Ancient Traditions Colostrum FAQs

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What is colostrum?

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.

Why do I need colostrum as an adult?

Research has shown that once we pass puberty, our bodies gradually produce less of the immune and growth factors that help our bodies fight off disease and heal damaged body tissue. With the loss of these vital components, we become more vulnerable to disease, our energy level and enthusiasm lessens, our skin loses its elasticity, and we gain unwanted weight and lose muscle tone. This health problem is further compounded because we live in a toxic environment, with pollutants and allergens all around us.

Colostrum is the only source of these life giving components …the actual immune factors and all of our body’s growth factors (anti-aging factors) in perfect combination.

Adults who were not breastfed during their infancy never got the natural initial boost to their immune and digestive systems that Colostrum provides.

Research has shown that Colostrum has powerful natural growth and immune factors that bring the body to a state of homeostasis (the body’s powerful, vital natural state of health and well-being). Colostrum helps support a healthy immune system; it also enables us to resist the harmful effects of pollutants, contaminants and allergens.

In addition, the growth factors in Colostrum create many of the positive “side-effects” of a healthy organism such as an enhanced ability to metabolize or “burn” fat, greater ease in building lean muscle mass, and enhanced rejuvenation of skin, muscle and organs.
Colostrum offers the broadest possible spectrum of biologically active substances that promotes the development of a sound body. It assures effective and efficient metabolism and supports the activation and maintenance of a fully functional immune system capable of combating potential insults from microorganisms and other harmful sources.

How safe is colostrum?

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.

Why bovine (cow) colostrum?

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.

Are the calves harmed by taking colostrum for this product?

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.

I am sensitive to dairy products. Can colostrum work for me?

Colostrum contains milk proteins. If you have any concerns, please speak to your physician prior to taking colostrum.

When is colostrum collected and processed?

Colostrum should be collected during the first 0-8 hours after birth when it contains its highest concentration of immune and growth factors.

How does colostrum interact with other supplements or prescription medications?

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.

How much should I take and when?

It has been suggested that for best results, Colostrum should be front-loaded (taken in larger doses initially and then lowered after desired results are obtained). Because Colostrum has no contraindications of any sort and with a 98.7% uptake into the body it is used to its fullest capacity within the body and body systems.

Some people may experience “a healing incident” as the body releases toxins (digestive problems, skin eruptions, rashes or flu-like symptoms). These symptoms usually disappear in a couple of days. Colostrum’s growth factors may create initial pain in areas of old wounds or injuries as it helps with the healing process. If this becomes uncomfortable, you may want to cut back, increasing your intake slowly as you reach optimum levels.

How do I take colostrum in powder form?

The powder may be mixed with other foods, such as shakes. Many people have even used the Colostrum powder to promote topical healing.

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.

What if I am pregnant or nursing?

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.

Can I give my children colostrum?

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.

What about pets?

Bovine Colostrum is not species specific and works wonderfully with cats and dogs and other mammals. Sprinkle the powder in a pet dish…most pets love the taste of Colostrum.

Can colostrum help with depression?

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.