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Colostrum – A unique nutrient complex

Bovines Colostrum is a true feat of nature, because there is no comparable natural product that has such a high-dose composition of valuable substances. The bovine colostrum has a high concentration of immune factors and is therefore particularly valuable.

Exemplary composition of bovine colostrum powder

Immunoglobulins: IgG, IgM, IgA, IgE, IgD

Immunoglobulins or even antibodies are formed by the body’s immune system against specific antigens. Pathogens also carry these antigens, so that the immunoglobulins can bind to them and are then eliminated by the immune system by different mechanisms. This is called humoral immune defence, which is not part of the innate immune response and therefore needs to be developed by the immune system only over time.

Antimicrobial factors: lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, lysozyme

Colostrum contains a variety of natural inhibitors. These are substances that prevent harmful bacteria and viruses from multiplying. Unlike antibiotics, the so-called original inhibitors do not form resistance.

Hormones: somatotropin (GH), insulin, glucagon

Hormones are organic messenger substances that regulate body function, especially metabolism. Different growth hormones ensure organ development, growth and regeneration of cells and organs. In the case of insulin and glucagon, the hormones are regulating the blood sugar levels.

Natural growth factors: EGF (epidermal growth factors), IGF-1 & 2 (insulin-like growth factor), TGF-ß1 (transforming growth factor), TGF-ß2 (transforming growth factor)

Growth factors ensure that certain cell types in the body expand and develop, e.g. skin cells, intestinal tissue and muscles. They are also responsible for the growth and renewal of many organs, e.g. the liver, brain and kidneys.

Proline Rich Polypeptides (PRP)

Also called colostrinin. It has immunomodulatory properties and allows immune cells to mature and differentiate.

Enzymes: y-glutamyl transferase, aspartate aminotransferase

Enzymes are involved and control many biochemical reactions in the body. y-glutamyl transferase e.g. helps in the breakdown of free oxygen radicals, whereas aspartate aminotranferase is responsible, among other things, for the utilization of various sugars and thereby for the breakdown of amino acids.

Vitamins: A, D, E, B1, B2, B11, B12

Vitamins are substances that the body cannot produce in sufficient quantities and must therefore be ingested through food. They are essential for survival and play an important role in metabolism, e.g. in the synthesis of cells in the body.

Trace elements: iron, magnesium, sodium, Calcium

Trace elements are substances that the body requires only in small quantities: in traces. A few µg up to a few mg daily are required, depending on the trace element. Among others , they are involved in various useful enzyme reactions.

Casein

Casein is a protein mixture that forms micelles and makes colostrum more digestible by storing the nutrients and keeping them in the stomach over a certain time period.

Milk fat

Milk fat is an important source of energy. It contains a mixture of short, medium and long chain fatty acids. Some vitamins are only soluble in fat, which is why milk fat contains vitamins A, D, E and K.

The ingredients mentioned here are only a selection of substances that are essentially contained in colostrum. The spectrum of ingredients is actually significantly higher.

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