerative Colitis?
Bovine colostrum contains proline-rich polypeptides (PRPs) that have been shown to help patients mitigate the inflammation associated with autoimmune conditions.
PRPs tone down the body’s over-reactivity to harmful pathogens and toxins after these substances have been destroyed. Studies have shown PRPs have reduced growth rates of tumors in mice and may promote complete tumor rejection.
Colostrum also contains many immunoglobulins, cytokines, interferon, and other immune factors that can help restore immunity, prevent infection, and accelerate healing and recovery from illness and infection.
Furthermore, Colostrum-LD™ features a proprietary liposomal delivery (LD) system that may enable an individual to heal colon tissue such that their UC symptoms are relieved. The LD system allows bovine colostrum’s healing components to bypass digestion, travel throughout the body, and remain bioavailable at the cellular level for optimal effectiveness.
Only Colostrum-LD™ has been clinically proven to heal and prevent LGS, which is the primary cause of autoimmune conditions such as UC. In addition to healing the gastrointestinal and stomach lining, Colostrum-LD™ eliminates dangerous pathogens, and boosts or tones down the immune system as needed.