1. 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 over 700
life-supporting immune, essential and growth factors
that insure the health and vitality of the newborn.
2. Why Do I Need Colostrum As An
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
age and die. 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 as nature
*Studies have revealed
the importance of Colostrum in our society. During the
fifties and sixties, many doctors recommended against
breastfeeding. Thus, many babies during this period
never got the natural initial boost to immune and
digestive systems that Colostrum provides. The studies
show adults that were not breast fed as children
experienced less wellbeing, moreover, adults that were
breast fed as children had greater wellbeing.
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 help 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 supports an 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
3. How Safe Is Colostrum?
Colostrum is a food. It can be consumed in any
quantity without side effects or drug interactions.
4. 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 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.
5. What is Chymosin and what does it do?
Chymosin is a natural coating which is also known
as rennin. Its role in digestion is to help create a
curd-like structure that forms a protective barrier
against stomach acids. This is of considerable
importance that the breakdown of proteins doesn't occur
within the stomach due to acids.
If you have ever held
a small baby and they have burped up on you, you have
seen a cheese-like curd. This is the protective coating
that allows the bioactive proteins and other
constituents to bypass the stomach acids.
6. Why not use Colostrum from the Goat for those who
would have an easier time from that source?
We don't promote the use of goat colostrum
because it is species specific and doesn't provide all
the beneficial components necessary to help balance the
entire system (Body).
7. Are The Calves Harmed By Taking Colostrum For These
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 4-8 quarts.
8. Why Can't I Just Get Raw Colostrum From My Local
Raw Colostrum differs from processed Colostrum
because it contains immune factors from just one parent.
Processed Colostrum is beneficial because it is pooled
from hundreds and sometimes thousands of cows that
provide broad based immune factors.
9. What About Mad Cow Disease?
Testing is done to ensure the safety of the
colostrum. Every batch is tested and comes with an
Animal Health Certificate from the USDA. No transmission
of this disease has ever been connected with the dairy
industry, either here or abroad. US diary foods are
considered a model of consumer safety and nutrition.
10. I'm A Vegetarian, Can I Eat Colostrum?
The "Rishis" (India's spiritual leaders) vegan
diet has included Colostrum for thousands of years.
Today, in India, the milkman delivers Colostrum to the
wealthy. Colostrum is really neither animal nor
vegetable but is a unique substance in a class of its'
11. I Am Lactose Intolerant. I Can't Use Dairy Foods.
Can This Work For Me?
Colostrum is the Pre-milk fluid produced by
mammalian mothers prior to birth. It is not milk.
Colostrum contains almost no lactose, so those that are
lactose intolerant should have no problems with high
quality Colostrum but always speak with your physician.
If concerned, you
might consider taking a lactose digestive aid for the
first while until the benefits of the Colostrum are
achieved at which time some have reported no longer
having any further lactose intolerance issues. Consumers
should also make sure that products labeled Colostrum
are 100% Colostrum (not Colostrum-whey or concentrates
of milk-whey or Transitional-milk).
12. When Is Colostrum Collected and Protected?
Colostrum should be collected during the first
0-6 hours after birth when it contains its highest
concentration of immune and growth factors and digestive
inhibitors. Optimum processing of Colostrum requires
refrigeration but most producers freeze the Colostrum
for ease in transportation.
13. Does The Form I Take Colostrum In Make A Difference?
No, as long as you get the bioactivity into the
system that colostrum provides; it becomes a matter of
convenience and taste. It is very important to take
Colostrum capsules on an empty stomach with water to aid
its transit into the upper intestine.
14. How Does Colostrum Interact with Other Supplements
or Prescription Medications?
Colostrum has no drug interactions, but you may
experience side effects from other supplements, herbs or
medications you take. Colostrum helps the bowel. You may
want to cut back or even rethink other herbal and
nutritional supplements. Medications may need to be
re-evaluated for dose and need by your medical
15. 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
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. Colostrums' growth factors may create
initial pain in areas of old wounds or injuries as the
body begins to balance. If this becomes uncomfortable,
you may want to cut back increasing your intake slowly
as you reach optimum levels. Generally, for best
results, begin with 2-3 capsules (1,000 to 1,500 mg.)
taken three times a day. You could take Colostrum when
you wake in the morning and your stomach is empty and
then again in the early afternoon.
