What is Colostrum
Colostrum is the first milk produced by all mammalian mothers after giving birth. From newly born humans to just calved foals, all newborn mammals rely on their mother’s colostrum to help them grow and thrive. Often referred to as nature’s original superfood, colostrum contains protective proteins, immune factors, and other nutrients that are essential for a newborn. Colostrum has also been shown to have health benefits beyond just the first few days of life – in fact, colostrum from cows can be found as a health and nutrition supplement for children and adults.
How It Works
Colostrum contains a range of different protective proteins (also known as antimicrobials), growth and immune factors, as well as prebiotics, all of which work with the human body to help support health and wellness.
How it Can Help
While colostrum is vital to a newborn’s health in the first few days of life, research has shown that it can play an important role in supporting the health of humans of all ages. Today, there are over 6,000 studies illuminating the science of colostrum (typically from cows) and new clinical studies being conducted every year to further explore its applications for health:
Colostrum contains antimicrobials, immune and growth factors, as well as prebiotics that help to support gut health.
The immune factors and other nutrients found in colostrum help to support the immune system.
The properties of colostrum may improve the appearance of the skin, from the inside-out.
Clinical studies have shown the numerous benefits of colostrum for athletes, including supporting the healing of athletic-induced gut injuries.
Colostrum In The News
Verywell Health Covers the Benefits of Colostrum, Including Immune Health and Athletic Performance
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Dr. Roizen and Pediatrician, Dr. Crosby Discuss Natural Immune Support for Children this Fall Season
Dr. Crosby backs colostrum as an abundant resource of immune support for children as they are back...Visit