If you’ve tried glucosamine, chondroitin, and other joint remedies yet still suffer from aching joints and stiffness, I have great news. Scientists have found that an immune-boosting protein also relieves joint pain.
In a landmark study they proved it works so well, 8 out of 10 people who take it feel relief. The study spanned 3 decades and was calledthe Ohio Survey. More than 8,000 people participated in the Ohio Survey and follow-up studies after that.
All the participants had joint damage, pain, and stiffness. They took this immune-boosting protein every day. Then every 3 months, they recorded and rated their joint symptoms.
The results? 8 out of 10 patients reported significant relief in joint pain. And 7 out of 10 reported less morning stiffness. Simply from taking this immune-boosting nutrient!
So what is this nutrient that brought relief to thousands of sufferers? It’s a combination of proteins and peptides that have been used for centuries to boost immunity. This combination is all-natural. In fact, it’s found in mother’s milk … and it’s designed by nature to nourish us from the very first moments of life.
I’m, of course, referring to colostrum. Yes, colostrum is what relieved joint pain and stiffness in the Ohio Survey.
You may have heard that colostrum stimulates our immune systems. That it helps our bodies heal and recover from illness and injury. And that it’s so safe, it’s used all over the world to treat infectious diarrhea in infants, children and people with compromised immune systems.
But you may be surprised to hear that colostrum is effective at relieving joint pain. So were the thousands of people who participated in the Ohio Survey. Thankfully, the Ohio Survey results were so encouraging, scientists decided to subject colostrum to the most rigorous tests imaginable.
What made these tests so rigorous? First of all, they were placebo-controlled. That means one group of people took colostrum and the other group took a dummy pill that looked and tasted just like the real thing.
Second, the tests were double blind. That means none of the participants knew if they were taking colostrum or a placebo. And neither did the researchers, until after the study was completed.
Third, they had strict rules about who could participate in the studies. They rejected anyone who was taking other remedies or treatments for their joint pain. Why? Because they wanted to make sure the results weren’t affected by those remedies or treatments.
Fourth, they didn’t allow anyone to take any painkillers while they were participating in the studies. They wanted to make sure any pain relief came from the colostrum and not an over-the-counter remedy.
So how did colostrum do? At the end of the 6-week baseline trial, the placebo group had no changes. But the group who took colostrum improved across the board. They felt less pain. They had more mobility. And they had higher activity levels.
And it gets even better. Once scientists found that colostrum relieves joint pain, they decided to test it against other remedies.
In another placebo-controlled study, scientists compared colostrum to glucosamine. They gave one group colostrum. They gave another group glucosamine. And they gave a third group a capsule filled with rice powder.
For this study, scientists measured and scored joint pain, joint stiffness, daily activities, and total change. They measured participants before the study, then again after 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks. They gave the scores to an independent statistician so he could analyze the data.
The results? As expected, the placebo group showed no improvement.
What about the glucosamine group? At week two, the only symptom that improved was stiffness. That also helped raise their score for total change. But there was no significant improvement in pain or activities.
And the colostrum group? In just 2 weeks, they experienced significant relief across the board.
That’s right. In just 2 weeks, they had less pain, more mobility and were able to participate in more daily activities than the people taking glucosamine. What’s more, they continued to improve in weeks 4 and 6 as well. Amazing!
So what makes colostrum so effective for joint pain? It has a high concentration of nutrients that help soothe and repair damaged joints.
For example, two of the proteins in colostrum become painkillers when your body digests them.
Their chemical structure makes them “opioid agonists”. That means they work the same way as opiates. Like opiates, these proteins attach to pain receptors on nerves and quiet the “pain” signal to your brain. And they work without any of the harmful side effects!
Colostrum also contains a peptide that helps relieve joint pain. Scientists call it the LMW peptide. Studies show it prevents and reduces painful inflammation in the joints.
And finally, colostrum is the only natural source of insulin-like growth factor. Insulin-like growth factor increases cartilage and collagen production. This helps cushion joints so you can move more freely with less pain.
Colostrum contains other growth factors, too. Growth factors like platelet-derived growth factor, which helps regenerate bone and cartilage tissue. That’s why colostrum is so effective at increasing mobility in joints.
In fact, colostrum works so well that Australia used it as a secret weapon for their 2004 Olympic team. Thanks to colostrum, Australia had one of their most successful Olympic games ever. They even won more medals than teams with many more athletes.
Now research journals are flooded with case studies and research on how the Australians used colostrum as part of their Olympic training programs. Several studies highlight how it helped repair damaged joint tissue and speed recovery times in runners and cyclists – the athletes who have the most wear and tear on their knees.
