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's review what it can help with. Studies are showing supplementing with bovine colostrum can help improve: (1)
*Immune System Support
*Gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea, IBS, Leaky Gut etc.
*Serotonin levels in the brain
*Improve skin tone and texture
Basically speaking, the immune factors in colostrum 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). For digestive results, colostrum must be taken on an empty stomach.
Colostrum has also shown benefits with sleep and athletic performance due to its natural growth factors and shorter recovery time from strenuous exercise! Colostrum can assist in weight gain, fat reduction and muscle gain. Add colostrum to your favorite Salutogenic Life protein shake!
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. Not all colostrum supplements are created equal, and some do contain diary. The Salutogenic Life Colostrum Power and Capsules contain the IgG from colostrum, but do not contain lactose. It is recommended to consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any supplement regimen.