First Time Users' Frequently Asked Questions About Colostrum-LD®
You have taken a vital step to better health by choosing Colostrum-LD®. Studies show that maintaining a healthy GI tract and immune system, balancing the “feel good” brain chemicals and blood sugar levels, and eliminating infections and inflammation are critical
for longevity, wellbeing, pain reduction, mental balance and acuity. Combined with healthy lifestyle choices, a nutritious diet, regular exercise, and consistently taking five grams twice a day of Colostrum-LD can help you on your path to optimum health. Damage to the intestinal lining, Leaky Gut
Syndrome, is the primary cause of chronic disease conditions, including all autoimmune conditions, prediabetes, diabetes types 1 and 2, inflammatory heart disease, and infections. Leaky Gut Syndrome is the also the cause of and primary agitator for a majority of mental health conditions, including Alzheimer’s,
dementia, bi-polar, autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, and PTSD.
Directions for Use
Colostrum-LD products are intended to be taken twice daily on an empty stomach (20 minutes prior to meal or two hours after). Best results are obtained with a suggested dose of 5 grams (approximately two teaspoons) of powder in the AM on rising and again two hours after dinner. Colostrum-LD capsules
are best for travelers or whenever it is inconvenient to mix powder and for short durations where prevention is the primary goal. Ideally, Colostrum-LD is taken mixed with only water. But if necessary to have a child ingest Colostrum-LD can be mixed with apple juice or blended with a small number of
berries, stevia, water and an ice cube or two. Colostrum-LD may be pre-mixed in water and stored in an air-tight container for two weeks.
Directions for Topical Use
Powdered Colostrum-LD can be applied topically for wound healing. Apply a small amount of powder using a sterile cotton ball to cuts, scrapes, or burns that have been thoroughly cleaned and apply a bandage; repeat until wound has healed. For wrinkle repair, mix a small amount of
Colostrum-LD into your favorite day/night facial cream. Or, create a rejuvenating facial mask with 1-2 Tbsp. and enough water to make a thick paste; apply to entire face and/or neck; let dry thoroughly; wash with cool water.
Colostrum-LD Storage and Heat Resistance During Shipping
Colostrum-LD® is safe from heat degradation while in transit during shipping. Colostrum-LD® and all our products are rated to withstand temperatures of up to 180°F in weeks long storage with no harmful effects.
For long-term storage, keep Colostrum-LD® in a dry place, away from heat and sunlight, such as in a cabinet or pantry. Store at room temperature. It may be stored in the freezer, but this does not provide any additional benefit.
Seal the bag tightly between uses. Once opened, and properly resealed after each use, Colostrum-LD® may be stored for up to 3 years from its packaging date.
Can I take my vitamins or other supplements with my Colostrum-LD®?
Absolutely. Colostrum-LD can be taken with any supplements or prescription drugs. There are no contraindications with Colostrum-LD.
Can I add Colostrum-LD® to my smoothie or 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 Colostrum-LD®. Even with Liposomal Delivery, the bioactives cannot survive digestion by the harsh stomach acids.
Can I add Colostrum-LD to my morning coffee or tea?
No. Boiling or hot water destroys the active healing components in Colostrum-LD. Room temperature water is OK, assuming nothing else is added to the coffee or tea (i.e., sugar, milk, or creamer).
Should I take probiotics while taking Colostrum-LD®?
A leaky gut needs to be healed PRIOR to adding probiotics. Unless Leaky Gut Syndrome is healed, bacteria – even the good strains in probiotic supplements – may cross over into the bloodstream and cause an inappropriate immune response. The immune system will attack and create antibodies against the good bacteria, thereby permanently preventing the beneficial bacteria from colonizing in the gut. Adults should Colostrum-LD® for six weeks prior to adding probiotics.
Is Colostrum-LD® Safe?
Colostrum-LD has been independently tested and shown to be safe and well tolerated by people of all ages. It is the only bovine colostrum available that comes with the prestigious SGS (Swiss food safety) seal, and is the only colostrum approved Kosher and Halal-certified by Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America. Colostrum-LD is processed in FDA and USDA inspected and certified facilities. Of course, it is always advisable to discuss with your doctor before beginning any new supplement or exercise regime.
What if I am allergic to dairy?
