We are currently living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world, resulting in the shutdown of the global economy, with most non-essential businesses closed and people forced to stay at home under varying forms of stay-at-home or lockdown orders.
National and private healthcare systems are being overwhelmed as the virus spreads rampantly throughout the world. Current global infection rates and fatalities are 5.3 million and 340 261 people, respectively.
Part of the challenge with this virus is that medical experts, researchers, and scientists do not know much about this virus, resulting in high levels of anxiety and fear in both frontline medical staff and the people forced to stay at home.
Healthline.com notes that, because of the uncertainty around COVID-19 and the future, “Americans have been reporting increasing pressure on their mental health.”
Saul McLeod, in his article titled, “Stress, Illness, and the Immune System,” highlights the fact that high levels of stress reduce the body’s natural immunity. Practically speaking, the body releases the stress hormone corticosteroid, which in turn, suppresses the effectiveness of the immune system; thereby, increasing the risk of being sick. Therefore, the question that begs is, how do you boost your immune system to help deal with the external stresses that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought upon us.
By way of answering this question, let’s look at what bovine colostrum and liposomal delivery are, as well as the role they play as a natural immune support mechanism.
What is a liposomal delivery? The ncbi.nlm.nih.gov website defines liposomes as “delivery vehicles for transporting substances into the body effectively via facilitating absorption directly in the mouth or by preventing breakdown by stomach acid.“ They have been investigated for over 50 years as “potential drug delivery systems because of their biocompatibility and ability to incorporate both hydrophilic and hydrophobic therapeutic agents.”
In other words, liposomes are spherical-shaped sacs that are used as an effective distribution mechanism for nutrients and pharmaceutical drugs.
This delivery mechanism increases the bioavailability of the nutrients in the liposome sac. Ergo, it protects the nutrients inside the vesicle as it travels through the digestive tract. And it helps the nutrients enter the bloodstream faster and without the normal degradation that would occur if the nutrient was not protected by the liposome.
Bovine colostrum as an immune support nutrient
Colostrum is a breast fluid produced by mammals, including cows, humans, goats, and sheep. It is released before breast milk. It is incredibly “nutritious and contains high levels of antibodies, which are proteins that fight infections and bacteria.”
Researchers who have studied the effects of colostrum on the human body have found that bovine colostrum has the potential to support immune system modulation. Consequently, combining bovine colostrum with the liposomal delivery mechanism ensures that the human body receives the full immune-boosting benefits of the colostrum supplement when ingested.
In summary, taking an immune-boosting supplement is an essential part of ensuring that we position ourselves to deal with the daily mental, emotional, and physical stresses caused by the daily uncertainties of the period the world is currently facing.