— Every mammal's birthright is to receive colostrum as our first food. Colostrum is the fundamental nourishment that provides all the essentials to thrive as a healthy animal in nature. It is loaded with immune factors, growth factors, and protective proteins. It is not only essential to mammals in the wild, but its powerful immune supportive compounds help us to prevent diseases and assist in speedy recovery from injury. —
NOURISH YOUR WAY TO HEALTH WITH GRASS FED COLOSTRUM *
For most of human history, we effortlessly consumed (nose-to-tail) the things we needed for strength, health, and happiness. Like the fertile ground that we once walked upon, we were a natural extension of this earth. In our modern world, we unknowingly struggle to fulfill our lifestyle and nutritional needs in order to support and sustain a vibrant, disease-free life. We are now part of a world where viral and bacterial infections, allergies, and compromised immune systems are common problems for most of humanity. People struggle to heal from disease and struggle to recover from injury. I believe that the ultimate solution is a return to ancestral living (see About Us page).
Whole food nutrient dense organs, glands, and the regular use of Grass Fed Colostrum can provide great benefit for those seeking targeted support in harmony with nature... the way our early ancestors did. Grass Fed Colostrum is a whole food dietary supplement that provides pure bovine colostrum — bioactive and nutritionally intact — with all of the specific vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids to fight disease, destroy pathogens, and promote human growth and cellular repair. Reclaim your primal birthright to ultimate health with Grass Fed Colostrum…
WE EVOLVED CONSUMING COLOSTRUM...
Upon rolling hills of the lush pasture mother cow moans and moos calling to her soon to be born baby calf. She stands upright head tilted toward the heavens calling out in a deeper moo than usual. In the village center, some women hear the faraway call… they put down their weaving and hurry to alert the men. Swiftly, they gather their clay pots and the small tribe heads off across the pasture to greet their bovine companion and her newborn. Small children follow close behind, excited to see the birthing of the new calf and partake in the ritual of consuming the first milk.
As they arrive, mother cow has just begun her birthing process, she moans, deeply bellows and within what seems like an instant her calf falls to the swaying grass with a thud. The tribe has been awaiting the birth of the calf for many weeks now. As the calf begins to suckle from one of mom's udders, the tribesmen place their clay pots beneath her other udders and the children watch eagerly as the golden liquid drips from each udder in abundance into their hand molded vessels. The children have witnessed the birth of many calves in their village and they remember the sweet taste of the golden gift.Little calf falls to sleep with a full belly... one of the tribesmen gathers more liquid gold, from mother cow, to fill his pot. He leaves the rest for the calf, and the tribe says a prayer of gratitude for the cow, the healthy calf, and the gift mother has bestowed upon them. They have an inner knowing that all life is sacred. They honor the new life by consuming the first milk, taking part in the celebration of birth, health, and abundance, a gift from the creator…
Our ancient ancestors have had a symbiotic relationship with bovines for thousands of years… Within a cave in Lascaux, France, using pulverized iron and charcoal, our ancestors painted images of cattle. These are the oldest cave paintings we know of dating back to over 20,000 years ago. (1) We have long been hunting cattle for food and for clothing, but we have also been collecting their milk for centuries… Many believe that even Neanderthals gathered and consumed ancient mammalian colostrum that allowed them to grow incredibly robust, with an incredible amount of muscle mass. The colostrum, milk, organs and fat from ancient mammals are believed to be what supported our ancestors to thrive in such extreme conditions, like the end of an ice age. (2)
Our ancestors’ relationship with bovines allowed us to survive, thrive, and advance our species throughout history. Cattle played a vital role in our primitive agriculture and were at the epicenter of the foundation of our earliest civilizations. It’s no surprise that our ancestors cherished the first milk produced by mother cow, and derived great value from consuming it…
Grass Fed Colostrum -the ultimate superfood; mother nature's first food
Colostrum is the primary milk, produced by every mammalian mother within the first few hours following her infant’s birth. It is often referred to as “liquid gold” not only because of its rich golden color tones but because it is the fundamental food that newborn mammals actually depend upon for their survival. This highly concentrated, vitamin, mineral, and enzyme entangled superfood provides each newborn with all of the building blocks necessary to develop a healthy immune system. In nature, every mammal receives colostrum as their first food and we too, can share and benefit from this primal birthright…
Colostrum is one of the richest pillars of antibodies and amino acids, used for centuries to support immune and growth factors during the most significant stages of life... our earliest. Filled with, nutrient dense vitamins, minerals, and cofactors, Colostrum has truly set the foundation of fundamental support for mother nature's newest additions.
