Aquasource Colostrum Collaborative 3 uses colostrum that is sourced from the southwestern United States, where a processing plant designed by dairy processing engineers was built with the sole purpose of producing the highest quality colostrum.
Collastra Collactive 3
to all who wish to further support digestive health, in addition to all the other benefits of colostrum. This product combines the benefits of ColActive in combination with two additional ingredients:
– Acidophilus – a beneficial bacterium inhabiting the small intestine. It is included to maintain the good health of the lower digestive system. The main function of this system is to prepare food so that the body can use it for energy, growth and structural maintenance.
– Lactoferrin – although colostrum has a natural content of lactoferrin, this bioactive peptide is also additionally included as an ingredient to support the immune system.
The colostrum in AquaSource Colostrum Collactive 3 is harvested and processed fresh, not frozen. Pasteurise at 72°C for 15 seconds, then dry by indirect heat at low temperature.
– All the advantages of ColActive, and even more
– The main ingredient in AquaSource Colostrum Collactive 3 is American Colostrum
– Additional help for the digestive tract provided by Acidophilus
– Lactoferrin, which binds to iron and facilitates its intake. Supports the body’s natural protective functions
– Excellent nutritional support for active people and athletes
With the power of these three nutrients, ColActive3 is an effective addition to any diet that provides the foundation for good physical health based on the primary: Nature.
Directions for use:
Take 2 capsules of AquaSource Colostrum Collactiv 3 daily in the morning with a glass of spring water, twenty minutes before meals. People recovering from illness can take up to two capsules daily.
Ingredients: Colostrum, Lactobacillus acidophilus , Lactoferrin , Capsule: Gelatin emulsifier
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What exactly is colostrum?
Colostrum is the “first milk” that mothers produce immediately after birth. It is a specific, very nutrient-rich blend: a unique combination of vital proteins, antibodies, antioxidants, immunoglobulins, growth factors, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids – colostrum is literally Mother Nature’s first, life-sustaining superfood. Properly processed colostrum contains over 37 powerful immune factors. In addition, it contains 8 growth factors that assist in the rejuvenation and recovery of the body by supporting the production of human growth hormone (hGH).
2. Is colostrum derived from dairy cows actually effective in humans?
– Yeah. Studies conducted at major medical centers and universities have once again proven that quality colostrum supplements are highly effective in humans. This is due to the fact that the molecular structure is not specific only to its species. Colostrum is ideal for humans and all lower mammals.
3. What vitamins and minerals are contained in colostrum?
– Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, Vitamin A (from carotene), Vitamin C, Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Beta-Carotene, Retinoic Acid, Calcium, Chromium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc.
4. Is there a difference between the different types of dietary supplements containing colostrum available on the market?
– The difference is quite large and relates to quality in terms of some very essential characteristics:
To ensure maximum purity and strength, the colostrum in AquaSource Colostrum Collect 3 contains only 100% certified pure, premium colostrumderived from healthy dairy cows on large dairy farms located in the southwestern United States, where the climate is consistently mild and calves are born continuously, fresh colostrum is available year-round, not just seasonally. Each batch is thoroughly tested and certified to be free of any chemical contaminants, to be as nature created it. In addition, colostrum is standardised and processed very carefully in the first hours after the needs of the newborn calf are satisfied. This is an extremely important requirement, introduced to ensure that each individual capsule contains the maximum amount of active immunoglobulins. The capsules are packaged in opaque packaging to preserve the full, active potency.
AquaSource supplier processing facilities are designed by dairy process engineers with the sole purpose of producing the highest quality colostrum and its fractions. In many parts of the world where colostrum production is limited to seasonal calving, large dairy plants are used to process it. Because these dairies were not originally set up to process colostrum, overheating problems can occur during pasteurization, which can alter the natural properties of the colostrum milk protein and reduce the efficacy of the final product.
Colostrum only from the first milking
AquaSource’s colostrum provider collects colostrum only from the first milking within the first 16 hours after birth. It is then richest in immunoglobulins, proline polypeptides (PRPs) and growth factors.
Many other colostrum producers harvest it from the third, fourth and subsequent milkings when the concentration of bioactive substances is much lower.
