Why NZ colostrum?

What is colostrum?
All mammals produce Colostrum. This is known as the first milk after they have given birth. Colostrum is full of life supporting and essential amino acids, minerals and immunoglobulins to sustain the newborn. Colostrum is only present in sizable quantities in the first few days after the mammal has given birth

Why New Zealand bovine Colostrum?

What are the benefits of bovine colostrum?
The benefits of colostrum is well known studies have indicated its ability to reduce the effects of gastrointestinal infection, especially in individuals who are immune-compromised. In the newborn the function of colostrum is to provide valuable minerals and nutrients to the newborn but also to provide the newborn with immune factors. Unlike human beings, many animals only provide immunity to the newborn after the birth of the baby through the mother's colostrum enriched milk. The colostrum intake provides this immunity from infections and disease. Bovine colostrum is similar to human colostrum and provides an opportunity to obtain valuable immune and growth factors which have been reported are helpful to the immune compromised and has the ability to boost the general well being of adults.
How does bovine colostrum benefit humans?
Bovine Colostrum is a great choice for human supplementation.
The molecular structure of bovine colostrum is very similar to that found from humans, which means it will work effectively in both species.
Bovine colostrum contains greater levels of some factors compared with human colostrum. For example, the important immunoglobulin( IgG), which is needed to bind pathogens, only makes up 2% of human colostrum, while in bovine colostrum; this IgG is available at a concentration of around 20%.
The quality of New Zealand bovine colostrum is very carefully managed. This colostrum is processed and packaged at a low temperature which ensures the integrity and activity is maintained. Our product is never frozen thus preserving the valuable bio active components.
Bovine colostrum contains special compounds called glycoproteins and trypsin inhibitors. These compounds prevent the digestive juices in the human stomach from destroying the immune and growth factors in colostrum, ensuring effectiveness
Is Colostrum for everyone?
Colostrum is a natural food that has been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Research has shown that bovine colostrum collected and manufactured using approved processes is a safe and effective health supplement. New Zealand Colostrum is manufactured using such processes, ensuring the colostrum is fit for human consumption

Does bovine colostrum have any side effects?

Colostrum used by Colostrum health is a high-protein, low fat and reduced lactose dairy product, as a result lactose-intolerant individuals generally experience no problems and some even report that colostrum helps with their condition. If you can drink milk without any problem then you can probably take colostrum. Some individuals may experience a mild gastrointestinal distress or a bloated feeling, which can be avoided by lowering the dose. If this reaction continues however then it is best to discontinue the colostrum treatment. However, as with all health supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your doctor in the first instance. Colostrum used naturally contains low levels of lactose and during processing these are reduced further.
Are the immunoglobulins still active after they have passed through the stomach?
There has been some debate about the extent to which stomach acids destroy the beneficial compounds contained in bovine colostrum. However, colostrum contains special compounds called glycoproteins and trypsin inhibitors that prevent the digestive juices in the human stomach from destroying the immune and growth factors in the colostrum. Some people still prefer the capsules which dissolve slowly in the stomach and carry the colostrum through to the intestinal tract

Composition of bovine Colostrum - Immunoglobulins and growth hormones

The most important components of bovine colostrum can be broken down into two major categories: immune system factors and growth factors. Immunoglobulins, also called antibodies, are proteins produced by the immune system in response to bacterial, virus or other foreign invasion. Immunoglobulins make up over 50% of the protein component, providing specific anti-microbial protection by neutralizing bacteria, bacterial toxins, viruses and some parasites.

Immunoglobulins:
Immunoglobulin A (IgA): IgA is one of the most prevalent antibodies produced by the immune system. It is found in all bodily secretions and is the major antibody in the mucous membrane lining the intestines and respiratory tract.
Immunoglobulin G (IgG): IgG is a specialized immune protein that responds to invasions of the lymphatic and circulatory system by bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Immunoglobulin M (IgM): IgM is the first immunoglobulin produced when foreign substances, such as bacteria, invade the body. It is found in circulating fluids, and destroys bacteria.
Immunoglobulin E (IgE): IgE is concentrated in the lung, the skin and the cells of mucous membranes. Mucous membranes are surface linings that protect certain organs, such as the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts. IgE also provides the primary defense against environmental antigens, and is highly anti-viral.

Growth factors include:
Growth hormone (GH)
Insulin-like growth factor 1 and II (IgF-1 & IgF-II)
Transforming growth factors A & B (TgF A & B)
Epithelial growth factor (EGF)
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)
Gonadotropin releasing hormone and associated peptide (GnRH & GAP)



Good Question. Carefully compare the Immunoglobulin and growth factor content of the colostrum (this is the good stuff in colostrum - see below) with other supplier's products. The higher the Immunoglobulin and growth factor content, the greater the benefits obtained per serving. Bovine colostrum is expensive to obtain and you don't want to buy anything but pure bovine colostrum. Just as important is where you obtain your bovine colostrum. New Zealand bovine colostrum is in high demand because of the quality and natural way it is produced.
 
Ask your supplier for product specifications and compare quality with price.
How do I know whether the bovine colostrum I buy is value for money?
What is colostrum?
Why New Zealand bovine Colostrum? What are the benefits of bovine colostrum? How do I know whether the bovine colostrum I buy is value for money? How does bovine colostrum benefit humans? Does bovine colostrum have any side effects?
Is Colostrum for everyone?
Are the immunoglobulins still active after they have passed through the stomach? Are the immunoglobulins still active after they have passed through the stomach? Composition of bovine Colostrum - Immunoglobulins and growth hormones
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