Colostrum

Colostrum

Immune Defense

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

Colostrum is a food supplement based on bovine colostrum.

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

Colostrum is available in two other vitamin-enriched formulations: Colostrum Junior and Special Immuno.


Claim and Safety

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.

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.

Clinical Studies

The effect of Colostrum on the immune system function was evaluated in a clinical epidemiological study. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2007, 13:130-6. doi: 10.1177/1076029606295957

Patents

Colostrum is covered by patents in Italy (1366838)

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