The skin is the body’s largest organ that serves as a first line of defence from external factors. Exposure to sunlight, trauma and invasion by harmful microorganisms can alter skin quality. It is also exposed to many internal factors that can easily have an adverse affect on its health. Internal factors such as a person’s genetic composition, inherent immune defences, and chronological age can also affect the skin’s wellbeing.
MIP Colostrum can be used to resolve many skin problems with long-term results and without the risk of adverse skin reactions
Aging, poor wound healing and many other skin problems are sometimes chronic and difficult to manage. Many cosmetic and pharmaceutical products are being manufactured to improve skin health, but most of these products offer only temporary relief. Scientific research shows that colostrum not only benefits babies by providing protection and support to their vulnerable immune system, but it also benefits people of all ages because of its rich composition. Furthermore, they found that the bovine colostrum is a richer source, not only because it is produced in larger quantities, but also because it is more potent than human colostrum.
Benefits of Bovine Colostrum
There are many ways in which bovine colostrum provides benefits that support skin health. First of all, studies have shown that bovine colostrum protects the body from the invasion of harmful (pathogenic) microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. This is important, as it supports the skin in performing its main function in serving as a barrier between the environment and the body.
Trauma, infection, and many diseases can alter the integrity of the skin, which causes various skin problems. Bovine colostrum promotes wound healing and supports tissue repair. Zoltan Rona, M.D., states in The American Journal of Natural Medicine, that the wound-healing properties of colostrum “specifically benefit the skin, muscle, cartilage, bone, and nerve cells.”
Bovine colostrum also has anti-inflammatory properties. This protects the skin and other tissues from inflammation that is caused by acute infections and chronic conditions, such as autoimmune disease. Acute infections cause the immune system to react by triggering an inflammatory process to combat invading pathogens that are harmful to our bodies. On the other hand, chronic conditions like autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis can damage the skin and result in red, dry, flaky skin. Bovine colostrum regulates these immune responses, thus protecting the skin and the rest of the body from further damage.
During the natural process of aging, the skin loses its elasticity and decreases in thickness, which results in the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. Environmental factors such as sunlight exposure, smoking and poor diet also contribute to skin damage. This skin damage results in ‘photoaging’, which is the loss of skin moisture and appearance of aging spots. Supplementing your diet with MIP Colostrum, will help reduce signs of aging and reverse skin damage brought about by external factors.
How It Works
According to Dr Rona, bovine colostrum is much higher in immune factors than human mother’s colostrum and is biologically transferable to all other mammals, including humans. These immune factors include leukocytes, lysozyme, lactoferrin, and immunoglobulins, which combat viruses, bacteria, and yeast. It also contains lymphokines, cytokines, and proline-rich polypeptides (PRP), which work together to initiate and regulate the body’s immune response. Thus protecting the different organs, including the skin, from infection.
Wound healing is a major medical problem for people who have weakened immune systems or chronic disease such as diabetes. Recent studies however, have suggested that the growth factors contained in bovine colostrum play an important role in promoting wound healing. These growth factors include fibroblast growth factor (FGF), insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), and epidermal growth factor (EGF), which are important for stimulating epithelialization or the regeneration of new cells. These growth factors facilitate the healing of tissues like skin, muscle, cartilage, bone and nerves that have been damaged by trauma, burns, surgery or any inflammatory disease. Powdered MIP Colostrum can be applied directly to disinfected cuts, abrasions, gingivitis, aphthous ulcers, and burns.
On the other hand, MIP Colostrum also contains proline-rich polypeptides (PRP) which are chains of amino acids that help regulate exaggerated immune responses involved in allergic skin conditions and autoimmune disorders that can damage tissues, including the skin.
Finally, MIP Colostrum has anti-aging properties that promote growth, maintenance, and regeneration of various tissues including, skin, muscles, bones, and others, keeping the body feeling younger and more vibrant. MIP Colostrum contains several growth factors, including growth hormones and other essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, which support skin cell regeneration and maintenance.
Bhora, et. al. Jour. Surg. Res. 1995 V 59 p 236-44: Effect of growth factors on cell proliferation in human skin.: “The failure of chronic wounds to heal is a major medical problem. Studies suggest an important role for growth factors in promoting wound healing. Conclusion: Fibroblast growth factor IGF-1 and epithelial growth factor are important for wound healing.” Treatment implications for trauma and surgical wounds accelerated healing possible.
Bhora, Y, et al. Effect of growth factors on cell proliferation and epithelialization in human skin. Journal of Surgical Research 59(2):236-244 (1995). Fibroblast growth factor (FGF), IGF-1 and epithelial growth factor (EGF) are important factors in healing skin wounds. EGF in particular is capable of initiating epithelial growth.
Skottner, Arrhenius-Nyberg, Kanje and Fryklund, 1990, Acta Paediatric Scand. (suppl) 367: 63-66, A. IGF-1 resulted in significant body weight gain and significant bone growth. 6. Topical administration to wounds resulted in more effective healing. C. Stimulated nerve regeneration.
Chaumeil, Liolet, Kogbe, 1994, Adv Exp. Med. Biol. Report of clinical study Vol. 350 pp. 595-599 Reported effective treatment of eye infections with bovine colostrum lactoserum i.e. reduction in glaucoma, scaring after injury or surgery, reduction in eye lesions.