How to Optimize Immunity and Intestinal Health

One of the most powerful ways to enhance immunity and intestinal health is through the oral consumption of immunoglobulins derived from colostrums or  colostral whey peptides. (Colostrum is the milk fluid that human and animal mothers produce after giving birth). Immunoglobulins work by eliminating unwanted molecules, stimulating cell growth to strengthen the gut lining, help build lean muscle mass, and slow protein catabolism. Additionally, improvements observed in exercise performed by athletes taking colostrum have been attributed to growth factors. Growth factors play many roles in the body including aiding in the function of cell membrane receptors and brain development.

You Can Enhance Your Intestinal Health:

Colostral whey peptides contain bovine milk oligosaccharides, which are a component of lactose, are modulators of gut microbiota.  These peptides provide protection by acting as decoys to attract antigens and inhibit them from binding to epithelial surfaces of the intestine. The oligosaccharides act as growth promoters for a selected class of beneficial bacteria  and contribute to the development and maturation of the intestinal immune response.

Bovine milk also contains gangliosides which are vital to the structure and function of cell membranes. They support neural development, and they have roles in supporting gut integrity, influencing immune cell signaling, modulating cytokine activity and production, and affecting the adherence and toxin production of antigens. Studies have indicated that low levels of gangliosides in the intestinal mucosa are associated with increased levels of cytokines, susceptibility to antigens, and poor gut integrity. Since 70-80% of your immune system is in the gut, keeping it optimized is a key to overall health. While many people may have sensitivity to dairy, they can often tolerate these colostrums, but it best to check with your health care practitioner.

Lactoferrin is an immune-supporting, iron-binding glycoprotein naturally found in bovine colostrum. It plays an important role in immune regulation and in the body’s defense mechanisms. Studies suggest that growth factors from bovine colostrum, including IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) and TGF (transforming growth factor), stimulate cell growth in the gut to strengthen the gut lining, help build lean muscle mass, and slow protein catabolism.

To complement an immune protocol- Oz Garcia has developed IGG Immune which provides the following benefits:

  • Supports Immune Function by Providing Immunoglobulins and Other Immune Factors
  • Supports the Body’s Normal Gut Repair Pathways
  • Helps Maintain a Healthy Microbial and Cytokine Balance in the Gut
  • Promotes Overall Health and Well-Being

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IGG Imune

gG Immune Powder is an immunoglobulin concentrate derived from colostral whey peptides. It delivers natural immunoglobulins (standardized to a minimum of 40% IgG), bioactive proteins, and growth factors.