But the beauty of colostrum is you don’t have to suffer from joint pain, and you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to benefit from it.
Colostrum is beneficial no matter what your age. Why? Because it’s packed with nutrients that work like human growth hormone. That means colostrum stimulates cell growth, rejuvenation and repair throughout your body.
You may have heard of human growth hormone. It’s what tells our bodies to create new bone, cartilage, muscle and tissues. It also helps our bodies continually repair and replenish our cells and tissues throughout our lives.
Naturally human growth hormone is highest when we’re young and still growing. But production slows to a trickle as we grow older. That’s why our bodies age. That’s why we can’t repair damage, wear, and tear as fast as we did when we were younger.
Taking colostrum is like getting a surge of human growth hormone again. Why? Because colostrum is chock full of the very same growth factors triggered by human growth hormone. That means when you take colostrum, your body will have these growth factors, even if your human growth hormone production is low.
So what are these growth factors?
One of the most powerful is the insulin-like growth factor I mentioned earlier. It helps your body produce new cells, repair tissue, create lean muscle mass, and burn fat. In other words, it helps your body stay lean, strong, and young. In fact it works so well, competitive bodybuilders and models use colostrum to stay lean and fit.
Another growth factor that helps you stay young is fibroblast growth factor. It signals your body to repair and replace damaged cartilage. More healthy cartilage more mobility and less pain for your aching joints.
Transforming growth factor helps your body repair and rebuild bones. Stronger bones slash your risk of hip fracture and help you stay active and independent.
Are you beginning to see how versatile colostrum is?
Scientists already knew that colostrum strengthens our immune system. That’s what it was designed for.
Then they discovered that it eases joint pain, builds bones, and repairs cartilage. These factors alone make it one of my favorite natural remedies. And if that were all it did, I would recommend colostrum to all of my patients.
But it does so much more than boost our immune system, soothe joint pain, and support healthy bones and joints. For example – it’s one of the best remedies for digestive problems you can find.
At one time or another, we have all experienced painful bloating, gas, cramps, or diarrhea.
This happens when you have too much harmful bacteria in your gut. It also happens when you are exposed to food allergies. When you’re under stress. Or when you have to take antibiotics or NSAIDs (like ibuprofen).
Left untreated, the condition grows worse. Your gut doesn’t function like it should. You don’t digest your food completely. You don’t absorb as many nutrients from your foods. And you develop “leaky gut syndrome”.
Leaky gut syndrome happens when the protective lining in your gut is destroyed. Without the lining, you develop tears or holes in your intestines. These allow bacteria, toxins, partially digested food, and waste to "leak" out and travel throughout your body.
Your body reacts to these bits of waste as if they were dangerous invaders. It attempts to destroy and dispose of them, causing painful swelling and inflammation.
The good news is that colostrum protects against leaky gut syndrome.
The immune factors in colostrum help destroy harmful bacteria in your gut. And the epithelial growth factors in colostrum repair and replace damaged intestinal linings.
A healthy intestinal lining prevents the inflammation and destruction that causes leaky gut syndrome. It also helps you digest your food better and absorb more nutrients from your food.
And colostrum does even more to improve your health.
Studies prove that colostrum lowers triglyceride and blood pressure levels. How? Let me explain.
You may have heard that your blood pressure shoots up when you are under stress. That’s because stress causes your arteries to constrict. Your heart has to work harder to push the same amount of blood through narrower blood vessels, and that increases the pressure.
You may have also heard that salt increases your blood pressure, too. That’s because it causes you to retain water. And some of that water ends up in in your blood. That increases the volume and puts more pressure on your blood vessels.
Well scientists proved that colostrum contains proteins that actually relax your arteries to ease the pressure. These same proteins also signal your body to excrete salt and excess water, taking even more pressure off of your blood vessels.
On top of that, remember the growth factor I mentioned earlier that helps protect the lining of your intestines? Well that same growth factor helps smooth and repair your arterial linings, too. And as you may know, smooth arterial linings help your blood flow freely and keep your pressure low.
When your arteries are relaxed and your blood flows more freely, it reaches more cells in your body. Even the cells farthest from your heart, the cells in your toes, fingers, and brain, receive more oxygen and nutrients.
Your hands and feet will have less numbness. Less tingling. And less “pins and needles”. Your mind will be clearer and respond faster. And you’ll be less likely to suffer damage from poor blood flow or blockages.
