Colostrum may help acne sufferers achieve clear skin due to its nutrient-rich properties. However, since some doctors question the effectiveness of natural medications you should discuss this with a dermatologist before using this treatment.
Colostrum is milky substance that lactating mammals produce that includes these natural substances: healthy carbohydrates, protein and antibodies that foster a baby’s growth and development. The colostrum supplements found in acne treatments used by many teens and adults taken for acne is bovine or from cows.
Colostrum aids in the function of probiotics or ‘good’ bacteria, which is in the intestines. According to the Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, there is a natural synergy between probiotics and colostrum that increases lymphocyte (white blood cell production), and rids the body of harmful bacteria–this often results in fewer skin breakouts.
High blood sugar may cause many people to experience acne. Colostrum can assist the body in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, which may lead to clearer skin.
Colostrum can also boost the immune system. Dr. Zoltan Rona in the American Journal of Natural Medicine says that, “PRP from colostrum can work as a regulatory substance of the thymus gland. It has been demonstrated to improve or eliminate symptomatology of both allergies and autoimmune diseases.” Since many allergic reactions can include rashes and acne, taking colostrum to make the immune system stronger can also keep the complexion blemish-free.
Taking colostrum supplements may make it easier for the body to absorb minerals like calcium and zinc. Zinc removes bacteria from the body, and many reduce inflammation caused by acne in some individuals.
References and ResourcesBerkeley Wellness: Colostrum, bovine
La Leche League: What is colostrum? How does it benefit my baby?
Perma Health Care: Benefits of Bovine Colostrum
ResourcesRadio Martie: Colostrum
Mt. Capra: Research Shows Possible Synergy Between Probiotics and Colostrum
First Milking: Allergies and Bovine Colostrum