Bovine colostrum is a milky fluid that is naturally produced in the mammary glands of all mammals, including humans. It is also called beestings or first milk, because it is produced by mothers before they produce ‘true milk.’ Colostrum may be clear, yellowish or orange in color, and it is thick and sticky in substance. Colostrums is gathered and collected from cows that have been vaccinated against disease-causing organisms. Antibodies present in the substance are responsible for its disease fighting ability. For this reason, it is incorporated in every colostrum supplement.
Colostrum is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, and carbohydrates, and low in fat. It has higher levels of antibodies and immunoglobulins, which help the body fight diseases caused by various bacteria and viruses. Colostrum also helps build up the body’s stamina, and is used to build lean muscle and burn fat. It is beneficial to the gastrointestinal tract and is used to treat diarrhea by helping strengthen the gut and controlling gut disturbances. It has a mild laxative effect and it can treat inflammation of the colon, called colitis, by being used in the rectum.
Aside from this, colostrum introduces good bacteria to the digestive tract. Colostrum can boost the immune system and repair damage to the nervous system. Adding colostrums to the diet of a person who has suffered from abdominal or coronary bypass surgery helps the person recover. Because of its natural antibiotic properties, it can prevent sickness and infection.
Colostrum Side Effects
You must not use colostrums products if you are allergic to dairy products. It may result to adverse allergic reactions including but not limited to digestive upset, nausea and vomiting.