Colostrum is a natural superfood produced by all mammals in the first 48-72 hours after giving birth. For 300 million years it has served the vital function of protecting and strengthening the mucosal barrier in infants before their own barrier matures. Colostrum has been called “liquid gold” and more analogous to an immune booster than a food because its nutritional value only plays a minor role. To date, there are over 5,000 published studies documenting the benefits of dairy colostrum for human health.
Yes! All ARMRA cows eat grass. We source our colostrum from small, family-owned farms throughout the USA. When the weather permits, the cows have access to the outdoors - fresh air and sunlight - and forage on grass as much as possible. In the winter months they may receive forages such as dried grass, hay & alfalfa or wet plant material like silage and other green-feeds. Depending on the nutritional needs of the animals and the time of year, they sometimes also receive a small amount of supplemental, non-gmo grains. In general, the majority of the cows' diet is grass.
Our cattle never receive antibiotics or hormones.
Also, ARMRA's colostrum is ethically-sourced. We make ARMRA strictly from overflow colostrum, which means that baby calves get all they need before any colostrum is collected.
ARMRA is a patented formula of pure bioactives from dairy colostrum. There are over 200 of them present in their natural, unprocessed state. They work together in perfect synergy to provide the health benefits of ARMRA.
These compounds include strengthening peptides, protective antibodies, antimicrobial peptides, prebiotic compounds, amino acids, vitamins, trace minerals, immunoglobulins, tissue growth factors and antioxidants that enhance mucosal immunity.
ARMRA is specially formulated to contain increased levels of beneficial compounds, including:
SigA (aka secretory immunoglobulin A) is the most abundant antibody at mucosal surfaces in the respiratory and GI tract, and plays a crucial role in immunity. It is considered “anti-viral” and “anti-bacterial” because it binds and neutralizes viruses and bacteria, preventing them from reaching the barrier surface. It also intercepts allergens and toxins.
In research studies, SigA has been found to inhibit the assembly of flu virus and rotavirus, and it neutralizes toxins from C. diff and E. Coli.
Additionally SigA plays an important role in maintaining homeostasis of the microbiome.
Immunoglobulins like IgG play an important role as antibodies along the mucosal surfaces. They can recognize and block specific, dangerous particles like viruses, bacteria, and toxins to block them from crossing the barrier.
Lactoferrin acts as a non-specific, first line of defense against disease causing particles through several mechanisms. It can directly bind particles and destroy them, bind and intercept them, recruit other immune cells when a threat is perceived, and also induce an anti-inflammatory effect. In research, lactoferrin has been found to have a strong anti-viral effect against the influenza virus. Lactoferrin also strengthens barrier integrity.
Milk oligosaccharides are short chains of sugar that pass undigested through the GI tract. They reach the large intestine and there, serve strictly as a food source for the healthy population of bacteria (microbiome). They increase counts of these helpful bacteria and replenish the protective layer of mucous to enhance defense at the mucosal barriers.
Not all colostrum products are the same. ARMRA is physician-developed, patented colostrum that is the only product on the market perfected for human health. ARMRA utilizes proprietary cold-extraction technology to distill over 200+ bioactives in their most pure, potent, and bioavailable form.
ARMRA contains no casein, the most common allergen in those with a dairy intolerance. We take out what isn’t needed and combine more of the immune factors that are needed to ensure nutrient-dense and potent levels of the essential bioactives that strengthen the human mucosal barrier. That makes it a better match for the human body.
Also, we pride ourself on our sourcing practices. All ARMRA colostrum comes from healthy, grass fed cows, with no antibiotics or hormones, and is ethically-sourced from small family farms throughout the USA.
No. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates prescription and over-the-counter drugs. ARMRA, however, is an all natural product that is food-grade and 100% drug-free.
Even so, we manufacture ARMRA in an FDA-certified facility to adhere to the strict requirements of the FDA, and use Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) to ensure the highest standards of testing, safety and quality.
ARMRA works to strengthen the body's mucosal barriers and contains immune factors that are anti-inflammatory. ARMRA also supports a healthy microbiome throughout the gut and respiratory tract. Because allergens cross into the body through the lungs (like with pollen) or gut (like with food allergens) ARMRA provides support for these pathways.
ARMRA supports urinary tract health. It strengthens the mucosal barriers, contains anti-bacterial immune factors, and supports a healthy microbiome throughout the urinary tract.
Absolutely! ARMRA is derived from dairy colostrum, which is a naturally occurring food for newborn infants. Colostrum has a long history of well-researched use in infants, children, the elderly and all ages in between. Additionally, there are no known medication interactions with colostrum. However, since ARMRA is derived from dairy, it is not advised for use by those with dairy allergy or intolerance.
Since ARMRA is derived from dairy, it is not advised for those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergy.
That said, ARMRA does not contain casein protein (the most common culprit for those with a true dairy allergy). So, there are individuals with dairy allergy who opt to try the product and tolerate it well.
