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MIP Colostrum Consumption .
- How to get the best results from MIP Colostrum
Every person differs on the amount of MIP Colostrum that is needed. We recommend taking 1 to 2 MIP Colostrum capsules or 1 tsp MIP Colostrum powder daily. Take the capsules with a glass of water 20 minutes before food. MIP powder is usually mixed into water, tea, juice, health shakes, yoghurt or soft foods such as applesauce or mashed potatoes. In sport: for maximum benefit, take an additional 2 capsules or an additional teaspoon powder directly after sport or exercise. For suggested powder use for Pets and other Animals, please read question 11.
- What if I’m lactose intolerant?
The amount of lactose in Colostrum is 163 mg in two capsules compared to 13,000 mg in one 8-oz of milk. We normally recommend starting slow with colostrum consumption (1 capsule before breakfast = 500 mg per day) and allow the body to begin the necessary enzymatic production and balance itself. You can overcome the intolerance to lactose as well as many other intolerances through the use of MIP colostrum.
- Can I take MIP Colostrum with other supplements and medications?
MIP Colostrum actually helps your body and works to regulate your body’s absorption rates. It heals the digestive tract so well that all substances eaten internally (food, herbs, natural healing substances and medications) are more enhanced in terms of their bioavailability to the body. Although MIP Colostrum has no known drug interactions, you may find that the other supplements and medications that you are taking could have a more pronounced effect.
- How does MIP Colostrum slow aging?
Signs of aging become apparent when our body slows down in the manufacturing of Growth Hormones. Growth Hormones play a crucial part in repairing and reproducing almost all body tissue. Without these Growth Hormones, our cells tend to become impaired and less elastic. By the time we are in our early eighties, our body almost stops the production of these Growth Hormones and aging factors are at their peaks. MIP Colostrum consist of active Growth Factors that revers the signs of aging. These Growth Factors are natural hormones produced in large quantities in MIP Colostrum and work to revitalize your body’s cells at a much faster rate. According to a study conducted by Dr Daniel Rudman in 1998, the results obtained by treating 26 men, whose ages ranged from 61 years to 80 years, with colostrum supplements were astonishing. After the treatment, the patients had lost a considerable amount of useless body fat, their bone density increased, body muscle mass increased and skin elasticity increased. Due to this, the professors who conducted the study arrived at the conclusion that the Growth factors found in Colostrum were the ultimate answer in fighting aging.
- Should MIP Colostrum be taken when pregnant?
MIP Colostrum will not hurt you or your fetus, but you should check with your health care professional first. Once your baby is born it would be beneficial to start taking MIP Colostrum right away as it will help boost your immune system which suffers during child birth. It will help you recover faster and it will also help you bounce back into shape.
- Can MIP Colostrum help me lose weight?
MIP Colostrum contains organic compounds such as Leptin and IGF-1. These compounds help prevent unnecessary fat from accumulating in the body. Leptin regulates your appetite as well as your metabolic activity. The bovine colostrum manufactured by MIP contains IGF-1, which is an important Growth Factor. IGF-1 metabolizes the excessive body fat that is useless to the body, to produce energy for cellular respiration. This results in a slimmer you!
- How about weight gain?
MIP Colostrum has key ingredients that help burn body fat rather than muscle mass. This leads to an increase in the lean mass of the body, which is regarded as healthy weight gain. If you take part in demanding activities MIP Colostrum guarantees you great benefits. The Growth Factors help in building muscle mass, while eliminating excessive body fat through its oxidation. This not only helps you develop an athletic body, but also releases abundant energy for you to take part in workout.
- Can MIP Colostrum help with depression?
Depression can be caused by a number of factors that either affects the body directly or indirectly. One such factor is a lack of minerals and vitamins in a poorly managed diet. Another factor may be the use of anti-biotics that are not accepted by the immune system of your body. MIP Colostrum is a source of vital natural minerals, organic compounds and natural antibodies, which help relieve depression or distress your body is facing.
- Can children take MIP Colostrum?
MIP Colostrum can be consumed by adults as well as children. Due to the fact that children do not possess a very well developed and strong immune system MIP Colostrum has proven very beneficial to children. The consumption of MIP Colostrum boosts their immune cells and enables them to combat various illnesses and diseases. It further helps in developing and maintaining the gut wall so that they can take in more nutrients. MIP Colostrum has several Growth Factors that aid in encouraging a healthy physical growth as well as mental development of your child.
- Can animals benefit from the consumption of MIP Colostrum?
