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Bovine Colostrum is one of the most scientifically researched whole-foods available to humans. Also called first milk, colostrum is a scarce resource containing an estimated 250+ bioactive and regenerative compounds including:

✔️ Immunoglobulins (IgG, IgM, IgA).
✔️ Secretary Immunoglobulin (SIgA).
✔️ Growth Factors (IGF-1 & 2, TGF-β1 & β2).
✔️ Epithelial Growth Factor (EGF).
✔️ Prebiotic Oligosaccharides.
✔️ Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines.
✔️ Proline Rich Polypeptides.

✔️ Lactoferrin & so much more.

Scientific Studies Show That Colostrum:

🌟 Is 3x More Effective than the Flu Vaccine.
🌟 Reduces Respiratory Illness Duration.
🌟 Repairs Leaky Gut Syndrome.
🌟 Increases Beneficial Gut Bacteria.
🌟 Reduces Intestinal Inflammation.
🌟 Supports Iron Levels & Regulation.
🌟 Increases Muscle Growth & Strength.
🌟 Improves Elite Athlete Sport Times.
🌟 Boosts Anaerobic Power.
🌟 Protects Athletes Against Illness.
🌟 Speeds Up Wound Healing.
🌟 Promotes Skin & Collagen Production.
🌟 Reduces Allergies & Sinus Symptoms.

The Gold Standard In Colostrum:

Our colostrum is the only colostrum sourced from a unique set of pastures located near New Zealand's Southern Alps. Sourced from grass-fed and pasture raised cattle only, we use low thermal processing technology to maintain colostrums impressive bioactive profile when turning it into a powder.

✔️ Verified & Tested 20% IgG+, IgM & IgA.
✔️ Verified & Tested IGF-1 & 2, TGF-β1 & β2.
✔️ Verified & Tested Vitamin & Minerals.
✔️ Low Thermal Processing Technology.
✔️ Optimal Powdered Form.
✔️ Responsibly Collected At All Times.
✔️ Collected Only During Calving Season.
✔️ No Antibiotics or Hormones.
✔️ No Additives, Preservatives or Fillers.
✔️ Halal & Kosher.

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Colostrum is Liquid Gold

Containing an estimated 250+ bioactives, bovine colostrum is a scarce superfood shown to restore mucosal barriers, repair the gut, support iron absorption, enhance athletic performance, fortify immunity + so much more.

  • 179+ Studies

  • 250+ Bio Actives

  • 20% Active IgG+

  • Growth Factors+

  • Southern Alps+

  • Mucosal Repair+

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A Leaky Gut Barrier Can Lead to Chronic Disease. Colostrum Helps Repair This Barrier.

  • The Importance of A Healthy Gut Barrier

    The gut plays a critical role in optimal health. When the gut lining is healthy, it is a barrier of tight junctions. These junctions selectively absorb nutrients, vitamins, minerals and amino acids while keeping out allergens, bad bacteria, toxins, gliadin and viruses. However, certain lifestyle factors can damage this barrier leading to a host of downstream effects. Thousands of studies now demonstrate that the gut lining holds the delicate balance between health and disease progression.

  • Lifestyle Factors Damage the Gut Barrier

    Processed foods, pesticides, sugar, alcohol, antibiotics and chronic stress damage our gut barrier, leading to leaky gut syndrome (intestinal hyper permeability). When our gut junctions become leaky, bad bacteria, allergens and toxins can leak into the blood stream resulting in immune activation and inflammation. Overtime, this chronic response may result in a host of symptoms and conditions. A PUDMED search now returns 25,000+ studies discussing the role of intestinal permeability in poor health outcomes including conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne, asthma, Hashimotos, Anaemia, IBD, Hayfever, Chronic Fatigue + more.

  • Colostrum Contains the Essential Building Blocks Required to Repair An Unhealthy Gut Barrier.

    Colostrum contains an estimated 250+ bioactives, many of which have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-pathogen, antioxidant and immunodulatory benefits at the gut level. Some of these bioactives include Immunoglobulins, sIgA, Growth Factors, Lactoferrin, Oligosaccharides, Prebiotics, Cytokines, Proline Rich Polypeptides + much more. Colostrum also contains a host of essential vitamins and minerals which are foundational to gut health.

  • Backed by Research. These Bioactives Work Synergistically to Repair Leaky Gut.

