he pre-milk substance produced from all the mammals at birth is termed as colostrum. Cow colostrum is the pre-milk in udder when calf is born. The true cow colostrum can be obtained during the first milking within 16 hrs of birth. After this milk attains another stage named as transitional milk and after the 5 days of birth it is considered as milk.
It offers tremendous possibilities for providing a healthy support to the immune system. It has very important immune
properties like immunoglobulins, antibodies and enzymes. It is considered as “God of Medicine” according to an Indian mythology. There are no major side effects of cow colostrum supplementation. It has a large market place. Innovative products has developed in a short duration of time due to its wide range of benefits.
The important and historical benefit of colostrum was used to create the first polio vaccine ever. The immunoglobulins from the colostrum was used to development of the vaccine for polio. Not only as vaccine for polio it is widely used in Ayurveda to treat many different kind of problems.
The other most important benefits of cow colostrum are:
◇ IMPROVES GUT HEALTH :
Gut nothing but the intestinal tract which helps in the breakdown and absorption of food in addition with the elimination of the waste products. It mainly helps in detoxification and improves the immune activity which happens in the gut.
◇ IMPROVES ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE :
Many athletes prefer cow colostrum supplements to improve their performance and to decrease the recovery time. As it is also similar with other dairy-based products, one can never neglect the cow colostrum benefits. It improves vertical jumps, sprint performance and improves lean muscle mass.
◇ BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM :
As we know that cow colostrum are rich in immunoglobins. These are nothing but a type of natural vaccine which is used in boosting up the immune system. These are treated as alternatives of antibiotics. They are highly recommended in Homeopathic and Ayurvedic medicines.
◇ CONSIDERED AS ANTIOXIDANT :
Cow colostrum contains the precursor of glutathione and antioxidants which are well known to clean up all kind of pollutants from the skin and the whole body and recovers the damage of oxidative stress. Antioxidants are fountain of youth, so this is an essential benefit to use cow colostrum.
It has different nutritional composition compared to to the regular milk. It contains 97 immune factors, which help in boosting up the immune aspect, also contains 87 growth factors and even contains different varieties of probiotics along with prebiotics.