significant effects of colostrum

Colostrum contains living white blood cells [Leukocytes]. Bovine colostrum contains viable cells, such as neutrophils and macrophages, that secrete special proteins to support the immune system including cytokines, lactoferrin, and proline-rich polypeptides (PRP).

The components of colostrum can be classified into three major categories, nutritional factors, immune factors and growth factors.

Vitamin D Binding Protein is otherwise known as: VDBP Gc-Protein Glycoprotein Transport protein Gc- Globulin Sources of Vitamin D Binding Protein VDBP is a protein that occurs naturally in all higher order animals and is often produced by the first milk of mothers (colostrum) that helps boost the immunity of their newborns. 

Colostrum has been described as liquid gold and it is not hard to see why as current research on its use as both an effective medicine and beneficial nutraceutical is exploding. 

Today there are currently many drugs in development utilizing colostrum or its components. Producers of infant formula are seeking ways to produce enhanced colostrum for mass scale production to meet demand as a daily use product.

 While it would be easy to create a list of one thousand benefits of colostrum as they are so far reaching for immunity, repair and regeneration a short list is gathered here. The entire list with a brief synopsis of the clinical abstract can be found in Immune For Life.

nutritional factors, immune factors and growth factors:

Immune Factors

  • Immunoglobulins
  • Cytokines

Broad Spectrum Antimicrobials

  • Lactoferrin
  • Lysozyme

  • Lactoperoxidase

Growth and Repair Factors

  • Insulin-like Growth Factors (IGF-I and IGF-II)

  • Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
  • Transforming Growth Factor Alpha (TGF-α)
  • Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-β)

Oligosaccharides and Glycoconjugates

  • Oligosaccharides are defined as carbohydrates, covalently linked through glycosidic bonds and are divided into two broad classes, neutral and acidic.

date nut muffins

Date Nut Muffins are a classic British teatime treat made with sweet dates and toasted walnuts.

Date nut muffins are a handy variation on date nut bread, which originated in Great Britain (specifically Scotland) as a tea time treat. This recipe uses a small amount of brown sugar.

Recipe link

I hope you have enjoyed this series derived from the ‘science’ chapters of Immune For Life.

Colostrum and natural oral immune therapeutics have been significant contributors to modern science in general and in particular for gut, immune health and myriads of associated conditions.

These initial product developments like gcmaf and others over the last twenty years have led to major discoveries for the improvement and safety of both food and drugs as well as leading to significant effects for the production and marketing of infant formula and the importance of early gut, immune and brain development for the prevention of chronic conditions later in life. 

I hope you’ll help spread the word regarding these significant contributions and insight so that entire societies can benefit from this knowledge.

Truly, it takes very little in the way of products and effort to achieve significant gains in the health of everyone suffering from any chronic condition. The hardest part will be convincing people. Remember, it’s the first diet that determines everything.

Remember, no more than 6 teaspoons (25 grams) of added sugar per day for women and 9 teaspoons (38 grams) for men. The AHA limits for children vary depending on their age and caloric needs, but range between 3-6 teaspoons (12 – 25 grams) per day. Children under two should have zero grams of sugar per day.

If you like natural health tips like the ones above you can learn more in Immune For Life