Our infant brethren are not the only mammalians that have discovered the many benefits "liquid gold" has to offer. Grass Fed Colostrum contains compounds that help the immune system and muscle growth for even those in their wisest years. Colostrum can also support thymus function, reduce signs of aging, improve digestive health, heal wounds, reduce inflammation and improve muscle tone. (5)
BENEFITS OF GRASS FED COLOSTRUM
Traditional peoples, Native Americans, and early ancestral healers believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would strengthen and support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. For instance, the traditional way of treating a person with a weak heart was to feed the person the heart of a healthy animal. Similarly, consuming the colostrum, or first milk of a mother animal, was believed to provide the person with protection, strength and overall life-long health…
Grass Fed Colostrum is an ancient solution for people struggling with conditions related to weak and fragile immune systems,(constantly getting cold/flu viruses) auto-immunity,(psoriasis, celiac, Hashimoto's, etc.) allergies, poor thymus function, overgrowth of yeast and fungus, (candida, SIBO, etc.) viral infections and bacterial infections. (5) Grass Fed Colostrum is a preventative food substance and dietary supplement that fights disease and destroys unwanted pathogens. It is not only essential to mammals in the wild, but its powerful immune supportive compounds strengthen our immune systems, help us to prevent diseases, and its growth factors assist in speedy recovery from injury, and increase our athletic performance.
Many people look to ”like supports like" while neglecting the very fundamental nourishment that governs our biology, health, and well-being. It's no wonder that so many people successfully support immune system health conditions, boost their overall health and well being, increase their muscle mass and even generate a more youthful appearance by simply nourishing their bodies with nature’s first food.*
ancestral WISDOM BACKED BY SCIENCE
There are many ancestral records of praise given for colostrum throughout history. For thousands of years Ayurvedic medical practitioners have used colostrum for its healing benefits, and in India, cows are still considered sacred animals. Hieroglyphic texts show that colostrum was used by the Ancient Egyptians as well... There is a well-known image of Hathor, the cow goddess, and symbol of rebirth, where she is depicted suckling the Pharaoh, offering her colostrum as the elixir of metamorphosis to confer immortality upon the king. (3)
Our ancestors knew that colostrum was a sacred gift of ultimate nutrition, but only recently have we conducted modern research to uphold their ancestral wisdom. Colostrum is so intricate, scientists are still unraveling this golden web.
Grass Fed Colostrum is a complex, whole-food ancestral nutrition source composed of the following(5):
Immunoglobulins (IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, IgM): The primary immune factors in colostrum.
PRPs (Proline-rich Polypeptides): Shown to help regulate the thymus gland (the body's central command for the immune system). PRPs can both stimulate a weakened immune system and/or balance an overactive immune system, as is the case of many autoimmune diseases.
Lactoferrin: An iron-binding protein with antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and many other properties. Lactoferrin has been used in the treatment of such diseases as cancer, HIV, herpes, chronic fatigue, candida albicans, and other infections.
Glycoproteins: (protease and trypsin inhibitors): Protect the immune and growth factors in colostrum from destruction by the digestive juices in the stomach and intestinal tract.
Lactalbumins: Research indicates tremendous possibilities that Lactalbumins can be highly effective against numerous forms of cancer and viruses. Lactalbumin has also been shown in vulnerable subjects to raise brain serotonin activity, reduce cortisol concentration, and improve mood under stress.
Cytokines, Interleukins, Interferon, and Lymphokines: Chemicals that are involved in cell-to-cell communication, antiviral and anti-tumor activity and regulation and intensity of immune responses. Cytokines: Increase T-cell activity and stimulate the production of immunoglobulins. One cytokine, interleukin-10, is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that has been shown to have a profound effect on pain relief. Interleukins have shown particular promise in fighting cancer.
Lysozyme: Helps protect the body from bacterial infections and has actually been shown to destroy bacteria on contact. May be used as an effective topical antibiotic.
Epithelial Growth Factor (EGF): EGF is instrumental in protecting and maintaining the skin. Along with the other growth factors in colostrum, EGF can stimulate normal skin growth and repair cellular tissue.
Insulin-like Growth Factor I and II (IGF-I & IGF-II): IGF I & II are the most abundant growth factors in colostrum. They affect how the body uses fat, protein, and sugar. IGF-I is one of the only substances known to stimulate the repair and growth of DNA and RNA, making it one of the most powerful anti-aging substances. IGF-I has been clinically proven to help increase lean muscle mass and may help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Transforming Growth Factors A & B (TGF A & B): TGF stimulates the proliferation of cells in connective tissue and assists in the formation of bone and cartilage. It is also showing promise as a therapeutic agent in bone and wound healing. TGF can help repair tissue and may support the development of the growth of the lining of the gut.
