What is Colostrum?
It’s the thick yellow fluid which is produced as a precursor to mother’s milk (cow, goat, human or other mammal). It is nature’s transfer of immune factors that occurs the first two days postpartum.
Why is Goat Colostrum better?
Mt Capra's CapraColostrum is unique because it’s goat colostrum -- meaning it’s from a source that is closest to human milk, providing the two most important components for overall health—immune and growth factors. It has shown to be easily tolerated even by those with the most compromised immune systems, including victims of chemical sensitivities. Colostrum from Mt. Capra comes from goats that are never fed synthetic growth-hormones, antibiotics or feed that contains pesticides or herbicides—the true essence of natural. Furthermore, Mt. Capra's Goat Colostrum is processed using Refractance Window™ drying equipment—proprietary heat transfer technology that gently and efficiently removes moisture from delicate product while preserving excellent nutrient levels.
Research has shown that colostrum has powerful life supporting immune & growth factors that ensure the health and security of the newborn. While supporting healthy immune function, colostrum also enables us to resist the negative effects of contaminates and allergens. In addition the growth factors in colostrum enhance one's ability to burn fat, add muscle mass and rejuvenate skin & cellular function.
Although many individuals are allergic to or intolerant of milk and products derived from it, colostrum is NOT milk, its composition is much different and tolerated by the most sensitive individuals…after all, it’s nature’s first food.
How does colostrum work?
Mt. Capra's CapraColostrum is extremely beneficial in that it provides the body with powerful immune factors. Some medical research says the presence of a wide spectrum of Immunoglobulins, Antibodies and Powerful Immune & Growth factors found in colostrum can be of wide therapeutic help for optimal health & wellness. Colostrum has the unique ability to support normal cell growth & tissue repair.
Colostrum and your immune system.
Capra's Goat Colostrum provides immune supportive agents called Immunoglobulins which include IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG & IgM. These antibodies naturally fight off bacteria, viruses, allergens & yeast. They can also promote muscle growth and aid in the production of immune cells.
CapraColostrum is harvested from our own goats which are never given hormones or antibiotics. CapraColostrum is collected from the first two days postpartum lacteal secretions.
What are the benefits of colostrum supplementation?
First of all, there are over 90 known health-enhancing components in colostrum, the primary being immune and growth factors. Immune factors in colostrum have been shown to:
Fight harmful viruses, bacteria, yeast and funguses
Provide over 20 antibodies effective against E. coli, salmonella, rotavirus, candida, streptococcus, staphylococcus, H. pylori, and crystosporidia
Contain immunoglobulins (IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG & IgM) that have a multiple purpose:
Support compromised immune system
Balance overactive immune responses such as those in autoimmune disorder
Promote muscle growth
Contain lactoferrin, an iron-binding protein with antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
Growth factors in colostrum help build and restore:
Bone, muscle, nerve tissue, connective tissue, skin & cartilage
Lean muscle mass & burn body fat for fuel
Skin collagen and epithelial growth factors to protect and slow the aging process
Tissue and support integrity of the gut lining
Additional benefits of colostrum supplementation include:
Immunoglobulins that neutralize and protect the intestinal wall from dangerous toxins
Encourages health-enhancing intestinal bacteria like acidophilus
Nucleotides and vitamins for immune system support
Peroxidase, lactoferrin and polysaccharides for immune functions
Support to heal the G.I. tract, especially leaky gut syndrome
Effectiveness in treatment of the following disorders, but not limited to:
Guillain Barre Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Combining Colostrum with Probiotics
According to Joe Stout B.Sc. M.S. IP, in his article entitled "Research Shows Possible Synergy Between Probiotics and Colostrum," he states the following:
"Probiotics and colostrum have long been known to provide a myriad of health benefits."
"Probiotics (living helpful microorganisms) have been shown to enhance immune function, restore natural healthy intestinal microflora, relieve and repair gastrointestinal disorders, and even reduce lactose intolerance."
"Colostrum (the “first milk” of mammalian mothers) has also been shown to augment immune function as well as provide growth factors."
"Volumes of research have been done on both of these substances and emerging studies from the Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology has found a natural synergy or coalition between these two substances. Immune enhancers such as lymphocyte (white blood cells) growth and macrophage phagocytosis (destruction of dangerous bacteria) were shown to increase by up to twice their normal capacity when probiotics and colostrum were paired together. Probiotic strains as well as immunoglobulins (immune enhancers)must be viable and active to achieve the highest health benefit when ingested."
"Recent studies show that overall viability of probiotic strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus as well as IgG immunoglobulins were strengthened to a greater degree when utilized as a pair than when utilized independently. These emerging scientific studies are giving credence to a new understanding of certain natural biochemical coalitions existing in nature".
It is the goal of Mt. Capra Whole Food Vitamin Company to offer whole food nutritionals just as one would find them in the natural world. Mt. Capra is pleased to offer CapraColostrum which is harvested from healthy, antibiotic and growth hormone free goats.
Mt. Capra also offers a shelf stable probiotic called CaproBiotics Advanced which is cultured in all natural skim goats’ milk. Mt. Capra's CaproBiotics Advanced probiotic formula delivers 24 billion bacteria and 10 billion bacteria per serving respectively. Both the goat colostrum and the probiotics are gently processed ensuring the highest nutritional bioavailability.
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Christine Dreher, CCN, CCH is a Nutritionist, Herbalist, Author of “The "Cleanse Cookbook" and President & Founder of Christine's Cleanse Corner, Inc., (a nutritional company that specializes in nutritional & health education & Whole Food Vitamin Supplements. Christine is the Editor & Publisher of the free, online "Transform Your Health" Nutrition and Health E-Newsletter. She is also a Health/Nutritional Speaker & Teacher, & a Nutritional, Diet & Internal Cleanse Consultant, and a Live Beyond Organic Mission Marketer.
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