Colostrum may provide relief for leaky gut sufferers

If you’re suffering from leaky gut syndrome, consider drinking some colostrum, which can help protect your intestinal tract.

Colostrum is the milky fluid that mammals (such as cows and even some humans) produce in the first two to three days after giving birth. This fluid has many known health benefits, and it is also called “first milk.”

The benefits of colostrum

Colostrum is created before mammals such as cows produce milk and it contains antibodies, immunoglobulins, and various vitamin-enriched nutrients that supply the baby with “necessary support to strengthen the immune system, energy, and tissue and organ development.”

Colostrum can help relieve and alleviate allergies. This milky fluid also contains unique components that can’t be found anywhere else in nature.

Colostrum has another significant benefit: It can protect the intestinal tract, which is great news for people with leaky gut syndrome.

Athletes usually suffer from leaky gut syndrome, and it is a health issue that may damage the bowels and stomach lining. Symptoms of the syndrome caused by bacteria creating an infection may include:

  • Cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

While leaky gut syndrome is debilitating, as long as the patient hasn’t experienced severe symptoms, the condition’s side effects can be relieved. (Related: Study: Colostrum helps treat leaky gut syndrome.)

Colostrum can soothe and repair damage to the intestinal mucosal lining caused by leaky gut syndrome. Organic colostrum is especially effective at eliminating ailing pathogens, and it can also protect the intestinal walls so pathogens can’t attach themselves and cause damage to the digestive system.

While colostrum protects the intestinal walls, it also restores the cells within and promotes cell regeneration. These critical factors can prevent further discomfort and damage from leaky gut syndrome.

Ray Playford, a Professor of Medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and some of his colleagues, conducted a study to look into the benefits of a colostrum supplement.

Playford et al. observed a group of athletes for the study. The participants were asked to run for 20 minutes using at least 80 percent of their aerobic capabilities. When the athletes stopped running, the researchers took urine samples that were then studied. The test results revealed a 250-percent increase in the leaking gut syndrome and an increase in bodily temperature.

In the second experiment, the athletes were asked to run with the same parameters established earlier. However, for the second experiment, the athletes took a colostrum supplement every single day for two weeks before the experiment concluded.

Once the urine samples were tested in the second experiment, the results revealed that there was a whopping 80 percent decrease in the leaky gut syndrome compared to the earlier findings for the first experiment. This implies that colostrum can indeed benefit the digestive health of athletes suffering from leaky gut syndrome.

Tips to ease the symptoms of leaky gut syndrome

If you’re suffering from leaky gut syndrome, try some of the tips below to ease its symptoms:

  • Avoid alcohol, coffee, processed foods, and refined sugar – High amounts of these four foods can damage the intestines. They also encourage the growth of bacteria, candida, yeast, and other pathogens in the gut. These pathogens release exotoxins, which are toxins that damage the gut wall and enlarge the rigid junctions that cause leaky gut syndrome.
  • Remove allergens in your diet – Food allergens are some of the most common causes of leaky gut syndrome. The main allergen is often gluten, and other allergens include alcohol, dairy (especially cow’s milk), excessive meat, soy, sugar, and yeast.
  • Stay hydrated – Hydration helps the organs function properly. When you’re dehydrated, your body becomes vulnerable to allergens and infections because it can’t eliminate toxins. Consume at least eight to 10 glasses of water daily. Adjust this depending on your individual need.

You can read more articles about the benefits of colostrum and other natural cures for leaky gut syndrome and other health challenges at

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