Frequently Asked Questions
Colostrum is not a drug but a naturally occurring food. The safety of colostrum has been clinically demonstrated in adults and children as young as 1 year. Because it is a dairy product, colostrum is not recommended for people with dairy allergies. If you are pregnant or nursing, it’s best to consult with your doctor before adding colostrum, or any other supplement, to your diet.
While it is not recommended for children who are allergic to dairy, colostrum is otherwise accepted as safe for children. The safety of cow colostrum has been clinically demonstrated in children as young as 1 year of age.
While colostrum is a dairy product, and therefore should not be used by those with a dairy or milk allergy, it typically contains less lactose than milk and should not cause an issue for lactose intolerant individuals. Because lactose intolerance can be severe in some people, we suggest consulting with your physician if you are severely sensitive to lactose.
Colostrum is readily available as a dietary supplement for both children and adults. It is sold in powder, capsule and chewable form and is available online as well as in stores.
Colostrum is produced in large quantities by the mother cow, far exceeding the needs of the calf. Once the calf receives all the colostrum it needs, the rest can be collected for human use. While collection processes will differ from company to company, most companies collect only after to calf has received all the colostrum it needs to thrive.
While the safety of colostrum has been demonstrated in children as young as 1YR, it is not recommended for children under the age of 12 months. If you have questions about using colostrum for your newborn, it’s always best to consult with your pediatrician.
The Science Behind Colostrum
From microbiome benefits to the treatment of respiratory infections, countless studies have shown the power of colostrum in helping to support overall health.
Treating Gastrointestinal Disease
Treating Respiratory Tract Infections
Remedying Gut Health
Colostrum In The News
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