Colostrum also contains powerful anti-inflammatory agents which inhibit the activities of inflammationcausing agents inside the body, thereby reducing the inflammation and its associated pain.
During training and competitions sportspeople place stress on their entire body including the internal organs, especially the gut. Growth factors found in colostrum have been proven to aid in the healing of gut damage and in the prevention of subsequent damage. With a properly functioning gut, your body is better able to metabolise everything you put in to it.
Colostrum and aging Extensive research has shown that colostrum is unique as it is the only substance that offers anti-aging hormones in perfect balance - just the way nature intended. This explains why there are no known negative side effects from taking colostrum, even in large doses.
When colostrum is taken regularly as a supplement, skin can appear more youthful, age and liver spots can be reduced, and bone mass, density and lean muscle mass is increased. Fat levels decrease, while energy and disease resistance levels increase. In some cases hair can begin to regain its thickness and colour.
Colostrum also contains other vital growth factors such as EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), which demonstrates the highest ability to stimulate skin regeneration and wound healing. IGF-I and IGF-II are insulin-like growth factors which are important in reducing fat deposits as they tell your body how to store and use food for energy. IGF-I also accelerates the healing process, balances blood glucose and reduces the need for insulin. It can also increase muscle mass and strength and assists in bone growth and repair.