How to use colostrum and other FAQ's
What form to take? When colostrum is held in the mouth, various sensory, electrical, chemical and immune receptors in the mucous membranes are activated. That immediately triggers normalizing and regulating actions. There are also many salivary secretions, hormones and enzymes secreted during the time the colostrum in the mouth. That provides for a much faster and better response to the colostrum and protection of the material so that it is not degraded with stomach acids and bile salts. Lozenges are an ideal delivery system closely followed by powders and liquids. However, capsules are very, very convenient. Ideas for use:
Lozenges : Give them daily to children to help them avoid whatever is going around school. Besides putting them with your own daily vitamin program, keep them handy for a pleasant after-dinner palette cleanser to replace a high calorie desert. Pack some in your suitcase to ward against the stresses and risks of travel.
Powder : This colostrum is most often used in post-workout recovery drinks, but can be added to any protein drink or smoothie as an easy way of getting your daily dose. Wonderful for infants—just put a little in their mouths—e.g. 1/8 tsp at once or twice a day. Powdered colostrum can also be dispersed in a small amount of very warm water and added to formula to restore some of the benefit of breast feeding.
Capsules : Simplest of all. Add a couple capsules to your daily supplements.
Liquid : This is no so much a different form as a different product. The food properties have been removed to concentrate the bioactive and immune properties contained in the original colostrum. It is especially powerful but pricey and may not be cost-effective except for those with very serious conditions. Testimonials .
What if I have lactose intolerance? True colostrum has such low levels of lactose (milk sugar) that individuals with lactose intolerance so far have not complained of problems. However, other brands that collect for 12-72 hours are another matter because they use “transitional milk” that is much higher in lactose.
Dairy allergies? In general, colostrum seems to help diminish allergic reactions. With the pure colostrum in PERFECTColostrum, even consumers with diary allergies typically do not report a reaction. That is likely because in real First Collection Colostrum TM the protein content is mostly the bioactive immunoglobulins, not casein which is the milk protein to which people with milk allergies react. More trouble could be expected with other brands that use tranisitional milk because in it, casein becomes the main protein. Because the source is technically dairy, the FDA requires that even pure colostrum state on the label that it “contains milk.”
Side effects? Consumers usually report fringe benefits —they take colostrum for one issue and additional problems improve.
Do the calves get the colostrum they need? Absolutely. The calves are given all the colostrum they want. Even adult cows are given colostrum by many dairies to insure their health and longevity of production.
Think about it . Colostrum helps you protect your body from pathogens, inflammation, free radicals, high insulin levels, high cholesterol, high triglycerides and cellular decay while also boosting its ability to absorb nutrients and speed repair. Surely the mounting research will soon confirm that colostrum is a powerful ally against heart disease, dementia, malignancy and much more.