Pedersen Biotech's colostrum products have helped Scandinavians fight colds and sore throats, and maintain healthy guts for more than 35 years. In the early 1970s, the company started to explore the possibilities of using the immune factors in colostrum for human benefit; the challenge was to keep the antibodies intact and active when given orally.
Colostrum is the immunity-boosting milk produced by any mammal's mother in the crucial 24-36 hours following its birth. Newborn calves, for example, must receive 4L of it within an hour of being born, in order to survive.
Colostrum contains high concentrations of antibodies. Those in the multifunctional colostrum probiotic Culinaris are extracted from the first two milkings of colostrum from cows just after calving. The antibodies are specific to the antigens to which the cow's immune system has been exposed as a result of chance infections.
Patented technology enables the antibodies to be protected by glycosylation, thereby making them resistant to bile salts and acid. These antibodies are combined with lysozyme enzymes from egg whites to destroy bacteria and viruses.
The colostrum-lysozyme technology is incorporated in Pedersen Biotech's Igazym throat lozenges and Culinaris, as well as cutting edge skincare products.
Visit Pedersen Biotech at Vitafoods Europe 2018 at stand N149.