April 12, 2018

Bovine Colostrum - Support for your immune system

Bovine Colostrum - Support for your immune system
Colostrum is the highly nutritious ‘first milk’ produced by the mother for the newborn in its first few days of life. Colostrum contains many different nutrients including proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes as well as important immune factors and immunoglobulins (also known as antibodies). These antibodies are made by the mother’s immune cells and are passed to the newborn in the Colostrum providing critical protection from bacterial and viral infections while the baby’s own immune system is in an immature state.

The three main types of immunoglobulin are IgG, IgA and IgM and each plays a specific role in the immune response and defending the body against infection. IgG antibodies are the most predominant and circulate in the bloodstream and other body fluids primed to bind to and inactivate disease-causing antigens as they are encountered.

Taking a Colostrum supplement can help boost your immunoglobulin levels and strengthen your immune system. Colostrum contains immune factors that keep the immune response in balance and also immune proteins called PRPs (proline rich polypeptides) that fine-tune the way the white blood cells respond to antigens such as viruses and bacteria.

In colostrum-containing products the IgG content is used as the measure of potency of the Colostrum to ensure consistency is maintained. Deep Blue Health Colostrum products contain approximately 23% IgG at the time of manufacture which means that when tested our products always exceed the 20% IgG content as stated on the product label.

Deep Blue Health Colostrum is available in powder, tablet and capsule forms. The most potent way to take Colostrum is the 100% Colostrum capsules but for children or those who find it difficult to swallow capsules the Milk Colostrum chewable tablets are a great option. Milk Colostrum Powder comes as a 450g can of milk powder mixed with Colostrum and Zinc.