Colostrum is produced immediately after calving and turns gradually to mature milk in 2-3 days. It lays the foundation of lifelong immunity and incorporates more protein, fat, minerals, growth factors, immunoglobulins, and low concentration of lactose in comparison to regular mature milk of bovines. Typically, Colostrum is said to be secreted in the most concentrated form during the first 8-10 hours after parturition. During this time, Colostrum provides high nutrients and antibodies to the newborn in an extreme concentration to a low volume ratio.
Bovine Colostrum Benefits
- Growth factors: Growth hormone (GH), Epithelial growth factor (EGF), Insulin-like growth factor-I and II (IGF-1 and IGF-II), Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), Fibroblast growth factor (FGF). Growth factors help in catalysis the formation of DNA, cell and tissue growth, and regeneration.
- Immunoglobulins: IgG1, IgG2, IgA, IgM, and Lactoferrin
- Fat-Soluble Vitamins: Retinol (vitamin A), Tocopherol (vitamin E), Beta-carotene
- Water-Soluble Vitamins: Niacin, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12, Pyridoxal, Pyridoxamine, Pyridoxine
- Mineral Content: Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Sulfur, Manganese
- Enzymes: Lactoperoxidase-thiocyanate, xanthine oxidase, and peroxidase, Trypsin, Lymphokines, Orotic acid
- Helps to strengthen the natural immunity of the body
- Prevents gastrointestinal problems caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or medicines
- Treats Ulcerative Colitis
- Helpful in treating travelers’ Diarrhea
- Prevents and treats cardiovascular disorders
- Protects from anti-inflammatory causes
- Comprises antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antiviral, and immunomodulatory properties
- Helpful in weight loss and fitness management