Colostrum is the pre-milk fluid produced by all mammalian mothers for the first few days after giving birth. Its composition is very different from milk.
True (first milking) colostrum is a potent whole food that naturally contains a broad range of amazing immune-boosters: immunoglobulins (your first line of defense: IgA, IgF and IgM), enzymes, growth factors, peptides, nucleotides, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and amino acids. Containing all of the hormones used by the body in the right proportions, bovine colostrum has been found to have virtually identical immune and growth factors to human colostrum.
This powerful immune system support helps to:
Other Colostrum Benefits
Organic colostrum helps regulate serotonin and dopamine, the brain's "feel good" chemicals that enhance our moods. Many studies and clinical trials have demonstrated that colostrum can reduce inflammatory pain, alleviate rheumatoid arthritis, and improve auto-immune diseases such as Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis and Crohn's Disease. Colostrum has also proved remarkable in balancing blood sugar levels and aiding weight loss in diabetics.
Immune Power Colostrum FAQs
Q. Does it contain casein?
A. Yes, the casein content of colostrum is the same as that in regular milk. However, the peptides in colostrum temper allergic reactions by regulating the production of TH2 cytokines, and thus preventing the production of IgG antibodies from the casein. While many people with dairy intolerances tolerate colostrum well, it is important to check with your health care provider before taking this product if you have allergy concerns.
Q. Can I take colostrum if I'm lactose intolerant?
A. Colostrum is a food containing extremely low levels of lactose. So low in fact that most individuals with lactose issues should not experience difficulty with colostrum. Some have even reported that they no longer have lactose intolerance issues. It's critical however that the colostrum being consumed is 100% "first milking" colostrum collected within the first 8 hours after birth. It should also be colostrum that is unprocessed, never defatted or with added ingredients.
Q. Can children take colostrum as well?
A. Absolutely! Remember, colostrum is a whole food and has no contraindications. It is the perfect form of supplementation for helping children have healthy immune systems and provides the nutrition for successful development of their other essential systems.
Q. Are there any added ingredients?
A. The powdered version has nothing added. The capsules contain kosher gelatin.
Q. Does the harvesting of the colostrum mean that the calves are deprived?
A. The calves receive enough colostrum, typically about 2 quarts, for their own needs. Since the mother cow will have several gallons available, the remaining colostrum is used to make this colostrum product. Calves are never deprived of all they need as no dairy farmer could risk their cows' health.
Q. Should I refrigerate it?
A. No. Refrigeration is not necessary.
Q. Where is it sourced?
Q. How does it compare to New Zealand colostrum?
A. Our colostrum has been independently tested to be higher in immune factors.
Q. How much should I take and how should I take it?
A. The recommended dosage is 1/2 tsp twice per day mixed with water on an empty stomach, or 3 capsules twice daily on an empty stomach.