This is a short very comment on an exciting but neglected topic. The title of this paragraph I copied from the German triathlon magazine, edition “Training”.
I am again and again surprised how long it takes until such exciting and essential discoveries for sports and endurance sport in specific penetrate into the field of active sports. My writing about this subject over so many years remained unheard. It makes me happy that finally the muscle and its adaptation to a higher workload is seen as tightly connected with immunity, inflammation and healing.
The Viennese study by Oliver Neubauer clearly underscores that the mechanisms of exercise-associated muscle damage are closely related with the initiation of an inflammatory response. It definitely is not big news, but maybe it enters the marketplace at the right time, and is getting therefore more attention than other publications.
To briefly summarize Neubauer’s results: As soon as immune cells appear on the scene, we can say that an immune response and inflammatory process is smoldering at the respective place.
Bente Klarlund Pedersen published already more than 10 years ago interesting papers about the immune system, the muscle and exercise. Here one quote from her article “Exercise and the Immune System: Regulation, Integration, and Adaptation” published in : Physiol Rev July 1, 2000vol. 80 no. 3 1055-1081
“The available evidence shows that exercise has important modulatory effects on immunocyte dynamics and possibly on immune function. These effects are mediated by diverse factors including exercise-induced release of inflammatory cytokines, classical stress hormones, and hemodynamic effects leading to cell redistribution. The nature of the interactions is complex. The mechanical disruption of myofibers, very tiny muscle fibers, initiates a local and systemic production of cytokines. The sequential release of cytokines resembles that observed in relation to trauma. Exercise is not characterized by a fully developed systemic inflammatory response. This lack for systemic response may be due to only a transient cytokine release in response to exercise.”
I myself wrote in 2010 that endurance performance is always accompanied by minute lesions of muscles, tendons, connective tissue and capillaries, and that these micro traumata are the preconditions for muscles adaptation which again is a precondition for achieving a higher performance level.
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To put Biestmilch in a nutshell
As a Biestmilch advocate for so many years now, I really do hope that publications of this kind help to spread the message why Biestmilch is the best recipe to support muscle adaptation.
BIESTMILCH (bovine colostrum) is a natural product with an outstanding immune modulatory and antiinflammatory power. Due to its natural complexity of thousands of different bioactive molecules, BIESTMILCH influences the body’s whole condition. It can be seen as an immune serum, its intake as an oral vaccination. Integrated into our daily diet routines Biestmilch has got the similar effects on the immunity and the aging process as regular moderate workouts. It makes our organism more robust by taming all kind of inflammatory processes smoldering in our bodies at any time. Due to this effect Biestmilch unfolds its preventive power that helps to avoid, delay or alleviate the outbreak of any chronic diseases.