It has been discovered that because colostrum is non-species specific, humans may benefit from taking Bovine Colostrum long after birth throughout childhood, adulthood and into their senior years.
Colostrum is Nature’s first food, the pre-milk fluid a breast feeding mother provides her newborn. Colostrum assists the baby’s development.
Colostrum contains a number of immune components, including antibodies, growth factors, proteins, vitamins and minerals.
BUT WHY SHOULD WE TAKE COLOSTRUM?
DIGESTIVE HEALTH – Studies have highlighted the benefits of bovine colostrums to help support a healthy digestive system. Optimising absorption of vitamins and minerals from food and offering natural resistance against various pathogens that enter through the gut.
HEALTHY IMMUNITY – support for a healthy immune system is one of colostrums biggest benefits. Ensuring the body is primed to resist a wide variety of bugs, ills and chills that we are often exposed to. Among the immune components in colostrum are antibodies called Immunoglobulins, Lactoferrin, Proline-rich Polypeptides (PRP’s) Cytokines and growth factors as well as proteins, vitamins and minerals.
HEART HEALTH – Colostrum can help lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Research has also shown that heart disease can involve immune sensitisation to cardiac antigens, i.e. the immune system may play a part in heart disease. The PRP’s found in colostrum may have a role in reversing heart disease.
BONE HEALTH – Lactoferrin is a protein found in colostrum. A number of in-vitro and animals studies have found that lactoferrin from both human and cow supports healthy osteoblasts and normal bone formation. It is also thought that lactoferrin may maintain healthy oestrogenic activity which has a protective effect on bone mass especially in women.