Colostrum or primary milk is the special milk secreted by mammals during the first 2 days after giving birth. Whole milk follows it. Colostrum, a nutural anabolic agent, is rich in protein and tonic compounds and contains everything the human body needs to grow normally, such as growth factors, immune enhancing substances and other nutrients. It is the main natural source of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I).
Containing different immune enhancers and growth factors, colostrum is well known for its health benefits. Its ability to combat disease and promote normal growth has been identified from ancient times; it was common for ancient fighters and heroes to drink fresh colostrum to strength themselves.
Immune enhancers found in colostrum fight disease and protect the body, while the growth factors can repair damage resulting from aging, stress, and illness. Its immune enhancers and growth factors, especially IGF-I, also help keep the digestive system healthy. The incidence of diarrhea and food allergy in infants who drink colostrum is less than the infants who do not. Colostrum aids in digestion and better absorption of other nutrients and diseases appetite.