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF): PDGF has been shown to help with cell division in connective tissue, smooth muscle, and fibroblasts. It may also assist in neuron survival and regeneration.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS:
Colostrum is more than a supplement—it is the primary food for every newborn mammal. Its extraordinary combination of vitamins and minerals are naturally occurring and in perfect combination.
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins that are found in colostrum.
VIRTUALLY NO LACTOSE:
Lactose is present in trace amounts in colostrum. During the first 24 hours of production, the colostrum has the lowest levels of lactose. Most people with lactose intolerance can tolerate Grass Fed Colostrum with no side effects, and since the regular use of colostrum heals the intestinal wall it can reduce or eliminate many food allergies including allergies to lactose.
Our ancient ancestors intuitively knew the benefits of bovine colostrum for newborns, as well as for people of all ages. Through modern studies, we now have the science to prove that bovine colostrum may provide us with greater benefits than human colostrum. This is due to a difference in the placenta of humans and cows. The human placenta allows the passage of immunoglobulin G (IgG), which is responsible for establishing systemic immunity, from mother to fetus. This means that a human baby is born with an immune system that is ready to defend the newborn against infection.
The placenta of the cow, however, does not allow the passage of IgG from mother to fetus. When the calf is born, it is completely unprotected from infection and needs the IgG in the mother’s colostrum to survive. Thus, bovine colostrum contains predominantly IgG (over 85% of total immunoglobulin) while human colostrum contains predominantly immunoglobulin A (IgA), which is designed for local immunity and is intended to help the newborn’s immune system handle infections locally in the gut rather than establish systemic immunity. IgG, because it can pass immunity to a specific pathogen (disease-causing microorganism) from one individual to another, is therefore of much more benefit to humans past the stage of infancy.
Modern Day Colostrums
For many generations, our ancestors have carried on the sacred ritual celebrating the birth of a calf by consuming colostrum. There are even a number of present-day cultures that carry on the traditions of our ancestors... Today in Kenya, Masai tribesmen drink bovine colostrum by the liter. Cows are considered their most important form of wealth, and they even sing songs of praise to colostrum in recognition of the health it brings them. (4) In England and Scandinavia, colostrum is a traditional tonic and folk remedy given to the entire family in the spring to keep them healthy for the entire year. The first milking of a cow following calving is traditionally made into a pudding called beestings, to celebrate the birth and promote good health. (5)
Recently, farmers and scientists have rediscovered the power of this superfood and its healing benefits, resurfacing a hidden ancestral gem and presenting it back to the modern world. The process of collecting colostrum has greatly evolved since the days of gathering the golden liquid into clay pots...
Our Grass Fed Colostrum retains ancestral properties that are otherwise absent in the modern world…
Our Grass Fed Colostrum is collected within the first 24 hours of calving, as this is essential for obtaining the richest source. The calves' needs are always met first - this is crucial to the health and immunity of the calf, as well as the preservation of the herd. Cows produce more colostrum than the calf will drink, so there is an abundance to be shared and we are not taking anything away from the calf.
Our Grass Fed Colostrum is 100% whole and intact, exactly as designed by nature, nothing added... nothing removed. It provides all the essentials to thrive... it's loaded with immune factors, growth factors, protective proteins, cell-signaling lipids and loads of fat-soluble activators. With such an elegant design, it makes me wonder why some modern-day manufactures fractionate their colostrum. That's right, someone got the idea to remove the nourishing fat in order to raise the percentages of "other" highly publicized components. I'm sorry to burst your bubble but fractionated colostrum is not in harmony with nature's 150 million year design.
It should be noted that the fat in colostrum is not “just fat” per se. It contains an array of special-purpose lipids, such as gangliosides, which are essential for nerve health and brain function. Be wary of colostrum which dissolves easily in water because it likely has been defatted.
A mother cow produces the richest colostrum immediately after she gives birth and continues to produce her golden gift for up to 24 hours, then her colostrum begins to transition to milk. Most modern-day colostrums are not collected, nor processed in a way to produce high efficacy. Many farmers will continue to collect "colostrum" from their cows for a few days after a calf is born. Any milk that is collected 24 hours after birth only contains a small amount of colostrum, and is not as potent as true first-day colostrum.