Note: Please consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new diet, exercise or nutritional supplement program, and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
It comes down to personal preference. ARMRA is derived from dairy colostrum. However, colostrum has traditionally been considered in a class of its own - neither animal nor plant. In fact, India’s spiritual leaders, the “Rishis” have included colostrum in their vegan diet for many thousands of years.
ARMRA unflavored is entirely pure and undenatured, without added ingredients. Because of this, it can tend to clump in liquid.
Other powder products on the market go through chemical processing steps in order to make them more dissolvable. We opt out.
Since the product has no taste it is easy to incorporate into almost anything! Most people enjoy ARMRA in a thick beverage, like a smoothie, or mixed with things like yogurt, granola, or chia. But it can be sprinkled into any food or drink that isn't hot.
If you prefer to take ARMRA in straight liquid, like water or juice, we recommend whisking it in a very small amount of liquid first to dissolve it before adding it to the rest of your beverage.
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Everyone’s underlying health status is different, so naturally this varies. However, research shows that the immune protective effects of ARMRA begin as quickly as 2 hours after taking a dose!
Some people report a difference in their overall energy levels and digestion as soon as a few days after starting the product. But on average, measurable health benefits are noticeable after 2-3 weeks. To appreciate the full benefits of ARMRA consistent daily use is recommended for at least a month.
By signing up for a subscription with ARMRA you will automatically receive your ARMRA at the frequency you specify - whether it be every 2 weeks, monthly, or every other month, and receive a 5% discount on each order.
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Need to make a return? No problem. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you can return the product and get a full refund or exchange. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days from the date you received your order.
Any product you return must be in the same condition you received it and in the original packaging. Please note: the customer is responsible for the cost of return shipping.
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Ethereum (ETH) is a blockchain technology that allows for payments with the digital cryptocurrency, Ether. We use a secure platform called Coinbase to process these transactions safely, easily, and quickly. To pay with ETH, click the "Coinbase Commerce" option on the payment page at checkout. You will then be redirected to a portal to login to Coinbase, where you can initiate the transaction. At this time ETH payments are not available for subscription orders, only single purchases. Please note that all refunds will be processed in United States Dollars (USD) and not ETH.
ARMRA is proud to be the first-ever consumer health company to promote the cause of decentralization and hold cryptocurrency on our balance sheet.
We are on a mission to advance the health of people and our planet, holistically, and recognize decentralization as a key component of a better, more democratized future. Ethereum, specifically, is a powerful force for change and sustainability leader in the space.
From our founder:
What role do you think decentralization / the concept of cryptocurrency plays in the health and wellness space?
It's not immediately intuitive that the broader movement happening under the umbrella of decentralization applies to the health and wellness space, but to me they are inexorably linked. Decentralization is the idea of power being distributed more broadly rather than concentrated in a single person, company, or system. Just as this movement has spawned the emergence of cryptocurrencies – which allow individuals to access financial services without the reliance on traditional gatekeepers like banks – so too is decentralization driving the empowered health & wellness movements where individuals are building community and accessing trusted health information and wellness tools, outside of the traditional healthcare institutions.
I see democratized, open-access to published health research (which currently is publicly-funded, yet paywalled by corporations) as a natural next step, as people become more and more interested in the science and data around their health and the products they consume.
Furthermore, I think discourse in the health and wellness space often filters through a myopic lens. But health is not simply “freedom from disease." Health is the totality of human flourishing, and encompasses wellness of mind and body, and one’s autonomy, belonging, pursuit of passion, purpose and aspiration. More broadly, decentralization democratizes access, so has the potential to pave the path to all of those things. Every individual across the globe can have a seat at the table. Every individual can aspire. That is well-being in its entirety and what we champion at ARMRA.
Why are you only accepting Ethereum (ETH)?
We believe that while Bitcoin showed the promise of blockchain, Ethereum is the practical implementation of that vision. We recognize decentralization as the necessary future and Ethereum, specifically, as a powerful force for change. It's programmable money that powers the growing Web3 economy, including the burgeoning decentralized finance and NFT ecosystems. And not only is it the system that we see as most useful, but also as the one that is on a path, and actively working towards, a consensus mechanism that is clean and sustainable. We feel comfortable holding ETH on ARMRA’s balance sheet, and are excited to be part of the ecosystem by accepting ETH from customers who share in that vision.
How does Ethererum align with ARMRA’s values and brand?
We see Ethereum, specifically, as best aligned with ARMRA’s mission towards environment sustainability. Traditional blockchain consensus mechanisms rely on “proof of work” -- solving complex math problems to mine coins, utilizing vast stores of electricity and behaving as environmental tyrants. However, Ethereum is moving to a “proof of stake” model that will bypass this. Combined with the move from paper currency to digital - it is wholly aligned with a sustainable environmental footprint.