Colostrum

Colostrum is the fluid produced by the mammary glands after birth, and before the breast milk comes in. It is a source of proteins, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals plus growth factors and immune factors which provide protection against infection.

Colostrum from cows is used for supplementation as it is virtually identical to human colostrum with the immune factors being 4 times greater.

What it does

  1. Immune Support: colostrum contains over 20 anti-bodies to pathogens such as E coli, salmonella, rotavirus, candida, streptococcus, staphylococcus, H pylori and cryptosporidia.
  2. Immune balancing: Colostrum regulates the immune system, boosting it when it is under active and reducing it when overactive.
  3. Exercise support: the growth factors in colostrum may help with tissue repair, increase lean muscle and help the body burn fat for fuel. It is also purported to slow the ageing process, affect mood, concentration and regulate blood sugar.

Potential Uses

Infectious diarrhoea Rheumatoid arthritis Athletic support

Cautions

Generally, there are no side effects or contra-indications from using colostrum.

At the time of writing there were no well known negative drug interactions with colostrum.

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