[ NOTE: We are currently working on a totally raw, completely cold processed (freeze-dried) colostrum product. It's true... good things come to those who wait. ]
100% NEW ZEALAND
- Pasture Raised In New Zealand
- Grass-fed & Grass-Finished
- Hormone, Pesticide & GMO-Free
- Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents
- 100% Freeze Dried & Non-Defatted
- Third Party Tested For Purity
- Allergen Free
— Our product is 100% sourced in New Zealand. In agricultural circles, it's known that the clean air, green pastures, and animal husbandry is at a higher level —
— Our product is 100% pure... This means that you won't see any of the extra stuff that most supplement companies include to save time and money (stearates, silica, etc) —
— Our product is 100% freeze dried in contrast to the heat processed varieties. This means that you get more of the heat sensitive vitamins, minerals and co-factors that make organ meats so incredibly nourishing —
— There has never been a case of mad cow disease in New Zealand. BSE (mad cow disease), scrapie and other known TSE’s, do not occur in New Zealand. A national surveillance programme is in place to provide comprehensive monitoring —
CONSIDER THE SOURCE
New Zealand seems like it was made for raising healthy animals. Its location and climate produce pristine conditions for cattle and sheep, and the farmers have uncanny expertise handed down for generations. New Zealand is unique among meat-producing regions in the world because its climate is moderate so the grass in the pastures grows fresh and grows green year-round which means the cows and sheep can eat the food that’s healthiest for them every day of the year.
Our nose-to-tail product line is always from grassfed, inspected animals born and raised without the use of pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. The health of livestock used for manufacturing in New Zealand is closely monitored by a world-leading biosecurity system that is second to none and is a global exemplar. Strict government licensing, auditing and certification procedures mean that our genuine New Zealand freeze-dried (and low heat rendered) products can be used with complete confidence in their origin, safety, and efficacy. Freeze-drying preser
* Our product line is 100% additive-free. Absolutely no stearates, lubricants, binders, fillers or flow agents... except with our Bone Marrow (see Other Ingredients) *
- Serving Size: 6 Capsules
- Servings Per Container: 30
AMOUNT PER CAPSULE
Freeze-Dried New Zealand Grassfed Colostrum (Bovine) 500MG
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Collagen (Beef Gelatin) Capsules
SUGGESTED USE: Six capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
MANUFACTURED IN THE USA: ANCESTRAL SUPPLEMENTS, LLC
* FDA STATEMENT: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Grass Fed COLOSTRUM CONTAINS...
- Powerful Immune Factors: Immunoglobulins/Antibodies to fight infections and prevent disease, PRPs (Proline-rich Polypeptides), Lactoferrin, Glycoproteins & Cytokines.
- Incredible Growth Factors: To heal, build and repair cellular, tissue and organ health; Epithelial Growth Factor (EGF), Insulin-like Growth Factor I and II (IGF-I & IGF-II), Transforming Growth Factors A & B (TGF A & B), Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF):
- Essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids to support an overall healthy system
Grass Fed COLOSTRUM SUPPORTS...
- Optimal Gut & Immune System Function
- Thymus Health
- Iron Health
- Human Growth and Cell Repair
- Increased Athletic Performance
SUGGESTED USE (6 CAPSULES A DAY)
Our Grass Fed Colostrum is a whole food dietary supplement that provides Grass Fed Colostrum within the ultimate food matrix. This supplement should be taken without food (even though it technically is food). The suggested use is 6 capsules a day or as directed by a healthcare professional — for added support, the dose can be doubled or tripled. If consuming more than six capsules at once, the doses should be separated by at least three hours.
As it relates to little ones, our Ancestral Supplements are 100% pure and they're encapsulated in 100% pure bovine gelatin. Since we do not add any stearates, lubricants, binders, fillers or flow agents, (except with our Bone Marrow; see Other Ingredients), our products contain all the naturally nourishing properties of grass-fed organs as they exist in harmony with nature. In other words, if you would consider preparing homemade liver and onions (or) a homemade organ meat paté for a little one, our supplements would be no different — it's just food, whole-food at that!
In fact, many of our customers give our products to their babies, toddlers and teens... many email and post reviews about it, including one that notes that she gives her kid half the recommended dose for an anemia-related issue. Another reviewer remarks about our Thymus, at 1-2 capsules a day, is the only thing that works for her son's "angry" eczema. Even a new mom states that she opens the capsule and blends our liver into a homemade Weston A Price formula to give her baby a head start. As long as the little ones tolerate beef products without incident, you would just be giving a convenient source of ancestral nourishment.
As it relates to dosing, most of our functional healthcare practitioner accounts suggest 1 capsule for every 15-20 pounds of body weight. I always tell people that I put the care, attention and quality assurance into my products as if I am giving them to my family... because I am! My young boys, wife and I all take the Beef Liver, Beef Organs and Bone Marrow every day.
