Heart Health and Colostrum
As promised I would keep you up to date with my colostrum intake and its effects. Today I have just come off the three teaspoon sizes per day dose which was designed to get the colostrum goodness into my system. I am now on a maintenance dose which is about 3 x quarter teaspoon full.
Effects so far –
Instantly allowed me to get off Ranitidine – this is basically zantac a stomach acid depressant.
Apart from this I have not felt anything radically different but I have only been on it for 2 weeks and evidently it takes 8 weeks to start to take effect. The only feeling I have is a sense of more energy but this could be psychological?
We will have to wait and see. Keep following Pumping Marvellous for further updates.
Heart Failure and Colostrum
As promised I agreed to keep you updated on my progress with colostrum. The colostrum I am taking is from an American Company called Synertek.
Well I have been on the bovine colostrum for a week now and this is what I have discovered down my mootastic journey.
I have been taking ranitidine ever since I left hospital which was 5 months ago and I had a chat with my consultant John a couple weeks ago about coming off ranitidine as I am always trying to reduce my drug intake as you can well understand. So we agreed I should try it for a week and see how things transpired. Now considerng I have a relativley high dose of drugs and I hadn’t had any indigestion or heart burn since I came out hospital then this was a little test.
Anyway on a Sunday morning I decided to come off the ranitidine. It is important to understand that before Heart Failure etc I had a cast iron constitution, hot and spicy food was never a problem and I had never taken anything for indigestion or heart burn in my life.
Sunday – at the end of the day I started getting slight indigestion and a few little burps. I had not experienced this since coming out of Hospital.
Monday – the very mild unpleasantness started to get a little more uncomfortable but very manageable. Remember I am giving you a very sensitive understanding of what was happening.
Tuesday – a little bit more power to the indigestion and burps – still very erratic though – went to see Angela for my monthly check up which went very well – still had indigestion but didn’t mention it as I was very keen to push through any issues.
Wednesday – No change in indigestion and burps. Colostrum arrives in the post from the USA from Synertek. Read the instructions and immediatley went for 2 weeks of high dose in the system and then scale it back to the normal recommended dose of a quarter of a level teaspoon 3 times a day. I took my first colostrum at around 7pm and by maybe 10pm my indigestion disappeared.
Thursday thru to Today (7 days) – No indigestion and no acid and no burps even after I visited one of my favourite Kashmiri restaurants ever called Mumtaz in Bradford; I would like to see their web guys analyse a hit from Pumping Marvellous.
Anyway so far so good on the colostrum front. From what I have read I won’t start seeing the results from Colostrum for at least 8 weeks as it needs time to build up in your system. I am looking forward to the 8th week. I will keep posting all the info I can on Colostrum and my experience of it.
Colostrum and Heart Health
I have just received my tub of powdered Colostrum from Synertek. My first installment will be tomorrow morning so I will keep all our readers up to date with how I get on. My aim is to restore my Ejection Fraction % to 50%, it is currently 35% after having heart failure diagnosed in January 2010.
Obviously looking forward to it working as it would be a worthwhile investment indeed.
Whats all this Colostrum malarky?
Only being new to this Heart Failure stuff as I was diagnosed with Heart Failure in 2010 and being the editor of Pumping Marvellous I am starting to learn a lot things outside my remit. What iI mean is outside my routines and prescribed drugs. After studying some data on arrhythmia I came across information on Colostrum. I have decided after reading a lot of websites on Colostrum and mainly bovine (cow) colostrum that I am going to start taking it. Reasons for doing this are summarised in the text below. As always this may not be the right decison for everybody and I have just seen my Consultant and discussed it with him.
So what is Colostrum?
Colostrum is a form of milk produced by the mammary glands of mammals in late pregnancy. Thousands of articles have been written on the health benefits of colostrum. Colostrum has been known to effectively help build the immune system and take care of many ailments and diseases. Now, scientists are learning that colostrum can have huge health benefits for the heart. Recent scientific knowledge shows what dietary supplementation of bovine colostrum taken on a regular basis can do for heart function and physiology. The following article discusses that information.
IGF-1 the Growth Hormone
Bovine colostrum consists of growth hormone that works in conjunction with IGF-1 to help out in the functioning and repairing of the heart muscle. Growth hormone and IGF-1 have receptors found on all heart muscle cells. Research shows that growth hormone may act on the heart directly.
Study shows stimulatory effects come from both growth hormone and IGF-1 on heart muscle cells. These stimulatory effects take place by a pathway of cells that use calcium. When congestive heart failure patients have been administered growth hormone, their clinical status and heart function improved.
Quality Colostrum is Safe
As Colostrum and milk comes from the same source, lots of people think that colostrum is a part of milk. This general belief could not be further from the truth. It is true that colostrum and milk come from the same source, though they are fundamentally different. The truth is that colostrum and milk are two completely different substances. Colostrum comes first from the mother then milk comes second. High quality colostrum has virtually no milk present. There is a stage when both milk and colostrum are mixed together. Bovine colostrum contains no cholesterol and can be used by patients with high triglycerides and high serum cholesterol. For this reason, those that have cholesterol problems should try to find out the highest quality colostrum.