Colostrum: Nature’s Cure For Leaky Gut

by admin on March 23, 2015

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~Over 2,000 years ago, the father of modern medicine was quoted, “All disease begins in the gut.” Hippocrates was right then, as he is now, and modern science proves that when the digestive system fails, so too does the rest of the body. The modern gut epidemic happens to be a misunderstood syndrome called “leaky gut”. Fortunately, nature literally designed a super food called colostrum for the very purpose of healing leaky gut syndrome.

What is Leaky Gut?

In our chemical toxin rich modern world, everyone has at least some degree of leaky gut syndrome. For those genetically fortunate, they will likely never notice any significant effects of it. For others, quality of life is significantly diminished.

The intestinal lining is only one cell thick. This lining acts as a barrier to keep undigested food particles from absorbing into the body. Once food particles are fully broken down, the intestinal lining lets them safely into the body.

When something happens to damage the thin lining of the intestines, undigested food particles slip through the lining of the intestines and into the body. There are many things that can corrode the gut lining. The most common cause, eating food that you are allergic too stimulates the immune system to attack the food in the gut, as your immune system shoots its missiles at the food, the gut lining is also damaged as collateral. This is all it takes to set off a cascade of chaos once the delicate intestinal lining is initially damaged.

This is leaky gut syndrome in its essence. Literally just as it sounds, the gut becomes leaky, like a bad bouncer at a bar, letting every gang member inside.

How Leaky Gut Slowly Kills You

Let’s say that you eat a slice of glutinous bread which causes gut inflammation, The inflammation damages your gut lining which “opens the flood gates”. Now undigested gluten proteins are making it into your bloodstream. The body looks at these food particles as invaders and constantly targets them for elimination, just as it would treat a virus. So now you feel like you have a minor flu/viral bug every day. 

You continue eating bread which only causes more inflammation in the gut lining. Now tiny bits of every food you eat are leaking through your gut. As your body targets these food particles in in your blood stream, you develop minor allergies to every food that you eat.

Now every time you eat you are inflaming your gut lining and the cascade of inflammation continues. Since inflammation causes all disease, you can see how leaky gut syndrome is taking both years off of your life and quality of life away from your years.

Why Conventional Leaky Gut Treatment Almost Never Workscolostrum leaky gut

The standard treatment for healing the gut is about as rigorous as Marine Corps boot camp. It involves completely avoiding allergenic foods (you probably don’t even know which foods), and cycling all other foods eaten every few days. With leaky gut, you have to cycle foods because if you eat the same foods several days in a row, the allergic inflammatory response grows.  (There are more rules to follow but that is for another article)

Now I am the most devout health nut I know, and I couldn’t heal my food allergies with this strategy. It is just way to hard too eat completely different foods every day and is unlikely to be effective unless you use expensive blood testing every week.

I had to find another answer to heal my guts.

How Colostrum Shuts Down Leaky Gut At Its Root Cause

All mammal mothers feed their newborns colostrum (first milk). Why? Colostrum, with its 86 growth factors, is designed by nature to initially generate a robust gut lining and seal up the digestive system so that the baby can fully absorb other foods without developing food allergies and leaky gut. 

Without colostrum, the baby mammal will either die, or live the rest of its shortened life with inflammatory, malnourishment and immune deficiency issues. 

As mentioned, colostrum contains 86 unique growth factors that immediately act to begin to generate a strong gut lining. In the cause of adult humans, colostrum does work to regenerate the digestive lining. Though it is designed for babies, it 100% still works for adults of any age. 

Growth factors are only half of colostrum’s leaky gut healing capacity. In fact, without the proline-rich polypeptides in colostrum, the growth factors could not heal leaky gut on its own. Why?

This is where the proline-rich polypeptides come in the clutch.

Proline-Rich Polypeptides SHUT-DOWN Inflamatory Response

When you have leaky gut, food allergies or any auto immune disease, you are dealing with a TH2 cytokine response. TH2 cytokines are the white blood immune cells that are attacking and damaging your fragile gut lining. While this still happening, you will never heal leaky gut. You can regenerate gut lining but these cytokines will just tear them right back down.

