Importance of Natural Fats

Importance of Natural Fats

First milking colostrum is naturally rich in fats, making up about 20-25% of total solids. Fats serve as the critical transporter (or surrogate) for the the powerful growth factor IGF-1. When purchasing colostrum, ensure all its naturally occurring fats are kept intact for the greatest anti-aging benefits.

Unfortunately, most brands of colostrum have most of their fats removed. Removal of the natural fats from colostrum is primarily done for a number of reasons. The main purpose is to artificially elevate the IgG percentage in colostrum, thus making it "appear" to be harvested from the first or earlier collections. Another reason is to hide the rancid odor of poor quality, mishandled, or old colostrum. All else being equal, fat-free colostrum is more shelf stable and offers a longer shelf life. Lastly, fat-free colostrum mixes more easily with and dissolves more quickly in water.

Excessive fat is a concern in our diets, as is cholesterol. Genuine first milking colostrum is very low in cholesterol, containing only 1.9 mg of cholesterol per gram of dried colostrum.