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Colustrum ....advice

Posted by Bruce on May 22, 2001 at 00:22:21:

I recently was doing some research on Colostrum supplements for stimulating my immune system. I have a low WB count and would like to boost the numbers up. Does anyonw have experience with Transfer Factor or New Life Colostrum from New Zealand? Seems like NL is half the price of Transfer Factor. Is colostrum safe to take? I am stressed out, and changing my lifestyle.
Any advice?
Thanks,
Bruce



Re: Colustrum ....advice

Posted by Helping you on May 22, 2001 at 00:41:30:

In Reply to: Colustrum ....advice posted by Bruce on May 22, 2001 at 00:22:21:

Colostrum (from New Life) is an excelent product. It will help you increase NK activity. It also helps heal LGS and gives you many growth factors. It is very safe. No side effects that I know of. I stopped taking colostrum because I am allergic to casein, a milk protein. There is only one company that makes lactose and casein-free colostrum. It is the same company that makes SeaCure. If you have milk sensitivity, colostrum COULD be a problem but even then, most people have no trouble. If you are going to take it for NK activity, it must be taken in capsule form and taken on an empty stomach with a full glass of water. I recommend taking double the dosage that is recommended to start, after a few weeks you could taper down to a lesser dosage.

I have been taking Transfer Factors (from www.4-life.com) for 4 months now. It has worked better than colostrum at stimulating my immune system. Colostrum only raises NK activity by about 48% where as TF's raise NK activity by 100% or more (250% if you use Transfer Factors Plus). I have not had one sniffle since starting it. Even my allergies have mysteriously disappeared. I think TF's is the best product for the immune system that I have seen so far.

MGN-3 is another great NK stimulator that will get you about a 250% increase in NK activity. Both are extremely safe, don't interfere with any medications and has no known toxicity limit. I say go for it!!

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Re: Colustrum ....advice

Posted by
Jan on May 22, 2001 at 08:30:15:

In Reply to: Colustrum ....advice posted by Bruce on May 22, 2001 at 00:22:21:

I have taken Transfer Factor and it is an excellent product. My naturopathic doctor recommended The Genesis Factor (100% colostrum) and I have been taking it and it is also excellent. Yes, both are expensive. Haven't tried the New Life

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Re: Colustrum ....advice

Posted by Peter B on May 22, 2001 at 14:56:21:

In Reply to: Colustrum ....advice posted by Bruce on May 22, 2001 at 00:22:21:

Bruce,
I began taking colostrum to see if it could help with my allergies (hypersensitivities) approximately a year ago. I took about 100 capsules, each 500mg, one per day. For the three months that I took it, I got absolutely no effects or benefits. Consequently, I stopped taking it. I've researched colostrum and here's my personal view of it. Colostrum is designed by nature to do a particular thing: generate an immune system in a BABY animal where one does not ALREADY exist. That's the purpose of this compound. Is there any reason to think that it represents some special class of nutrient whose benefits are entirely unique? Except for baby animals, I don't think so. Colostrum is full of nutrients that support health generally, so it's like a multi-vitamin in that respect. But I doubt seriously it has a SPECIAL ability to boost immune function. One possible warning: my formula contained over 2mg of iron, and that's something I prefer not to get in a supplement. Good luck.
P



Re: Colustrum ....advice (DR. Stoll's opinion??)

Posted by Bruce on May 22, 2001 at 18:21:16:

In Reply to: Re: Colustrum ....advice posted by Peter B on May 22, 2001 at 14:56:21:

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your info. I am still doing research on Colustrum and Transfer Factor. I still have some questions about this whole process of removing this product from baby cows. I am researching the many things about all this.

I am sure it is an individal thing in terms of effects. I have heard some people benefit a lot and others simiilar to you have no benefits. I have bad alleriges and would be curious about this. MGN-3 seems to be made of rice bran and shittake mushrooms. I checked the site and I see no mention of colustrum. I also was curious about the long term effects of this stuff. TF seems really good but for some reason I want know more about it. I sometimes wonder if just eating a really healthy and targeted diet would not be enough to rebuild my immune system. I have a high stress job as a traveling photojournalist, always in new environments and rough traveling conditions. So sometimes I cannot get the best in diet and I am forced to eat what I should not eat; occasional meat(emergency!), and chicken.

