Boost your child’s im­mune sys­tem

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THE World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO) states that in South-East Asia, an es­ti­mated six chil­dren un­der the age of five die due to di­ar­rhoea ev­ery five min­utes. It kills more chil­dren than AIDS, malaria and measles com­bined.

Re­peated episodes of di­ar­rhoea may re­sult in in­creased in­testi­nal per­me­abil­ity, com­monly re­ferred to as “a leaky gut”.

It has been sug­gested that reg­u­lar sup­ple­men­ta­tion with colostrum can im­prove over­all well-be­ing by dra­mat­i­cally en­hanc­ing the as­sim­i­la­tion of nu­tri­ents and cre­at­ing a stronger de­fence sys­tem against di­ar­rhoea.

Na­ture’s first food

Colostrum is na­ture’s first food for mam­mals. It is the only method by which in­fants de­velop pas­sive im­mu­nity dur­ing the first 24 to 48 hours af­ter birth, as colostrum is pro­duced be­fore breast milk.

Colostrum con­tains the high­est con­cen­tra­tion of im­mune and growth fac­tors, along with other nu­tri­ents es­sen­tial for growth, im­mune de­fence and over­all de­vel­op­ment in in­fants and chil­dren.

It has been shown to be ben­e­fi­cial in the preven­tion and treat­ment of di­ar­rhoea caused by the bac­te­ria E. coli.

Ben­e­fits of colostrum

Stud­ies sug­gest that fac­tors such as growth and im­mune fac­tors present in colostrum are use­ful for the treat­ment of a wide va­ri­ety of gas­troin­testi­nal con­di­tions, par­tic­u­larly acute di­ar­rhoea, which of­ten leads to ex­ces­sive de­hy­dra­tion and death.

The Euro­pean Jour­nal of Pe­di­atrics (1979) doc­u­mented the re­duc­tion in episodes of di­ar­rhoea among in­fants with E. coli in­fec­tions af­ter con­sump­tion of colostrum.

Ac­cord­ing to The Jour­nal of Pe­di­atric Gas­troen­terol­ogy and Nu­tri­tion (1999), colostrum is well tol­er­ated and re­duces the fre­quency of loose stools in chil­dren with E. coli-as­so­ci­ated di­ar­rhoea.

To date, sci­en­tific stud­ies have proven that colostrum can help to im­prove gut health through the fol­low­ing mech­a­nisms:

To re­pair

– Growth fac­tors stim­u­late re­pair and heal­ing of the in­fected gut.

– Im­mune fac­tors (lacto­fer­rin) act as anti-mi­cro­bial agents that stim­u­late the growth of in­testi­nal ep­ithe­lial cells.

– In leaky gut syn­drome, ep­ithe­lial growth fac­tors from colostrum stim­u­late the re­pair of in­testi­nal mem­branes at the cel­lu­lar level.

To pro­tect

– Mul­ti­ple pep­tides found in colostrum act syn­er­gis­ti­cally to pro­tect the gut.

– In leaky gut syn­drome, an­ti­bod­ies, lacto­fer­rin and other im­mune fac­tors pro­tect against dam­age from tox­ins.

To reg­u­late

– Im­mune fac­tors mod­u­late im­mune de­vel­op­ment and in­flam­ma­tion re­sponses, and re­duces hy­per-per­me­abil­ity of the gut.

– In leaky gut syn­drome, an­ti­bod­ies like IgA, IgF and IgM, lacto­fer­rin and other im­mune fac­tors pre­vent the re­pro­duc­tion of the pathogens that cause in­fec­tion.

Why bovine colostrum?

Bovine colostrum has up to 40 times more im­mune fac­tors than hu­man colostrum.

Be­sides that, only bovine colostrum con­tains cer­tain gly­co­pro­teins and pro­tease in­hibitors that nat­u­rally pro­tect th­ese im­mune fac­tors from be­ing di­gested in the in­testi­nal tract.

The pro­tein con­tent of bovine colostrum is three to four times higher than reg­u­lar cow’s milk. The greater part of this pro­tein con­sists of whey pro­tein.

How to choose?

Good qual­ity colostrum is de­rived from cows within 24 hours af­ter calv­ing, at which point the high­est amount of ef­fec­tive sub­stances is found.

Fat, ca­sein, al­bu­min and all im­pu­ri­ties must be re­moved us­ing a gen­tle man­u­fac­tur­ing method. There should not be any chem­i­cal agents and preser­va­tives added dur­ing prepa­ra­tion.

Pro­tect your chil­dren

Kordel’s Kid’s Colostrum + Co-Fac­tors con­tains high con­cen­tra­tions of IgG an­ti­bod­ies and lacto­fer­rin to pro­tect your chil­dren from in­fec­tions.

Growth fac­tors and galacto-oligosac­cha­rides are im­por­tant for the growth, heal­ing and de­vel­op­ment of tis­sues and or­gans in chil­dren.

DHA, tau­rine and lecithin have been added for op­ti­mal brain and cog­ni­tive de­vel­op­ment.

Kordel’s Kid’s Colostrum + Co-Fac­tors is pro­duced ac­cord­ing to strin­gent qual­ity con­trol mea­sures. The pro­cess­ing is done ac­cord­ing to the guide­lines set by GMP, ISO 9001 and HACCP.

This ar­ti­cle is brought to you by Kordel’s Kid’s. For de­tails, call 1300 881 712 or e-mail ask-ko­rdel­skids@cam­

Kordel’s Kid’s Colostrum + Co-Fac­tors con­tains high con­cen­tra­tions of IgG an­ti­bod­ies and lacto­fer­rin to pro­tect your chil­dren from in­fec­tions.

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