Douglas Laboratories Colostrum 100% Pure New Zealand (Powder)
100% Pure New Zealand Colostrum contains 90 known health-promoting components, including antibodies, immunoglobulins, antioxidants and growth factors that support the immune system and healthy cell function. New Zealand colostrum meets high purity standards because the herds are pasture-fed and raised without the use of hormones, steroids or antibiotics. This neutral tasting powder can be mixed in food or beverages.
Each serving contains:
Colostrum - 2 g
Other Ingredients: None.
Adults: Take 1 teaspoon (1/3 scoop) daily.
Advanced Use: Take 1 rounded scoop daily 30-45 minutes before exercise. Children (6-12 yrs.): Take 1/ 2 to 1 teaspoon daily. May be mixed with food and beverages.
After giving birth, a mother’s body produces a special immune and growth promoting substance that is secreted into her milk. This fluid is produced for only the first 24 hours after giving birth, and is called colostrum. This special “pre-milk” is integral in providing a wide range of immunological and growth promoting factors to the offspring. Research provides evidence for transfer of cytokines, immunoglobulin, growth factors, and maternal immune cells to the newborn via the feeding of colostrum.
Bovine colostrum is especially rich in immune factors, amino acids, nucleotides and growth factors. Some elements are present in higher quantities in bovine colostrum than in human colostrum. Research has shown that supplementation with bovine colostrum is able to positively modulate immune function. Immunoglobins, including IgG, and other proteins such as lactoferrin contained in colostrum are thought to play an important role in this supplement’s ability to promote immune health. Bovine colostrum has even been shown to have an important role in supporting gastrointestinal health by stimulating the proliferation of intestinal cells, resulting in healthy intestinal function and mucosal immune support.