And colostrum does still more to support our health. It contains a nutrient called hemopexin. Hemopoxin is an antioxidant that helps reverse damage caused from eating red meat.
It contains nutrients called proline rich peptides. Proline rich peptides increase natural killer cells so you can fight off diseases and infections.
And it contains lactoferrin. Lactoferrin helps good bacteria in your gut thrive. And it helps prevent H. Pylori, candida, or fungal overgrowth in your gut.
You can see why I’m a big fan of colostrum and recommend it to virtually all of my patients. But before you run out to the store to buy some, there are some things you need to know about what to look for.
First, you want to make sure that your colostrum comes from grass-fed cows who haven’t been pumped full of antibiotics or growth hormones. This ensures that the colostrum they produce is free of toxins and rich in nutrients.
Next, you want to make sure that the colostrum comes from the first milking after the cow gives birth. Why? Because the first milking the highest levels of active compounds. (By the way, there’s no need to worry about the calf receiving enough colostrum to be healthy. A calf only drinks about a gallon, while the mother produces 5 gallons in the first 16 hours after birth.)
Finally, you want the colostrum to be as fresh as possible to ensure the best bioavailability of the nutrients.
You can find colostrum in stores all over the country these days. But too often, you have no idea where the colostrum actually comes from or what conditions the cows that produce it live in. You don’t know how fresh it is, or how much of the active proteins and nutrients are retained after processing.
That’s why I’m happy to be able to tell you about the highest quality colostrum I’ve ever encountered. It’s called Colostrum-LD.
Colostrum-LD uses only the freshest, highest-quality colostrum available. It comes from the first milking of Grade A dairy cows. And the cows that supply Colostrum-LD live on environmentally clean pastures in the southwestern United States.
Why the southwest? Because the mild climate allows cows to give birth year-round.
In colder climates, cows give birth only in the spring. So colostrum from New Zealand, Northern Europe and the Northern United States is produced only in the spring. Then it sits on the shelf for an entire year before fresh new batches can be produced.
But Colostrum-LD has a continual fresh supply, because calves are born year-round.
Not only is Colostrum-LD fresh and free of toxins, it also goes through the most advanced preservation process available.
First, you should know that colostrum can be preserved in two different ways: either with sanitary standards for human grade consumption, or with less restrictive standards for other uses. Some facilities can produce some batches of colostrum for human consumption, and other batches for other uses.
However there is one facility that produces colostrum only for human consumption. It’s the only facility of its kind in the entire world! And it only produces Colostrum-LD.
On top of that, veterinarians and lab technicians test and certify the colostrum that goes into Colostrum-LD every step of the way. Before preservation, they certify that the raw colostrum is from the first milking. They also certify that it’s free of antibiotics, pesticides, and disease.
Then, after the colostrum is processed, they test to ensure it retains its active nutrients and compounds at high levels. Next, they “micronize” it by reducing it into very fine particles. The micronized colostrum is placed inside protective bubbles called liposomes. Liposomes are tiny spheres made of the same materials as cell membranes in our bodies. The liposomes protect colostrum from digestive juices. Without the liposomes many of the active proteins in colostrum would be broken down in your stomach acid.
This final process gives Colostrum-LD its patented liposomal delivery system. That’s the “LD” in the product name. And that’s what ensures the active proteins remain intact so your body can use them as needed. Liposomal delivery is the reason Colostrum-LD is up to 1,500% more bioavailable than other colostrum.
You can see why I’m impressed with Colostrum-LD! So impressed that I contacted my friends at Sovereign Laboratories to see if they could put together a great deal for my readers. And as always, they came through in spades. I’ll give you the details below, but first I want you to feel sure it’s right for you.
I’m confident Colostrum-LD can bring you fast, lasting results. Imagine being able to…
…fight off colds, even though everyone around you is sidelined with the latest “bug” going around.
…feel energized so you can fully enjoy your day – you won’t have to put off visiting with friends and family, trying a new recipe, gardening, or golfing because you’re “too tired” again.
…move with NO aches and pains, and enjoying the confidence that your bones and joints are stronger than they were just a year or two ago.
…get through social events without painful bloating, embarrassing gas, or other uncomfortable digestive troubles.
…and so much more!
Many people who take Colostrum-LD begin to notice these wonderful changes within the first month.
Of course, the longer you take it, the better you’ll likely feel. And most importantly, you’ll be giving your body all the firepower it needs to boost your immune system, rebuild bones and joints, and repair the linings in your digestive tract and arteries.
Robert J. Rowen, M.D.
Yours in health,
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