Colostrum to Strengthen the Immune System and Fight Infections

Colostrum for Improved Immunity

Colostrum for Improved Immunity

Before the development of antibiotics, colostrum was the main source of immunoglobulins used to fight infections.  And now that anti-biotic resistant strains of bacteria are developing, interest is returning to natural alternatives to antibiotics, like colostrum.

Colostrum, or sometimes called “First Milk” or “Beestings”, is the initial milk produced by the mammary glands.  It is produced in the last stages of pregnancy and the first few days following birth, usually thicker and more yellow than the milk that follows.

White blood cells (leukocytes) are prominent in colostrum.  These are also important in protecting the body from bacteria, viruses and foreign matter, especially in infants.  Babies that are born prematurely have been shown to do much better with colostrum than formula, as the natural proteins, minerals, nutrients and other components are much easier to digest, and more completely so, than the laboratory synthetic components in formulas.  And, of course, there are dozens and dozens of natural ingredients that cannot be duplicated in the laboratory.

It is also notable that the formation of healthy colonies of “good” bacteria in the intestines is aided by consuming colostrum.

Colostrum as a Supplement

Colostrum is a good “traveling” supplement as it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. It is high in the protein antibodies (immunoglobulins) specific to many human disease-causing organisms (pathogens) including E.Coli, salmonella and staphylococcus.  In this way, it further assists proper immune function.  Colostrum is very rich in proteins and vitamin A, and contains growth factors, antimicrobial factors and antibodies, providing even more passive immunity.

Take 1-2 capsules, twice a day, depending on weight, and 1-2 hours away from food, as well as 2-3 hours away from antibiotics.

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