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Researcher Susanna Rokka of MTT Agrifood Research Finland has shown in her doctoral thesis that antibodies extracted from bovine colostrum (BC), as well as beneficial bacteria called lactobacilli, extracted from fermented cabbage, prevent the action of pathogenic bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.

Rokka studied the effects of the specific antibodies produced in the colostrum by vaccinating cows; and lactobacilli on infections in the gastrointestinal tract. The infections studied were gastritis, Streptococus mutans (dental caries), E. coli, and Helicobacter pylori, which causes gastritis and gastric ulcer, and is a probable cause of stomach cancer.

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Vaccinating cows with specific pathogens can create, or enhance, the amount of antibodies in their blood, which are then transferred to their colostrum.

Prevents Infections

In tests, an immune colostrum preparation prevented helicobacter infection in mice. The preparation could not cure an existing infection but, combined with an antibiotic, reduced inflammation and toxic bacteria populations more efficiently than an antibiotic alone. Colostrum also supported the elimination of E. coli bacteria in the bloodstream of calves.

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Denies Adherence Of Bacteria

The research also investigated how lactobacilli operate in gastrointestinal infections. It was found that lactobacilli, combined with an immune milk preparation, effectively prevented Streptococcus mutans, the root cause of dental caries, from adhering to tooth surfaces, and Helicobacter pylori from adhering to human gastric cells. Both were found to also relieve inflammation.

Try adding powdered colostrum with fermented dishes such as sauerkraut and kimchi. The addition is a lovely taste enhancer.

Reference MTT Agrifood Research Finland. "Bovine Colostrum And Fermented Cabbage Can Help Restrict Infections." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 17 September 2008. .
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