Colostrum FAQ

What does colostrum taste like?

Most people find that colostrum tastes similar to milk. Taste, smell, density and solubility varies among batches due to season, ambient humidity at time of processing, and of course, the different cows providing the colostrum. Additionally, depending upon the dosage and how much water is added, the texture varies in the amount of creaminess.

Does PRO Colostrum-LD contain sugar?

Colostrum naturally contains a small amount of sugar. One 1 tablespoon serving of PRO Colostrum-LD contains 1.8 grams of sugar.

Is PRO Colostrum-LD defatted?

Yes, PRO Colostrum-LD is defatted. Because the fat in colostrum has no value for adults (the fat in mother’s colostrum is valuable for infants), we remove it to concentrate the valuable bioactives.

Is PRO Colostrum-LD “First Six Hour Colostrum”?

“First Six Hour Colostrum” refers to a clever marketing slogan that some manufacturers use to convince consumers that their colostrum is taken from the cows within the first six hours of giving birth. The term is supposed to imply high content of bioactives, but in fact, these companies do not have the resources to rigorously test their colostrum as does Sovereign Laboratories. Colostrum supplied to Sovereign Laboratories from the first milking, ONLY after the calf has received what it needs to survive.

Is PRO Colostrum-LD organic?

No. There are so very few dairy farms that are truly organic, and certainly not enough to produce colostrum on a large scale. Our herds are pasture-fed, which is the next best thing. Even better, PRO Colostrum-LD is certified to be glyphosage-free (herbacide Roundup®).

Does PRO Colostrum-LD contain gluten?

No. Colostrum is a naturally gluten-free food. Gluten sensitivity or gluten allergies are symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome, and indicate that the growth factors in PRO Colostrum-LD are absolutely necessary to heal the gut lining.

Is it safe to take PRO Colostrum-LD if I am allergic to dairy?

Absolutely. In actuality, only 1 in 1,000,000 people are truly allergic to the casein in milk. What people call “milk allergy” is the crossover of partially digested milk proteins into the bloodstream as a result of Leaky Gut Syndrome. In fact, milk allergy is a relatively new phenomenon; prior to the invention of antibiotics and the homogenization of milk, people drank milk without any problems. If you experience anaphylaxis with dairy products, do not take colostrum supplements and return your purchase of PRO Colostrum-LD to Sovereign Laboratories at no expense.

How does colostrum differ from regular milk?

Colostrum is not milk. It is a concentration of immune and growth factors, vitamins and minerals and essential amino acids designed by nature to transfer immunity, heal and prevent Leaky Gut Syndrome, initiate and sustain growth and calm and eliminate pain associated with the birth process. It has a high concentration of immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, PRPs and all of the vital growth factors. PRO Colostrum-LD is comprised of 100% immune and growth factors protected by the lipids in liposomal delivery, while only 1.5% of milk – whether it’s breastmilk or raw, fresh cow’s milk – is comprised of immune and growth factors.

If colostrum is not allergenic, why do some people experience an unpleasant reaction?

Approximately 1 out of 5 new or first-time users of PRO Colostrum-LD experiences a detox event which can mimic flu-like symptoms. These are called Herxheimer reactions and may cause temporary mild diarrhea or constipation. As PRO Colostrum-LD begins killing off the pathogens in the GI tract, the dead pathogens release toxins which can cause these unpleasant symptoms. This is completely normal and not a reason to stop taking PRO Colostrum-LD. You should reduce your dosage to a minimum amount (one capsule per day, or 1/2 teaspoon) until the body adjusts, and then increase your dosage as desired to achieve optimal results.

Is PRO Colostrum-LD pasteurized?

PRO Colostrum-LD is flash pasteurized and Sovereign Laboratories adheres to the most demanding of International Standards - 161°F for 15 seconds - to ensure the highest microbiological quality and safety. All colostrum should be pasteurized because cow manure can easily splash onto the udders contaminating them with E-coli, salmonella and other pathogenic bacteria. This creates the potential for contamination of dairy products, including colostrum that is made into supplements.

How should PRO Colostrum-LD be stored?

Store PRO Colostrum-LD in a dry place, away from heat and sunlight. It may be stored in the freezer, but this does not provide any additional benefit. Seal the bag tightly between uses. PRO Colostrum-LD may be stored for up to 3 years from its packaging date.

How much PRO Colostrum-LD should I take?

The amount of colostrum you take varies from person to person. For healthy individuals who want to maintain a healthy immune system, prevent infections, and heal/prevent Leaky Gut Syndrome, 2 capsules (or 1 teaspoon powder) twice daily are recommended. For anyone whose has a compromised health situation, is recovering from an injury, wants to get rid of allergies, or detects a cold or flu coming on, 4 capsules (1 tablespoon powder) twice a day are recommended. For athletic use and anti-aging, 10-20 grams daily optimizes growth hormone levels which translates to 1-2 heaping tablespoons of powder twice a day.