    Multiple studies demonstrate that bovine colostrum can help reverse leaky gut. For example, just 500mg (small dose) of colostrum was shown to improve leaky gut. While two other studies found that colostrum improved and blunted leaky gut by 70% and 80% respectively. We also have studies showing that colostrum led to a significant reduction in Zonulin levels, the main test for measuring intestinal permeability.

The Science Speaks for Itself. Studies Show That Colostrum Transforms Health.

  • Promotes A Healthy Gut Microbiome

    Clear out the bad bugs, boost the good bugs. In studies, colostrum has been shown to boost short-chain fatty acid bacteria (1), combat gut pathogens like E.Coli (2), promote the growth of beneficial bacteria including Bifidobacterium spp. and Lactobacillus spp (3), repair intestinal cells (4) and detoxes gut Endoxtin (5).

  • Fortifies The Immune System

    Enhance immune health and get sick less often. In studies colostrum has been shown to be 3x more effective than the flu vaccine (6), protect against respiratory tract infections (7), reduce the severity of rotavirus (8) and provides immune protection for elite athletes (9).

  • Boosts Athletic Performance

    Take athletic performance to another level. In studies colostrum has been shown to improve sprint test performance (10), enhance recovery in endurance athletes (11), improve post exercise induced muscle damage (12), improve cycling times (13) and boost peak anaerobic power (14).

  • Enhances Lean Muscle Mass & Strength (Burn Fat)

    Boost muscle growth, absorb more nutrients and tone up. In studies, colostrum has been shown to increase tissue mass and upper body strength (15), improve lean body mass in active men and women (16), increase serum IGF-1 (17) and improve metabolic health (18).

  • Promotes Skin Regeneration & Collagen Production

    Boost collagen production, get radiant skin and improve scarring. In studies, topical colostrum has been shown to shorten wound healing times (19), stimulate skin repair and regeneration (20), Enhance keratinocyte proliferation and migration (21), and stimulate significant healing in chronic non-healing ulcers (22)

  • Non Drowsy Allergy Soloution

    Don't mask symptoms. Get to the root cause of allergies, asthma, hay fever and itchiness. In studies colostrum was shown to reduce allergy symptoms, reduce nasal congestion and improved lung function (23). A Leaky gut is the leading cause of allergies and colostrum repairs the main culprit.

The Benefits of Colostrums Bioactives

Immunoglobulins

Colostrum is the richest source of Immunoglobulins, containing 100x more immunoglobulins compared to mature milk.

At the gut level, Immunoglobulins act as a defence system against bacteria, toxins, viruses, and other antigens. They bind, recognise and destroy these toxins thereby fortifying the gut barrier and regulating the innate and adaptive immune system.

Secretory IgA

Secretory IgA is one of the most important immune molecules which plays an essential role in ensuring the health of the gut barrier. It prevents the overgrowth of mucosal pathogens and bad bacteria.

Low SIgA levels have been found in people with IBD, IBS, food Intolerances, intestinal permeability and autoimmunity.

Colostrum has been found to help increase and modulate IgA levels. In one study, long distance runners taking bovine colostrum for 12 weeks, improved s-IgA levels by 79%.

Growth Factors

Colostrum contains close to 50 different growth factors including IGF-1, IGF-2, TGF-β and TGF-α which are exclusive to bovine colostrum.

Growth factors are natural proteins which promote healing and repair. Many of these growth factors have been shown to display antihypertensive, antioxidant, antithrombotic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activity.

Studies show that growth factors repair intestinal cells, enhance immunity, build lean muscle and enhance wound repair.

Lactoferrin

Lactoferrin in an iron binding glycoprotein which plays an important role in iron regulation and immune health.

Lactoferrin displays antioxidant, antimicrobial and immunomodulatory activity. It is effective against viruses, pathogens (like e.coli), the common cold and viral gastro-enteritis. It also reduces pathogenic microbial load.

Studies show that lactoferrin is more effective at increasing iron levels than synthetic iron tablets. It has also been shown to restore the gut mucosal barrier.

Oligosaccharides

Bovine colostrum is a rich source of Prebiotic oligosacchardies.

Oligosaccahrdies are the only prebiotic shown to promote the growth of Bifidobacterium. This probiotic or species of bacteria has been shown to reduce gut permeability, inflammation and restore gut homeostasis (e.g. crowding out bad bacteria in favour of the good guys).

New evidence is also looking at the role of prebiotic oligosaccharides in obesity prevention. For example, one study showed that the consumption of oligosaccharides significantly reduced weight gain and reduced intestinal permeability.

Proline Rich Polypeptides

Proline Rich Polypeptides are incredibly small chains of amino acids that have powerful effects on immunity.

