If you’ve felt healthy and well most of your life, then you may very well have your immune system to thank! Your immune system works hard all year round to fight off invaders that can cause illness. Keeping your immune system healthy and strong is something you should always be thinking about.  It’s not something you do just when you are starting to get sick, or during a health crisis. It is important to take measures every day to protect your health.

The Immune System

Your immune system protects you from outside invaders, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxins. It is made up of different organs, cells, and proteins that work together.

There are two main parts of the immune system: the innate immune system, which you are born with, and the adaptive immune system, which you develop when your body is exposed to pathogens such as bacteria or viruses. (1)

The cells of both parts of the immune system are made in various organs of the body, including:

  • Adenoids - Two glands located at the back of the nasal passage.
  • Bone marrow - The soft, spongy tissue found in bone cavities.
  • Lymph nodes - Small organs shaped like beans, which are located throughout the body and connect via the lymphatic vessels.
  • Lymphatic vessels - A network of channels throughout the body that carries lymphocytes to the lymphoid organs and bloodstream.
  • Peyer's patches - Lymphoid tissue in the small intestine.
  • Spleen - A fist-sized organ located in the abdominal cavity.
  • Thymus - Two lobes that join in front of the trachea behind the breastbone.
  • Tonsils - Two oval masses in the back of the throat. (1)

Colostrum: Beneficial for the Immune System

While there are many supplements to help support a healthy immune system, such as vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc, one that you won’t hear about as often is colostrum.

Colostrum, also known as mother’s first milk, is a fluid that is secreted before breast milk comes in. It contains antibodies that protect the health of the newborn baby by boosting the immune system.

Benefits of Bovine Colostrum

Bovine milk contains many components that have immunomodulatory and antimicrobial properties. Bovine immunoglobulins (bIg), in particular bovine IgG, have been studied since the 1970's for their potential effects on immunity and infection in people. Bovine immunoglobulins can bind to a wide range of human intestinal and respiratory bacteria, as well as viral pathogens, and can also bind to inhalation and some food allergens. (2)

In addition to immunoglobulins specific for infectious microorganisms, research has shown that colostrum can also contain immunoglobulins that are specific for aeroallergens like rye-grass pollen, house dust mite, aspergillus, and wheat allergens. (2)

Colostrum Complete

Colostrum Complete is a great way to help keep your immune system healthy. It comes in capsules or powder so that you can mix it with water.

Colostrum Complete contains:

  • Colostrum (Pasteurized Bovine Pre-Milk)
  • Protein
  • Immunoglobulins (IgG)
  • Proline-Rich polypeptides (PRPs)

From baby, to great-grandmother, Colostrum Complete provides the body with nutrients for the whole family.

Why You'll Love It:

  • Doctor designed and recommended
  • Produced using a patented process, which provides maximum bioavailability
  • May help regulate and balance the immune system
  • Supports healthy digestion and toxin elimination
  • Enhances building of lean muscle mass
  • Enhances burning of body fat

Protect Your Immune System

Do you have questions about how you can protect your immune system? Call our Certified Holistic Nutritionists and Vitamin Consultants at 800-579-6545 and they will be happy to assist you. 

Research

1. The Immune System
2. Effects of Bovine Immunoglobulins on Immune Function, Allergy, and Infection