Immune Milk Against Long Haul Syndrome

COVID-19 infection renants persist long after symptoms

Immune Milk

Immune Milk

If you’re vaccinated, this information applies to you. If not yet, if your child isn’t, or if you’re simply not going to get one, this information may be even more important.

Start your child on colostrum. And you can start using colostrum too. There is suggestive evidence of a beneficial immune effect that may help with prevention of infection and shortening the period of subclinical infections that researchers are now discovering.

It is not a drug and it can’t cure or prevent COVID-19, the specific virus that is at the maelstrom of this terrible pandemic.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

Yet, here’s the rub. The COVID-19 and bovine coronavirus (BCoV) viruses are almost identical and from the same genetic family (phylogenetic). One research team writing during the height of the global pandemic, notes, “Different studies demonstrate the existence of cross-immunity as they retain shared structures.”

In other words, the intelligent antibodies in bovine colostrum that are passed on appear to bring their intelligence to your immune system. As a possible control measure against COVID-19, a research team led by Dr. Antonio Arenas of the Department of Animal Health, University of Cordoba, Córdoba, Spain,proposes the use of bovine colostrum (BC) to combat BCoV.

“Recognition of some highly conserved structures of viral proteins, particularly M and S2, by anti-BCoV antibodies present in milk would cause a total or partial inactivation of SARS-COV-2 (acting as a particular vaccine)… thus helping the specific immune response.”

They add: “Bovine milk and colostrum contain high levels of bioactive components, including growth factors, immunoglobulins (Igs), lactoperoxidase, lysozyme, lactoferrin, cytokines, nucleosides, vitamins, peptides, and oligosaccharides, all of them beneficial to human health. Hyperimmune cow’s milk has been used against human infections for a long time. Raw and pasteurized milk can contain specific antibodies against different human pathogens, exerting a synergistic effect on the activity of nonspecific antimicrobial factors. Bovine IgG is functionally active throughout the gastrointestinal tract and can prevent digestive and respiratory tract infections in humans.”

HELPFUL WITH LONG HAUL SYNDROME

The symptoms that persist long after the initial illness are known as “long-haul syndrome.” It was recently confirmed that SARS-CoV-2 RNA persisted longer (over a month) in the feces of infected people, mainly children, than in respiratory exudates. This shows that the infectious period could be prolonged due to the enteric persistence of the virus, even when a person has been considered negative after a routine diagnostic test. We think that the presence of specific IgG in the intestinal lumen would help control viral excretion.”

BC from organic sources is available in capsules, powder, and flavorful wafers. The closer the harvest of BC is to the birth of the calf the higher the amounts of bioactive components. A study from Cornell University demonstrates that BC harvested within six hours of the birth of the calf is most rich in its bioactivity.

Most studies report that the concentration of Ig in colostrum is highest immediately after calving but begins to gradually decrease over time if harvest is delayed, according to an article in Veterinary Clinics of North America Food Animal Practic.[ Godden, S. M., Lombard, J. E., & Woolums, A. R. (2019). Colostrum Management for Dairy Calves. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice, 35(3), 535–556. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvfa.2019.07.005]” Delaying harvest of colostrum for 10 to 14 hours after calving resulted in a 27% to 33% decrease in colostral IgG concentration, respectively.

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