What are Metabolic factors?
Metabolism is a set of chemical reactions that occur within an organism in order to maintain life.. Metabolic functions are responsible for the way the body functions. The metabolic factors present in bovine colostrum are crucial for some of the body's functions.
List of metabolic factors naturally present in bovine colostrum:
What is their function?
What is Insulin?
Insulin is a hormone whose presence informs the body's cells that it is well fed, causing liver and muscle cells to take in glucose and store it in the form of glycogen which is a high energy carbohydrate. When the body requires energy glycogen can quickly supply the demand.
What is Leptin?
Leptin is a protein hormone that plays an important role in energy intake and expenditure. It can suppress appetite and increase the metabolic rate (the rate at which body burns up energy)
What are Mineral binding proteins?
Mineral binding proteins help in the absorption of minerals such as copper and iron and help prevent the multiplication of invading microorganism such as bacteria. They are also important for calcium absorption crucial for bones. teeth and skin.
What are Vitamin binding proteins?
Vitamin binding proteins are important for vitamin delivery in the body. Bovine colostrum contains the important B-complex vitamins important for cell metabolism (function).
What are Enzyme inhibitors?
Enzyme inhibitors are small tiny molecules that attach themselves to enzymes and slow down their activity. Blocking an enzymes activity can kill pathogens (eg. bacteria, viruses) and therefore are of benefit to the body. Enzyme inhibitors also help to correct a metabolic imbalance. They are naturally present in bovine colostrum.