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Can Colostrum help/heal Gout?
Gout is a condition which causes attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis, causing a red and swollen join. The most affected area is the metatarsal phalangeal joint which lies at the base of the toe and in almost 50% of cases, it is the big toe that is effected by gout. Gout is caused mainly due to increasing levels of uric acid in blood which crystallizes and gets deposited in joints, tendons as well as surrounding tissues.
Gout causes attacks of pain and swelling in one more joints. The pain of a gout can be quite severe. As mentioned earlier it is caused by uric acid present in the blood. Uric acid is generally harmless and is passed out in the form of urine and faeces. If the level of uric acid gets too high, some grit like crystals form in the blood which collect in some joints. These crystals cause irritation to the tissue in the joint causing swelling and pain or in other words, these cause a gout attack.
There are many things that increase the levels of uric acid in your blood, thus giving you gout. These may be medical conditions that are known to increase levels of uric acid, certain lifestyle factors such as diet or medication, your genetics as there may be certain genes that you inherit from your parents and those which are likely to cause gout. Certain types of medication such as diuretics, medications used in case of high blood pressure such as beta blockers, ACE inhibitors as well as calcium channel blockers, low dose aspirin, niacin which is used in the treatment of cholesterol may also cause gout.
While there are no scientific proofs to support the benefit of colostrum in treating gout, there are many users who have reported that taking colostrum supplements helped them get rid of gout and the pain it causes. Colostrum actually prevents swelling and inflammation in the affected region, which is the main reason for gout related pain. Immune boosting proteins are known to relieve joint pain arising from gout as well as the ones arising due to other reasons. One of the major characteristics of gout is inflammation which results when your body tries to defend itself against infection. The inflammation is followed by intense pain. Inflammation may also occur when your body tries to repair damage. When joints are damaged, your body sends an army of plasma with white blood cells to the area which causes swelling, over stimulation of nervese and intensification of pain.
This is where colostrum can help you. It helps ease the inflammation and pain by virtue of certain amino acids called LMW peptide. LMW peptide prevents your body from flooding damaged joints with plasma and white blood cells stopping inflammation in the area, before it even starts.
Besides these there are two proteins in colostrum that block pain signals. The unique chemical structure of these proteins allows them to attach the pain receptors on your nerves and when these receptors are blocked, the nerves are unable to send signals to the brain. As a result, you won’t feel the pain caused due to gout.
Colostrum is also a natural source of insulin like growth factors. It thus helps increase cartilage and collagen production which cushions the joints. This helps you move freely with less pain.Colostrum for gout can work wonders. But for the best results, you should make sure to take pure colostrum supplements. Anovite's (I.T.'s) colostrum can be your ideal choice as their colostrum is the ONLY colostrum in the world that has been certified by associates of Cornell University to be “true colostrum”
Here are some foods that "may/could" prevent gout:
Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain that is an anti-inflammatory. Research has found that supplementing with bromelain may relieve the pain associated with gout.
Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory that has been found reapeatedly in clinical studies to reduce chronic inflammation. One study in mice found that a compound in ginger may help to reduce the inflammation associated with uric acid buildup.
Turmeric has long been recognized as an anti-inflammatory by many cultures and has been proven in several studies. Some experts recommend a daily dose of turmeric to reduce the inflammation associated with gout.
Cherry juice has been used to alleiviate gout symptoms for decades. Small studies in Italy and the United States have reported sucess with cherry juice as a gout treatment, though scientists are not certain what mechanism is active in producing this result. Cherry juice does not appear to lower uric acid levels directly but research suggests that its antiinflammatory properties may play a role in reducing gout attack occurrence from 3-4 times per year to about once a year.
Hot peppers are rich in vitamin C which has been shown to reduce uric acid levels.
Watercress contains moderate levels of vitamins and minerals and is reputed to be very beneficial to the kidneys. It may help to rid the body of excess uric acid.
Studies have found that the higher a person’s vitamin C intake, the lower the incidence of gout. Try adding lemon to your water every day to alleviate gout symptoms.