What is Colostrum ?
Colostrum is Life's
first and perfect food. It's the "first milk" given by nursing
mothers. Colostrum comes in before mother's milk. It is the gift of
life. It is SO important to newborn animals, that most DIE without
Over 37 different
beneficial immune factors have been identified in colostrum!
The important components in colostrum are:
Immunoglobulins: powerful antiviral and antibacterial defenders.
Lactoferrin: one of the
most powerful antiviral and antibacterial substances found naturally
in bovine colostrum.
(PRP): is the regulating hormone for the thymus gland, the seat of
our immune system.
growth factors) increases metabolism to burn fat, stimulates T-cell
production, accelerates healing, balances blood sugar-high and low,
reduces insulin needs, builds lean muscle.
Without -1, the body
will not burn fat. It also has anti-aging benefits. Bovine and human
-1 is the same.
Leukocytes: slow viral
production and inhibits viral cell penetration.
bacteria and viruses on contact. Boosts immunity.
T-cells, regulate lymph. It's important to keep lymphatic fluid
clean and moving for a strong immune system.
inflammation in arthritic, injured or infected areas.
Trypsin Inhibitors: prevent H. Pylori Bacteria from attaching to the
And there are others
that prevent invaders from attaching to or entering mucous
They block Strep, Leaky
Gut Syndrome, E. Coli, Salmonella, Cryptosporidia, Giardia, and
Why bovine colostrum?
First, human mothers only produce a small amount of colostrum, and
they won't give it up! Cows produce about 9 gallons within the first
24 hours of giving birth! The calf only uses 4 gallons, but 5 are
kept for the calf. So, bovine colostrum is much more plentiful.
Medical research shows that the most important immune factors and
growth factors for humans and other animals can be provided from
bovine colostrum. Bovine colostrum is actually ten times richer in
immune factors than human colostrum.
Interesting Note: Over
80% of infectious diseases are contracted through the nose and outh!
Medical studies have
shown that Colostrums' growth factors can:
Help stimulate normal
growth, regeneration and accelerated repair of aged or injured
muscle, skin, collagen, bone, cartilage and nerve tissues.
Stimulate the body to
burn fat for fuel.
Helps build lean muscle.
Helps stimulate normal
growth and repair of our body's vital DNA and RNA.
Helps balance blood
sugars- whether they be high or low.
It is an effective
topical for burns, cuts and abrasions.
Helps with sensitive
teeth and mouth sores.
Helps maintain blood
glucose levels to serve the brain and increase mental acuity.
Helps increase seratonin
levels to brighten our moods.
Medical studies show colostrum contains powerful immune factors to
help fight viruses, bacteria, fungus, llergens and toxins.
Many points suggest that colostrum is very useful for helping to
correct Leaky Gut Syndrome and many LGS sufferers have found this to
be true, especially when taken in conjunction with treatments and
Most people benefit from taking cow colostrum as an every day immune
system enhancer, but in particular people suffering from Leaky Gut
Syndrome, Candida, Stomach Ulcers, Acne, Arthritis, Irritable Bowel
Syndrome, Colitis as well as being much in demand by athletes for
building muscle. Colostrum contains growth factors that help to slow
the aging process in anybody who takes it. It also helps to
stimulate wound healing, cartilage and nerve regeneration, which is
helpful in cases of Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain Barre Syndrome and
How safe is colostrum?
It is completely safe,
non-allergenic, non-toxic, has no drug interactions.
It is so harmless, it
has been prepared by nature as the first food for infants. Colostrum
can be used by adults, children, infants, and pets. ANYONE with a
poorly functioning immune system can benefit from colostrum! It is
important to get colostrum from a reputable source such as NSP, due
to differences in processing techniques and integrity.
How to use it: If you're
not seeing results, you're not taking enough! Most people feel
better right away; some will have a "healing crisis", a detox, so to
speak. It usually only lasts up to 48 hours as it gets rid of long
accumulated toxins. (This may be a good time for Ivy's Colon
Recipe!) DO NOT DECREASE AT THIS TIME. Ride it out and MOVE it out!
You might even want to increase the colostrum at this time (as your
body is healing) to speed up the process.
Here are some of the illnesses that respond to Colostrum:
Reactions Addison's Disease Alzheimer's
Leaky Gut Syndrome
For more information,
please refer to the following booklets:
"Colostrum; Life's First Food" by Daniel G. Clark, M.D. and Kaye
"Colostrum; A Journey
Toward Better Health & Brighter Tomorrows" by Robert K. York, M.D.