POTENTIAL ISSUES (DETOX REACTION)
Most customers tolerate our supplements without incident; however, approximately 5 to 10% of customers (usually with an autoimmune condition) may experience a detoxification reaction. Detoxification reactions go by many different names including healing reactions, healing crises, cleansing reactions (or) Herxheimer reactions with hallmark symptoms of nausea, headache, lethargy, dizziness and other flu-like symptoms. In this instance, detoxification reactions are generally an indication that detoxification pathways in the body are back online... cells suddenly have an opportunity to release an even greater than normal quantity of stored toxins, metabolic wastes, pathogens, and unwanted material.
A detoxification reaction is more likely to occur when starting with the full suggested serving size of 6 capsules per day. If you know that you are sensitive to supplements and/or you have an autoimmune condition, you may wish to start slow when adding this product to your current regimen. Tolerability can be greatly improved by starting with just 1 (or) 2 capsules a day and increasing by just 1 capsule every couple of days — this method may take a full few weeks to achieve the desired serving size of 6 capsules per day.
If you know that you're ultra-sensitive to supplements, email us and we'll do everything we can to help.
high quality ORGANS, GLANDS & COLOSTRUM
Okay, you're convinced! You're going to start incorporating nose-to-tail nourishment in your routine because, well... you're educated now... you understand, just as our early ancestors did, that they provide superlative health benefits that are missing in our modern diets. The next step is sourcing it. It's important that you source the highest quality because not all organs, glands and colostrums are created equal. Consider the source.
- Should Come From An Unpolluted Geographical Region — Isolated, Healthy, Pristine Lands
- Should Come From Pasture Raised Animals
- Should Come From Grass-Fed
- Should Come From Animals That Are Hormone, Pesticide & GMO-Free
- Should Also Be Ultra Pure... Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents, No Allergens
- Should Be Non-Defatted (if applicable)
- Should Be 100% Freeze Dried... Freeze Drying Preserves Heat Sensitive Biological Activity (or) Low-Heat Rendered As Is The Case w/ Our Tallow
Our Colostrum is processed and packaged with Good Manufacturing Practices. It is carefully spray-dried at a low temperature and flash pasteurized with state-of-the-art technology that preserves maximum quality while providing maximum safety. Yes, it's true, we're working on a completely "raw" colostrum that we hope to bring to market very soon.
SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTS (3)
If you're going to pick just one ancestral supplement to start with, make it our GRASS FED BEEF LIVER... unless you need targeted support with another specific organ system (see below). If you are going to pick two supplements, our GRASS FED BEEF LIVER and our GRASS FED BEEF ORGANS provide complementary and synergistic nourishment. If you can add a third supplement, GRASS FED BONE MARROW fills fat-soluble nutrition gaps and provides the fat-soluble activators that nutrition giant Dr. Weston Price extensively wrote about.
- Grass Fed Beef Liver
- Grass Fed Beef Organs (liver, heart, kidney, pancreas, spleen)
- Grass Fed Bone Marrow
On the other hand, if you're looking for targeted organ support, you may be interested in our GRASS FED BEEF HEART to support heart health (or) our GRASS FED THYROID to support a struggling thyroid (or) our GRASS FED THYMUS to support thymus function and immune health... you get the picture.* We have a nose-to-tail product line that can be found on our "Products" page. If you can't find what you're looking for (or) you're not sure what you're looking for, send us an email and we'll do everything we can to help.
Grass Fed COLOSTRUM Summary
In Summary: Mankind was never designed to eat processed foods, breathe polluted air, drink polluted water, or lead sedentary lives. Grass Fed Colostrum can help us restore some of our lost balance. Grass Fed Colostrum is a whole food, nature’s first food, and a primal birthright for all mammals. This first food is what gives us our immunity, and sets us up for lifelong health and longevity. It has shown great promise, for example, in treating autoimmune disorders, which can often be traced back to nutritional or environmental imbalances. Colostrum can help repair the damage we do to our gastrointestinal tracts from eating processed, fried and unhealthy foods.
Grass Fed Colostrum is a wonderful solution and supplement for those suffering from weak immune systems, athletes, people recovering from injury, and people who are seeking to restore their natural health, strength, and beauty. It can help each and every one of us to lead a happier and healthier life. Reclaim your primal birthright with a true ancestral super food: Grass Fed Colostrum.
[ FACT: There has never been a case of mad cow disease in New Zealand. BSE (mad cow disease), scrapie and other known TSE’s, do not occur in New Zealand. A national surveillance program is in place to provide comprehensive monitoring. ]
We care deeply about each and every aspect of our "seed to supplement" business... great love and gratitude go out to the souls of these beautiful creatures that sacrificed their lives so that we could be nourished.