Traditionally, Colostrum was used in Ayurveda as a longevity medicine. More recently, it has been shown through research to have a multitude of immune factors that protect children and adults. Colostrum is the “immune milk” produced by all mammals for only the first few hours before and after birth. Supercharged with 97 immune factors and 87 growth factors, Bovine Colostrum is nature’s “first food.”
Its adaptogenic properties have been known to enhance rejuvenation and regeneration while strengthening the immune system ~ allowing your body to thrive under any circumstance. There are several studies that indicate first-milking Colostrum as an important immune system supplement to protect against the Flu. A study published in the April 2007 issue of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, reported amazing results of a two-month study comparing one group of patients who took Colostrum and another group the Anti-Influenza vaccination. After a three-month follow-up, “The number of days with the Flu was three times higher in the Non-Colostrum subjects.”
Those of us that want to thrive in the natural health world, often get bombarded with signs and images marketing the importance of getting the flu vaccine. Protecting our children from such an illness is something that is on every parent's mind. While many of us simply avoid the vaccine altogether, others do not know that there is a wonderful and completely natural alternative to protect their loved ones. Children — including infants and babies — can greatly benefit from Colostrum supplementation. The golden, milky fluid is filled with immunoglobulins and growth factors that all mammalian neonates require for healthy growth and immune resistance.
You can fortify your child's immune system from an array of immune system disruptors, such as recurrent respiratory illnesses, middle-ear infections, and many other common infectious maladies such as colds and flu. There are so many delicious and easy ways to incorporate Surthrival Colostrum into your child's diet: delicious fruit smoothies, ice cream, or even cookies! This is fabulous for those that either avoid vaccines or those that are allergic to some of the ingredients, like eggs, for instance.
A study published in December of 2010 in Panimerva Medica, evaluated the efficacy of Colostrum in association with probiotics in the prevention of flu episodes when comparing it to the flu vaccine. A positive conclusion was found for the natural supplemental approach. The study found that flu symptoms in those who had used Colostrum and probiotics were significantly lower than those observed with patients using vaccination or no prevention at all. The researches stated, “The number of days of disease was higher in untreated controls compared to the groups treated with immunomodulators and two times higher in the vaccination group compared to the same groups.” Better yet, they found it to be more cost-effective, “the administration of immunomodulators is very cost effective and appears to be more effective than vaccination to prevent the flu.” There have been other independent studies showing the same results. A study done in October 2010 in an issue of PloS One, notes that despite the availability of specific vaccines and antiviral drugs, “Influenza continues to impose a heavy toll on human health worldwide.” Researchers found antibodies in Colostrum that help prevent flu symptoms, “This data suggests that a novel and commercially scalable technique for preparing antibodies from hyperimmune Bovine Colostrum could allow production of a valuable substitute for antiviral drugs to control Influenza with the advance of eliminating the need for daily administration.”
Surthrival Colostrum dances with your taste buds and turns every smoothie and concoction you create into pure magic! This positively is the supplement to have on hand during cold and flu season. Enjoy a delicious, frothy Colostrum drink while you kick back with a good book, and feel the contentment of knowing that Colostrum is working behind the scenes to super-charge your immune system.
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- Belcaro G. Cesarone MR, Cornelli U, et al. Prevention of flu episodes with colostrum and Bifivir compared with vaccination: an epidemiological, registry study. Panminerva Med. 2010 Dec;52(4):269-75
- Ng WC, Wong V, Muller B, et al. Prevention and treatment of influenza with hyperimmune bovine colostrum antibody. PLoS One. 2010 Oct. 26;5(10):e13622
- Cesarone MR, Belcaro G, Di Renzo A, et al. Prevention of influenza episodes with colostrum compared with vaccination in healthy and high-risk cardiovascular subjects: the epidemiological study in san Valentino. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2007 Apr;13(2):130-6.