Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Colostrum is a super-nutritional substance secreted by the mammary glands of nursing mammals. It is a safe and natural way to fortify bodysystems against disease and infection. A substance that occurs naturally in bovines, it contains protein molecules known as immunoglobulins, which help defend the body against viruses and bacteria. Bovine colostrum is is a “universal donor.” Humans are able to use it because of its immune factors, along with key immunoglobulins that are identical in molecular structure to those of humans. Scientists have discovered that bovine colostrum contains special trypsin and protease inhibitors that shut down the digestive enzymes and acids of the stomach. Therefore, rather than being digested in the stomach, colostrum’s proteins pass through the stomach to the small intestine, where they are easily absorbed.

The Journal of Sports Medicine in September of 2006, reported that bovine colostrum helped male distance cyclists retain more energy following intensive training. The cyclists who used bovine colostrum performed at a higher level with fewer signs of fatigue during tests taken after their five days of intensive training. The European Journal of Nutrition in August of 2003, reported on an investigation of whether concentrated bovine colostrum affected the incidence or duration of symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection in adult men. Based on the self-reports in a double blind, placebo controlled study, preliminary evidence showed that concentrated bovine colostrum protein may enhance resistance to the development of symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection.

Nature's Sunshine's unique formula Colostrum with Immune Factors is a combination of nutritional and herbal elements designed to nourish and support the immune system.

The immune factors in this product are known to stimulate cytokines and strengthen the intestinal lining.

This unique formula contains:

- colostrum (the foremilk produced by mammals before the onset of lactation)
- inositol hexaphosphate (IP6), has immunostimulatory actions)
- maitake mushroom (contains powerful beta-glucan)
- shiitake mushroom (stimulates macrophages)
- astragalus (enhances the production of immunoglobulin/helps stimulate macrophages)

Click here to read more about Colostrum with Immune Factors.

Colostrum is also available as a single product.

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