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Protect your family this winter

ColostrumDecember 12

It’s that time of the year again, when exposure to viruses is more prevalent then ever.

If you suspect your child has a condition that doesn’t respond to dietary changes, it pays to see a health professional. Some children with a delayed grasp of language may actually have hearing or learning difficulties. Your health professional can help you rule out anything serious.
How do you protect yourself against such intelligent, ever evolving viruses? Simple, strengthen your immune system.

The human body is wondrous and has the ability to maintain optimal health if we treat it right. Your immune system is no different. Even if we do get sick it’s not like our body just lies back and takes it – the common symptoms of a cold such as a sore throat, runny nose and sneezing are all a direct result of the body trying to rid itself of the bugs.

However, if you’re more interested in prevention rather than cure, then you need to look at ways to support your body and keep your immune system strong. Aside from upping your vigilance on basic hygiene (think hand washing), the best thing you can do is to make sure your gut health is in tip top shape. Why the gut? Well around 70% of your immune cells can be found in your gut, predominantly in the mucosa, which along with your skin and stomach acid make up the first line of defence your body has against infection. A healthy gut wall provides a natural defence system for the body, for good immunity and resistance to bugs and chills.

Colostrum not only supports the health of our gut wall, but it is widely known that colostrum provides vital support for our immune system. It contains a number of immune components, including immunoglobulins (also known as antibodies), lactoferrin, proline-rich polypeptides (PRPs) along with growth factors, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Immunoglobulins are the main part of our adaptive immune system that is responsible for responding to the various immune challenges we face every day. The most abundant immunoglobulin is in cow colostrum. The main function of immunoglobulin, or IgG for short, is to identify and protect against invading organisms and the first place this often occurs is (you guessed it) in your gut wall.

One of the simplest things you can do to support your overall health is to include colostrum into your daily routine.
With winter fast approaching and your exposure to germs increasing, including New Image™ Cellworx and Immufort into your supplement range is an important step to ensuring your body’s natural defences are ready for any attacks.

So, while you’re doing all the things that you know help keep your body healthy and functioning optimally - like getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, moving everyday and taking high quality nutritional supplements - it is essential you boost your immune system with the additional support of our Colostrum products.