Colostrum is the first milk produced by mammals for their young ones. This transfers the passive immunity gained by the mother to the baby increasing the calves immune defenses against many environmental pathogens so the calves can grow strong and healthy. In colostrum, the concentration of immunoglobulins is particularly high, with IgG being the major immunoglobulin class present in ruminant milk, in contrast to IgA being the major immunoglobulin present in human milk. The bovine colostrum (BC) can be obtained in large quantity and has properties similar to human colostrum. It has been used for various disorders of the body. Human and bovine colostrum (BC) contain many active antibodies towards many common pathogens of the intestinal and respiratory tract along with health promoting growth factors, vitamins, cytokines and substances. The wide spectrum of activity of a lactoferrin or a proline-rich polipeptide complex has been confirmed in experimental and clinical studies. Moreover, a high concentration of immunoglobulins (15-22% IgG wt/wt) supports immune response for good health. Immunoglobulins, also known as antibodies, are the key immune elements found in bovine colostrum that increase natural defenses against agents that threaten our health. Colostrum puts our immune system "on guard" against potential threats so we stay healthy.
COLOSTRUM - Nature's most perfect food!
Think of the Miracle
It was not very long ago that a human baby was born in a non-sterile environment. In fact, this is still true in most of the world. That tender newborn is thrust from a warm, protected environment, into a world of germs and microbes anxious to attack the unprotected. With no immune system, the infant is easy prey. As usual, Mother Nature has a plan. The first instinct of all newborns, human or animal, is to breathe. The second is to nurse. It is built into us, and for good reason. The moment your son or daughter, your kitten or pup, calf or doe, begins to nurse, nature unleashes a cocktail of nutrients that transfer the mothers’ immunities and other essential nutrients to the newborn.
Mothers' first milk: what an incredible moment this is
Colostrum, better known as Mothers' Milk, is created by all mammals at birth. This fluid gives the newborn an instant set of immunities, plus growth factors that aid the newborn’s body to rejuvenate during the stressful process of growth. "Growth factors supply the necessary building blocks for the newborn, enhancing the growth of cells, muscle, tissue, bone and cartilage."
What does this have to do with non-infants & adults?
"As we age, our bodies produce less and less of these vital factors, increasing signs of aging, and making it more difficult for us to fight disease."
Why you should hug a cow!
Colostrum from cows is loaded with immune, growth and repair factors and benefits humans as it does the newborn calf. Most of us spend time in a fairly clean environment, washing hands and bathing regularly. Cows live among dirt and lots of germs. As they encounter these 'pathogens', the bad guys, they develop 'antigens', the good guys. They pass the 'antigens', immune factors in their Colostrum. When you consume the Colostrum, your immune system has an opportunity to "get familiar" with the antigens and ready your immune response.
What are the growth factors?
Growth factors including FGF and IGF-1 are substances necessary for cell-to-cell interaction. Bovine Colostrum is a natural source for IGF-1. FGF is a cell-regenerating factor. FGF targets the replacement of older damaged cells with young healthy cells. FGF promotes and supports the rejuvenation of all organs and tissues: immune system, circulatory system, neuro-muscular system, retina, skeletal system, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, skin, hair and nails.
The growth factor IGF-1 is comprised of a family of peptides that play an important role in growth, development and metabolism. IGF-1 appears to be the key player in muscle growth. IGF-1 may affect the levels of serotonin and dopamine and may thereby brighten the mood.
When the immune system is over stimulated it can attack healthy tissue, and can cause very serious damage. Research has shown that colostrum, with its amazing immune factors, can support a healthy immune balance. Researchers at the University of Alabama and the Univeristy of Warsaw in Poland discovered a small protein chain in colostrum, Proline Rich Polypeptide (PRP), which helps keep immunity in check. Mother Nature knows a balanced immune system is the key to good health.
Glyconutrients are polysaccharides that the body must have for proper cell to cell communication. Recent scientific research has demonstrated that essential glyconutrients can have a significant effect promoting health in every organ and system. (Lefkowitz, S), (Gardiner, T)
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MDR Colostrum Immune Factors is derived from the highest quality Colostrum available and is from first milkings, thereby containing the greatest abundance of immune factors to support good health. First milking colostrum is in perfect balance, and when ingested in small amounts it can help support immunity and overall health of organs, glands and systems. Mother Nature really does know best!