Colostrum
DC $14.50

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120 Capsules
Each Capsule Contains:
Bovine Colostrum (from organically raised cattle)..............................................................500mg
Guaranteed to contain 25% IgG and 0.6% Lactoferrin
Lactobacillus acidophilus............................2 billion

RECOMMENDATIONS: Start by building up to a loading dose of 4 or 5 capsules twice daily, then reduce to a maintenance dose of 2 capsules twice daily.

The Perfect Food - Colostrum!

Colostrum is the pre-milk fluid secreted by the mammary glands of mammals for up to 48 hours after giving birth. It serves as life’s first food for newborns during those crucial first hours of life. Many specialized immune modulators and growth factors are found in high concentrations to stimulate over 50 different mission critical processes. These include the rapid development of competent immunity and the growth and maturation of all life-sustaining body tissues. This may be why research at both Center for Disease Control and National Institute of Health shows that children who are breast-fed have far fewer childhood diseases than those fed on formula.
Colostrum is also one of the most potent known sources of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), which relieves pain, aids in healing of scar tissue, deters parasites, supports liver detoxification and helps elimination of mercury, among its many functions.
Colostrum even contains powerful soil-based organisms, which have been found to provide tremendous health benefits to human health.
Used as a natural, whole-food remedy for thousands of years, now medical research shows that adult humans can also receive the full range of benefits from bovine colostrum supplementation.

Fitness
Studies are now showing significant gains in fitness with colostrum supplementation. A widely reported study in Australia found a 20% increase in strength, stamina and shortened recovery time for both soccer players and cyclists. Many body builders and fitness experts say colostrum works better than any other legal substance they ever experienced.
The growth factors found in colostrum are now known to enhance muscle tone, burn off body fat, promote skin elasticity and increase bone density. They also stimulate protein synthesis and slow protein breakdown, resulting in increased lean muscle mass. At the same time, they shift the metabolism from burning carbohydrates, to burning more fats.
TgF alpha and beta (Transforming growth factors) stimulate production and repair of RNA & DNA, as well as repair of damaged muscle fibers in athletes. EgF (Epithelial growth factor) stimulates enhanced skin healing. IGF-1 (Insulin-like growth factor 1) is able to “promote muscle growth by itself” according to Muscle and Fitness associate editor, Steve Schwade.
Overall, colostrum is considered as powerful as steroids at generating increased muscle mass when used in conjunction with exercise, but without the risks and side effects.

Immunity
Colostrum also provides a potent array of immune factors including immunoglobins, cytokines, interferon, lactoferrin and transfer factor. Supplementation of these factors can dramatically restore immunity, prevent infection and speed healing and recovery from illness.
Immunoglobulins are large molecules that attach to foreign invaders and are responsible for circulating immunity. Cytokines stimulate cellular immunity. Interferon plays a key role in immunity to viruses and cancer. Lactoferrin is a is a potent anti-oxidant and has been the subject of many medical research studies, proving it to be a powerful, broad-spectrum, natural, anti-microbial and anti-viral agent. It has even been shown to inhibit HIV-1. Transfer factor represents the immunity of the parent to pathogenic organisms which is transferred to the offspring via the colostrum.
Bovine colostrum is up to 40 times higher than human colostrum in these immune factors. Plus, only bovine colostrum contains certain glycoproteins and protease inhibitors which naturally protect these immune factors from being digested in the intestinal tract.
Another factor found in colostrum is PRP (polyproline-rich-peptides). PRP helps to regulate the thymus and normalize both underactive and overactive immune functions. This makes it an ideal remedy for those with autoimmune symptoms like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and scleroderma. PRP relieves pain and swelling by preventing hyperimmune overproduction of T-cells and lymphocytes.
Colostrum has been shown to kill Salmonella, along with other disease-causing bacteria such as Campylobacter, E. coli , Helicobacter pylori (the main cause of stomach ulcers), Listeria, multiple Streptococcus species and Staphylococcus. This is good news in light of increasing appearance of anti-biotic resistant super strains, such as vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Research shows that colostrum prevents and controls infection in multiple ways. First, according to clinical studies at Otago University in New Zealand, colostrum has been shown to inhibit attachment of bacteria to the body’s epithelial (surface) tissue. Second, lactoferrin acts as a natural anti-microbial and anti-viral. Colostrum also imparts passive immunity to many high-risk organisms, including the leading intestinal killers, E. coli and Rotavirus. At the same time, immune factors enhance the body’s natural defense against virtually all pathogenic bacteria and viruses.
Infections, such as intestinal infections that cause diarrhea, can be a real killer. Rotavirus, a major cause of diarrhea, is the world’s leading killer in areas with poor sanitation and contaminated water, but it is also spreading rapidly due to increased travel and immigration. Clostridium and Shigella are two other major killers linked to diarrhea. A 1987 study published in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology showed that colostrum effectively kills Clostridium, the organism linked to botulism. An army study at Fort Deitric showed similar results with Shigellosis. Taking colostrum, along with friendly bacterial flora, whenever you travel abroad can be a life-saver.
Infection is becoming increasingly important as a cause of chronic degenerative disease, as we understand more about etiology, as well. Chlamydia pneumoniae (an intracellular parasite), for example may be a triggering factor in atherosclerosis. Researchers now believe that this factor may account for up to 50% of all heart disease.

