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Whats the Deal? Colostrum


Colostrum is the first form of milk produced immediately following delivery of a newborn. It is rich in essential nutrients, antibodies, growth factors, and immune-boosting substances. Colostrum contains high levels of proteins, vitamins, and minerals but is most notably high in immunoglobulins IgA, IgG,Ig M which are antibodies that help protect against infections and strengthen immune system.

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So why are we talking about colostrum? because people are now taking it as a dietary supplement (sourced from the first milk of cows). And although these supplements have been around for a while they have made a resurgence in popularity lately do to one company in particular who perfected their social media marketing campaign (see next product review)

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Colostrum supplements are marketed to adults to potentially benefit immune-boosting and growth-promoting effects including immune support, athletic performance, gut health, wound healing and as an anti-inflammatory. While some may notice a benefit from taking colostrum, these results are not consistent making this one of the harder supplements to recommend.

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There are no known negative side effects of taking colostrum however where it is sourced from should be strongly considered. Furthermore those who have a dairy allergy or are sensitive to milk should use caution if considering.

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Would I recommend this to clients depends on the reason, the individual and the source/brand. It is not my first choice for supplement but I do appreciate for some they feel it beneficial.

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