Colostrum and Inflammation

Colostrum has components that control inflammation.

The inflammatory response is part of the healing process. It brings extra  blood to the site of the injury, with healing agents to repair the damaged tissues and immunity agents to prevent infection. If inflammation becomes chronic however, it can be harmful. Colostrum has components that regulate inflammation such as proline-rich polypeptides, interlukin-10, cytokines, and lymphokines that work synergistically to promote beneficial inflammation such as is needed in the case of an injury, and suppress inflammation such as occurs with allergies and chronic inflammation.