At our core.

We’re scientists committed to both the scientific process and to the people who rely on our products for daily living, occasional travel, and ongoing adventure. With a focus on improving bodily imbalances, we applied our expertise creating effective supplements that help real people with real gut and immunity issues, including micro-nutrient deficiencies and digestive inadequacies.

Our
research.

rooted in scientific expertise

Since 1971, we’ve researched and developed essential trace minerals, probiotics, colostrum, and other vitamins that are the foundational elements of health and wellness. Our experience powers an unmatched level of quality, efficacy, and accountability in the supplements we design.

Fortify natural defenses against pathogens and provide optimum uptake and absorption to get the most out of every element—and moment—no matter how small.

PerforMins

BIOAVAILABILITY in zinc supplementation

Bioavailability in zinc supplementation

Most zinc trace mineral supplements, like zinc gluconate, are in a format that can’t be fully absorbed. Once ingested, the mineral breaks down into zinc chloride—a form of zinc susceptible to a variety of antagonists in the digestive tract. Instability in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract often prevents molecules like these from reaching the bloodstream to be absorbed by body.

We’ve spent decades researching methods and developing technology so the nutrients found in trace minerals can be more effectively utilized by the body, and we’ve applied that expertise in the creation of Zinc PerforMins.

Rob Sheffer
CEO and President

Our patented zinc amino acid chelate addresses inefficient uptake and absorption of traditional supplements by bonding the zinc molecule to a specific amino acid, increasing the stability of the trace mineral. This unique zinc complex passes through the low pH of the stomach to reach the bloodstream, allowing your tissues and organs to absorb and metabolize it where they need it most.

The power of zinc

Zinc is a foundational nutrient that is essential to numerous processes in the body, including immune system function, protein metabolism, collagen formulation, connective tissue development, and enzyme function, among others. Zinc plays a particularly important role in building and repairing hair, skin, nails, and the tissue lining the gut and GI tract.

Active antibodies lower incidences of diarrhea and intestinal disturbances, keeping your day on track from start to finish.

First
Colostrum

Patented PATHWHEY Technology

Benefits of Colostrum

First Colostrum uses our patented PathWhey™ technology, casein, and other non-immunological components to retain antibodies and deliver them in a more concentrated, effective format. First Colostrum’s active antibodies and concentrated proteins complement the positive effects of probiotics and essential trace minerals to rebalance and restore gut health.*

Role of immunoglobulins

Immunoglobulins (antibodies) recognize, bind to, and destroy pathogens, toxins, viruses, and other bad bacteria that contribute to an unhealthy and leaky gut. Unlike antibiotics, which destroy good bacteria in the process of eliminating harmful pathogens, the immunoglobulins in colostrum help restore a healthy ratio of beneficial bacteria to rebalance gut health.

Lactoferrin Advantages

Naturally found in milk, lactoferrin is an iron-binding glycoprotein that also acts as a prebiotic by supporting the proliferation of beneficial bacteria found in many probiotics. Lactoferrin has a high level of antioxidants that fight inflammation and support gut tissue growth and healing from the damage caused by an abundance of bad bacteria.

Casein-free Colostrum

Most colostrum products on the market are processed by applying heat to pasteurize and dry whole milk. The processing technique is just one of several factors, such as time of collection and natural variations in bovine biology, that impact the concentration of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and other immunological components found in colostrum supplements.

In its raw state, colostrum contains 20% whey, which holds a majority of the beneficial components, and 80% casein, a non-immunological component that is not beneficial to gut and immune health. Casein is a slow-digesting protein that naturally occurs in milk and can impact both the quality of the colostrum product and the safety of the people who use it. The most common side effects of casein in colostrum products include interactions with antihypertension medications, a lower ability for antioxidants to fight free radicals, and serious reactions in people with casein allergies.

Our proprietary PathWhey™ extraction process produces the only casein-free colostrum product on the market. Removing non-immunological casein and fat from the colostrum and concentrating the immune components in the whey fraction – such as immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, and other beneficial components – produces a more safe and effective colostrum supplement.

The case for colostrum

Colostrum is the first secretion from the mammary glands in humans, cows, and other mammals after giving birth. Often referred to as “liquid gold,” colostrum contains a powerful complex of beneficial proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, antibodies, and other immunological components that fight disease and promote muscle growth and healing. Leading scientists formulate our supplements in house and source First Colostrum from U.S. Grade A dairies to provide quality products to our customers. The concentrated level of antibodies in colostrum can be 100 times higher than what is found in conventional milk. 

L. acidophilus (La-14) and S. boulardii (DBVPG 6763) mend, replenishing healthy gut bacteria*

Probiotics

Select Probiotic Strains

Healthy Gut Bacteria

Probiotics are healthy bacteria. When people do not have enough healthy bacteria in their system, live probiotics, such as multiple Bifido and Lactobacillus strains, can help increase the level of good bacteria within the gut and improve digestion. By optimizing gut health, which houses 70-80% of the body’s immune cells, probiotics help make the immune system stronger.

Select Strains

Probiotic strains are sought after for their effectiveness and benefits. Research has shown that Lactobacillus acidophilus helps the digestive system process and break down sugars into lactic acid, supporting digestion and boosting immunity. Additionally, evidence shows that Saccharomyces boulardii, nonpathogenic yeast, effectively prevents and treats gastrointestinal orders, assisting with inflammation. Along with colostrum and zinc, GutWell Pro contains probiotics Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-14) and Saccharomyce boulardii (DBVPG 6763) to balance gut and immune health.*

Colostrum – its Composition, Benefits as a Nutraceutical – A Review

Immune components of bovine colostrum and milk

Zinc status linked to immune responses and chronic disease, researchers suggest

Lactobacillus Acidophilus: Health Benefits and Sources