Colostrum is the pre-milk fluid produced from the mother’s mammary glands during the first 72 hours after birth. Colostrum provides life-supporting immune and growth factors that insure the health and vitality of the newborn.
Bovine (cow’s) colostrum has been shown to be one of the most important health-giving, disease-fighting and anti-aging superfoods ever discovered. Also, bovine colostrum is suitable for human consumption.
Medical professionals who are recommending this all-natural substance, understand it is a naturally perfect combination of immune factors, growth factors, and other components; all designed to encourage a vibrant, healthy body.
Firstly, an antibody is a protein complex (glycoprotein) used by the immune system to identify and neutralise foreign objects (pathogens) like bacteria and viruses; immunoglobulins are a type antibody.
Immunoglobulins are grouped into five classes: IgG, IgA, IgM, IgD, and IgE. Differences in the chemical structure of the immunoglobulin determine its function and which of the following five classes it belongs to. Other immune cells partner with antibodies to eliminate pathogens depending on which IgG, IgA, IgM, IgD, and IgE constant binding domain receptors it can express on its surface.
IgG is an immunoglobulin that is present in normal blood and is the most numerous. This immunoglobulin can bind to many kinds of pathogens, for example viruses, bacteria, and fungi to fight against toxins. There are 4 subclasses: IgG1 (66%), IgG2 (23%), IgG3 (7%) and IgG4 (4%)
IgA represent about 15 to 20% of immunoglobulins in the blood although it is primarily secreted across the mucosal tract into the stomach and intestines. This immunoglobulin helps to fight against pathogens that contact the body surface, ingested, or inhaled. It exists in two forms, IgA1 and IgA2.
IgM is an immunoglobulin that can detect whether a person has ABO blood type. It is also important in fighting bacteria.
IgD immunoglobulins make up about 1% in the plasma membranes in B-lymphocytes. These immunoglobulins are involved in the development of plasma and memory cells that are in the B-lymphocytes.
IgE is an immunoglobulin that can be found on the surface of the plasma membrane of “basophils” and “mast cells” of connective tissue. IgE can also be found in involved with diseases such as hypersensitivity and also in the defence of parasites such as worms.