Colostrum was designed by nature with this in mind. Colostrum contains proline-rich peptides that selectively shut down the allergenic TH2 cytokine production while allowing the other harmless white blood cells to continue their good work.

Since colostrum immediately shuts down the damaging TH2 cells AND powers regeneration of your gut lining with its 86 growth factors, you will rapidly begin healing your leaky gut and relieving your inflammatory symptoms from the very first dosage of colostrum.

How To Best Use Colostrum To Heal Leaky Gut

Though you could probably eventually heal your leaky gut by eating colostrum along with every allergenic meal, you will heal the fastest if you avoid your biggest food sensitivities.

Worry not though! Just a year ago, I couldn’t touch milk without blowing up the toilet! I avoided all dairy for a year and super-dosed colostrum for 365 days. Now, I can drink a full glass of milk or even eat cheese cake and my poop remains a healthy smooth inflammation-free log! Still, I keep dairy consumption to a minimum as a preventative measure.

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Without a doubt, colostrum healed my leaky gut and all food allergies I previously had. Colostrum “sealed up” my gut and I have to say that life is much easier without leaky gut/food allergies.


If you have leaky gut syndrome (most everyone does to a small degree), don’t try to win without a high quality colostrum supplement. Remember, healing leaky gut is the God-given job of colostrum, let it do what it is here for. 

And when choosing a colostrum supplement, make sure you are getting grass-fed, cold processed, 6-hour harvested and whole, non-defatted colostrum. This is how colostrum is designed by nature to work and when countless companies cook, process and refine colostrum it drives me nuts.

There are only TWO companies which pass these rigorous quality requirement. Actually both of these companies source the exact same cold processed, grass-fed, 6-hour whole colostrum. These high quality, passion driven companies are Immune Tree and Surthrival. Immune Tree colostrum is what I recommend for standard sized orders and for those looking for bulk orders, I recommend Surthrival, which offers a 2 kilo bag of this top shelf colostrum.

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More info on why Immune Tree and Surthrival colostrum is hands down the best



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Jen May 25, 2015 at 10:38 am

Just started using colostrum for leaky gut and I have noticed positive effects from the first week. is it important to take on an empty stomach? Would capsule form be more effective to get it into the intestinal area? How much do you need to take to be effective and there is a point where too much is not helping. ? Looking for a good therapeutic dose but not wasting money as is expensive. Last thing using colostrum daily what kind of time frame in general does it take to heal food allergies such as egg? Thank you for replying.


Abdulla October 22, 2015 at 9:24 pm

What is the best way of taking colostrum, on empty stomach or with food, and which is better, mixing it with water or without water ?


admin October 29, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Mixing with water is better, but it is also good to pack dry in your mouth to heal gums. Colostrum is synergistic with protein but doesn’t have to be taken at same time.


joel January 27, 2016 at 12:17 pm

so how did u take it specifically?
– mixed with water before meals on empty stomach?
– dry in the mouth before meals on empty stomach ?
– mixed with water during or after meals
– dry in mouth during or after meals?


brian October 30, 2015 at 12:48 am

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Abdulla November 9, 2015 at 5:42 am


Thank you for your reply. Just to clear one thing, is it better to be taken half an hour before each meal or immediately after each meal ? Also, in your experience how long does it take for Colostrum to fully heal the gut ?


Lara Jean December 10, 2015 at 7:09 am

What is the dosage that should be taken? And how long should i take colostrum?


Stephanie January 19, 2016 at 12:17 am

Hey! I’m wondering what dosage you took of colostrum to heal your leaky gut? I know it is recommended to start slow as it can induce a ‘healing crises’, but I just want to know how much to start with and then continue with.

Thanks so much!


joel January 27, 2016 at 12:19 pm

also how much you took per dose and how many doses per day?


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