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Colostrum is a pre-milk nutrient provided by mammals to their newborns in the first few days of life to help ensure optimum health. Called “life’s first food,” colostrum provides over 90 beneficial nutrients, including protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, amino acids and enzymes. Some of the active nutrients in colostrum include, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, folic acid and biotin as well as calcium, magnesium,
potassium and phosphorous. In addition, colostrum is the only natural source of important growth and antimicrobial factors and antibodies (immunoglobulins), including lactoferrin and PRP, which is known to help regulate immune system function.
Recommended Use: Supports immune function.
Recommended Dose (Adults): Take 6 capsules daily.
Each capsule contains:
Colostrum* (bovine milk).......... 450 mg
*Certified BSE-free bovine colostrum containing a minimum of 30% immunoglobulins.
Non-medicinal Ingredients: Magnesium stearate, gelatin.
This product does not contain corn, egg, gluten, shellfish, soy, sulfites, wheat, or artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Actually this is not derived by any cruel process (as per comment by Kaitlin); the colostrum is only taken is AFTER the calf has finished nursing. This supplement is known to boost the immune system when you need it - I'm giving it to my dog right now because she is dealing with a fungal infection of the bladder and this was recommended by one of the continent's best naturopathic vets! I hear this particular brand is made with the milk of New Zealand cows, which live in pollution-free conditions. I was extremely happy to find it at Well.ca because none of the stores in my area carry it. The service was great and the package arrived in a couple of days. I will buy again from Well.ca !
I have fibromyalgia and find this product is of great help during the winter season for helping to control my pain. I take a fairly high dose though so it doesn't last long....
Do people not realize how cruel it is to deny a calf it's first milk? In order to get this product, a baby cow has to suffer.
This product has been used for years for my dog who has skin issues. The current product does not have as much powder per capsule as others I have purchased; however am unable to establish the efficacy at this stage.