The History of Colostrum

An ancient secret for modern times

Revered throughout history colostrum is nature’s first food – it contains a number of immune components, including antibodies, growth factors, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Ancient civilizations knew and worshipped colostrum as the special gift of nature it is. Of course, now, more than ever, we are facing immune challenges which mean it is vital to ensure our families immunity is at its optimum..

Colostrum was used in the earliest times by many cultures for sustenance as well as to treat and prevent illness. In "The Book of Sirach" (written some time between 300-275 BC), reference is made to this “first milk" and it was listed with wheat, honey, salt, water, fire and iron as the necessities for life.

Ayurvedic physicians of India have successfully been using colostrum for medicinal purposes for over 2000 years.

The Hebrews referred to colostrum as "new milk".  In the Old Testament, the word “halab” appears, which referred to colostrum as "nature's perfect food”

Colostrum is recorded to have been used in Ancient Egypt where it was seen as an immortal ingredient for increasing strength and healing the body. Queen Cleopatra was also said to use Colostrum, could this be why her skin was so luminous?

Even from as far away as Scandinavia, for hundreds of years, they have celebrated the birth of calves with a pudding made from colostrum and honey. This pudding is well known for its health-promoting effects.

Before the invention of sulpha drugs and antibiotics, colostrum was widely used for its antibiotic properties.  Albert Sabin, the physician credited with developing the first polio vaccine advocated the use of colostrum and originally isolated anti-polio antibodies from bovine colostrum. 

Today interest and research into the anti-pathogenic properties of colostrum is ramping up. Due to the increase in antibiotic resistant strains of pathogens, colostrum really is a superfood and has proved itself over thousands of years.

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