Protect your gut with Colostrum from the complications of long-term NSAID use.
One of the most commonly used medicines worldwide is a type of drug called an NSAID, which stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. They are often prescribed to relieve pain or help with inflammation. They work by blocking or suppressing the body’s hormones that cause pain or maintain inflammation. This class of drug is designed to be taken for short-term therapy, but for some people, they require ongoing pain management of chronic conditions like arthritis. This means taking NSAIDs every single day, potentially for years.
NSAIDs are very effective in treating musculoskeletal injuries and joint pain, but it is well known that chronic use can cause stomach damage. This can lead to a number of issues, such as ulcers in the stomach and intestines, which can make you more susceptible to infection. In some cases, this will cause injury to the stomach lining or even liver damage.
Often, this underlying damage to the gut caused by NSAIDs will develop without any symptoms. In the elderly, this is especially significant because they have often been using NSAIDs for years to treat pain and arthritis.
The most popular NSAIDs are ibuprofen and aspirin, both of which can lead to gastrointestinal complaints, such as nausea. Other more common NSAIDs include naproxen, indomethacin, and diclofenac.
A New Solution
What is needed is a new and innovative therapeutic approach, one that will not cause damage to the gut but instead help repair and restore the gut wall of the intestinal tract while still supporting NSAID use for pain management.
Enter Colostrum… Colostrum is the milk produced for the first few days after birth and is rich in nutrients, antibodies, and growth factors. There is now good data to suggest it might help prevent or treat adult gastrointestinal injuries.
We know from earlier research that colostrum can be useful in eliminating bacterial infections and stimulating the growth of the gastrointestinal tract in newborns.
Now we are finding that colostrum is also beneficial in reducing the amount of gastric damage caused by NSAIDs. Estimates suggest that a reduction in the damage of the gut wall of between 30-60% is possible, depending on the amount of bovine colostrum consumed.
We know that colostrum contains large amounts of potent growth factors, which are capable of influencing cell growth and migration of new cells (part of the wound healing process) thereby reducing NSAID-induced gut injury.
How does this affect you?
Statistics show that approximately 13 million people in the USA regularly take NSAIDs for the pain relief of arthritic conditions, and at least 800,000 people in Sweden take NSAIDs annually for all their pain relief requirements.
We also know that regardless of the country you are from, if you are in that 2-4% of the population that need to take NSAIDs daily for over 12 months. Then you are at serious risk of developing major gastrointestinal complications, including peptic ulceration and bleeding from the stomach and small intestine.
Now you have a tool in your arsenal that you can use to combat gastric and small intestinal injury caused by NSAIDs. Colostrum has been shown to help reduce intestinal damage for long-term NSAID use, so it’s perfect for those who are struggling with chronic pain and need to protect or heal their gut!
Colostrum; for healing the gut.
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