(an article from the AquaSource newsletter)
ColActive 3 combines three unique ingredients: colostrum, the probiotic acidophilus and lactoferrin (one of the components naturally contained within colostrum) in order to create a powerful, health enhancing food. The value of colostrum with regards to health is two-fold. First, it is exceptionally nutritional and second – it contains many bioactive ingredients which are proven to help sustain good overall health. Clinical studies on different species, including people, indicate that cattle colostrum renders beneficial effects on health. Colostrum is produced by all mammals. It is popular as the “first milk” since this is the milk produced by the mother within the first few hours after giving birth.
Colostrum is incredibly important since it is the first food that the newborn receives which is why it is so rich in nutritional content. The bioactive molecules in the colostrum contain compounds such as immunoglobulin: immune factors, including lactoferrin; growth factors and antioxidants. The direct benefits of colostrum, observed so far, are many-fold and help the general health of the body; better reproductive capabilities; shorter recuperative period; faster rehabilitation after intense physical training. These effects are obvious and can be explained through the biochemical processes in which the different colostrum components participate. The secondary colostrum effects, however, are not as clearly defined. Besides the obvious effects of its separate components, the ingredients within the colostrum work in such a way that they increase their efficiency altogether.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria inhabiting the digestive tract. The term “probiotics” describes the directed intake of microorganisms which improve and sustain health. The digestive system’s main function is to convert and transform food in such a way, so that the organism is capable of using it for growth, energy and sustaining its structure.
The digestive tract accomplishes this by metabolizing large and complex molecules into many smaller ones with simpler structure. This process begins physically with chewing the food and continues with chemical digestion by the enzymes in the saliva. When the food enters the stomach, it continues to be partially digested by the acids and enzymes found within it. The last phase of digestion is carried out within the intestines, literally by billions of microorganisms, where it is metabolized and absorbed by the organism through the intestinal walls. These microorganisms are represented by over 400 types of bacteria which exist in a very complex and delicate ecosystem. In between the different bacteria, there exists a fragile balance which sustains intestinal health. This is precisely where health begins – in the intestines. This balance could be disturbed by a change in diet, health conditions, age, the condition of the immune system, stress levels and medication. If the result from such an imbalance decreases the amount of the beneficial bacteria it could lead to gastro-intestinal disruption. The intake of beneficial bacteria with regards to sustaining a healthy microbalance of the gastro-intestinal tract is nothing new. In fact, it was first proposed by Dr. Ilya Mechnikov about a hundred years ago. Even though for centuries people consumed fermented dairy products, the significance of Dr. Mechnikov’s discoveries lead to him being awarded the Nobel prize in 1908.
“I take colostrum daily and I no longer have any cough or running nose. If you want to be healthy take two colostrum capsules every day. It is so simple!”
Ella Pojalla testimonial