Tissue Repair & Reverse Aging
Colostrum’s growth factors stimulate regeneration and repair of muscle, bone, cartilage, skin, collagen and nerve tissues, as well as RNA and DNA. This not only means faster, more complete recovery from injury and illness. It is also how colostrum stimulates age-erasing effects.
With prolonged use, the skin becomes more youthful, while age-spots and liver spots disappear. Sexual function is enhanced and bone density increases.
Colostrum also helps to balance blood sugar and replenish neurotransmitters, resulting in better alertness and concentration, while enhancing mood. Both seratonin and dopamine are released in greater quantities, while their re-uptake is prolonged, allowing each molecule to work longer and more efficiently.

Intestinal Permeability
High intestinal permeability is a normal feature of newborn gut ecology. Colostrum functions to reduce inflammation, protect against irritation from toxins and check any potential infection, while promoting epithelial growth and repair. This combination of effects quickly reduces permeability, preventing toxins, irritants, allergens and infectious agents from entering the body’s tissues.
A number of serious health syndromes are now known to be associated with an abnormally increased gut permeability: Crohn’s disease, cholera, Salmonella and E. coli infection, HIV, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, hepatitis, cystic fibrosis, alcoholism, muscular dystrophy, fibro-myalgia and scleroderma. Research shows that colostrum is the single most effective agent for correcting leaky gut syndrome, due to its unique combination of immune factors and growth stimulators.
Colostrum also promotes re-colonization of the bowel by the friendly flora. These beneficial organisms help digest our food, enhance nutrient absorption, feed the epithelial tissue, produce bulk for healthier elimination of wastes, produce B vitamins and prevent infection and disease. When colostrum normalizes this gut ecology, assimilation of nutrients is also enhanced. This means that other dietary, nutritional, herbal, homeopathic and lifestyle interventions work better, too.

Topical Applications
Colostrum, mixed into a paste with water and then applied, helps the body heal injuries such as burns, cuts, abrasions, ulcers, acne and even surgical wounds. Use in the mouth helps relieve gingivitis, canker sores, sensitive teeth and speeds recovery from dental work.

The Perfect Food
Colostrum is the perfect food, combining all the crucial immune and growth factors in the exact synergistic combination necessary to promote life. For many, it is considered the ideal alternative to hundreds of pharmaceutical drugs, from antibiotics to steroids.
The research on colostrum has documented benefits from dosages in the range of 2 to 60 grams per day with no known contraindications, side effects or allergic reactions reported. It is even safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Here is a partial list of some of the benefits of colostrum:

Anabolic
Anti-Aging
Anti-Fungal
Anti-Inflammatory
Anti-Microbial
Assimilation
Athletic performance
Body building
Bone density
Digestion
Elimination
Immunity
Interferon
Interleukin-10
Intestinal permeability
Muscle tone
Recovery time
Retinoic acids
Skin elasticity
Sports performance
Stamina
Terrain
Weight loss
Wound healing

Following is a list of some of the major conditions that your body may be able to better heal or prevent with colostrum:

Alcoholism
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Anemia
Arthritis
Atherosclerosis
Auto-immune conditions
Bacterial infection
Bone marrow transplant
Cancer
Candida albicans
Chlamydia
Cholera
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS)
Crohn’s disease
Cystic fibrosis
Diarrhea
Epstein Barr virus (EBV)
E. coli
Fibromyalgia
Food poisoning
Fungal infection
Guillan-Barre Syndrome
Heart disease
Hepatitis
Herpes virus
HIV
Influenza
Intestinal parasites
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Kawasaki Syndrome
Listeria
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscular Dystrophy
Osteoporosis
Overweight
Premature birth
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Rotavirus
Salmonella
Scleroderma
Staphylococcus aureus
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Ulcers
Viral infection
Yeast infection

“Immunoglobulins (in colostrum) are able to neutralize the most harmful bacteria, viruses, and yeasts,” Dr. Per Brandtzaeg in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.



Studies have shown that the growth factors, for fitness benefits, present in colostrum increase between 2,500 to 4,000% with exposure to acidity, but prolonged exposure to stomach acid will decrease the immune effects. To gain the maximum fitness benefits from colostrum, take it in powder form (empty the capsule in your mouth or onto food) toward the end of a meal, or 45 minutes before a physical workout session with a protein drink like One Step. For immune benefits, experts recommend taking it in divided dose (at least 1 gram twice a day) with antioxidant water between meals (or at the very start of a meal) should be optimum for immune benefits. It is generally best to take colostrum in the morning and again sometime before about 4 PM (e.g. around lunch time or a couple hours after).

Starfire’s new Colostrum product is expected in stock by late September. Starfire’s colostrum is collected only during the first 12 hours from organically raised cows, and processed at low heat for absolute maximum potency. Colostrum is supplied in bottles of 120 capsules, with each capsule providing 500 mg of bovine colostrum. It is also guaranteed to contain 25% IgG and 0.6% lactoferrin. Our Colostrum also includes 2 billion colony forming units of friendly Lactobacillus acidophilus flora for synergy. Start by building up to a loading dose of 4 or 5 capsules twice a day, then reduce to a maintenance dose of 2 capsules twice a day when desired results are achieved. Item #_____ Call for pricing and availability.

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