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Colostrum is the pre-milk fluid produced from the mother’s mammary glands during the first few hours after birth (72 hours after birth for human mothers, 0-6 hours for Bovine/Cow Mothers). It provides life-supporting immune and growth factors that insure the health and vitality of the newborn.
Colostrum is a food. It can be consumed in any quantity without side effects or drug interactions. It is one of the few natural ingredients that cross the blood brain barrier for greater cognitive enhancement.
Scientific research, conducted in the last decade in major medical research centers and universities, throughout the world, has shown that the molecular combinations of the immune and growth factors in cow’s Colostrum are virtually identical to human. Research has also shown Colostrum from a bovine (cow) is not species specific, and it’s up to 100 to 1000 times more potent than our mother’s Colostrum. This means that every mammal on earth can benefit from bovine Colostrum.
The calves’ needs are always met first. Extra Colostrum remains after the calves’ needs are satisfied. Studies show that most calves would simply die if they didn’t get at least 2 quarts of Colostrum, we ensure they do, we take the remainder.
Colostrum should be collected during the first 0-8 hours after birth when it contains its highest concentration of immune and growth factors.
Colostrum has no known drug interactions. However, colostrum helps the bowel absorb; this means everything you put into the gut may have a much higher uptake. Medications may need to be re-evaluated for dose and need by your medical professional.
For quicker absorption, the Colostrum may be placed under the tongue or around the gums and allow it to absorb. The powder may also be mixed and taken with any liquid drink or food (we have found putting it on top of applesauce, yogurt, or cottage cheese works well) or on an empty stomach.
Ask your Doctor or medical professional prior to taking any prescription drugs, over the counter medicines, herbal and nutritional supplements. Offer him/her a leaflet which spells out the benefits colostrum with references.
There are no contra-indications with colostrum. In fact, in the 1950s, Dr. Albert Sabin, developer of the polio oral vaccine, discovered that bovine colostrum contains antibodies that work against polio; and recommended colostrum as a dietary supplement for children who were vulnerable to polio. However, we suggest that you consult with your health care provider.
Most of us are in search of a means to increase the brain’s feel-good chemicals, serotonin and dopamine. Colostrum is a natural and healthy means of stimulating the brain to release serotonin and dopamine and prolong their re-uptake. Colostrum also activates the release of other chemicals in the brain that affect alertness and concentration.