Making sure your children get all the nutrients they need for their growth and development can be a challenge at times. Fussy eaters often mean that parents have to be really inventive to make sure their children don’t lack vital nutrients.
At birth the first thing that a newborn receives from its mum is Colostrum. This nutrient dense liquid comes before the milk flow kicks in and with good reason.
Why is Colostrum so important?
Colostrum delivers antibodies called immunoglobulins that are vital to children (and actually for adults too) for protection from bacteria and viral infections. Colostrum is known to provide resistance to pathogens including salmonella, staphylococcus and rotavirus.
Colostrum contains a range of immune factors to assist the absorption of minerals such as iron helping to oxygenate the blood and tissues. Other immune factors help support the immune system, aid digestion and support a healthy gut wall.
Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients
Colostrum is the primary food source for newborns in the days after birth so it is naturally nutrient dense. Colostrum delivers a perfect balance of vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B6, B12, and E. It also contains minerals such as calcium, zinc, sodium and magnesium, and a range of amino acids enzymes to stimulate the child’s digestive system and natural metabolism.
Colostrum also provides growth factors, which are important for protein production. The growth factors in Colostrum enable the body to regulate the production of protein in specific cells to ensure healthy muscle and tissue growth in children.
How does Colostrum help once my kids are no longer babies?
Colostrum delivers vital nutrients, supports the gastro intestinal tract, encourages healthy growth and protects from bacteria and viruses, whatever your age.
Colostrum is available as a Milk Powder making it easy to deliver these benefits to children because you can add it into their food.
Where does Colostrum come from?
Naturally we can’t deliver human colostrum for consumption. The colostrum used for human consumption is bovine derived – that is, it is taken from cows. Scientific studies show Bovine colostrum is virtually identical to human colostrum. Some components such as immunoglobulins are even more concentrated in bovine colostrum, making it a perfect substitute for human consumption and health – especially for children.
Colostrum Milk Powder is easy to give to your kids!
- Mix Colostrum Milk Powder into shakes, smoothies or fruit juice
- Add it to foods such as rice, porridge or cereal
- You can even mix Colostrum Milk Powder into infant foods such as mashed vegetables, pureed fruit or cereal