Daniel Vitalis is a superstar in the alternative health world. He’s certainly a favorite of mine and he’s extremely knowledgeable on a wide variety of health topics including superfood supplements. I like this rare video because it’s very educational, he’s not just promoting his colostrum powder, he’s going deep into the discussion so you can really learn about bovine colostrum. It’s a controversial subject for some odd reason and the comments always reflect the heated nature of this particular topic. The only thing more controversial is the raw milk vs. pasteurized milk debate which is extremely volatile for some people and for some weird reason. It never ceases to amaze me how some people are shocked to hear about raw foods that have been consumed for 1000’s of years, like they are some weird new thing.
My only concern is where he kinda evades the question about shelf life, but other than that it’s really excellent material and worth watching a few times. I’m still not clear on how long the colostrum powder will keep in the refrigerator or on the shelf. What about in hot or muggy weather? Truth is, this stuff so delicious, it tends to be gobbled up long before shelf live is a consideration or concern anyway, at least that has been my experience. I have had no issues whatsoever with spoilage, even when it is in the fridge for many months, it seems to stay very fresh and delicious in this powder form.
Compared to milk, this stuff has a very very long “shelf” life, but once you open it, you should keep it in the fridge. I’ve had mine in there for almost a year, and it tastes just as fresh as it did the day I first opened it. What I actually do is, I keep two containers in the fridge. One I almost never open, that is my main stash, the other I periodically refill from the first one and that is the one I open regularly. Hope that makes sense. One is rarely opened, the other I use all the time. Lets call the first one my MASTER stash and the second one my ACTIVE stash. When the active stash gets low, I refill from the master stash. That way, the majority of the powder is rarely opened. Anyway, it’s probably not even necessary, these superfood powders seem to keep really well, certainly far far longer than milk for example. Milk goes bad almost instantly, this is one of the things I love about the powder. It’s far more nutritious than milk and it keeps far longer.
I welcome and encourage positive constructive dialogue in the comments but let’s try not to get all emotional over it, remember, it’s MILK. You squeeze an utter, and this stuff comes out. First the colostrum comes out, later the normal milk comes out. The colostrum is a totally different food, but they are both naturally occurring foods that people have been consuming for 1000’s of years.
It’s not like some new thing that’s just come out. People have been squeezing utters for thousands of years, lets keep this in perspective folks. Actually, colostrum is totally different than milk, but still, it comes from an utter. You squeeze the utter, and this stuff comes out. Don’t have nightmares or fist fights over it folks! It’s not gross at all, it tastes delicious like cheese really. If you like cheese, you’ll love colostrum powder almost definitely. There are many bovine colostrum benefits which are explored in some depth in the video.