Colostrum-LD® is a lactose-reduced formula; because the lactose is removed during processing, Colostrum-LD® does not contain lactose in any significant quantity. Most people who believe they are allergic to dairy (or to any other food), actually have a condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome, in which the milk proteins cross into the bloodstream via a leaky, or permeable, gut lining and trigger an immune response. The immune system creates antibodies against these ‘foreign’ proteins to destroy them. Later on, the immune system can mistakenly identify normal, healthy tissue as ‘foreign’ and begin a destructive process against the body itself (i.e., arthritis). Since it is not possible to prevent or heal Leaky Gut Syndrome simply by eliminating foods that cause sensitivity or allergy, the gut lining must actually be healed. The growth factors in colostrum heal and prevent Leaky Gut Syndrome, so anyone with a dairy or food sensitivity should absolutely be taking Colostrum-LD®. Only Colostrum-LD® has been clinically proven to heal and prevent Leaky Gut Syndrome, and with consistent use of Colostrum-LD®, any type of food allergy or sensitivity will diminish.
**If you have ever had an anaphylactic reaction to dairy or colostrum, do not consume Colostrum-LD®. Return your unopened purchase for a refund.**
Are there any side effects from taking Colostrum-LD®?
The primary effect of taking Colostrum-LD is wellness in all its forms – more energy, better mood, balanced blood sugar, improved blood pressure, reduced infections of all types (especially in the bowel and upper respiratory tract). It will also help increase lean muscle mass, improve stamina and shorten recovery times after exercise or injury.
Colostrum-LD is also very effective in eliminating pathogens and toxins in the bowel and throughout the body. Toxicity is a primary cause of disease, and toxin and pathogen removal can be unpleasant. If individuals are “highly toxic,” the die-off of disease causing microbes can temporarily produce flu-like symptoms. This can include diarrhea, headache, clearing of lung congestion and inflammation which may last for a few days. This process (called a Herxheimer reaction) occurs in one out of five people. It is proof of the level of toxicity and that Colostrum-LD is working to eliminate these unwanted pathogens. This is certainly not a time to stop taking Colostrum-LD. If symptoms are overly uncomfortable, reduce dose to one half teaspoon once a day in 8 oz. water (or one capsule) until well tolerated and then slowly increase dose to therapeutic levels.
How long until I feel results?
Colostrum-LD begins its work immediately, killing off pathogenic microbes, cleansing the body of waste and healing the permeations (holes) in the gut. It stimulates the production of antibodies, natural killer cells, macrophages and t-cells to prevent and eliminate infections. Most people report improvements within a few days of taking Colostrum-LD. In clinical studies of arthritis sufferers, most reported they were pain-free within three and half weeks of consistent use.
Why does Colostrum-LD work when other colostrums I’ve tried failed?
Liposomal Delivery (LD) is vital for the survival of colostrum’s delicate components in anyone over a few days of life. At birth, infants do not produce digestive enzymes or stomach acids that would otherwise digest colostrum. Colostrum was designed to flow from a mother’s breast into her infant’s digestive system intact (undigested) in order to transfer immunity and to create the immune process in the newborn. Everyone is born with an immature stomach (there are holes in the gut on purpose) to allow colostrum to flow freely into the bloodstream. Once this is accomplished, colostrum’s incredible growth hormones heal, mature and prepare the stomach and GI tract for food (mother’s milk). Closure of the holes prevents the crossover of food into the bloodstream. Infants who are not breastfed never experience healing of these holes and as a result, they are likely to develop various immunological and autoimmune conditions (such as allergies, autism, diabetes type 1, etc.). These conditions can develop early in life or during childhood and can last a lifetime, particularly if there is no supplementation of the vital immune and growth factors. Immune and growth factors are critical to the growth of all body tissue, as well as the activation and optimization of immune processes. LD ensures that these vital components can do their amazing work. Most bovine colostrum supplements on the market today do not have liposomal delivery to protect colostrum’s health-enhancing components.
How long do I need to take Colostrum-LD?
The consistent and proper use of Colostrum-LD cannot be understated. On again, off again use won’t help. Having a steady supply of immune and growth factors is critical to healing. Colostrum-LD dose can be reduced to a maintenance dose, but it should never be completely eliminated from one’s diet.