I used to be a vegetarian but this was too difficult when traveling. Fish is what I eat when necessary.
Candida seems to be what could be aggravating my system. I have joint pain, sugar cravings, and a slight urinary infection. All blood tests came out negative except for a marginally low WB count....doctor said not to worry. But with all this traveling I feel I want to boost my system as much as possible. This is why I am thinking about colustrum by New Life, TF+, or MGN-3

I will do some more research and get a concensus with a few homeopathic doctors in my area. Then I will decide.
One person who has been quite helpful is "helping you" and feels that TF is the thing to take without hesitation.

WE'll see. Thanks for the help....
Thanks to others as well.
Bruce
I would like to get DR. Stoll's opinion on these products



Re: Colustrum ....advice (DR. Stoll's opinion??)

Posted by Peter B on May 22, 2001 at 19:24:39:

In Reply to: Re: Colustrum ....advice (DR. Stoll's opinion??) posted by Bruce on May 22, 2001 at 18:21:16:

Bruce, I agree individual experience can vary greatly - some people get remarkable effects just taking a placebo! I'm sure all of these products provide some nutrient value. As I said earlier, a smoker who takes vitamin C in quantity and nothing more may add a few months to his life in the end. But I'm suspicious of the idea that any ONE substance is going to make all the difference. As Dr. Stoll states in all his writing, the importance of digestive health is the foundation for health generally. Good luck in your experiments.



Re: Colustrum ....advice (DR. Stoll's opinion??)

Posted by Barbara on May 23, 2001 at 03:43:43:

In Reply to: Re: Colustrum ....advice (DR. Stoll's opinion??) posted by Bruce on May 22, 2001 at 18:21:16:

My holistic doctor recommended IAG from biotic research to build up my immune system. When I ran out of it, I asked Dr. Kim if I should continue with the same product or if there was another one that was better. He said the IAG is one of the best products available. Here is his response. Perhaps another option to consider :)
http://askwaltstollmd.com/wwwboard/messages/65904.html



Re: Colustrum ....advice (DR. Stoll's opinion??)

Posted by Helping You on May 23, 2001 at 16:49:03:

In Reply to: Re: Colustrum ....advice (DR. Stoll's opinion??) posted by Bruce on May 22, 2001 at 18:21:16:

I won't give an opinion, just facts based on research. Colostrum has been shown to generate up to a 48% increase in NK activity. It definitely works. Many studies have been done. The thing to remember is, it isn't a magic bullet. If there were some other factors inhibiting colostrum from working, you may not have picked up on it. Personally, I think Transfer Factors is better. I haven't been sick one day since starting it 4 months ago

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Not sure I follow. What is it exactly? Enzymes? NMI

Posted by Helping you on May 23, 2001 at 23:56:05:

In Reply to: Re: Colustrum ....advice (DR. Stoll's opinion??) posted by Barbara on May 23, 2001 at 03:43:43:

nmi

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Re: Colustrum ....advice (DR. Stoll's opinion??)

Posted by Helping you on May 24, 2001 at 00:04:10:

In Reply to: Re: Colustrum ....advice (DR. Stoll's opinion??) posted by Peter B on May 22, 2001 at 19:24:39:

Well, with that in mind, take L-glutamine for example. Here is a substance that has just SO MANY actions in the body it is hard to believe. It's so pwerful it can actually HEAL LGS and prevent you from losing muscle mass during famin. I believe that 95% of what's out there is BS. But, the other 5% is the real deal. I believe a few of them to be the following. Do some research on these, you may be suprised at what you find.

1) Transfer Factors (www.4-life.com) = includes studies
2) MGN-3 = you will find many studies on this
3) SeaCure
4) L-glutamine
5) Soil-based Organisms
6) Colostrum (New Life)
7) WobenzymeN

These are some of the best products I have ever used. Many studies exist to back them up. Nobody will claim these are "magic bullets" but sometimes the results can be very profound. In general, I agree wholeheartedly with your philosophy.


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Posted by Walt Stoll on May 24, 2001 at 08:25:56:

In Reply to: Re: Colustrum ....advice (DR. Stoll's opinion??) posted by Bruce on May 22, 2001 at 18:21:16:

Hi, Bruce.

I have no doubt that these products can helpo some people.

However, for this kind of problem the very best, and most consistant results are to be had by practicing a serious wellness program. In the meantime, why not try this?

Walt

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