Even though flu season comes once a year, viruses are continually looking for the right opportunity to find a host and replicate themselves. Their quest for survival is what causes us harm and misery. Furthermore, colds (virus-caused) can be lurking year-round, just waiting for a compromised immune system to invade.
Currently, there is no “magic potion” to eliminate cold and flu symptoms altogether. Although many over-the-counter (OTC) cold and flu medications are available, these supplements often are designed to minimize cold and flu symptoms for only a short period of time. And after a few hours, the effects of these medications likely will wear off.
It also is important to consider some of the dangers associated with various OTC cold and flu medications.
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OTC cold and flu medications can be purchased without a prescription. However, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) notes that many cold and flu medications can be abused.
NIDA states that dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that is present in numerous OTC cold and flu medications and can cause serious problems for users of all ages. In fact, dextromethorphan in OTC medications may lead to hallucinations if quantities are taken in excess of a medication’s recommended dose.
Clearly, OTC cold and flu medications sometimes offer limited value. And in certain instances, these medications may prove to do more harm than good. But for those who want to look for an alternative to traditional cold and flu medications, Colostrum-LD® from Sovereign Laboratories is available.
How Does Colostrum-LD® Work?
Colostrum-LD® has been shown to help balance the immune system. It is a bovine colostrum product that works its way through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. As a result, Colostrum-LD® helps support the immune function in men, women, children, and even pets.
In addition, Colostrum-LD® contains many components to support enhanced immune function that you simply won’t find in most OTC cold and flu medications. These components include:
- Immunoglobulins – Immunoglobulins are able to identify and address bacteria and viruses.
- Lactoferrin – As a protein found in cow and human milk, lactoferrin has been shown to help protect the immune system, as well as regulate the absorption of iron in the intestine and administer iron to the cells. Lactoferrin can decrease the amount of iron which is available (and necessary) for bacteria to replicate.
- Colostrum Polypeptides (aka Proline-Rich Polypeptides) – Colostrum proteins have been shown to help limit the effects of allergies, chemical sensitivity, and auto-immune responses. They even stimulate the creation of natural killer (NK) cells whose function is to eliminate pathogens.
Plus, Colostrum-LD® utilizes a LD Liposomal Delivery™ system for maximum bioavailability of the components in colostrum.
How Does the Colostrum-LD® Liposomal Delivery System Work?
The LD system allows the bioactives in colostrum to bypass stomach acids, be absorbed through the gut wall into the bloodstream, and circulate throughout the body. This system also ensures colostrum can reach the body’s organs and cells and remain bioavailable.
Moreover, Colostrum-LD® has been shown to help users enhance their immune function and combat a “leaky gut.”
What Is Leaky Gut?
Leaky gut, aka intestinal hyperpermeability, occurs when unwanted particles move beyond the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream.
The intestinal wall safeguards the body against harmful substances and ensures these substances remain in the bowel and exist the body in a bowel movement. Tight junctions, i.e. small gaps in the intestinal wall, generally allow water and nutrients to move from the digestive system to the bloodstream. However, if tight junctions become loose, harmful substances may pass into the bloodstream. And in these scenarios, an individual may experience inflammation that leads to various health problems.
Several factors may make a person more prone to leaky gut. These modifiable lifestyle factors include:
- Excess Sugar Consumption: A diet high in sugar sometimes affects the intestinal wall’s ability to function properly.
- Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS): Long-term use of ibuprofen and NSAIDs may increase a person’s risk of leaky gut.
- Stress: Chronic stress is a primary contributor to leaky gut and other GI disorders.
Colostrum has been clinically proven to help heal and prevent leaky gut as a result of NSAID use. Much of the early research looking at bovine colostrum as a nutraceutical was done by British Researcher, Dr. Raymond Playford.
Colostrum-LD® is a bovine colostrum supplement that is safe, natural, and biologically transferable for human use. It’s bioactives are delivered through the bowel wall into the bloodstream where they are capable of reaching their target cells and organs – anywhere the bioactives are needed. Colostrum-LD® also contains a plethora of growth factors (hormones) that help seal the tight junctions of the GI lining and repair and regenerate new tissue throughout the body.
Colostrum-LD® is a “superfood” supplement that can be taken by people of any age or health status. In fact, Colostrum-LD® is recommended by physicians and healthcare practitioners worldwide. Colostrum-LD® is independently tested and carries the Swiss food safety certification. It is the only U.S. colostrum certified OU-D Kosher and Halal and is processed in facilities certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Also, Colostrum-LD® is sold in a pill or powder form and is lactose-reduced to assist those with lactose sensitivity or intolerance issues.
Some people report that Colostrum-LD® starts working immediately or in the first few days of use, depending upon how sensitive or body-aware they are. Most others say it delivers results within the first 30 days of consistent use. Not only is daily use imperative, but so is maintaining a healthy lifestyle that minimizes the contributing factors to leaky gut. Ready to learn more about the benefits of Colostrum-LD®? Please explore our blog to find out how Colostrum-LD® supports immune function.This article was brought to you by Sovereign Laboratories, a world leader in the development of liposomal delivery to maximize the bioavailability of our dietary supplements.