“Colostrum should be natural – it should not be denatured in any way.”
The above quote is by Lance S. Wright, M.D., co-founder of the American Holistic Medical Association. Many colostrum brands have the fat removed. The fat contains bioactive components and a variety of specific-purpose lipids. The companies which remove the fat claim that removing the natural-fat lipids and adding other lipids improves colostrum, whereas Synertek believes that nature knows what it is doing and that colostrum should not be denatured in any way.
Is Synertek Colostrum from United States dairies?
Yes, it is exclusively from United States dairies.
Is Synertek colostrum organic and are the cows grass fed?
Each batch of Synertek colostrum is tested by both an in-house laboratory and an independent third-party laboratory to be sure it is free of micro-contaminants of all kinds, including chemical, heavy metal, and micro-biological, and that it meets the parameters of 1st six hour colostrum. The dairies are hand picked for their wholesome and organic practices including grass feeding, but there are not enough certified organic dairies nor exclusively grass fed dairies to meet the demand for colostrum and therefore not all the dairies used for Synertek colostrum are certified organic and not all are solely grass fed. If a company tells you otherwise about their colostrum you would be justified to be skeptical and ask for verification.
How does Synertek compare to New Zealand colostrum?
New Zealand colostrum is taken from two milkings over a 24 hour period.
Is Synertek colostrum GMO free?
Are the cows given hormones or antibiotics?
What about the calves? Don’t they need the colostrum too?
The calves are given a full liter of the first colostrum, thus assuring their health, strength, and vitality, and the future of the dairy herds.
Should the fat be removed?
No. “The first way of denaturing colostrum is by taking out the fat.”(Lance S. Wright, M.D.)
The fat contains active components, such as a group of lipids called gangliosides. Gangliosides participate in diverse biological processes, including neural development, pathogen binding, and activation of the immune system. (J Agric Food Chem. 2013 Oct 9;61(40):9689-96. doi: 10.1021/jf402255g. Epub 2013 Sep 30.) Lipids are also involved in the transport and absorption of various components of colostrum.
What form of colostrum is best to use?
Pretty much any form but 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.
For internal use, use Synertek lozenges or powder, for topical use, Synertek liquid.
Either Synertek lozenges or powder provide maximize immune system strengthening. The lozenges are more convenient, the powder is more suitable for larger usage amounts. Larger amounts will result in more of some benefits, such as lean muscle development, fat burning, athletic benefit, healing rate, and anti-aging effect.
The liquid has the fat removed, therefore it is not generally recommended for internal usage. However it is wonderful for topical usage – to stop nosebleeds, rapidly heal skin injuries, and to quickly heal eczema and other skin irritations. Put a few drops on a skin injury and you can actually see a dramatic amount of healing in only four or five minutes.
Should I mix the powder with water or some beverage?
You can, but colostrum that is 100% pure, whole, and intact, such as Synertek, is slow to dissolve in water and requires a fair amount of mixing. Some people mix it in a dab of applesauce or yogurt, or blend it in a smoothie. The best way is to just toss the colostrum straight in your mouth and eat it like any other nutritious food. A small amount will stick to the teeth and gums and provide extra benefit as it dissolves there, such as increased sublingual absorption, direction protection against infection in the mouth, throat, and larynx, where infection often begins, and healing of the gums, other oral tissues, and the esophagus.
Does the powder taste bad?
Top quality colostrum has a very mild flavor which most people like, and only a very few people do not.
What about lactose intolerance?
Anyone with lactose intolerance can use the maintenance level of Synertek colostrum without symptoms. Most persons with lactose intolerance can use any amount of Synertek colostrum they want, and some customers have reported that their lactose intolerance vanished altogether after using Synertek colostrum for a time.
What about dairy allergies?
Some persons with dairy allergies report symptoms with colostrum and some do not. Persons with dairy allergies may want to try the liquid at the start since it has the casein removed.
Is Synertek Colostrum Flash-Pasteurized?
Yes, for 15 seconds at 161 degrees F. Be skeptical of claims about raw colostrum, as it is illegal to sell raw dairy products in most states. Also there is an upside to pasteurization as it prevents the transmission of E Coli, Salmonella, Tuberculosis and other potentially deadly pathogens.
What is Synertek’s return and refund policy?
Synertek guarantees 100% satisfaction with all Synertek products or your money back, for a minimum period of six months after the date of the purchase. Normally Synertek does not require the return of partly used containers, but reserves the right to do so on occasion. If more than one container of any product is ordered, the guarantee covers only the first container that has been opened, plus any unopened containers that are returned. Refunds are issued within two business days of either the refund request, or within two business days of the date that returned containers are received.
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.