Products and Why We Need Them
by: Chester Ku-Lea
What is Colostrum?
Colostrum is the pre-milk fluid produced from the mother's mammary
glands during the first 72 hours after birth. It provides
life-supporting immune and growth factors that insure the health and
vitality of the newborn.
Why do we need Colostrum?
As we age, we notice it takes us a little longer to fight off a cold or
flu, we become more vulnerable to disease, our energy and enthusiasm
lessen, our skin loses its elasticity, we gain unwanted weight and lose
muscle tone. After maturity, we gradually lose the immune and growth
factors in our body. This impacts us to search for anti-aging and health
products and knowledge. We've looked to plants and minerals for an
answer, isolating and mega-dosing on vitamins and minerals. Aging,
illness and death occur with the loss of immune and growth factors in
our bodies. Medical science has shown in many published reports
worldwide that these can possibly be replaced in the human body....with
Bovine colostrum is not new. In India, for thousands of years, Ayurvedic
physicians and the spiritual leaders have documented the physical and
spiritual health benefits from colostrum. It is dried and delivered by
the milkman and is known for its healing and therapeutic ability.
Scandinavian countries have been making a delicious colostrum pudding
and dessert topped with honey, for hundreds of years, to celebrate the
birth of calves and good health. It was used in the US as an early
antibiotic that was in much favor until the discovery of penicillin and
In the late 18th Century, Western scientists began to study colostrum
and document its benefits for survival, growth and development for the
newborn. Today, there are thousands of published scientific and clinical
studies of major health benefits associated with colostrum.
What is Lactoferrin?
Lactoferrin helps increase natural iron bio-availability, is a powerful
antioxidant, and helps support a healthy immune system.
• Lactoferrin is an iron-binding glycoprotein found in human secretions
like tears, saliva, milk and mucous
• Helps enhance iron transport and absorption
• Helps promote a healthy balance of natural intestinal flora
• Helps increase bioavailability and absorption of nutrients in the body
and helps decrease the bioavailability of iron to pathogens
• May have anti-aging properties by helping prevent the formation of
free radicals that trigger oxidation
• Helps contribute to host defense against pathogens by protecting
lymphocytes against free iron
What are plant sterols?
Plant sterols are extracts of certain plants that, when ingested,
inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine. Thus,
dietary cholesterol never gets into the system.
Plant sterols are present naturally in small quantities in many fruits,
vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals, legumes, vegetable oils, and other
plant sources. Plant stanols occur in even smaller quantities in many of
the same sources. Both stanols and sterols are essential components of
plant cell membranes and structurally resemble cholesterol. Foods
supplemented with plant sterols may reduce cholesterol and are a
promising addition to interventions aimed at lowering heart disease
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Chester Ku-Lea is a health
nutrition consultant and is the owner of www.AstroNutrition.com - a
provider of premium health nutrition and sports supplements.