The immune and growth factors found in bovine Colostrum are virtually identical to human Colostrum, the immune factors are reportedly up to 4 times richer. Colostrum is high in carbohydrates, protein and antibodies, and low in fat, which human newborns may find difficult to digest.
Colostrum also contains Endorphins, Interferons, Interleukins, Lactoferrin, Transferrin, Biotin, L-Carnitine, Melatonine, Insuline, Lysozyme, C3, C4 and Orosomucoid, a-1-Fetoproteine, a-1-Antitrypsine, Prolaktine, Xanthin Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Proline-rich Polypeptides (PRP) and many more.
Newborns have very small digestive systems, and colostrum delivers its nutrients in a very concentrated low-volume form. It has a mild laxative effect, encouraging the passing of the baby's first stool, called meconium. This clears excess bilirubin, a waste product of dead red blood cells, from the infant's body and helps prevent jaundice.
Human colostrum, if it were available, would be ideal to support the immune systems of individuals of all ages. However, in the absence of that option, bovine (cow) colostrum is the next best source. Bovine colostrum has been compared to the universal blood type O, which can be accepted by and benefit all humans. In fact, bovine colostrum can be used to promote passive inter species immunity to virtually all mammals, including humans.
Researchers in the US and Japan have verified, in laboratory analysis, that the most important immune and growth factors in cows are identical in molecular combination to humans and are not species specific, meaning that they are transferable from one species to another. Furthermore, dairy cows produce an abundance of colostrum more than enough to supply human needs without depriving newborn calves.