Yes! As a matter of fact, most animals love MIP Colostrum. It is suggested to mix the powder with their food. Bovine Colostrum is not species specific and animals gain many health benefits from MIP Colostrum. An animal’s need for any particular supplement they are on can be reduced or eliminated once they take MIP Colostrum for a while. This is due to a increase in the absorption of substances from the gut, better efficiency of tissue repair from the Growth Factors and a healthier immune system from the immunoglobulins and other immune factors provided by the MIP Colostrum. Here are a few suggestions: Small dogs and cats: 1 tsp daily Medium to large dogs: 1 tsp twice daily (morning and night) Horses: 2 tsp twice daily (morning and night)
- How to use MIP Colostrum powder?
MIP Colostrum powder can be used in a number of different ways. For example, if you have any cuts or irritation on your skin you could sprinkle some of this powder on the affected area. If you are suffering from any oral problems like sensitive gums or teeth, you can put some powder along the line of your affected gum or tooth and let it dissolve. MIP Colostrum can also be gargled to aid an inflamed or sore throat. You will see that in no time at all, your ailment will have been reduced to a tolerable stage.
- What is IgG and what are the benefits?
Immunoglobulins (Ig) are proteins (also known as antibodies) produced by the immune system. They attach to foreign substance and disease-causing microbes (such as bacteria) in the body to assist in destroying and removing them. There are five classes of Ig’s: IgA, IgG, IgM, IgD and IgE, which play different roles within the body. In a healthy person, IgA, IgG and IgM are the most prolific antibodies present. IgG antibodies are found in all bodily fluids and are the smallest but most common type of immunoglobulin found in the body. For this reason consumption of IgG in colostrum supplements is thought to assist in improved immune function and good health.
- How much IgG does MIP Colostrum contain?
MIP Colostrum is 100% pure undiluted Colostrum. The average IgG amount in MIP Colostrum powder is around 18-22%. Therefore MIP Colostrum contains 18 to 22g IgG per 100g. The IgG content of a diluted colostrum product needs to be calculated as following: If you know the amount of Colostrum used in the formula, let’s say 20% Colostrum powder and 80% skim milk is used per 100g, you get only 3g IgG per 100g which is six times less than MIP Colostrum.
General Information .
- How does MIP Colostrum work?
The main function of MIP Colostrum in a newborn is to aid in the transfer of passive immunity from the mother to the child. The mother has been exposed to a variety of environmental factors and organisms during her lifetime to which her immune system has produced antibodies. In the transfer of passive immunity the mother passes on her produced antibodies to her child. The mother passively immunises her young in utero by passing the antibodies through the placenta. In animals where maternal antibodies do not pass through the placental barrier (horses, cattle, pigs, and sheep), the young are passively immunised immediately after birth by way of Colostrum. In these species the maternal antibodies present in the Colostrum are absorbed directly through the gut in the first few days following birth.
- Why choose New Zealand Colostrum?
New Zealand Colostrum is recognised as the world’s premium Colostrum. Why? Because it is collected only from pasture-fed cows that are pesticide, antibiotic and hormone free. New Zealand has a strong competitive advantage in Colostrum production due in part to New Zealand’s dairy cows all calving during a single three-month period every year. New Zealand Colostrum is collected and transported in a fresh chilled state from farms to the processing plant. This is a crucial production advantage, because gentle handling, low temperature collection and processing technology preserves the natural active ingredients of MIP Colostrums. In other countries, Colostrum is collected in batches until there is enough to process. This means it must be stored for long periods before processing, so it is frozen. Rapid freezing and rapid thawing techniques prior to processing can cause damage to the protein molecules and can compromise the integrity and biological activity of the immunoglobulins, growth factors and other biologically active components found in MIP Colostrum. The best source of Colostrum is from the early milk of pasture fed, non-hyperimmunised, healthy New Zealand cows. The temperate climate combined with our farming practices make New Zealand the absolute best supplier of Colostrum. Furthermore, New Zealand dairy products are renowned worldwide for their quality and consistency in both manufacturing and supply. Strict New Zealand quality standards ensure New Zealand MIP Colostrum is free from preservatives, antioxidants or food additives. It is also free of rBST, which is not licensed for use in dairy cows by the NZ Food Safety Authority. MIP Colostrum contains no genetically modified organisms, plants or animal products.
- Why choose Bovine Colostrum?
Bovine Colostrum is the only form of colostrum that is not species specific. In other words, it can significantly benefit all mammals, including humans of course. Because calves are born without any immunity to airborne, disease-causing organisms, their mothers Colostrum must contain a very large amount of immune and health factors. As a result bovine Colostrum has 10 – 21 times the factors of human Colostrum, making it the richest source of Colostrum available. MIP Colostrum is the ultimate in preserving all the natural transfer factors, increasing and enhancing the bio availability of the growth and immune factors to us.
