Surthrival 6 Hour Colostrum
There are quite a few bovine colostrum products on the anti aging/supplement market right now, and Surthrival colostrum is one that I have personally taken into my daily routine. It can sometimes be difficult to cut through all the info and recognize the differences between the various products. But I have become familiar with a few of the colostrum supplements on the market and can lend some insight into some of the differences in quality.
What Is Colostrum?
Often called “immune milk” or “first milk”, colostrum is the first meal of all mammals in nature. Colostrum is extremely rich in immune antibodies, immune transfer factors and growth factors. Consuming colostrum is THE way that all mammalian mothers pass on their immunity onto their newborn young. Colostrum transfer factors are responsible for literally downloading the mother’s immune system into the offspring. Equally important, the growth factors in colostrum stimulate the maturation of the newborns digestive system which allows for full nutrient absorption and prevents food allergies.
Fortunately, adult humans have been found to receive the same benefits as calves. If you were fortunate enough to have been breast-fed colostrum as a baby, your immune system was fully formatted this way. Bovine colostrum is collected from cows after the newborn calves have taken their share (calves would die quickly without colostrum). Colostrum has been available for purchase as a supplement ever since farmers have raised cows. But it has only been relatively recently, that dehydrated and powdered colostrum has become commonly available. In this respect, Surthrival has led the industry with regard to high-quality processing of this amazing food. More about this later.
Colostrum Is Nature’s Most Complete Food
Colostrum can be called nature’s most complete food- containing all essential fats, all essential amino acids, and all essential glyco-nutrients. Colostrum also contains numerous antibodies and immune transfer factors. In fact, bovine colostrum contains antibodies to combat every pathogen that the mother cow has ever come into contact with. It also has major anti-aging effects – the IGF-1 superfamily. It has metabolic factors such as lectin, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. If you were to pick just one food with which to survive the zombie apocalypse, colostrum would be a super choice. Further, because of its complete nutritional profile, colostrum may be the only whole food on which a person could solely survive upon.
Colostrum 3 Times More Effective Than The Flu Vaccine!
A famous PubMed study demonstrated that supplementing bovine colostrum is three times more effective in preventing flu infection than taking the flu vaccine itself. There is no better way to defend yourself during cold/flu season than consuming high quality colostrum. Especially with the controversies surrounding the chemicals that are put into flu vaccines – and the studies that are starting to show that the flu vaccine may not even be very effective at all due to its inability to keep up with an evolving flu virus. Fortunately, the antibodies in colostrum are always adapting to beat evolving viruses.
Bovine colostrum contains antibodies for every single pathogenic microorganism ever encountered by the mother cow. At the same time, the colostrum contains immune transfer factors, which effectively “download” the antibodies into the adult human immune system, just as it does for its own calf. The effectiveness of cow immune transfer factors working in the human immune system is well studied. Keep in mind, Surthrival colostrum is collected from thousands of grass-fed cows. This means that, upon consuming Surthrival colostrum, you will benefit from downloading the immune system of thousands of healthy grass fed cows into your own body.
For all individuals suffering from auto immune disorders such as asthma, IBS, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, type 1 diabetes among many more will all benefit from a great aspect of colostrum is its immune-modulating characteristics. An auto-immune disorder occurs when the immune system, for whatever reason, has ramped-up and decided to attack certain tissues of the body. For example your immune system may target your joints with rheumatoid sufferers, your intestines with IBS or your pancreas with type 1 diabetes. Colostrum works to modulate your immune system down, if you suffer from an auto-immune disorder. Colostrum contains proline rich polypeptides which are responsible for this anti aging immune effect. It will work to restore your immune system to balance.
My brother, who has type 1 diabetes, has been supplementing colostrum for as long as I have. I absolutely believe that it has helped to bring his body and immune system into balance. It has not “cured” him of type 1, but now he does not have to inject insulin unless he consumes more carbs than he should. I believe the Surthrival colostrum has partially preserved the function of his pancreas, unlike most type 1 diabetics who are completely insulin dependent.
Colostrum Growth Factors Regenerate Your Body
Surthrival colostrum contains 87 different unique growth factors, each of which is responsible for regenerating different tissues in your body. There are specific growth factors that regenerate your skin, digestive lining, nerves (brain), muscle, bone, vital organs and many other tissues in your body.
Surthrival – TRUE 6-hr colostrum, totally raw, all organic
Surthrival colostrum is independently, third-party verified to be TRUE 6-hour bovine colostrum. It is the real deal. Why is this important? Most other colostrum products have been found to be transitional milk. Transitional milk is “colostrum” that has been diluted with milk due to the production of milk in the nursing cow that begins 6 hours after birth. While most colostrum supplements are harvested days after birth, Surthrival colostrum is only harvested less than 6 hours after birth.
Additionally, Surthrival colostrum is never de-fatted like other colostrum products. Other companies think they need to refine the fat out of the colostrum, this is foolish as it removes the fat soluble fraction of immune factors and growth factors from the colostrum. Colostrum is most potent as a whole food.
Surthrival’s low temperature processing (Yes Surthrival colostrum is raw!) method is careful to preserve those important immune factors and delicate nourishing fats all the way to the end product. The company that Surthrival sources their colostrum from is the only company that cold-processes their colostrum. This is a must since both the immune factors and the growth factors are heat sensitive and break down when cooked. Additionally, Surthrival colostrum is only derived from grass fed, organically-raised cows.
How does Surthrival colostrum mix into foods and drinks?
Unlike other colostrum products, because Surthrival colostrum is carefully dehydrated raw, in its whole food state to preserve all the fats, it can sometimes be challenging to get the colostrum to simply stir into food and drink (water, yogurt, pudding etc.). Though this is a minor inconvenience, it does not bother me at all to have little bits of colostrum powder in the food that I hand stir it into. If you want to completely mix it into a recipe, a blender does an amazing job at smoothly homogenizing the colostrum right in. This is what makes Surthrival colostrum such a great smoothie addition. Here is another tip – use a bit of organic sunflower lecithin. This is a fantastic way to help emulsify the fats in the colostrum with the other ingredients in your shake. That is, your smoothie will be smoother, and be less apt to separate. And, let us not forget, lecithin is an amazing food in itself – it provides choline (an essential nutrient).
The problem of lactose intolerance
I myself am quite allergic to the casein in milk and had a concern about consuming colostrum. While colostrum does contain some casein (less than 1%), the casein is structured differently and will not cause allergies. In fact the colostrum is perhaps the best thing for healing allergies.
Since all food allergies are manifested by a TH2 cytokine cascade (our immune cells attack and cause allergy symptoms). The Proline Rich Polypeptides (PRPs) in colostrum immediately balance the TH2 cytokine production, preventing allergic response in the body. This is one thing that makes colostrum the best immune super-food. As mentioned before, colostrum has 98% cured me of my severe dairy allergy.
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