and scientists have long recognised the importance
of colostrum as the first food for newborn
mammals. During the last decade, they have
also begun to study the other bio-active ingredients
in milk, such as Lipid.
Alpha Lipid™ Colostrum is finest grade colostrum
containing significant levels of immunoglobulins
and growth factors, fortified with complex
lipids in the form of gangliosides and phospholipids.
Both phospholipids and gangliosides
are important in brain function and development.
Gangliosides also help protect the gut from
infection and disease. Gangliosides are key
components of the plasma membrane of all human
cells and are particularly in the nervous
system. They play an important role in cell
to cell recognition, cell signalling and cell
growth. In Alpha Lipid™ Colostrum, the ganglioside
is GD3. GD3 is the predominant ganglioside
in human colostrum. Gangliosides are particularly
important in human brain development up to
the age of five.