Colostrum contains prebiotics that nourish the beneficial flora
that make up Flora Source.
Oligosaccharides, a carbohydrate component which allows proliferation of healthy intestinal bacteria and interferes with the adherence of undesirable micro-organisms. Oligosaccharidies found in colostrum have been shown to help block attachment of a wide variety of pathogens, especially S. pneumonococci, to mucous membranes, thereby aiding in the support of vibrant health.
Colostrumís Immunoglobulins and lactoferrin perform a prebiotic function, helping to promote good gut bacteria, by helping create a healthy environment for intestinal flora. Research has also shown lactoferrin to be a powerful natural antioxidant that helps inhibit the binding of pathogens to the intestinal walls.
Colostrum's epithelial (skin specific) growth factors stimulate the repair of intestinal membranes at the cellular level. This action reduces cellular spacing, thereby reducing hyper-permeability, possibly lowering risk of intrusion by unfriendly bacteria.
The Growth Factors in colostrum may help seal the permeability of the gut wall caused by overuse of antibiotics and NSAIDs. The IgA in colostrum also helps to improve the integrity of the mucosal layer that protects the gut wall. This helps reduce irritation to the gut wall, which often leads to gastrointestinal discomfort and food allergies and intolerances.
The combination of Flora Source replenishing friendly flora in a Colostrum assisted environment, may lead to a healthier intestinal system, with enhanced immune support, digestion and overall health.