Colostrum for all
Taranaki-raised biochemist Dr Andrew Keech is the founding and managing director of Phoenix-based APS BioGroup, which adds bovine colostrum to dietary supplements in order to boost the human immune system. Keech and American Les Soyland, APS BioGroup’s chief operating officer, built the 6,-square-foot plant and the equipment used to transform the substance into a powder. Keech’s patented extraction techniques isolate the Proline-rich Polypeptides (PRPs) ? the active ingredients in colostrum, for an effective oral spray, called Pepticol now available over the counter in most chemists and natural health outlets. PRPs have the unique ability to support a balanced immune system, and provide immune harmony where needed. “PRPs are probably the most significant natural substances in the human body relating to the immune system,” Keech says. “They are so important that they are the first ‘food’ we have as soon as we enter this world,” he said.