What is the most effective way to take PRO Colostrum-LD?

PRO Colostrum-LD should be taken on an empty stomach, 30 minutes prior to a meal or snack, with 6 ounces of cold or room-temperature water. Do not add colostrum to boiling water, as this will render its healing components inactive. For best results, take first thing in the morning and one hour prior to bedtime and at least two hours after your last meal of the day.

Can I add PRO Colostrum-LD to my morning coffee or tea?

No. Boiling or hot water destroys the active healing components in PRO Colostrum-LD. Room temperature water is OK, assuming nothing else is added to the coffee or tea (i.e., sugar, milk, or creamer).

Can I add PRO Colostrum-LD to my smoothie or with whey protein?

No. The proteins in your smoothie or those in whey protein powder will sit in the stomach and destroy the healing bioactives in PRO Colostrum-LD. Even with Liposomal Delivery, the bioactives cannot survive digestion by the harsh stomach acids.

Can I pre-mix PRO Colostrum-LD and leave it to sit overnight?

Yes, you can store PRO Colostrum-LD mixed in water for up to a week at a time, as long as it’s refrigerated and in a sealed container, preferably a glass jar.

Can I take PRO Colostrum-LD with other supplements and medications?

Yes. Colostrum is a food, and according to Donald Henderson, M.D., “Colostrum-LD has no known interactions with either drugs or supplements.” However, you may find that the other supplements and medications you are taking could have a more pronounced effect because colostrum increases villi height in the small intestine, which in turn increases absorption of your other medications. Therefore, monitor the effects of any pharmaceutical medications you may be taking at the same time. Your doctor may need to adjust your dosage downwards.

Should I take PRO Colostrum-LD if I am pregnant?

PRO Colostrum-LD definitely won’t hurt you or your fetus, but as always with anything you take during pregnancy you should check with your healthcare professional first. PRO Colostrum-LD will help supplement your immune system which takes at hit during childbirth. It will help also you recover faster and help you lose those extra pounds associated with pregnancy quicker.

I am vegetarian and I do not eat animal food.

Colostrum is neither animal nor vegetable. Sovereign Laboratories takes very good care of our cattle, and we make sure they are healthy and live a long happy life. Mother Nature produced colostrum for every mammal on earth, and it is by far the healthiest choice. With that said, the choice is completely yours.

So who needs colostrum?

It appears that just about all of us could use these incredible benefits. Try PRO Colostrum-LD for 30 days (the length of time needed for a leaky gut to heal itself). We all need help fighting off infections; increasing energy levels, strength and stamina; generating better bowel health; increasing mobility; regenerating and replacing injured and worn out cells in our muscles, skin, bones, nerves and brain tissue; reducing stress; and achieving calm, effective mental processes. Babies who are not breastfed would benefit greatly from colostrum supplementation. Even our mammalian pets can experience the healing benefits of colostrum!

How does PRO Colostrum-LD make a difference in building a healthy body?

PRO Colostrum-LD helps the immune system fight off pathogens and destroys bacteria and viruses on contact. PRO Colostrum-LD has been clinically proven to help against nature’s most virulent gut-based viruses, including those that cause diarrhea in late stage AIDS patients who otherwise have virtually no effective immune response. PRO Colostrum-LD supercharges Natural Killer cells, macrophages, and T-cells by up to twenty times. It activates the immediate production of defense mechanisms and coordinates the body’s own defense mechanisms for optimum health. Absolutely no plant or chemical substance can even come close to this.

As a true immune system modulator, PRO Colostrum-LD is the only supplement that does not rev up an already over responding immune system. Instead, it helps balance immune responses, thereby attenuating the chronic inflammation associated with autoimmune conditions and allergies. PRO Colostrum-LD is the only immune support appropriate for these conditions.

PRO Colostrum-LD helps stimulates growth and regeneration of every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. Growth factors help repair RNA and DNA and stimulate stem cell production. As your body renews itself every seven years, wouldn’t you like to have cells as healthy as they were 7 or 14 years ago? PRO Colostrum-LD has proven anti-aging benefits for muscle, skin, bone, brain and nervous system tissue. Now you can age well without Leaky Gut Syndrome, with less disability and less pain.

Can PRO Colostrum-LD aid in weight loss?

PRO Colostrum-LD is great for helping the body work more effectively; it helps stop catabolism (the breakdown of lean muscle tissue) while dieting and enables anabolism (the utilization of stored fat for fuel and building of lean muscle tissue) which makes weight loss easier. Colostrum also helps balance blood glucose levels between meals, so you're less likely to over-eat, and helps increase the body’s metabolism which enables you to burn more calories at rest.

Can PRO Colostrum-LD help with skin conditions such as eczema, scrapes, cuts, or wounds?

Yes. Apply a light dusting of PRO Colostrum-LD to the (clean) affected area using a sterile cotton ball. Skin conditions also benefit from taking colostrum internally; one tablespoon twice daily is recommended to help speed the healing process.