Colostrum is nature’s perfect first food. It supplies immune and growth factors along with a perfect combination of vitamins and minerals to insure the health, vitality, and growth of the newborn. Colostrum has applications for every generation and it is never too late to start gaining the benefits of life’s precious first food.
It is estimated that colostrum triggers at least fifty processes in the newborn, including transferring the immune factors and the memory from the mother’s own immune system. Bovine colostrum balances the immune system and is a natural source of many vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. Supplementation of colostrum enhances the efficiency of amino acid and carbohydrate fuel uptake by the intestine, making more nutrients are made available for muscle cells and other vital tissues and organs.
What Are the Major Components in Colostrum?
The most important components of colostrum can be broken down into three major categories: Immune System Factors, Growth Factors, and Nutritional Components.
Proline-Rich Polypeptides (PRPs)
Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1, IGF-2)
Transforming Growth Factor (TGF-α, TGF-β)
Epithelial Growth Factor
Epidermal Growth Factor
Fibroblast Growth Factor
Platelet Derived Growth Factor
Proline-Rich Polypeptides (PRPs)
Proline-rich polypeptides (PRPs) act systemically, modulating the complex immune system and are therefore the most important ingredient in colostrum.
Immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA, IgE, IgM, IgD)
The immunoglobulin fraction in bovine colostrum is composed of approximately 70-80% IgG, 10-15% IgA, 10-15% IgM, while IgE and IgD are found in small amounts.
Lactoferrin is an iron-binding protein that helps deprive bacteria of the iron they require to reproduce and releases iron into the red blood cells enhancing oxygenation of tissues. Lactoferrin modulates cytokine release and its receptors have been found on most immune cells including lymphocytes, monocytes, macrophages and platelets.
α – Lactalbumin and β – Lactoglobulin
These are the major nutritional whey proteins in milk and colostrum.
Cytokines are small proteins that are secreted by specific cells of the immune system. They are a category of signaling molecules that are used extensively in cellular communication. They are proteins, peptides, or glycoproteins.
Lysozymes can help support the immune system.
Lactoperidase-thiocyanate, peroxidase, and xanthine oxidase oxidize bacteria through their ability to release hydrogen peroxide.
Glycoproteins are a digestive factor that has been shown to help immune and growth factors survive the passage through the highly acidic digestive system.
Colostrum contains many growth factors, including insulin-like growth factor-1 and 2 (IGF-1 and IGF-2), Epithelial growth factor (EGF), Fibroblast growth factor (FGF), Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), and Transforming growth factors alpha β (TGA-α and TGF-β).
Growth factors, are peptides that function as intercellular signaling molecules to turn on or turn off the production of specific proteins in the target cells.
Their presence in colostrum is primarily to complete the growth and development of the newborn gut, but in older children and adults they help support a healthy gut wall.
Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, and Essential Oils
Colostrum is a combination of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that are naturally occurring in a perfect combination. Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, and E are found in small amounts while traces of all other vitamins, as well as minerals such as calcium, sodium, magnesium and zinc, are also present in colostrum. Colostrum is a rich source of both essential and non-essential aminoacids, as well as essential fats, including phospholipids, which enable colostral protein protection and easy absorption in the gut by forming liposomes around them.
Premium USA Colostrum
120 Caps per Container
Serving Size: 4 caps
Serving per Container: 30
Ingredients per cap
In colostrum 350mg
Total Immunoglobulins 37%
Other Ingredients: Gelatin capsule, phospholipids.
Contains milk ingredients (e.g. Lactose).
Dose: 2 capsules two times daily on an empty stomach. For children cut these serving sizes in half.
Close tightly and store in a dry place at room temperature.
The product is free of Hormones, Pesticides, Antibiotics and rBSTs.
No additives or sweeteners.