Colostrum is natures perfect first food. It is the pre-milk substance produced from the mother's breasts of all mammals during the first 24-48 hours of lactation. Colostrum supplies immune and growth factors and a perfect combination of vitamins and minerals to insure the health, vitality and growth of the newborn.
It is estimated that colostrum triggers at least fifty processes in the newborn, including transferring all the immune factors and the entire memory from the mother's own immune system.
Medical Research has shown that the most important immune and growth factors for humans can be provided from bovine colostrum. It is biologically transferable to all mammals including man and is much higher in immune factors than human mother's colostrum. Laboratory analyses of both immune and growth factors from bovine colostrum indicate that they are identical to those found in human colostrum except for the fact that the levels of these factors are significantly higher in the bovine version. Bovine colostrum is actually 40 times richer in immune factors than human colostrum. For example, human colostrum contains 2% of IgG (immuno-globulin G) while cow colostrum contains 86% of IgG, the most important of the immuno-globulins found in the body.
Doctors also discovered that cows' colostrum contains special glycoproteins that are extremely effective at protecting the immune and growth factors in colostrum from destruction by adult human digestive enzymes.
Why do we need Colostrum as adults?
Experience has shown that nature knows best in many cases of healing. But as we age, we notice it takes us a little longer to fight off a cold or flu, we become more vulnerable to disease, our energy and enthusiasm lessen, our skin loses its elasticity, we gain unwanted weight and lose muscle tone. This is because after maturity, we gradually lose the natural immune and growth factors in our body...Aging, illness and death occur with the loss of immune and growth factors in our bodies. Medical science has shown in hundreds of published reports worldwide that these can possibly be replaced in the human body with bovine colostrum... Dr. Olle Hernell, At the University of Ulmea,Sweden; Science
The past 20 years has witnessed the publication of over 2000 research papers strongly supportive of both colostrum and its numerous components. As one prestigious research institute stated... "Bovine colostrum offers tremendous possibilities for providing unparalleled support for the immune system that may be the deciding factor in the bodies war against illness."
Colostrum has antioxidant properties, natural anti-inflammatory properties and is a source of many vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. Bovine colostrum rebuilds the immune system, helps the body ward off foreign invaders, accelerates healing of all body tissue, increases bone and lean muscle mass and replenishes an aging system.
Supplementation of colostrum enhances the efficiency of amino acid and carbohydrate fuel uptake by the intestine. More nutrients are made available for muscle cells and other vital tissues and organs. One of the reasons for the energy boost seen in most healthy individuals who use colostrum as a food supplement is this ability of colostrum to improve nutrient availability... "Colostrum stimulates the lymphoid tissue providing benefits in aged or immuno-deficient people"....Drs. Bocci, Bremen, Corradeschi, Luzzi and Paulesu; Journal Biology
"Researchers reported that colostrum stimulates maturation of B Lymphocytes (type of white blood cell) and primes them for production of antibodies, enhances growth and differentiation of white blood cells. Similar activity in cow and human colostrum can also activate Macrophages" ...Dr. M. Julius, McGill University, Montreal: Science News
"Bovine colostrum contains high levels of growth factors that promote normal cell growth and DNA synthesis" ...Drs. Oda, Shinnichi, et. al.; Comparative Biochemical Physiology.
"Drs. suggest that an important role for growth factors is in promoting wound healing. Accelerated healing is possible for treatment with trauma and surgical wounds" ...Drs. Bhora, et. al.; Journal. Surg. Res