The Components of Colostrum
Amino acids are life supporting proteins for cell metabolism and cell recovery. A deficiency in amino acids means disturbances in growth, delay in wound healing and healing of inflammations, disturbances in concentration, general weakness of the immune system, etc. The optimal supply of amino acids leads to provision of energy on the physical and also the psychic level and has therefore an important influence on the physical and mental performance.
Immunoglobulins (=Antibodies) are of importance in the human organism for the prevention and the defence from infections and are important in the inhibition of inflammations. Doctors have discovered that the high content of immunoglobulins in the colostrum support the body‘s own immune system effectively (A cow releases up to 2 kg of many different immunoglobulins within the first three days after birth). Almost always colostrum contains antibodies against E-coli bacteria, a bacteria known to trigger diarrhoea and vomiting in humans.
Natural growth factors influence the cell metabolism of the body positively, so that cell proliferation is promoted in some cells while it is inhibited in others. As one growth factor for example protects the protein mantle of the muscle cell another growth factor inhibits the growth of a transformed cell as may be the case with cancer cells. The interaction between the different growth factors are causing a perfect balancing of the cell metabolism. At the same time other growth factors are capable of influencing the immune systems to increase the bodies own ability to produce immunoglobulins against viruses, bacteria and fungi.
Vitamins mean a supposition for a regular protein-, fat- and carbohydrate-metabolism. They always have to be present in sufficient amounts. Nowadays the results of lack of vitamins are known to almost everybody.
Further components of the colostrum are cytokines, which stimulate the lymphatic system and contain highly effective antiviral immune factors. Glycoproteins enable the immune- and growth factors to pass through the acidy digestive system. Lactoferrins and tansferrins transport iron to the red blood cells and prevents harmful bacteria and viruses from getting the iron they need to grow on. Prolactine activates the secretion of the mammary glands. Lactobacillus bifidus acidophilus help with digestion and reduces the growth of harmful bacteria and candida albicans in the digestive systems.
Colostrum also contains Endorphins, Interferons, Interleukins, Lactoferrin, Transferrin, Biotin, L-Carnitine, Melatonine, Insuline, Lysozyme, C3, C4 and Orosomucoid, a-1-Fetoproteine, a-1-Antitrypsine, Prolaktine, Xanthin Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Proline-rich Polypeptides (PRP) and many more.