by Julia Busch —
Real relief for vaginal thinning, burning, itching, irritation and atrophy may be found in colostrum-based creams. Even women who derive little or no support from herbal preparations, topical estrogen or testosterone may benefit.
According to a clinical study by Dr. F. Starflinger and Kolostral-Milch GmbH, of 62 patients using colostrum cream, significant relief was noted for all women within four weeks. Fourteen suffered from craurosis (kraurosis) vulvae, 13 from Lichen sclerosus et athrophicus, 24 from vulvitis athrophicans, and 11 from nonspecific vulvitis — all diseases associated with hormonal, metabolic and nutritional deficiencies as opposed to pathogens. Cream was applied by the patients to the vulva mornings and evenings after washing.
After four weeks: All patients with nonspecific vulvitis were free of complaint. Patients with craurosis vulvae and lichen sclerosis, both well known as being resistant to treatment, were also significantly improved.
After eight weeks: Almost all were free of complaint, the exception being three women with craurosis vulvae and two with lichen sclerosis who had minor diminishing itching.
Rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and immunoglobulin, colostrum’s immune factors are highly effective antibacterial and antiviral agents which can help to reduce, eliminate and control infections in external injuries. The yellowish pre-milk serum includes powerful growth factors to help the body regenerate, and accelerate normal growth of aged or injured skin collagen and nerve tissue. Its anti-inflammatory proline-rich peptides (PRP) are immune regulators, bolstering an underactive immune system while suppressing an overactive one. The serum also contains retinoic acid known to effectively reduce the herpes virus.
Note, however, before purchasing a colostrum-based cream for application to the vulva, be sure the colostrum has been processed to remove the high fat content, large molecular proteins, casein, albumen and other contaminates while allowing the natural connecting structures between the active substances in the colostrum to remain intact.
Julia Busch is president of Anti-Aging Press, Inc., editor of the So Young™ anti-aging holistic newsletter and author of 10 books. For a free in-depth report on guidelines for vulvar skincare, leave your name and postal address at: 800-SO-YOUNG (800-769-6864) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 27, Number 4, August/September 2008.