The milk Mt. Capra process comes from their own farm in the southwestern part of Washington state. Having their own milk supply gives us and you the assurance that the Colostrum they manufacture from goats milk is the freshest and of the highest quality possible.
Their goats are free range allowing them to enjoy life the way nature intended. Their food supply is free of pesticides & herbicides, the Goats are growth hormone and antibiotic free. Mt. Capra has been in business since 1928.
This special milk is low in fat, and high in carbohydrates, protein, and antibodies. It is nature’s transfer of immune factors that occurs the first two days of postpartum.
CapraColostrum is made from goat milk colostrum and goat milk cream and comes in a gelatin capsules that is certified BSE free.
What is Colostrum?
Colostrum is the thick yellow fluid which is produced as a precursor to mother’s milk. It is found in humans, goats, and other mammals where it is produced by the mother for two days following birth. Colostrum can be described as a brilliantly designed transfer system which effectively “jump starts” a newborn’s undeveloped immune system.
CapraColostrum is unique because it’s from goats meaning it’s from a source that is closer to human milk than the mass produced bovine (cow) colostrum. Colostrum supplies the body with immune and growth factors.
What biological role does colostrum play?
Colostrum has dozens of health related components, the primary being immune and growth related. Colostrum is made up of various macro and micro constituents such as cytokines, immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, growth factors and hormones, etc. These components have various biological roles that are vital to proper health and immune function. For example:
1. Cytokines Cytokines are part of our systemic immune system. These hormones keep communication between immune cells active. “No communication = No immunity”
2. Growth Factors (IGF-I, IGF-II, EGF) As the name implies, growth factors assist with maintenance and growth of certain body tissues
3. Lactoferrin Lactoferrin assists with iron absorption and has shown anti-microbial characteristics. It is a part of our defense system.
4. Growth Hormone Works individually as well as together with growth factors to possibly aid in growth and function of gastro-intestinal tissues
5. Immunoglobulins (IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, IgM) Immunoglobulins are also known as antibodies. These small proteins, are used by the immune system to seek out and destroy foreign antigens (invaders).