- Is MIP bovine Colostrum safe for consumption?
It is well documented that bovine colostrum has been used safely for years as a food supplement. It is a whole and natural food that can be consumed in ANY quantity. There are absolutely no toxicity levels. Through quality control management of the entire manufacturing process, from collection of the colostrum through to packaging and storage, it is ensured that the colostrum is delivered in perfect condition, certified to be fit for human consumption.
- When is MIP Colostrum collected?
MIP Colostrum is collected at the first milkings from selected healthy, pasture feed dairy herds. After calving, the calf is left with the cow for 8-12 hours to ensure the calf has had sufficient colostrum. Only the rest of the first and second colostrum milkings are collected for processing. This occurs within 48 hours of calving. We make sure the calves get their fill first.
- Should Colostrum be pasteurised?
Absolutely! Cow manure can easily splash onto the udders contaminating them with E-coli, salmonella and other pathogenic bacteria. This creates the potential for contamination of dairy products. MIP Colostrum powder is a natural, spray dried product made from fresh, at 72 degrees pasteurised colostrum which contains IgG and other bioactive components.
- About Magnesium Stearate
Magnesium stearate is most commonly used in supplement manufacturing as a ‘flow agent,’ which helps ensure that the equipment runs smoothly. It is an effective way to help produce quality dietary supplements.
Magnesium stearate is a magnesium salt containing stearic acid. Stearic acid is an 18 carbon long saturated fat, common in our food supply. It is readily metabolized to oleic acid (the monounsaturated fat found in olive oil). Stearic acid is unique among all saturated fatty acids because it does not raise LDL cholesterol levels. It is easy to get 5 grams of stearic acid (5,000 mg) by eating a bar of chocolate. By comparison, MIP Colostrum capsules contain 2% stearic acid or 20 mg of stearic acid per capsule.
Stearic acid is also a common fatty acid found in meat, poultry, fish, grains, eggs, butter, and milk products. In meat, it is 1/3 of the saturated fat. The average intake of dietary stearic acid in American women is 5700 milligrams a day and in men 8400 milligrams a day.
The point is that the amount of stearic acid ingested in a supplement is a small percent of a fatty acid that you consume every day as part of your diet, a type of fatty acid that is not problematic in the first place.
- Do the Immunoglobulins and Growth Factors in MIP Colostrum survive pasteurisation?
Tests have been carried out on MIP Colostrum (which is flash pasteurised at 72°C for 15 seconds) that show that the MIP Colostrum retains its bioactivity during this process.
- How does MIP Colostrum differ from plain milk?
MIP Colostrum not only contains all the goodness of milk but also contains significant levels of growth promoting and disease fighting substances commonly referred to as growth factors, immune factors and immunoglobulins. MIP Colostrum has a much higher protein, vitamin, mineral content and is lower in lactose.
- Why is fat removed from MIP Colostrum?
The fat should be removed for two reasons: 1) because it does not contain any biologically active proteins. In fact by removing the fat, the concentration of the biologically active proteins (generally IgG is the one measured) is increased. 2) fat is prone to oxidisation, so the shelf life would be reduced if it was present.
- What is the Shelf Life of MIP Colostrum?
Please refer to the expiry date on the product page. MIP Colostrum products are natural supplements, which are processed and packaged to maximise shelf-life while retaining the nutritional content. Our products are guaranteed to retain the full nutritional content up to and, if stored correctly, beyond the expiry date.
- Why doesn’t MIP Colostrum have a protective coating?
Research has shown that the molecular structure of bovine colostrum is identical to human colostrum. So why would we put a coating around a substance that is identical to breast milk? Uncoated Colostrum is a very successful aid for the whole digestive system including the stomach lining and tissues.
- Order with confidence!
The team behind MIP Colostrum has been in business for over 12 amazing years. MIP Colostrum has been shipped to over 70 different countries resulting in thousands of satisfied loyal customers. When ordering from us you can be confident that you will be receiving a pure product of the highest quality.
- Can I return a product I received?
Yes. Unopened products that you’ve had for less than 60 days can be returned to: MIP Colostrum 153 Lochhead Road Tauranga 3176 New Zealand Please enclose a copy of your order confirmation. We will refund the product cost less shipping costs back to your Credit Card. Please note that we are unable to guarantee specific results from our supplements. We do, however, guarantee that the products we offer are of the highest quality obtainable.