They have been shown to promote T-lymphocyte function, stimulate undifferentiated lymphocytes, promote the growth of B cells, enhance natural killer cell activity, increase the proliferation of leukocytes and inhibit viruses known to be linked with autoimmune disease.

One specific Proline rich polypeptide called colostrinin has recently been shown to improve cognition and outcomes in patients with mild to moderate dementia.

a-Lactalbumin

a-Lactalbumin is a whey protein that plays an important role in maintianing muscle mass and aiding in weight loss.

It has been shown to improve sleep, protect against gut infections and support an overall healthy microbiome.

The Only Colostrum Sourced From Pastures Located Near New Zealands Southern Alps.

The Gold Standard in Colostrum: The Southern Alps

Our colostrum is sourced from a unique set of pastures located on New Zealand's South Island. These pastures are surrounded by the Southern Alps with lands so picturesque they could feature on a postcard. Cattle roam the lands freely and are grass-fed and 365 day pasture raised.

When it comes to dairy farming, We believe New Zealand is the Gold standard. Unfortunately, only 10% of the worlds dairy cattle are grass-fed. While Australia is the best for beef producing cattle, Aus dairy cattle are often fed a bit too much grain for our liking. While in the US, almost 60% of colostrum does meet the required standards for quality.

Low Thermal Processing, More Active IgG+ and Meticulously Tested

Low Thermal Processing:

Proprietary low thermal processing is used on our colostrum at temperatures much lower than industry norms. This ensures that colostrum maintains its bioactive compounds.

20% Active IgG+

20% IgG is the hallmark of high quality colostrum as it is the most concentrated bioactive. Our colostrum is exclusively selected from batches exceeding 20% IgG+.

Low thermal processing maintains IgG activity. Higher temperature processing can denature IgG and impact the reliability of the commonly used affinity HPLC testing method. This means that 20% IgG may be closer to 15% if low thermal processing is not used.

Meticulously Tested:

We provide comprehensive testing for microbiologics, IgG, IgA and IgM. We are also one of the rare companies who test IGF-I, IGF-II, TGF-β1, TGF-β2 as-well as test for complete vitamin and mineral counts.

Responsible Sourcing: Colostrum Is A Scare Resource

Colostrum is a scarce resource and is only collected during the cattles natural calving season. Only surplus colostrum is collected. This ensures the calf gets all the colostrum it needs to develop and be healthy with the remainder then being collected.

In order to meet yearly demand, colostrum is sourced from multiple different New Zealand farms across the South Island. It is then processed within 48 hours to maintain Colostrums Bioactives.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Quickly Will I Feel The Benefits?

As everyone is different, there is some individual difference in how quickly someone will see benefits. For some, they will experience benefits right away. For others, it might take a few weeks to a couple of months of consistent use to start to see more transformational benefits.

In saying that, the most commonly reported benefits pretty quickly including better bowel movements, less bloating, less gas, better athletic performance and just overall feel healthier.

What Does Colostrum Taste Like?

Just like whey protein but better. The taste is neutral so can be added to water, smoothies, shakes or any drink with ease. Some people dry scoop it because they love it so much.

Can I Take Colostrum with Your Beef Liver Supplements?

Absolutely, you are pairing the No 1 most vitamin and mineral rich whole-food (beef liver) with the most bioactive rich whole-food in colostrum. Amazing to take separately but also the ultimate combination when taken together.

Is your Colostrum From Grass-Fed & Pasture Raised Cows?

Yes! Our colostrum powder is sourced from Grass-fed and pastured raised New Zealand dairy cows only. We source our colostrum from a unique part of New Zealand where pastures are surrounded by the Southern Alps. It is a one of kind source of Colostrum.

Why Did You Choose New Zealand Colostrum Over US and Australian Colostrum?

We believe New Zealand is the gold standard for dairy and colostrum. The standards are the highest, the cattle are grass-fed and pastured raised and overall the quality meets our high standards for sourcing.

In regards to the US, one study showed that 60% of US colostrum samples were inadequate and did not meet the standards. For example, only 39% of samples met the standards for IgG count. While US colostrum is a lot cheaper, we do not want to compromise on quality.

Australia is the gold standard when it comes to beef and meat. This is because cattle are usually organic, grass-fed and finished like our beef liver. However, in our research, dairy farming is a different process and cows in Australia seem to be fed a bit more grain than we'd like. Still a good option but we want the best.

Do you Use Low Thermal Drying on Your Colostrum?

