Frequently Asked Questions:
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.
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.
ARMRA works to strengthen the body's mucosal barriers and contains immune factors that are anti-inflammatory. Because allergens cross into the body through the lungs (like with pollen) or gut (like with food allergens) ARMRA provides support for these pathways. Many users choose to double the dose during allergy season for added support.
ARMRA works to strengthen the body's mucosal barriers and contains anti-bacterial immune factors. Because the urinary tract is lined by mucosa, ARMRA supports urinary tract health.
ARMRA is a proprietary extract of bovine colostrum that has been specifically formulated for human health. It undergoes minimal processing and is highly bioavailable to craft the most pure and potent product.
While colostrum from cows and that from humans share many similar characteristics, there are differences too. Cows require different concentrations and types of compounds based on differences in how they grow and what a mother cow can pass to her baby before birth. That means whole bovine colostrum has things in it that are not necessary for humans, and not enough of other things that are important.
ARMRA takes out what isn’t needed and combines more of the immune factors that are needed. It was developed to be more nutrient-dense and contain more potent levels of the essential bioactives that strengthen the human mucosal barrier. That makes it a better match for the human body and immune needs of infants, children, and adults.
ARMRA is made with colostrum that comes from healthy cattle raised in the midwest USA on small dairy farms that are USDA and FDA-certified. The cattle are fed a special nutrient dense, non-GMO diet. 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.
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.
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 dairy allergy or intolerance.
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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