Colostrum Benefits


Colostrum benefits your dog. In this week's Dog Talk Tuesday we go over the two functions it should have along with the difference between immune boosting and immune balancing because not all dogs need both.

At the very least, we're talking about something with high nutrients of protein, vitamins and enzymes and who couldn't use that?


Just like this hammock is supporting this dog on the outside, the right colostrum will support him on the inside.Here's Ice using a little support from the hammock. Now let's talk about colostrum for dog health support on the inside.


Uh oh, we're guilty of a bit of chit chat because her cat was causing a ruckus, so if you don't want to hear that, skip ahead to the 3 minute mark on the video time bar. In my defense, what is so  funny about her cat running amuck is that her dogs are so perfect, they never need a leash. She could leave them outside a building and nothing would make them leave that place until she came back. Yet her cats don't listen? Really?

Okay, let's get started.

 

The Two Basic Functions of Colostrum


I'm going to repeat the two basic functions of colostrum we talked about in the video, because frankly, they're awesome.

  •  Provide immunoglobulins (antibodies)  which look for pathogens  in the body like bacteria, viruses or other things causing a problem in the body.

  • Provide growth factors which are called transfer factors which stimulate immune function in the gut -  And since 70% of the immune system is in the gut, it's perfect don't you think?


Balance or Boost the Immune System


Let's go over the difference between immune balancing and immune boosting because both are good. Any product that boosts the immune system makes it work harder to improve itself and that's great for dog health overall, UNLESS . . .

 A dog who has or has had serious health issues may also have an auto immune problem where the body is working against itself. In that case, immune boosting not only won't work but will cause more problems. In this case colostrum is perfect because it supports without pushing. And if you're not really sure what's going on inside your dog, this is a super safe choice.

Lastly, remember that not all products are the same depending on how carefully they were processed so if you don't use the same choice Sandra and I do, be sure to do your homework.


Do Dogs Really Just Eat the Stuff?


I almost forgot I promised you in the newsletter I'd dig out the old video of Lulu taking Colostrum and here it is. I set the camera down thinking it would show her face better than it did. Bummer

She's also eating something else we'll cover in a few weeks. She thinks they're both dog candy and I don't mind a bit (:





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Please note:  To avoid frustration for both of us . . .

There are many references to NSP products throughout this website. It has taken me some years to pinpoint the correct combination of Nature's Sunshine Products along with the correct dosage for dogs. You must purchase those products through me at my NSP website in order to get those doses. If you are in Canada you must order through Sandra King's NSP website . Once we see your order come through we will contact you with assistance.

Thank you so much for your understanding.