Confused by conflicting claims about colostrum?
Synertek colostrum is 100% natural, first six hour colostrum, with nothing added and nothing removed.
Important Facts About Bovine Colostrum
First six hour colostrum is different than colostrum harvested later, since the quantities and proportions of components change post calving, and dramatically after the six hour mark. The Fundamentals of Dairy Chemistry, a college textbook, clearly illustrates that fact with a table showing Transition From Colostrum to Normal Milk.
The fat in colostrum contains vital components such as a group of lipids called gangliosides. Gangliosides participate in diverse biological processes, including neural development, brain function, pathogen binding, and activation of the immune system (J Agric Food Chem). Lipids are also involved in the transport and absorption of various components of colostrum. The Fundamentals of Dairy Chemistry devotes an entire chapter to lipid composition and properties. Only whole, intact colostrum contains the lipids that nature designed for colostrum; defatted colostrum does not. As a scientific example of the importance of the lipids in colostrum see Isotopic labeling of milk disialogangliosides (GD3). Reis MG, Bibiloni R, McJarrow P, MacGibbon A, Fong B, Bassett S, Roy N, Dos Reis MM., Chem Phys Lipids. Colostrum producers with so-called “lipid delivery” systems typically remove the natural fat with its lipids before adding their substitute lipid for their “lipid delivery” concept. Synertek believes it is not a good trade-off to throw away the natural lipids and replace them with a cheap, random lipid such as lecithin, and that there is no proof that it improves delivery of any colostrum component or components. It may in fact decrease the delivery of the components that natural lipids facilitate. So why would anyone remove the natural lipids from colostrum? Some companies fractionate colostrum and promote and sell fractionated colostrum products, and may sell colostrum without the natural lipids as one product, and products derived from the natural lipids as separate products.
Determining 1st Six Hour Colostrum
The protein content of colostrum declines rapidly post calving as the lactose content increases. The ratio of protein to lactose in colostrum is therefore an indicator of the time post calving.
The Fundamentals of Dairy Chemistry, a college textbook, depicts the rapid decline of protein and increase of lactose as time passes after calving.
|Hours post calving||Protein %||Lactose %||Protein/Lactose ratio|
As seen above at six hours post calving the protein/lactose ratio has dropped to 3.7. All Synertek colostrum will have a protein/lactose ratio of 3.7 or greater.
Why Synertek Does Not Sell Capsules
Capsule proponents may argue that capsules bypass the stomach’s digestive enzymes. The truth is that capsules tend to float on stomach contents until releasing the colostrum (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8138903). If you have encapsulated colostrum, drop one of the capsules in water and you will see that it floats until it dissolves. Moreover since capsules prevent the exposure of colostrum to the membranes of the mouth and throat, all benefits that may occur in the mouth and throat with natural, not encapsulated colostrum are lost, such as sublingual absorption, direct protection against infection, and healing of the gums and esophagus.
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- Supplements: Pure 1st six hour colostrum powder; Lozenges; Liquid.
- Hair Regrowth: Colostral hair regrowth shampoo and conditioner; Hair regrowth serum.
- Skin care: Colostral maximum regenerating skin serum; Regenerating and moisturizing cream.
- Other Personal Care: Colostral hemorrhoid ointment.
- Teeth and Gums: Colostrum and organic/wildcrafted herbal tooth brushing powder.
Synertek colostrum is harvested from U.S. Midwestern family farms, carefully chosen for overall quality, with appropriate regard for the health and welfare of the cows and calves, organic practices, and grass feeding.
Synertek’s harvesting and processing company was the first in the business. It developed harvesting and processing procedures that have been copied with varying degrees of success by every colostrum company since. Each batch of Synertek colostrum is flash pasteurized and spray dried, in accord with practices proven through years of research and testing to maintain maximum product quality.
Synertek colostrum is harvested exclusively from U.S. grade A dairies. Each batch of colostrum is tested both by an in-house lab and an independent lab for organic quality and to be certain it meets the parameters of six hour colostrum, and only then is it certified.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.