The Forgotten Milk... Bovine Colostrum
Posted on Thursday, October 29 2015 06:55:00 PM in Blog by Carla Boyadjian
A lot of people have asked me lately, what is bovine colostrum? Why should I use it? What benefits does it provide?
To sum it all up in one sentence for you, raw colostrum benefits and rebuilds the body at the deepest level. But before we explore how it benefits, let's first understand what it is exactly.
Every female mammal produces colostrum after giving birth for a short period of time. Colostrum, or “first milk” as some call it, is available only for a few hours or days after birth, and then the mothers milk changes over to regular milk. Colostrum is different in composition from regular milk because it holds nutrients and properties that make it one of the most powerful foods out there. Think about it! This is the FIRST thing that a new born is going to take in after birth. It has to be one of the most nutrient dense super foods out there, in order to give a new born that extra oomph it needs after leaving the womb.
If you look deeper into colostrum, you will find that it contains 97 immune factors, 87 growth factors, a variety of probiotics, prebiotics, all essential amino acids, all essential parent fatty acids, as well as protein, immunoglobulin, lactoferrin, to just name a few. Basically, it has all the “good stuff" your body needs to build, repair, strengthen, and restore. Due to all the antibodies, nutrients, and other properties mentioned above, it is no wonder that colostrum acts like a super food to remedy a vast number of conditions from, but not limited to: autoimmune disorders, GI issues, immune deficiencies, etc.