Colostrum is the first breast milk produced by all mammals immediately after the birth of their young. This is the first food that a newborn takes, providing everything necessary for its growth and immunity.
Colostrum contains substances designed by nature to ensure the body’s ability to cope with the invasion of microorganisms and environmental toxins.
It contains immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, growth factors, antibodies, proline-rich peptides, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids.
Leading medical anthropologist and author of more than fifty books, Dr. John Heinerman, says that if nature had not created colostrum, we would be extinct.
How does colostrum differ from milk?
Colostrum is not milk. It is a concentrate of nutrients that support immunity. Colostrum is much higher in protein, vitamins and minerals and lower in lactose.
Why do mother mammals produce colostrum?
Throughout her life, the mother has come into contact with various organisms from the environment. Her immune system has produced antibodies against them. Humans and primates pass on about half of the necessary immunity to their young during intrauterine development. Newborns of other mammals, such as cows, horses, sheep and goats, must wait for their first feeding of colostrum to receive this amazing gift.
Without colostrum, mammals (with the exception of the primate group) have little chance of living more than 24 hours. They are born without an immune system. They are exposed to various pathogens as soon as they leave the safety of the mother’s womb. This is why cow colostrum is a much more concentrated source of beneficial substances than human colostrum.
Colostrum and breastfeeding
Our babies get half of their immunity from their mothers already during their intrauterine development. That’s why people will survive without colostrum. If they don’t get the next “serving” through breastfeeding, their immunity and gut health often suffer. Sometimes this manifests decades later. Fortunately, colostrum will benefit us at any age.
Role of colostrum
Colostrum plays a significant role during the first few days of a newborn’s life. Babies’ small intestines are extremely permeable, a natural condition known as “leaky gut”. This increased permeability allows immunoglobulins to pass more easily into the blood. Maternal colostrum closes these holes after two or three days of breastfeeding.
If babies are not breastfed consistently for the first two years, the holes may reopen. (Even if babies are breastfed enough, certain lifestyle factors can lead to health problems at any time. Such as wheat gluten consumption, overindulging in alcohol, excessive stress and certain medications )
Why does a mature man need colostrum?
After puberty, the aging process starts in the body with the gradual decrease in the production of immune and growth factors.
Colostrum helps increase cartilage and collagen production. Also to cushion the shock on the joints so we can move more freely and with less discomfort. In 2012, the teams Australia sent to the London Olympics used it. Achieving some of its greatest successes in its history.
Research and studies about Colrastra
Several studies have shed light on how colostrum contributes to the regeneration of damaged joint tissue. Accelerates recovery time for runners and cyclists. They are the athletes who experience the most wear and tear and knee injuries. Bodybuilders, national rugby teams and dummies. They also use colostrum to keep themselves thin and in good shape.
AquaSource Collastra Collactive 3 contains not only this amazing colostrum, but additionally lactoferrin and acidophilus.
What is lactoferrin?
Lactoferrin is a broad-spectrum immunomodulator, protecting against various viruses, bacteria, fungi and amoebic parasites. At the same time, it supports the growth of beneficial bacteria such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. The strong affinity with iron is the key to understanding the beneficial properties of lactoferrin. Because it binds easily with iron. It increases its absorption by the body (iron bioavailability) and thus contributes to the prevention of iron deficiency.
Like the billions of other beneficial microorganisms in the human digestive tract, L. acidophilus helps digest food. It produces vitamin K, produces lactose to break down the sugar in milk. It also boosts the immune response and is involved in maintaining a healthy microbiome.
AquaSource colostrum is sourced from the southwestern United States, in modern processing facilities. Created specifically by dairy processing engineers with the sole purpose of producing the highest quality colostrum. Collected and processed colostrum was subjected to flash pasteurization for 15 seconds. At a temperature of 72ºC and finally dried by indirect heat. Thanks to this process, its nutritional qualities are preserved to the maximum.
Everyone can benefit from AquaSource Collastra Collagen3 .
AquaSource ColActive3 is a superb addition to the diet of anyone leading an active life. Including athletes as well as other people with a very dynamic lifestyle.
– Strengthens the immune system, increasing the body’s defenses against viruses
– Reduces inflammation and infections by relieving symptoms and pain
– Relieves skin irritations and helps to restore the epidermis
– Reduces sensitivity to allergens of any nature
– Stimulates metabolism to successfully fight excess weight
– Keeps muscles in good health
– Slows down the aging process throughout the body
Thanks to modern technologies for extracting extracts, colostrum has long been not just baby food. Today it is available on its own in the form of dietary supplements and finds application in dozens of products aimed at health and beauty care. It is extracted from the colostrum of cows, as it is most similar to human, and is put into all kinds of medical and dermo-cosmetics. You can take it as a liquid solution or in capsule form, apply it to your hair and skin with creams and lotions that contain it, and use masks, gels, fluids and ointments.
It is also available on its own in capsules for drinking, in the form of a dietary supplement.