Colostrum Junior

Colostrum Junior

Immune Defense supplement

Colostrum Junior is a food supplement for the Immune Defense health. Find out details about its properties, patenting and production.

Colostrum Junior is a food supplement based on a harmonized combination of bovine colostrum, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D3 and vitamin E.

Colostrum Junior is available in chewable tablets; it is recommended to take one tablet per day.

Colostrum Junior is available in two additional formulations: Colostrum and Special Immuno.


Claim and Safety

It contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system (Vit. A, D3, C) even during and after intense physical exercise (Vit. C) and in children (Vit. D3), and to the protection of the cells from oxidative stress (Vit. C and E).*

*EFSA Claim as defined by the EU Regulation 1924/2006

The product is safe and conforms to Directive 2002/46/EC.

The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Keep away from children below 3 years old. Excessive use may have laxative effects.

Scientific Background

Colostrum is characterized by numerous properties capable of protecting individuals from the attack of pathogens, colostrum assumption through breast-milk suction has well-established protective effects.

For several reasons human colostrum cannot be easily used and commercialized and, recently, bovine colostrum has been identified as a valid surrogate for human use, since the composition of human and bovine colostrum is very similar.

Bovine colostrum contains a high content of immunoglobulins (Ig) and growth factors and its properties are linked to its variegated composition, which includes carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, amino acids, vitamins and mineral salts. Noteworthy is the protein component, which includes IgG (G1+G2), IgA, IgM that are essential for the immune activity of bovine colostrum. Other relevant components are creatine, creatinine, lactoperoxidase and lactoferrin.

Finally, bovin colostrum can be enriched with other relevant ingredients such as vitamin C and vitamin D3 in order to enhance the natural action of colostrum.

Patents

Colostrum Junior is covered by patents in Italy (1366838).

Seasonal flu can infect up to 20% of the worldwide population, causing about 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness, and about 290.000 to 650.000 deaths linked to respiratory diseases. It is clear how vaccination campaigns and the use of antiviral drugs represent relevant instruments to contain and mitigate the health and socio-economic costs of seasonal flu. Vaccines and antiviral drugs aim at the prevention of serious consequences (hospitalization and death), especially in weaker individuals such as children, older and debilitated subjects. Since the spreading of new virus variants, together with the notion that the immune system in weaker subjects may be less responsive, classical vaccination and therapeutic approaches can be more challenging, thus requiring actions aimed at boosting the immune system of the weaker individuals.

In this scenario, the prophylactic modulation of the immune system through the use of naturally available products, such as colostrum, is an interesting option. Colostrum is characterized by numerous properties capable of protecting individuals from the attack of pathogenic organisms, representing the most-known natural substance with the greatest immune-boosting effects. Indeed, colostrum, which contains high levels of antibody and other antimicrobial agents (e.g. lactoferrin), conveys protection to the offspring of many mammalian species, including humans, against several pathogens. The use of colostrum, in contrast to the use of the single components contained in it (e.g. lactoferrin, antibodies, growth factors) may have relevant advantages. The natural matrix in which its components are embedded can protect them from the digestion of the acidic environment of the stomach. For several reasons human colostrum (HC) cannot be easily used and commercialized and, recently, bovine colostrum (BC) has been identified as a valid alternative. Finally, BC can be enriched with other relevant ingredients such as vitamin C and vitamin D3 in order to address the needs of different population groups, such as children and elderly.

Properties and Indications

The bovine colostrum (BC) contained in Colostrum has a high content of immunoglobulins (Ig) and growth factors and its properties are linked to its variegated composition, which includes carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, amino acids, vitamins and mineral salts. Noteworthy is the protein component, which includes IgG (G1+G2), IgA, IgM that are essential for the immune activity of BC. Other relevant components are creatine, creatinine, lactoperoxidase and lactoferrin. The latter one represents a relevant component able to stimulate the innate immune response against pathogens, such as viruses.

The presence of Vitamins A, D3 and C contribute to the immune system function during and after intense physical activity (Vitamin C) and in children (Vitamin D3). At the same time Vitamin C and E contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.*

*EFSA Claim as defined by the EU Regulation 1924/2006

Ingredients

Recommended Use

Colostrum Junior is available in chewable tablets; it is recommended to take one tablet per day before the main meal.

Instructions

The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Keep away from children below 3 years old.

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