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Colostrum vs. Hyperimmunized Milk

Comparison of antibody activity in colostrum with hyperimmunized milk: Laboratory analysis by ELISA assay conducted by New Zealand Diary Group

The graphs below show the antibody activity to numerous disease causing pathogens, Each chart shows the bacteria or virus by name and shows the activity of three substances. First a skim milk from cows who where injected to create specific antibody responses for these pathogens. Next Immulac 15 which was a 15% IGG Colostrum and then regular skim milk. You can see by the charts that the colostrum (Immulac 15) has the highest response rates. What these charts show is that the normal (not artificially created) antibody activity in colostrum is much more prominent in regular colostrum and it also shows that normally cows produce antibodies to all naturally occuring pathogens in there environment.

A recent investigation was conducted in collaboration with Otago University, Department of Microbiology. In this study we compared the antibody specificity of a hyperimmune milk product with that of a colostrum product derived from non-immunized, pasture-fed cows. Specific antibody titers (concentration) to a panel of 19 of the same 22 pathogenic bacteria and yeast that were used as immunizing antigens, were determined by immunoassay. Three of the pathogens used as immunizing antigens were not available due to regulatory import restraints by the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF). The following specific antibodies to the following microbes were identified:

Listed in bold are the bacteria name and the resulting infection

Bacillus cereus: Food poisoning, mastitis
Campylobacter jejuni: Food poisoning
Candida albicans: Thrush, yeast infection
Clostridium difficile: Gastro Intestinal infection, destroys bowel lining, can be fatal
Escherichia coli: Commensal bacteria
Escherichia coli 0157:H7: Food poisoning, can be fatal
Haemophilus influenzae: Bacterial meningitis, can be fatal
Helicobacter pylori: Stomach ulcers
Klebsiella pneumoniae: Pneumonia, urinary tract infection
Listeria monocytogenes: Food poisoning, can be fatal
Propionibacterium acnes: Acne Salmonella enteritidis: Food poisoning, can be fatal
Salmonella typhimurium: Food poisoning, can be fatal
Staphylococcus aureus: Pneumonia, osteomyelitis, carditis, Meningitis, arthritis, toxic shock syndrome, Antibiotic Resistant—MRSA
Staphylococcus epidermidis: Multiple antibiotic resistance (MAR), Mastitis, bacteremia, meningitis, pneumonia, can be fatal
Streptococcus mutans: Periodontal disease, tooth decay, Arteriosclerosis, endocarditis
Streptococcus pyogenes: Strep throat, flesh-eating bacteria, myositis, toxic shock syndrome, rheumatic fever, kidney disease
Yersinia enterocolitica: Food poisoning, septicemia, can be fatal

Candida albicans

Bacillus cereus

Campylobacter jejuni

E. Coli 0157:H7

Escherichia coli

Haemophilus inf;uenzae

Helicobacter pylori

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Listeria monocytogenes

Proponibacterium acnes

Streptococcus agalactiae

Staphylococcus aureus

Salmonella enteritidis

Staphylococcus epidermidis

Streptococcus mutans

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Streptococcus pyogenes

Salmonella typhimuirum

Yersinia enterocolitica

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