My kids love the taste of the new Immune Tree Colostrum Strawberry Moo Chews, and I as a parent love that they love them because I know that first milking colostrum is a great whole food supplement that really helps kids.
We usually think of as colostrum, the first milk of all mammals following birth, rich in immune and growth factors, as important for the newborn, and it definitely is. But consumption by humans of part of the colostrum produced when a dairy animal gives birth is an established tradition in many traditional societies to improve people’s health. Modern researchers also recognize the multitude of immune factors in first-milking colostrum protect children of all ages (as well as adults).
At the Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism, Guatemala City, Guatemala, researchers are also very interested in first-milking colostrum as a means of protecting malnourished impoverished children worldwide.[i]
“The growth, development and health conditions for children living under deprived conditions in developing countries are so adverse that immediate public health measures to reduce morbidity and improve nutrition are urgently needed,” notes a report in the August 2002 issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. “Preventing and shortening the course of diarrhoeal episodes, eliminating protozoal colonization, and balancing intestinal microflora would all contribute to these goals. Recent advances in food technology in industrial dairying allow for continuous availability of stabilized bovine colostrum concentrate, both natural and hyperimmunized against specific human pathogens. This is safe for the calves of the producers themselves, for laboratory animals, and generally for humans, with the caveat of the milk-allergic. Moreover, substantial amounts of orally ingested bovine colostrum concentrate survive their passage through the stomach to remain intact and active in the lower reaches of the bowel. Studies in animals, human volunteers and naturally infected humans have demonstrated a therapeutic efficacy of oral bovine colostrum with certain infections. Similarly, attempts to prevent gastrointestinal infections in animals, exposed volunteers and at-risk populations have met with limited success with specific pathogens.”
The article argues that it is time to begin to assess the feasibility and potential effectiveness and efficiency of employing seasonal or chronic bovine colostrum feeding in populations of deprived infantile populations to reduce the rates of recurrent gastroenteritis and decrease immunostimulation to improve vitality and nutritional status in early life.
Meanwhile, Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc., reports in the March 1998 issue of the American Journal of Natural Medicine:
“Historically, Ayurvedic physicians have used bovine colostrum therapeutically in India for thousands of years. In the United States and throughout the world, conventional doctors used it for antibiotic purposes prior to the introduction of sulfa drugs and penicillin. In the early 1950s, colostrum was prescribed extensively for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. In 1950, Dr. Albert Sabin, the polio vaccine developer, discovered that colostrum contained antibodies against polio and recommended it for children susceptible to catching polio.”
Prescription for Healthy Children
Children truly benefit from first-milking colostrum. Our strawberry chewables make taking colostrum easy. Don’t think of colostrum, however, as simply a nutritional supplement. Rather, think of it as a whole food concentrate, for that’s truly what our first-milking colostrum is.
If your child has recurrent respiratory illnesses, middle ear infections or too many other common infectious maladies such as colds or flu, you will be so happy to see his or her health improve with our strawberry colostrum chewables.
Have your child chew two or three of strawberry-flavored chewables daily.
Immune Tree Colostrum Strawberry Moo Chews are available at natural health centers and from health professionals. If you have any trouble finding a source for it, call visit www.immunetree.com or call toll-free at 877-295-1269.
[i] Solomons, N.W. “Modulation of the immune system and the response against pathogens with bovine colostrum concentrates.” Eur J Clin Nutr, 2002;56 Suppl 3:S24-28.