Parasites can be broadly classified as either protozoa (such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium), worms (such as nematodes and cestodes), and flukes.
You may think that parasitic infections of the gut only happen to people who travel in far off places, but over the last few years we have seen several outbreaks in the UK and the USA. There are few statistics that highlight the extent of this as a problem in the UK but researchers in the Center for Disease Control in America found parasites in 20% of routine stool specimens.
Most parasite infections affect the bowel, where mild IBS type symptoms occur. Parasites can contribute to a wide array of systemic health problems, especially chronic digestive disorders, arthritis, chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, as well as problems with memory, anxiety and depression, enlarged lymph glands, night sweats and occasional fever.
If Echinacea is a soldier fighting to keep the body’s immune system healthy, then Colostrum is a complete army. In fact, it has 37 immune factors and a dozen growth factors that help repair skin, bones, muscle and connective tissue to help keep our bodies young and offer superb immune support. Due to unprecedented circumstances, it may be necessary in some cases to substitute Immunecare Colostrum with an equivalent product in order to maintain supply. This will only be a temporary measure.
The antiviral effect of Lactoferrin lies in the early phase of infection. Lactoferrin prevents entry of viruses in the host cell, either by blocking cellular receptors, or by direct binding to the virus particles.
We are currently only able to supply Immunecare Apo Lactoferrin, which is by far the more potent form of Lactoferrin. Holo Lactoferrin, the weaker form of Lactoferrin is supplied by Ecological Formulas on our website.
Lactoferrin is a natural defensive protein present in the body. Lactoferrin Xtra has three to four times the iron binding capability of standard Lactoferrin. Studies indicate that it is particularly superior to normal Lactoferrin in improving bone density and the repair of intestinal epithelial cells.In her book on the H5N1 virus, ‘The Survivor’s Guide to Bird Flu‘, Professor Jayney Goddard notes that Lactoferrin is very useful against influenza. She describes how Lactoferrin increases mucosal immunity, which is vital for resisting viruses, and reduces inflammation, which is one of the ways viruses cause such a problem to the body.
A parasite is an organism within you that lives off your body. In acute cases the person is alerted to an immediate problem by watery diarrhoea, intestinal cramps, fever and fatigue. But often a parasite problem goes undetected for years. Vague gastrointestinal symptoms, allergic and immune problems and chronic fatigue can all be caused by parasitic infection. The main culprits are Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Entamoeba hystolica and Blastocystis hominis. Cryptosporidium is seen more and more in city water because chlorine does not kill it.