Nature’s First Food.
- Colostrum is the first milk produced. This special milk is low in fat, and high in carbohydrates, protein, and antibodies. It is nature’s transfer of immune factors that occurs the first two days of postpartum.
- CapraColostrum™ is made from our goat milk colostrum and our goat milk cream and comes in vegetarian V-Caps™ capsules.
- CapraColostrum™ is available in a 2 month supply of bulk powder!
What is Colostrum?
Colostrum is the thick yellow fluid which is produced as a precursor to mother’s milk. It is found in humans, goats, and other mammals where it is produced by the mother for two days following birth. Colostrum can be described as a brilliantly designed transfer system which effectively “jump starts” a newborn’s undeveloped immune system.
CapraColostrum is unique because it’s from goats—meaning it’s from a source that is closer to human milk than the mass produced bovine (cow) colostrum. Colostrum supplies the body with immune and growth factors and is easily tolerated by most.
What biological role does colostrum play?
Colostrum has dozens of health related components, the primary being immune and growth related. Colostrum is made up of various macro and micro constituents such as cytokines, immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, growth factors and hormones, etc. These components have various biological roles that are vital to proper health and immune function. For example:
- CytokinesCytokines are part of our systemic immune system. These hormones keep communication between immune cells active. “No communication = No immunity”
- Growth Factors (IGF-I, IGF-II, EGF)As the name implies, growth factors assist with maintenance and growth of certain body tissues
- LactoferrinLactoferrin assists with iron absorption and has shown anti-microbial characteristics. It is a part of our defense system.
- Growth HormoneWorks individually as well as together with growth factors to possibly aid in growth and function of gastro-intestinal tissues
- Immunoglobulins (IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, IgM)Immunoglobulins are also known as antibodies. These small proteins, are used by the immune system to seek out and destroy foreign antigens (invaders).
What the Experts Say:
“Colostrum is the first milk produced after birth and is particularly rich in immunoglobulins, antimicrobial peptides (eg, lactoferrin and lactoperoxidase), and other bioactive molecules, including growth factors.” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
We love our kids!
Mt. Capra is aware that baby goats (kids) must utilize the postpartum colostrum from their mother to ‘jump start’ their own newly formed immune system. We have taken steps to allow the kids to have total access to their full need of colostrum. Mt Capra only harvests the “surplus” colostrum.