What is Bovine Colostrum?
Bovine Colostrum is a milk fluid that comes from the breasts of cows the first few days after giving birth, before true milk appears. It contains proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and specific kinds of proteins called antibodies that fight disease-cause agents such as bacteria and viruses. Antibody levels in bovine colostrum can be 100 times higher than levels in regular cow's milk.
People originally got interested in bovine colostrum because of the high antibody levels. They thought that the antibodies might prevent infections in people.
Some athletes take bovine colostrum by mouth to burn fat, build lean muscle, increase stamina & vitality and improve athletic performance.
Colostrum is also taken to boost the immune system, healing injuries, repairing nervous system damage, improving mood and sense of well-being, and as an agent for killing bacteria and fungus.