WHAT IS COLOSTRUM
Colostrum, also known as the first milk is a highly concentrated form of milk. This is produced by the mother within the first 72 hours after giving birth. It is a highly nutritive substance that provides high protection against diseases and infections. It is easily digested and causes a laxative effect which helps the baby to pass its early stools, aiding in the excretion of excess bilirubin, which prevents jaundice. Colostrum is thick and sticky generally yellow to orange in colour. It is low in fat but high in protein, carbohydrates and antibiotics designed to keep the babies’ immune system strong.
Within the first two weeks after birth, the colostrum gradually changes to mature milk. During this time, the mothers’ volume of milk increases but the colostrum levels decrease. However, the disease-fighting properties of human milk do not disappear with the colostrum, and as long as the baby is breastfed it will receive immunological protection against viruses and bacteria.
Bovine or cow colostrum is used as a therapeutic agent because its constituents are almost identical to those present in human colostrum. Bovine colostrum is collected within the first 72 hours after the cow gives birth, as this is when the nutritional components are at their peak. Bovine colostrum is an excellent source of nutrients, powerful antibiotic and anti-inflammatory compounds that are used by humans during infancy and after they’ve been weaned. Known for its immune boosting properties called transfer factors, colostrum has been used for years for the treatment of many immune related chronic diseases including AIDS and cancer.
HISTORY OF COLOSTRUM
Colostrums transfer factors were first discovered in 1949 by Sherwood Lawrence while he was treating tuberculosis patients. Since this time, science has discovered that taking colostrum greatly increases the immune systems response, decreasing the length of healing time.
COLOSTRUM IS AVAILABLE IN:
INTERNAL COLOSTRUM BENEFITS
Colostrum is beneficial for:
EXTERNAL COLOSTRUM BENEFITS
Colostrum is known to be helpful for many different ailments.
ORALLY: Take as directed by the colostrum product recommendations
TOPICALLY: apply topically to cuts, abrasions and irritable skin conditions. Simply mix the powder with a little water to form a paste and apply to the affected area 2-3 times a day until healed.
PREGNANCY: Safe for mother during pregnancy and lactation. Colostrum products are safe for babies to consume