Colostrum & Animals
by Doug Wyatt
Colostrum from cows (bovine colostrum) is the only commercially available source of colostrum and is 40 times more potent than human colostrum. Bovine colostrum is universally beneficial for all mammals.
The immune enhancement for all mammals is extensively documented.
Immunoglobulins, cytokines, and Lactoferrin all have extensive clinical and therapeutic documentation that apply. Lactoferrin has been shown to destroy HIV, herpes and the hepatitis viruses, and it prevents the reproduction of a majority of pathogenic bacteria by denying access to iron. It delivers iron to hemoglobin in the blood and is the mammal's own unique natural iron transport mechanism. Oligoschacarides destroy pathogens and lysozyme and lactoperoxidase are also very effective. All of these and more are present in colostrum. Colostrum also contains Transfer Factor, a unique molecule that has the ability to transfer immunity for all of the pathogens the host and previous generations have come into contact with in the course of their lives. All in all this is the most powerful natural immune defense mechanism available. Otherwise, colostrum would not be the first food of all mammals' lives.
There are additional benefits from Colostrum:
Increase mobility, increased energy, increased strength and stamina, improved recovery from training competitive events and injury. It will help heal wounds internally and externally and can be liberally applied to both areas. Colostrum decreases opportunistic infections, accelerates cellular reproduction, and reduces inflammation. It is also very beneficial in increasing fat utilization and increased lean muscle mass. This makes for a leaner more beautiful animal with healthy coats and better dispositions.
It is massively beneficial with older animals to help them regain movement, shed unwanted weight, restore mobility, reduce joint pain and restore youthful vigor.
The results of Colostrum-LD® use with animals is quick and very noticeable, usually within a day or two and benefits increase over time. Cats and dogs love its taste and instinctively recognize its benefits.
To use: simply sprinkle some powder in their dish or offer for first time from your hand. Once they try Colostrum-LD® on their food they won't eat it without it.
It is also important to recognize that not all colostrum is the same. Colostrum-LD® is processed from grade A dairy cows that are BST, hormone, antibiotic free. It is fresh processed, never frozen (freezing means you have to thaw it and this breads bacteria in the colostrum and adds toxins from their waste). It is pasteurized in a flash process that takes it to 165F for 15 seconds; this is the only method of pasteurization that does not destroy colostrum's heat sensitive components.
Colostrum-LD® is the micronized, instantized (for complete and quick dispersion in water or oil based formulas and necessary for gastrointestinal dispersion and efficacy), and microencapsulated with the exact cell membrane lipids that coat the colostrum when it's extruded from the mammary cell in the breast. Without this micro-encapsulation colostrum is not effective for adult animals. Sovereign Laboratories has developed a proprietary method for the reapplication of these cell membrane lipids that creates an actual liposome structure to provide three very essential benefits: 1. It protects the colostrum from digestion. 2. It makes the proteins in colostrum slippery for full dispersion. (without the micro encapsulation most of the proteins all stick together and pass through the digestive tract intact). Colostrum must coat the intestinal wall to provide benefit. 3. It is a transdermal delivery mechanism. It is hydrophilic and hydrophobic so it can penetrate the oil and water layers of the dermis in the intestinal lining and the outside skin surfaces and deliver its components internally into the body. 4. Since it is the actual cell membrane lipids that comprise all of our living cells, it also delivers nutrients and components intercellularly. Years of research has shown that if these benefits are not available colostrum is nothing more than an expensive form of protein for adult animals.
The effective dosage for small animals is 500 mg / day for a small animal and up to 1,500 mg for larger size dogs. Horses and other large mammals can use 10-20 grams per day. It depends on the desired result. Horse trainers and breeders use Colostrum-LD® for exercise recovery and performance enhancement; they use a dose which is not based on the animal’s weight. You cannot overdose with colostrum because it is a food.