16. How Do I Take Colostrum In A Capsule Form?
Colostrum has a half-life of 8 hours, so for
maximum benefit it is important to take it two to three
times a day. Each person’s body assimilates and uses
Colostrum differently, so you may need to adjust to
determine what dosage is best for you. Capsules should
be taken on an empty stomach without any food or other
supplements (at least 30 minutes before you eat or at
least 45minutes after you eat) with 8-12 oz. of water.
We might recommend before breakfast, and then again
several hours after lunch, and an hour before dinner.
Try to get into a regular routine so you always
17. How Do I Take Colostrum In A Powder Form?
The powder may also be taken in a form mixed with
other foods, such as in our Shake products. It may even
be used on the skin, just mix it with a aloe or coconut
oil and apply.
The most economical
way to purchase the powder is in the Kilo tub. For
quicker absorption, the Colostrum may be placed on the
sides of the mouth 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).
18. Is Colostrum For Athletes?
To increase fitness and performance, add 10-20
grams of Colostrum powder to a protein drink or juice
and drink 30 - 45 minutes before working out.
19. 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 the 29 page article written for the health
20. Can I Give My Children Colostrum?
There are no contra-indications with colostrum.
However, we suggest that you consult with your health
care provider. Offer him/her the 29 page article written
for health practitioners.
21. What About Pets?
Bovine Colostrum is not species specific and
works wonderfully with cats and dogs and other mammals.
For every 10 pounds (1) one gram or open two capsules
and sprinkle the powder in a pet dish...most pets love
the taste of Colostrum.
22. I Can't Swallow The Capsule. How Can I Take
If you cannot swallow capsules, you may open the
capsule and mix it with a few tablespoons of yogurt,
applesauce or other food. Try not to take any food with
the Colostrum or wait at least thirty minutes before you
23. How Can Colostrum Help Me Lose Weight?
Colostrum contains different factors that help to
balance the metabolism and work on getting those
different areas within the body functioning normally, so
that your body looks to burn the best energy source we
24. I Need to Gain Weight, Can Colostrum Help?
Within about two hours of eating, our body's
blood glucose levels are depleted and we utilize sources
of stored fuel (fat and muscle protein) for energy.
It is easier for our
bodies to burn muscle tissue rather than fat. By
increasing food intake along with exercise and
Colostrum, weight gain will come through increased
muscle mass (muscle tissue weighs more than fat per
25. How Is Colostrum Helpful Against Anti-Aging?
After puberty our body begins slowing down the
production of our body's Growth Factors. These factors
are necessary for the reproduction of virtually all of
our body cellular tissue. It has been shown that by age
80 we are producing virtually no growth factors, and so
we age and die. Colostrums' growth factors are the
actual ALL NATURAL factors that stimulate the normal
reproduction of body cellular tissue. Normal
reproduction means just that (normal) not aged,
cancerous, wrinkled or weakened. The New England Journal
of Medicine (a few years back) stated that the most
effective anti-aging process would be simply the
replacement of growth factors at proper levels to slow,
possibly stop and even reverse the aging process.
26. Can Colostrum Help with My 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 balancing
the body (brain included) 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
27. Does Colostrum Help with The Healing Process from
Cuts, Burns, Accidents or Post Surgery?
Colostrums' immune and growth factors can be very
beneficial to the user. Colostrum also contains
epithelial (skin) growth factor to support your body's
28. Is Colostrum safe for my mouth?
Research has shown Colostrum may support oral
function. Application is made by applying Colostrum
directly to the gum area just before retiring.
Before I started
Colostrum6 I had aches in my right arm, especially at
night, along with numbness in both arms and hands which
would keep me awake at night and caused issues
throughout the day. I was so tired all day restless all
night I was taking over-the-counter drugs during the day
and at night. After about a week of taking Colostrum6, I
noticed a difference and at the 2-3 week point, I had
the "ah-ha" moment and I couldn't believe my aches were
gone during the day and at night! I now have no trouble
getting to sleep and feel refreshed in the morning with
a lot of energy! Not only that but my skin is so much
smoother and not blotchy.
I feel better physically than I was 20 years ago. It’s
- Tammy H.