The bovine colostrum and lactoferrin

The bovine colostrum used as part of the formula, coming from sanitary and veterinary authorized and selected farms, is submitted to a low temperature thermal treatment (dried in vacuum conditions at max 45oC) that keeps intact its active components (proteins, essential amino acids, antibodies, vitamins etc), ensuring its bio-availability ans good absorption by the body. The bovine colostrum is collected only from healthy animals, immediately after birth from the first and second milking in order to obtain an immunoglobulin rich product. Right after sampling, the product from each animal is individually congealed and attentively analyzed (physical-chemically and microbiologically) in the plant's laboratories, before being processed.

The colostrum has in its composition immunizing factors, growth factors, protection proteins as well as all the nutritive substances that the newborns need to survive. It has a low lactose content to avoid diarrhea, a high calcium and phosphorus content to help bone formation, it has a high A and G immunoglobulins concentration that act in the mouth and prevent the development of microorganisms from the start of the digestive tract, contains lactoferrin that helps keep the iron balance in the body.

The colostrum ensures, through its complex content, many immunity factors like immunoglobulins, cytokine, interferon, lactoferrin, PRPs. The body's supplementation with these factors help restore the immunity, prevents the occurrence  and development of infections and accelerates the cure.

Moreover, the bovine colostrum contains a series of glycoproteins and protease inhibitors that protect the immunity factors from being destroyed by the intestinal tract.

The lactoferrin is a protein that influences the proliferation and differentiation of the cells. It works as an immune modulator, having an antimicrobial, antiviral, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant effect, favors the iron's transport in the body and helps maintain a balanced intestinal flora.

Its main biological function is represented by its affinity for iron. This is why lactoferrin is optimal for iron transport, thus growing its bio-availability and reducing the risk of free radicals generated through the oxidation processes. 

Lactoferrin proved its efficacy against a broad range of microbes and functions as a bacteriostatic (prevents the pathogenic agents to grow) and bactericide (helps destroy the pathogenic agents) agent. The lactoferrin activates the nonspecific immune response by stimulating the phagocytosis. Recent scientific evidence tie lactoferrin to important beneficial effects in the treatment of cancer, especially by reducing the tumors. Moreover, it is proven that lactoferrin has an important role in inhibiting Hepatitis C virus in patients that suffer chronic infections. Lactoferrin's action as an antiviral agent is due to its capacity to inhibit the binding of the virus to the cellular walls.

It is scientifically proven that lactoferrin helps the growth of good bacteria in the intestine by inhibiting the growth of other pathogenic microbes, thus ensuring the intestinal flora's equilibrium.