Patented low temperature and low pressure processing and drying
AquaSource’s colostrum supplier has developed a sophisticated and unique technology using Flash Pasteurization at low temperature and a low pressure and indirect steam drying method to ensure maximum biological activity and stability of all valuable substances in the colostrum.
Flash pasteurization at low temperature
AquaSource’s colostrum supplier’s processing plant has a dedicated High Temperature Short Time (HTST) pasteurizer that meets all requirements of the USDA’s commercial pasteurization regulations. Using Flash Pasteurization (72°C for 15 seconds) all potentially harmful pathogens are removed while immunoglobulins and other important biological proteins retain their maximum bioactivity.
Most colostrum producers use high temperature, batch pasteurization and drying processes that can alter the properties of immunoglobulins and other proteins in colostrum. The batch pasteurization method, as done with commercial milk, can destroy up to 58% of the insulin-like growth factor in colostrum. Ultra-high-temperature (UHT) processing or sterilization of colostrum or milk, as done in the preparation of infant formula, removes all insulin-like growth factors and other active proteins. Temperature and weather are important in maintaining active insulin-like growth factors in the colostrum. The higher the temperature, the shorter the time required for the insulin-like growth factor properties to change completely.
Indirect low pressure steam drying method
After Flash Pasteurization, AquaSource’s colostrum is dried with indirect steam and temperatures lower than 63°C to produce a high quality powder while preserving the proteins in the colostrum. Unlike many manufacturers, AquaSource’s colostrum supplier uses an indirect method of drying the colostrum by steam, which eliminates dangerous chemicals and nitrogen oxides that are produced by direct drying with natural gas burners. AquaSource’s colostrum supplier’s engineers developed a high sputter dryer that produces a laminar airflow, thereby eliminating any brown or burnt compounds in the final powdered product (Class A sediment tests).
AquaSource’s colostrum supplier has the technology to granulate or dissolve the colostrum into a powder.
Colostrum with high levels of proline-rich peptides
In the production of colostrum powder, ultra-filtration is not used and thus up to 4.5% of the proline-rich peptides are retained.
Using ultra-filtration technology, most colostrum powder manufacturers remove the proline-polypeptide fractions, lactose, minerals and water to increase the solids, immunoglobulins and protein levels in the powder. The removal of proline-rich peptides, which are the most important active ingredient of colostrum, greatly reduces the effectiveness of colostrum powder.
5. Is colostrum safe for children and how to give it to them?
– Colostrum is completely safe and extremely useful for all ages. It is a highly concentrated superfood provided to us by Mother Nature. Regardless of the amount, it is harmless and there is no need to worry about side effects or negative interaction with medications. For babies and young children who cannot take capsules, they can be opened and the powdered colostrum mixed with juice, milk or simply dissolved in water. It is important to give it on an empty stomach, after which the child should drink as much water as possible. Young children do not have as aggressive stomach enzymes as adults, and in them colostrum passes to a greater extent in the intestine. However, once the child is able to swallow capsules, he should be given capsules.
6. Which babies are better off not taking colostrum and why?
– As long as your baby is only on breast milk, he does not need to take colostrum from cows for the first six months. Give him from the seventh day onwards bifidus with algae – it is very useful and not allergenic. As useful as it is, cow colostrum is a foreign protein, so in rare cases it can cause allergies. If after the sixth month the baby develops normally, continues to be on breast milk and does not get sick, you do not need to give him colostrum until he is a year old.
There are studies that claim that proteins from cow’s milk and colostrum can trigger autoimmune processes that lead to the destruction of beta cells in the pancreas (the ones that produce insulin), leading to type 1 diabetes. However, this does not apply to those families in which there is type 2 diabetes – its causes are quite different.
Therefore, babies born into families in which there is type 1 diabetes should also not be given colostrum and cow’s milk. If you do not have breast milk, contact a breast milk bank and take it from there. After the sixth month, feed him foods that do not contain cow’s milk. You can give him cow’s milk and colostrum from 16-18 months of age, and until then just give him breast milk.
