What is colostrum?
Colostrum (Colostrum) is milk produced within 48 hours after delivery of the mother. It supplies immune factors to newborn babies (including the most abundant IGG protein G-Immunoglobulins Glycoprotein), growth factors, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to ensure small After being separated from the mother, life can grow healthy against bacteria and viruses. The molecular structure of the immune and growth factors contained in bovine colostrum is similar to that of human colostrum, which is easily absorbed by the human body, while the bovine colostrum contains 40 times more immune factors than the human body. It is intended to supplement human immunity and growth factors, and the use of bovine colostrum is currently one of the best choices.
Bovine colostrum research
The study of foreign colostrum began in the 1970s. Over the past 20 years, scientists from various countries have made great progress in the research of bovine colostrum and its effects on human body, such as WieczorekZ (1979, Immunology), CenacchiT, BaggioC, andPalinE. . (1987, Clinical Laboratory Journal), Francis G (1988, Journal of Biochemistry), KumeS, TanabeS. (1993, Journal of Dairy Science), Fryburg D. (1995, Journal of Clinical Research), Efigenia M牞PovoaB牞Moraes- SantosT. (1997, International Dairy Journal), GinjalaV (1998, Journal of Immunoassay) has published relevant research papers. The Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, part of the World Health Organization, recently also discussed the use of bovine colostrum as an anti-parasitic disease for clinical medicine.
Active substance in colostrum
Based on current international research results, active substances in colostrum can be divided into two categories: immune factors and growth factors.
(A) Immune factors in bovine colostrum
Medical clinical studies have shown that immune factors in colostrum are resistant to viruses, bacteria, yeasts, fungi, allergens and other toxins. Immunological factors include, 1) immunoglobulin: colostrum contains five immunoglobulins, IgA0 IgD IgE IgG and IgM, respectively. The content of IgG in bovine colostrum is the highest, and the content of other immunoglobulins is low. In human colostrum, the content of IgG is generally about 2%, and the content of IgG in bovine colostrum is 8% to 25% or more. Immunoglobulins have a good defense against viral infections, bacterial infections, parasites and yeasts.
High quality bovine colostrum:
1). The content of immunoglobulin should be as low as 20%;
2). Antibodies: Studies have shown that colostrum contains antibodies to at least 19 pathogenic bacteria, including antibodies against Salmonella, Escherichia coli and Streptococcus;
3). PRP can regulate the activity of the human thymus. The thymus is the central control hub of the immune system. By regulating the thymus, PRP can stimulate the weakened immune system and balance the overactive immune system, thus avoiding many autoimmune diseases;
4). Lactoferrin: has some effect on diseases such as cancer, HIV infection, herpes, chronic fatigue;
5). Glycoprotein (protein and pancreatic protein inhibitor): It can protect immune factors and growth factors in colostrum from digestive juices in the stomach and intestines;
6). Whey protein: It has a good resistance to a variety of cancer cells and viruses. In addition, it can increase the activity of serotonin in the brain, reduce the accumulation of cortisol, and improve the mood of people under pressure;
7). Cytokines: Chemical substances that exchange signals between cells and regulate immune responses. It stimulates the production of immunoglobulins. Among them, intermediate leukocyte-10 is an anti-inflammatory protein that can relieve pain; 8) lysozyme: protects body tissues from bacteria and can be used as an effective antibacterial agent.
(B) Growth factors in bovine colostrum
Medical research has shown that important growth factors in bovine colostrum are chemically consistent with human milk. Further studies have also found that these growth factors, in addition to contributing to normal growth, promote the repair of aging or damaged muscle, skin collagen, cartilage tissue and even nerve tissue.
In the human body, it is easier to get energy from the muscle than from the fat. The hard weight loss process is really the water, muscle and not fat in the human body. However, the growth factor in the colostrum can promote fat burning protection. Muscle helps to remove excess body fat.
These growth factors include:
1). EGF (epidermal growth factor): plays an important role in the protection and maintenance of the skin. EGF can stimulate normal skin growth and cell repair in combination with other growth factors in colostrum;
2). IGF-I and IGF-II (insulin-like growth factors I and II): The most abundant growth factors in bovine colostrum, which affect how body tissues utilize fat, protein and sugar. IGF-I is one of only a few known substances that stimulate DNA and RNA growth, making it the most powerful anti-aging substance. IGF-I regulates blood sugar and cholesterol levels and helps muscle tissue formation;
3). TGFA&B (transfer growth factor): is a growth factor associated with cell proliferation. Its function is to promote the proliferation of connective tissue cells, to assist the formation of bone and cartilage tissue, and therefore also play a therapeutic role in the repair of tissue.
4) PDGF (platelet-induced growth factor): plays a role in cell differentiation of connective tissue, smooth muscle, and fibrous tissue. In addition, this growth factor may also aid in the survival and regeneration of nerve cells.
The main functions of bovine colostrum are to effectively strengthen the immune system and resist the virus; repair damaged cells of various organs in the body; eliminate sensitive symptoms, improve allergies; burn excess body fat, promote muscles, enhance vitality; improve debilitating constitution, recover wounds and Promote the overall health of the human body.