Why Colostrum? Overview

What exactly is Colostrum?

How do cow (bovine) colostrum products compare?

Cow colostrum products are not equal. New Zealand colostrum is known to be superior mainly due to the processing method, but also important is the fact that New Zealand farmers collect colostrum once a year during natural calving from year round pasture fed cows. These cows are antibiotic free and free from hormones.

New Zealand milk products are also certified BSE free.

New Zealand cow colostrum is never frozen, only chilled and then spray dried at low heat, protecting the sensitive bio-enzymes. The colostrum is collected from all over the country and then blended together thus enlarging the environmental exposure and variety of pathogens resulting in a higher level of varying antibodies contained in the colostrum.

Most other countries collect colostrum from region specific herds thus limiting the variety of pathogens and antibodies contained in the collected colostrum.

Growth Factors

Bovine colostrum is naturally rich in powerful growth factors including Insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), transforming growth factor (TGF) and epithelial growth factor (EGF). These natural growth factors help slow down the effects of aging on a cellular level, resulting in benefits such as increased energy and vitality, greater lean muscle mass, increased fat metabolism and weight loss, improved memory and elevated mood.


Immunoglobulins and antibodies are one and the same. IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG and IgM are the most abundant of the immune factors found in bovine colostrum. IgG neutralizes toxins and microbes in the lymph and circulatory system, IgM destroys bacteria, while IgE and IgD are highly antiviral.


Lactoferrin is one of the most powerful antiviral, antibacterial substances, found naturally, in bovine colostrum and human colostrum.


Cytokines are composed of Interlukins that regulate the intensity and duration of immune responses and are responsible for cell to cell communications. They boost T-cell activity, regulate lymph activity, stimulate production of immunoglobulins and elevation of immune activity and are antiviral and antibacterial.

The essential compounds in colostrum are potent anti-inflammatory and antibodies, strengthening of the body's own natural immunity to fight off viral and bacterial attacks. Aside from our many customers finding the benefit of using colostrum to assist in maintaining their well being, we have regular orders from veterinary physicians, pet owners and zoos for the use of colostrum to speed up recovery after injury or illness and to strengthen the immune system of pets and other animals suffering from a compromised immune system.

Colostrumhealth only markets 100% pure cow colostrum powder and as such do not deal with lower quality powder for stock animals or milk and colostrum mixes.

The Insulin like growth hormone (IGF-1) in cow colostrum increases energy, health and longevity. It rejuvenates the declining human growth hormone which results in smoother skin with more elasticity, more stamina and lean muscle, improved nutritional uptake by the body, elevated mood and outlook and mental clarity, combined with a stronger immunity and improved general health it improves your general lifestyle and energy levels.

Colostrum is a unique food created by nature to sustain and protect the new born mammal. Colostrum is not milk. It is a pre-milk made available by the mother to the newborn in the first few days after birth has taken place. Colostrum contains high levels of immunoglobulins, the self-defence mechanism by which the body fights infection as well as valuable growth factors to nourish the newborn.

Cow (bovine) colostrum contains more than 200 compounds that can assist and support the body to maintain optimal health. Cow colostrum is a perfectly balanced product, high in protein and carbohydrates, low in fat and high in cell specific antibodies, called Immunoglobulins, which can support, boost and regulate the human body's immunity to fight of and protect you against viruses, bacteria, yeast and toxins and assist and strengthen your system against allergens.

Colostrum also contains growth factors which can assist with the regeneration and repair of injured or damaged muscle, skin nerve tissue and cartilage. Cow colostrum has been found to be totally compatible with human beings.


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