10 Reasons You Need This Milk

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First-milk or bovine colostrum (BC) is documented to be a generous source of peptides that enable the newborn calve (or baby) to thrive after birth. Peptides are a tiny three dimensional chains of amino acids.

1. Glutathione Synthesis

Colostrum contains dipeptides (glutamylcysteine) that induce the synthesis of glutathione, a most powerful antioxidant for cellular protection and repair. Glutathione is believed to be not only a factor of youth but a cancer cell terminator.

2. Cell Modulating

Peptides derived from BC enhance cell viability. They cause apoptosis in different human cell cultures, inhibit cancer and stimulate the activity of immuno competent cells. Peptides derived from milk act as specific signals that trigger viability of cancer cells.

3. Growth Factors

Growth factors identified in BC include insulin-like growth factor, platelet-derived growth factor, epidermal growth factor, transforming growth factor and growth hormone. These initiate muscle and tissue repair and allow speedy recovery from injuries and therefore make BC popular among athletes.

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4. Normalizing Blood Pressure

Angiotensin II is a powerful vasoconstrictor. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)-inhibitory peptides in BC block conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II.

5. Antithrombotic

Peptides derived from bovine k-caseino-glycopeptides reduce or inhibit the formation of blood clots.

6. Cholesterol Reducing

A peptide derived from β-lactoglobulin, having high bile acid-binding capacity, inhibits the reabsorption of bile acid in the ileum whereby it decreases blood cholesterol level.

7. Opioid-Regulating

An opioid is any chemical such as morphine that resembles opiates in its pharmacological effects. Opioids in BC are called enkephalins. They occupy opiate cell receptors exerting mild opiate-like or antagonistic effects.

8. Suppressing Appetite

A polypeptide hormone, leptin signals the brain when the body has taken in adequate sugar and has functions of suppressing the appetite.

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9. Immune Regulating

Immunoglobulins recognize and attack invading pathogens and toxins. They are comprised of polypeptides. Immunoglobulins such as lactoferrin, lactoferricins, lactoperoxidase and lysozyme are all major defenders.

10. Alzheimer's Fighting

Proline-rich polypeptide (PRP) down-regulates the production of certain cytokines that are overreacting and cause autoimmune disease. PRP is being studied intensively for its role in ameliorating, delaying and preventing Alzheimer’s. Early results appear promising.

Drink Peptides

You can take bovine colostrum by the capsule or use as a super food in smoothies and other recipes.

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