Colostrum is literally 'nature's first food'. It is the pre-milk fluid that all female mammals give their newborn baby in the first few days after birth.
Colostrum is a highly complex cocktail of vital immune and growth factors that a baby needs to protect itself against the diseases it will be exposed to, and assists with the development of the newborn into a strong and healthy adult.
Human babies acquire their immunity in the womb prior to birth, receiving immune factors via the placenta. Breastfeeding then provides the additional protection, which explains why breast-fed babies are generally healthier than those that are bottle fed.
Cows must provide all the immune and growth factors to their calves in the colostrum as they do not receive any while in the womb. It is not surprising therefore that a cow's colostrum contains up to twenty times more immune factors than does human colostrum.
Because colostrum is non-species specific, it can significantly benefit all other mammals, including humans.
For centuries the colostrum taken from animals had been consumed by children and adults.
People of India have used it as a traditional remedy for thousand of years. Research over the past two decades has proven that bovine (cow) colostrum is one of the most effective nutritional supplements available for supporting the immune system. It is also well renowned for aiding tissue repair.
A complex substance, colostrum has many components, all of which have specific purposes and actions. Together they create a new 'super food' which can be used by just about anyone.
Note: New Image colostrum is obtained from pasture-fed cows, which only graze on pesticide-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free and BSE-free farmland in New Zealand.