GROWTH FACTORS IN COLOSTRUM HELP ACTIVATE STEM CELLS
John H. Maher, D.C.,F.A.A.I.MCo-Founder & VP of Education and Research BioPharma Scientific
COLOSTRUM: NATURE’S ZOO-NUTRIENT SUPERFOOD!
Phytonutrients and Zoonutrients
Just as certain fruits and vegetables are naturally rich in special health promoting chemicals called phyto-nutrients, certain animal sourced foods are rich in special health promoting compounds called zoo-nutrients (pronounced zoo’-o-nutrients).
Zoo-nutrients may be defined as compounds found in foods derived from animals beyond the usual macronutrients (fats, proteins, carbohydrates) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) that nonetheless have a salubrious effect on physiology. Examples include immunoglobulins, bio-active peptides, enzymes, glycol-conjugates, special amino acid bonds (double cystine).
The richest of all zoo-nutrients is the “first meal” of all mammals, called colostrum. Colostrum provides a macro and micro-nutrient dense “super food”. This “first meal” for all mammals is also rich in antibodies (Ig), cell signalling messengers (cytokines) that modulate the immune system, andgrowth factors stimulating stem cell activity.
Colostrum is 50% or more protein, and rich in fat, vitamins and minerals. It is also the most zoo-nutrient rich of all foods providing immune protein sub-fractions and peptides, growth factors and other lesser known zoo-nutrients. The fats in colostrum provide essential fatty acids for cell development.
Colostrum is also rich in sphingomyelin, cephalin, phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl serine that assist in development of the mucosal barrier, liver function, brain function, and/or immune function. The vitamins include thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, pyroxidine, folic acid, vitamins E, C, B12, beta carotene and retinoic acids. Riboflavin is by far in the richest concentration as pertains to percents of daily value (DV), followed by folic acid. The minerals include calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc, with calcium being the most abundant as pertains to percent of daily value (DV) provided.
Growth factors in colostrum help activate stem cells. The potential for growth factors in the adult to help signal growth, repair and regeneration of tissue, especially when combined with stem cell therapy, has garnered much interest lately.
These growth factors include growth hormone (GH), insulin type growth factor (IGF-1), insulin type growth factor (IGF-2), transforming growth factor (TGF-alpha), transforming growth factor (TGF-beta), epidermal-GF, fibroblast-GF, and platelet-derived-GF.
The above extract was taken from the research paper.
THE EFFECT OF A COLOSTRUM EXTRACT OF PROLINE RICH POLY-PEPTIDES (PRP) ON IMMUNE STATUS IN GUINEA PIGS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON THE POTENTIAL OF PRP IN AGING HUMANS
The complete paper is available upon request.