7. When to start giving colostrum to children?
– If your baby is on artificial or mixed feeding, it can and is advisable to give him Collactiv-3 from the first days of life. To this add bifidus with algae. Thus, the baby’s digestive system will be strengthened and protected, and his immunity will be increased. From the day a baby starts taking cow’s milk, they can and should start taking ColActive3.
If you come from a family with type 1 diabetes, you better breastfeed your babies or feed them with donor breast milk from a bank. As a last resort, use special formulas without cow’s milk.
Regardless of the above warning, if your baby is not developing well or is sick frequently, especially if urinary infections are suspected, give him ColActive3, and in large doses. The benefit of colostrum, lactoferrin and acidophilus to child development is much greater than the hypothetical possibility of developing autoimmune diabetes.
8. How is colostrum taken?
– Take 2 capsules daily on an empty stomach (preferably in the morning), with a glass of mineral water, 20-30 minutes before meals. For children, the daily prophylactic dose is 1-2 capsules. No exact calculations are needed because ColActive is a natural product and cannot be overdosed. In general, it is good to tailor the dose to the body weight and individual characteristics of each person. A sufficient amount for a small child is very different from the needs of an older organism.
If you feel that you are threatened by a runny nose or feel tension after physical exertion, and if you lead an unhealthy lifestyle, it is a good idea to at least double the dose. If you take more than 2 capsules daily, distribute their intake evenly throughout the day between meals, necessarily on an empty stomach.
It is useless to take colostrum if the stomach is full, because it will be destroyed by gastric juices. It is good to take it in capsules with plenty of water because the capsule protects it from them, and the water facilitates its passage into the intestines where its main action is. The exception is if the aim is to fight infections in the nasopharynx – then the colostrum is chewed or poured into the mouth in powder form often enough, or nose drops are made with colostrum, water and Himalayan salt (to be pleasantly salty, like sea water). The other exception is for stomach ulcers – then the colostrum is dissolved in a little water or yogurt and drunk on an empty stomach with as much water as is needed to swallow. The goal is to stay longer in the stomach to help heal the ulcer and destroy the helicobacter that causes it.
– For external application to cuts, abrasions or irritated skin, mix the powder with saline to make a “paste” to apply to the affected area 2-3 times daily (apply gauze or bandage if necessary) until the area is completely healed. For sensitive teeth after dental intervention and for the prevention and treatment of gingivitis, apply directly to the gum before bedtime or as needed.
9. I am lactose intolerant, can I use colostrum?
– The 100% pure colostrum in AquaSource Colostrum Collactive 3 will not give you any problems. In its composition it is more similar to blood than to milk.
10. How long does it take to see results?
– In general, the benefits of using quality cow colostrum are cumulative, meaning that the more and more often you use colostrum, the greater the benefits. Some people, depending on their general level of health, may notice improvements extremely quickly, while others will more slowly but surely and continuously feel the improvements over time. Our experience shows that consistently taking 4-8 capsules daily for 8 weeks results in markedly positive benefits in multiple areas for most users. To maintain good results, the dose can be reduced by half.
11. Why do adults also need AquaSource Colostrum Colactive 3?
After going through puberty, the aging process begins in the adult body, resulting in the production of fewer immune and growth factors that help fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body. Colostrum increases cartilage and collagen production and helps soften joint movements so we can move more freely and with less pain.
12. Is it suitable for active sports?
– Yes, colostrum is a highly prized superfood in the sports world and is used in large doses. Several studies highlight how colostrum helps repair damaged joint tissue and speeds recovery time for sprinters and cyclists – athletes with the most wear and tear on their knees. Bodybuilders taking part in competitions, national rugby teams and modelling also use colostrum to keep themselves lean and fit. Australia’s Olympic team used it for the 2012 games, when it performed in the most successful way in its history.
13. Are side effects possible when taking colostrum for the first time?
– People who consume colostrum for the first time may experience some purging symptoms resembling a mild form of flu (called Herxheimer reactions), temporary mild diarrhea, or constipation. This is normal and is no reason to stop taking colostrum. In this case, it is appropriate to reduce the dosage to the minimum amount of one capsule per day until the body adjusts, and then increase until optimal results are achieved.