Not Just Good For Calfs; The Benefits of Colostrum

Colostrum is a supplement that has been around for awhile, but new research is coming to light everyday. Colostrum is the first milk produced by cows during the initial days after giving birth. This type is called bovine colostrum. This milk is very rich in immunoglobulins (proteins that help boost the immune system and fight germs). There are also other compounds not found in regular milk such as growth factors, cytokines and nucleosides.

Enough with the science already, let me tell you what it can help with. Studies are showing supplementing with bovine colostrum can help improve:

*Immune System Support

*Athletic Performance

*Gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea, etc.

*Fat Utilization

*Seratonin levels in the brain


Basically speaking, the immune factors in colostrom support the resistance to colds and the flu, to acute or chronic bacterial or fungal conditions. In turn this will also help your gut repair and improve your nutrient absorption.

Immediately taking colostrum can start healing the gastro-intestinal tract by lowering pathogens in the colon (the things you don’t want such as germs, fungus, yeast, mold, etc).

Colostrum has also shown benefits with sleep and athletic performance due to its natural growth factors and shorter recovery time from strenuous exercise!

The benefits go on and on, and they are building a strong research base to support all the claims. Another great benefit is that since colostrum is a food, there are no significant side effects to be noted. Although colostrum does contain lactose, and the amount is small, each patient who has a lactose intolerance needs to consult with a medical professional prior to taking colostrum.

As previously mentioned in an earlier blog, not all colostrum supplements are created equal. Beware of additional ingredients, and synthetic forms.

For questions on supplements and/or how colostrum may be a benefit to you, please contact our office at or 847.362.4476.

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