Colostrum is a nutrient-rich fluid produced by all mammals immediately after giving birth and for a limited time of only 6 hours thereafter. Supercharged with all 97 known immune factors, and all 87 known growth factors, colostrum is a powerful immune and growth boosting food that provides an enormous health-boost to all systems of the body.
As Dr. Daniel G Clarke states in his book Colostrum, Life’s First Food, “Bovine colostrum rebuilds the immune system, destroys viruses, bacteria, and fungi, accelerates healing of all body tissue, helps lose weight, burn fat, increase bone and lean muscle mass and slows down and even reverses aging.”
Since few human mothers are enthusiastic about donating their colostrum for humans to supplement with, we are faced with a challenge when trying to acquire colostrum. The beautiful truth is that, unlike every other animal in nature, cows produce a special type of colostrum which is virtually bioidentical to human colostrum, making it perfect for us to consume as a healing medicine.
7 Scientific Studies on Colostrum vs Cancer
While colostrum itself is a great overall boost to all systems of the body, recent scientific studies have documented the effects of one particular component of colostrum for its ability to kill cancer cells. Lactoferrin, an immune boosting peptide found abundantly in Colostrum, has proved to have a powerful anti-cancer effect in both humans and animals.
- In 2013, researchers from Taiwan conducted a study to test lactoferrin’s effects on gastric cancer, which is one of the most common types of cancer and has one of the highest mortality rates worldwide. A series of peptide (protein) fragments derived from lactoferrin were prepared and used on a cell line of gastric cancer called AGS. What researchers did was isolate and provide evidence of the most potent anti-cancer constituent of lactoferrin called “LFcinB25”.
- In a review of clinical studies conducted in 2002 by Japanese researchers, “bovine lactoferrin (bLF) has been found to significantly inhibit colon, esophagus, lung, and bladder carcinogenesis in rats when administered orally.”
- Published in the Journal of Dairy Science in 2013, a team of researchers from Taiwan investigated the therapeutic potential of bovine lactoferrin on lung cancer both in vitro and in vivo. In the human lung cancer cell line (in vitro), bovine lactoferrin decreased the growth of the cancer cells, and in the in vivo model, where lung cancer induced mice were given an oral dose of lactoferrin of 300 mg/kg of body weight 3 times a week for 1.5 months, the formation of tumors was suppressed. Researchers concluded in their study that bovine lactoferrin “has considerable potential for therapeutic use in the treatment of lung cancer.”
- United Arab Emirates University was the venue where a study was conducted in 2013 to evaluate the antioxidant potential of lactoferrin from camel milk, as well as its ability to inhibit dna damage and the proliferation of colon cancer cells. When their work was complete, researchers concluded that “lactoferrin reduces the proliferation of colorectal cancer cells and exerts antioxidant and DNA damage inhibitory activities.”
- “It has recently been found to have anti-tumor and anti-metastatic activity in different cancers,” reported a team of 17 scientists from China, who conducted a study in 2013 to determine how bovine lactoferrin works to eliminate tumors and stop cancer from spreading. The research was published it in Oncogene, one of the world’s leading cancer journals, and its findings have advanced scientific understanding of how lactoferrin works to heal the body of cancer.
- A scientific review of a multitude of studies on Lactoferrin’s cancer-protective abilities found the following: “Recent studies have demonstrated that LF can protect against cancer in experimental animals and has anticarcinogenic activity in many human tumors.”
- In 2011, Japanese researchers published a study for which they actually constructed a virus that would express the cDNA of human lactoferrin, and then let the virus ‘infect’ the cancer cells with lactoferrin genes. Using a technology called flow cytometry, scientists confirmed that the lactoferrin cDNA, imparted into the cancer cells by the lactoferrin-gene-expressing adenovirus, had caused the cancer cells to commit suicide, or apoptosis.
According to Dr. Clarke, a recommended daily dose of colostrum for health maintenance is about 1 to 2 grams, but 100 grams a day or more, in addition to other medicines and healing modalities, might be ideal for a person hoping to overcome Cancer. Since Colostrum is a food, there is no lethal dose, and thus no limit to how much you can take.