Colostrum - Nature's Superfood
Designed by nature to be the biologically perfect first food
Colostrum is nature’s perfect first food. It is the pre-milk substance that is produced by all mammalian mothers in the first few days after giving birth to ensure a newborn’s health, growth, and vitality. Colostrum is a mixture of immune and growth factors as well as other important nutrients, designed by nature to activate a newborn’s immune system, jumpstart gut function, and seed a healthy gut microbiome in the first few days of life. Numerous studies show that bovine colostrum and its components continue to support important biological activities when given to adults and mature animals, so that its benefits can extend well beyond the neonatal period of development.
How Bovine Colostrum Works
While human colostrum plays a vital role for newborns, bovine colostrum – or the first milk from dairy cows – has demonstrated benefits for human and animal health beyond the first few days of life. Cows are unable to pass key immune factors and other beneficial nutrients from mother to fetus during pregnancy. When the calf is born, it is completely dependent on the mother’s colostrum to survive. Thus bovine colostrum contains a higher concentration of immune factors and other protective nutrients than human colostrum. Bovine colostrum is also produced in large quantities by the mother cow, far exceeding the needs of the calf. Once the calf receives all the colostrum she needs, the rest can be collected for other uses.
Bovine Colostrum for Human and Animal Health
Colostrum works with the body to maintain and support intestinal integrity levels through dual action: Immunoglobulins that help address foreign invaders, and growth factors that help repair intestinal lining and maintain gut integrity.
Immunoglobulins, immune modulators, and oligosaccharides work together to support not only the immune system, but have also been shown to support respiratory health in adults and children.
Bovine colostrum contains several bioactives that help support increased muscle mass, improve recovery from exercise, increase peak anaerobic power, and boost the immune system during athletic training.
Abundant in immune and growth factors as well as other important bioactives, colostrum is an emerging approach for topical and oral skin health.
Key Components of Bovine Colostrum
The Science of Colostrum
Colostrum is composed of powerful bioactives that promote health and wellness in both humans and animals. PanTheryx leads the industry in utilizing the newest research into the cellular and biomolecular processes of bovine colostrum.
The main antibodies that are directly reactive to invading pathogens in the body.
Small peptide molecules important in the regulation of the immune response
An iron-binding glycoprotein with antiviral and antimicrobial activity
An enzyme that helps to support immune function by attacking specific microbes
A major antibacterial enzyme that defends against microbial infection
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