Colostrum: Nature’s First Milk
Colostrum is produced in the mammary glands of humans, cows, and other mammals during pregnancy. The breasts continue to produce this nutrient-rich fluid through the first few days after giving birth, typically for 3 to 4 days. As the baby breastfeeds during those first days of life, this “first milk” provides the newborn with critical carbohydrates, protein, and antibodies that help fortify its immune system and keep it healthy.
In humans, colostrum varies in color from yellow to orange, and has a thick and sticky consistency. Naturally low in fat, the liquid is extremely easy to digest, and often called the “perfect” first food for newborn babies.
Colostrum contains immunoglobulins, antibodies that support a healthy immune system. It’s also rich in lactoferrin, a protein that has a unique affinity to bind to iron. Many strains of unwelcome bacteria thrive in an iron-rich environment. By pulling that iron away, lactoferrin helps to keep the intestines and stomach healthy.
Years ago, researchers discovered health benefits of colostrum beyond those for an infant. It was shown to promote the healthy integrity of the stomach and intestinal lining, support the body’s ability to increase muscle, and promote normal, natural healing of injuries. What’s more, the lactoferrin in colostrum helps to maintain healthy growth factors in adults.
Canada is a well-respected leader in bovine colostrum production due to their processing and testing method. These cows are free of synthetic hormones, antibiotics, artificial color or flavor, wheat, corn, or gluten.
Our 100% Canadian Colostrum comes from Canadian dairy farms which are regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The nutrient is tested from the beginning for potency, then during processing and throughout the manufacturing and packaging processes for quality and safety. Each serving provides a healthy dose of 2 grams of colostrum to support your immune system and intestinal health.