Yes, our colostrum uses low thermal processing technology to ensure more active IgG. Compared to one of the main US colostrum suppliers, our colostrum contained more active IgG.

What Serving Size is Best For Me?

Different colostrum serving sizes have different benefits. 3g is a good place to start. Our serving size of 3g is informed by research to suit most health outcomes. Just 500mg has been shown to improve intestinal permeability while 3g has been shown in other studies to help with athletic performance, URTIs and other health concerns.

Why Powder & Not Capsules?

Colostrum should not be taken in capsules in our opinion. The power tastes good and has oral mucosal benefits when consumed in this way. Capsules remove this additional benefit.

Is this Product Safe for Those with Lactose Intolerance?

Each serve of Colostrum does contain a small amount of lactose, so would not be advisable to those with severe lactose allergy.

However, many with a small dairy sensitivity find they don't have an issue with colostrum. This might come down to colostrum helping with their gut, which may be contributing to the dairy sensitivity in the first place.

If you are unsure if its right for you, please contact a health care professional before taking.

Can I Take Colostrum While Pregnant/Breastfeeding?

We recommend consulting with your health care professional if you are unsure about taking colostrum during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

Is it Halal?

Yes, it is Halal Certified.

Is it Kosher?

Yes, it is Kosher Certified.

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    I didn’t know much about the benefits of colostrum until few weeks ago well it has helped me tremendously with my gut issues specially the inflammation bloating big improvement so ladies and gentlemen give it a go it will help you

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    Great product

    I purchased it as I’m improving my gut health and so far so good. Pretty much tasteless so I can mix it with anything from water to oats, smoothies etc and get all the good benefits without having to worry about not enjoying it. I often experience symptoms of lactose intolerance and haven’t with this at all.

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    Good product

    It has reduced my gut issues and bad breath in matter of weeks.Good quality.

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    Definitely making a difference

    I have been using this product for a week so far. I purchased it as I have a lot of trouble with IBS, and it sounded like this might help. Even after just a week, I can tell the difference. I feel a lot less bloated, and have been far less conscious of gut activity over the past few days. I'm looking forward to seeing how it continues to improve.

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    Less Bloating

    I have definitely noticed since taking Nahla Earth Colostrum that my stomach is not bloating after meals like it used to. Very happy with this product.

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Scientific References

Leaky Gut Repair References

7. Hałasa M, Maciejewska D, Baśkiewicz-Hałasa M, Machaliński B, Safranow K, Stachowska E. Oral Supplementation with Bovine Colostrum Decreases Intestinal Permeability and Stool Concentrations of Zonulin in Athletes. Nutrients. 2017;9(4):370.

  • Summary: With a daily dosage of only 500mg, Bovine Colostrum supplementation was found to be both safe and effective at reducing intestinal permeability in athletes.

8. Marchbank T, Davison G, Oakes JR, et al. OC-083 Clinical trial: influence of bovine colostrum on intestinal permeability in healthy athletes after heavy exercise. Gut. 2010;59(Suppl 1):A34.2-A35.

  • Summary: Colostrum significantly reduced intestinal permeability caused by heavy exercise. Compared to placebo, it blunted intestinal permeability by 80% and reduced apoptosis by 66%.

Eslamian G, Ardehali SH, Baghestani AR, Vahdat Shariatpanahi Z. Effects of early enteral bovine colostrum supplementation on intestinal permeability in critically ill patients: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Nutrition. 2019;60:106-111.

  • Summary: In a study of 70 ICU patients, bovine colostrum led to significant reductions in plasma endotoxin, zonulin levels and diarrhea when compared to the control group. Researchers noted the important implications for intestinal permeability.

Davison G, Marchbank T, March DS, Thatcher R, Playford RJ. Zinc carnosine works with bovine colostrum in truncating heavy exercise-induced increase in gut permeability in healthy volunteers. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016;104(2):526-536.

  • Summary: Colostrum was shown to significantly blunt the impact of exercised induced intestinal permeability by 70% after 14 days as well as reduce apoptosis and epithelial resistance by 35-50%.

Prosser C, Stelwagen K, Cummins R, Guerin P, Gill N, Milne C. Reduction in heat-induced gastrointestinal hyperpermeability in rats by bovine colostrum and goat milk powders. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2004;96(2):650-654.

  • Summary: In this animal study, bovine colostrum was shown to reduce heat induced intestinal permeability with the study concluding that colostrum may be of benefit where the gut barrier is compromised.

