LET’S TALK SCIENCE
The inside of the body, along the mouth, nose, lungs, gut, and urinary tract is lined by a thin membrane called the mucosa. It forms the barrier between the bloodstream and everything we come in contact with from the outside world. These mucosal barriers play an integral role in immune health. They provide structural defense, host the microbiome, and house 80% of the body’s immune cells!
A healthy mucosal barrier is in balance; allowing the body to absorb essential nutrients while also keeping out harmful substances from everything we breathe, eat & drink
But modern living impairs immunity at the mucosa. Each day our bodies are bombarded by a host of disruptive things that weaken this line of defense. Air pollutants, pesticides in the food and water supply, medications, stress hormones, refined carbohydrates, processed food, and micronutrient deficiencies among other factors disrupt the architecture and make the barrier more penetrable.
This makes it easier for harmful particles to get inside, including viruses, bacteria, molds, allergens, and environmental toxins.
Not only can this make us sick. Particles can also trigger inflammation and activate the immune system inappropriately, leading to a host of modern diseases like autoimmune conditions, allergies, and obesity.
Despite doing our best, it is impossible to control all of the exposures we come into contact with from the environment. And without a healthy immune barrier we are more vulnerable to threats.
FROM DISRUPTED. TO SECURED.
ARMRA contains pure bioactives from dairy colostrum. Bioactives are natural molecules that promote healthy functions in the body. The bioactives in ARMRA are carefully preserved in their natural state in order to provide optimal health benefits.
These compounds include a host of protective antibodies, prebiotic compounds, strengthening peptides, amino acids, trace minerals, immunoglobulins, tissue growth factors, antioxidants, and other natural immune factors that work synergistically to enhance mucosal immunity.
There are over 200 bioactives in ARMRA, including:
SigA (aka secretory immunoglobulin A) is the most abundant antibody at mucosal surfaces in the respiratory and GI tract, and plays a crucial role in immunity. It is considered “antiviral” and “antibacterial” because it binds and neutralizes viruses and bacteria, preventing them from reaching the barrier surface. SigA also intercepts allergens and toxins.
In research studies, SigA has been found to inhibit influenza and rotaviruses, and neutralize toxins from bacteria like C. difficile and E. Coli.
Additionally, SigA plays an important role in maintaining homeostasis of the helpful gut bacteria (microbiome).
Immunoglobulins like IgG are antibodies that play an important role along the mucosal surfaces. They can recognize and bind to specific, harmful particles like viruses and bacteria to block them from crossing the barrier. Immunoglobulins play an important role in the first-line immune response.
Lactoferrin acts as a non-specific, first line of defense against disease causing particles through several mechanisms. It can bind directly to particles to destroy them, can intercept them, may recruit other immune cells when a threat is perceived, and is also able to induce an anti-inflammatory effect. In research, lactoferrin has a strong anti-viral effect against the influenza virus.
Lactoferrin also helps maintain a tight seal in the mucosal barrier.
Milk oligosaccharides are short chains of sugar that pass undigested through the GI tract. Also known as "prebiotics", they reach the large intestine and serve strictly as a food source for the healthy population of bacteria (microbiome). They increase counts of these helpful bacteria and replenish the protective layer of mucous to maintain homeostasis and protection at the mucosal barriers.
WHAT IS COLOSTRUM?
No fads. ARMRA is derived from dairy colostrum; perfected over millions of years of evolution to build the immune barriers of vulnerable infants before their own barriers develop. Scientists have long known about the benefits of colostrum and it has been used medicinally for thousands of years.
Colostrum was taken to fight infections before the development of antibiotics and was used to make the first polio vaccine. In fact, recent clinical trials found colostrum to be 3X more effective than the flu vaccine at preventing flu. To date, there are over 5,000 published studies documenting the benefits of dairy colostrum in human health.