What is colostrum?
Nature’s first food! Colostrum is the early milk produced for a few days after calving. In cows, it's called bovine Colostrum. It is a highly nutritional and functional food containing many life supporting and health promoting substances. As natures first ‘food’ most animals need Colostrum just after birth to survive. Colostrum has the ability to fight disease and promote general well-being. Colostrum has been shown as an effective means to obtain overall health.

This pre-milk is rich in immunoglobulins, which are types of protein involved in promoting the immune system and fighting germs. There are other types of compounds within Colostrum such as growth factors, nucleosides, etc., that are not found in regular milk. Bovine Colostrum is found to be totally compatible with humans and have no known side effects. The life-supporting immune and growth factors in Colostrum that insure the health and vitality of the newborn can help the adult and child body to return to it’s natural state of vibrant health and vitality.

Why New Zealand bovine Colostrum?

All Colostrum products are not equal. New Zealand Colostrum is known to be superior mainly due to the processing method, but also important is the fact that New Zealand collects Colostrum once a year during natural calving from year round pasture fed cows. These cows are antibiotic free and free from hormones see the attached certification. NZ milk products are also certified BSE free. New Zealand Colostrum is never frozen, only chilled and then spray dried at low heat, protecting the sensitive bio-enzymes. New Zealand collects Colostrum from all over the Country, it is then blended together therefore enlarging the environmental exposure and variety of cows that Colostrum is collected from widening the defensive net against a wider variety of pathogens. Most of the larger Countries collect Colostrum from region specific cows limiting the variety of pathogens that the antibodies
What are the benefits of bovine colostrum?
Colostrum provides a perfect balance of immune factors and growth factors. The immune factors, called Immunoglobulins are cell-specific antibodies with the potential to boost and regulate the immune system to protect against viruses, bacteria, allergens, toxins and yeast. While medical studies have also shown that growth factors in Colostrum assist in normal tissue growth. Stimulating the release of adult stem cells into the blood stream, which boost regeneration and accelerated repair of aged or injured muscle, skin collagen, bone, and cartilage and nerve tissue.
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 of the valuable factors contained in 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 bio-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 cow 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

What are the side effects of cow colostrum?

The powder used in Colostrumhealth’s™ products is a high-protein, low fat and reduced lactose product. It has been noted that even people with Lactose intolerance can take Colostrum. Although there are no known side effects using regular doses of cow colostrum, some folks have reported a mild gastrointestinal distress or a bloated feeling. Should this occur, lower the dosage and if symptoms persit, please desist using the product and if necessary consult your health psycisian.
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)



Claim back your Health & Vitality!
Good Question. Compare the purity of the products you are purchasing. So many products on the market claims to be 100% bovine Colostrum but include in the ingredients listed the addition of milk powder and other fillers. This in fact makes them a blended product and not the pure Colostrum powder you are after. Colostrumhealth only use 100% bovine Colostrum for the manufacture of the capsule sand powder products. Our branded vanilla flavoured tablets go contain flavourants, binding compounds and milk powder for taste and to bind the components of the tablets. Before buying bovine Colostrum products be sure you are buying the product you think you are buying and ask for the supplier's specifications if in doubt. 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.
How do I know whether the bovine colostrum I buy is value for money?
What is colostrum?
Why New Zealand bovine Colostrum? How do I know whether the bovine colostrum I buy is value for money? How does bovine colostrum benefit humans? What are the side effects of cow colostrum?
Is Colostrum for everyone?
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