Marchbank T, Davison G, Oakes JR, et al. The nutriceutical bovine colostrum truncates the increase in gut permeability caused by heavy exercise in athletes. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2011;300(3):G477-G484.

  • Summary: Participants ran for 20 min on a treadmill under controlled laboratory conditions. While running caused a significant increase in gastrointestinal permeability in placebo group, this effect was almost completely blunted in those taking colostrum.

March DS, Jones AW, Thatcher R, Davison G. The effect of bovine colostrum supplementation on intestinal injury and circulating intestinal bacterial DNA following exercise in the heat. Eur J Nutr. 2019;58(4):1441-1451.

  • Summary: Participants were required to exercise for 60 min in a chamber set at 30 degrees celsium with 60% humidity. This caused significant increases in iFABP but was blunted by colostrum supplementation.

1. Improves Short Chain Fatty Acid Bacteria

Agradi S, Cremonesi P, Menchetti L, et al. Bovine Colostrum Supplementation Modulates the Intestinal Microbial Community in Rabbits. Animals (Basel). 2023;13(6):976. 

  • Summary: Colostrum was found to enhance the presence of short-chain fatty acid microorganisms, which play a crucial role in maintaining gut homeostasis.

2. Combats Gut Pathogen References

Champagne CP, Raymond Y, Pouliot Y, Gauthier SF, Lessard M. Effect of bovine colostrum, cheese whey, and spray-dried porcine plasma on the in vitro growth of probiotic bacteria and Escherichia coli. Can J Microbiol. 2014;60(5):287-295.

  • Summary: Bovine colostrum was shown to promote the growth of probiotic bacteria while also inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria such as Escherichia coli

Asbjornsdottir B, Miranda-Ribera A, Fiorentino M, et al. Prophylactic Effect of Bovine Colostrum on Intestinal Microbiota and Behavior in Wild-Type and Zonulin Transgenic Mice. Biomedicines. 2022;11(1):91.

  • Summary: In Mice, consumption of bovine colostrum was shown to increase the abundance and diveristy of beneficial bacterial. It also shifted dysbiotic bacterial towards eubiosis (good bacteria). 

Bitzan MM, Gold BD, Philpott DJ, et al. Inhibition of Helicobacter pylori and Helicobacter mustelae binding to lipid receptors by bovine colostrum. J Infect Dis. 1998;177(4):955-961. doi:10.1086/515256

  • Summary: This in vitro study showed that Bovine colostrum hinders microbial adhesion to specific lipids, influencing the interaction of H. pylori and other pathogens to their target tissues.

Stuppy W. Probiotics and Colostrum in the Treament of C. difficile Colitis. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. September 2006.

  • Summary: After two weeks of supplementing with 250mg of  Saccharomyces boulardii and 960mg of colostrum, 85 out of 87 patients were found free of C difficile toxins A&B. The researcher suggested that this approach should be used over antibiotics.

3. Promote Beneficial Gut Bacteria

Champagne CP, Raymond Y, Pouliot Y, Gauthier SF, Lessard M. Effect of bovine colostrum, cheese whey, and spray-dried porcine plasma on the in vitro growth of probiotic bacteria and Escherichia coli. Can J Microbiol. 2014;60(5):287-295.

  • Summary: Bovine colostrum was shown to promote the growth of probiotic bacteria while also inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria such as Escherichia coli

Agradi S, Cremonesi P, Menchetti L, et al. Bovine Colostrum Supplementation Modulates the Intestinal Microbial Community in Rabbits. Animals (Basel). 2023;13(6):976. 

  • Summary: Colostrum was found to enhance the presence of short-chain fatty acid microorganisms, which play a crucial role in maintaining gut homeostasis.

Menchetti L, Curone G, Filipescu IE, et al. The prophylactic use of bovine colostrum in a murine model of TNBS-Induced colitis. Animals. 2020;10(3):492

  • Bovine colostrum was shown to increase the growth of beneficial gut bacteria such as Bifidobacterium spp. and Lactobacillus spp.

Asbjornsdottir B, Miranda-Ribera A, Fiorentino M, et al. Prophylactic Effect of Bovine Colostrum on Intestinal Microbiota and Behavior in Wild-Type and Zonulin Transgenic Mice. Biomedicines. 2022;11(1):91.

  • Summary: In Mice, consumption of bovine colostrum was shown to increase the abundance and diveristy of beneficial bacterial. It also shifted dysbiotic bacterial towards eubiosis (good bacteria). 

Elsasser TH, Ma B, Ravel J, Kahl S, Gajer P, Cross A. Short-term feeding of defatted bovine colostrum mitigates inflammation in the gut via changes in metabolites and microbiota in a chicken animal model. Anim Microbiome. 2023;5(1):6.

  • Summary: Bovine Colostrum had a beneficial impact on microbiota, particularly in promoting the presence of the bacterial types associated with eubiosis and the segmented filamentous bacteria 

4. Repair Intestinal Cells

Playford RJ, Floyd DN, Macdonald CE, et al. Bovine colostrum is a health food supplement which prevents NSAID induced gut damage. Gut. 1999;44(5):653-658.

  • Summary: Bovine colostrum reduced gastrointestinal injury in rats by 30-60% after NSAID administration. Researchers found it to be an inexpensive approach for preventing and treating the harmful effects of NSAIDs on the gut and potentially had implications for other ulcerative bowel conditions.

Cairangzhuoma, Yamamoto M, Muranishi H, et al. Skimmed, sterilized, and concentrated bovine late colostrum promotes both prevention and recovery from intestinal tissue damage in mice. J Dairy Sci. 2013;96(3):1347-1355.

  • Summary: Following NSAID administration, bovine colostrum was found to promote growth and healing of the intestinal villi (gut wall) in mice. Researchers recommended colostrum as potential therapeutic agent for ulcerative and inflammatory conditions of the bowel.

Kim JW, Jeon WK, Kim EJ. Combined effects of bovine colostrum and glutamine in diclofenac-induced bacterial translocation in rat. Clin Nutr. 2005;24(5):785-793.

  • Summary:  Using bovine colostrum and glutamine together may effectively decrease gut damage and Bacterial translocation caused by NSAIDs in rats. 

Khan Z, Macdonald C, Wicks AC, et al. Use of the 'nutriceutical', bovine colostrum, for the treatment of distal colitis: results from an initial study. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2002;16(11):1917-1922.

  • Summary: This study showed that a colostrum enema improved symptoms of ulcerative colitis, such as abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, bowel frequency, and stool consistency

Chae A, Aitchison A, Day AS, Keenan JI. Bovine colostrum demonstrates anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activity in in vitro models of intestinal inflammation and infection. Journal of Functional Foods. 2017;28:293-298.

  • Summary: An in vitro investigation on the effects of colostrum on intestinal cells, showed a decrease in inflammation and bacterial adhesion to intestinal cells. Bovine colostrum and its bioactive constituents may alleviate the clinical course of inflammatory diseases, like IBD. 

Bodammer P, Maletzki C, Waitz G, Emmrich J. Prophylactic application of bovine colostrum ameliorates murine colitis via induction of immunoregulatory cells. J Nutr. 2011;141(6):1056-1061. 

  • Summary: In induced colitis in mice, prophylactic administration of bovine colostrum reduced clinical severity, weight loss, and colorectal inflammation compared to the control group.

Menchetti L, Curone G, Filipescu IE, et al. The prophylactic use of bovine colostrum in a murine model of TNBS-Induced colitis. Animals. 2020;10(3):492

  • Summary: In induced colitis in mice, prophylactic administration of bovine colostrum resulted in a decrease in inflammatory indicators compared to control. Researchers determined that colostrum has the potential to be utilised as a natural supplement in the treatment of IBD.

5. Helps Clear Endotoxin/LPS

Döhler JR, Nebermann L. Bovine colostrum in oral treatment of enterogenic endotoxaemia in rats. Crit Care. 2002;6(6):536-539.

  • Summary: In this animal study, Bovine colostrum and Bovine colostrum enriched with lactoferrin were shown to reduce 67% and 80% of the plasma levels of endotoxins.

Bölke E, Jehle PM, Hausmann F, et al. Preoperative oral application of immunoglobulin-enriched colostrum milk and mediator response during abdominal surgery. Shock. 2002;17(1):9-12.

  • Summary: Bovine colostrum was successfully used in a randomised pilot human study to reduce endotoxin levels generated after abdominal surgery. 

Eslamian G, Ardehali SH, Baghestani AR, Vahdat Shariatpanahi Z. Effects of early enteral bovine colostrum supplementation on intestinal permeability in critically ill patients: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Nutrition. 2019;60:106-111. 

  • Summary: In this study of 70 ICU patients, those taking bovine colostrum had significantly less plasma endotoxin levels compared to the control group.

Seifert J, Molkewehrum M, Oesser S, Nebermann L, Schulze C. Endotoxin inactivation by enterally applied colostrum of different composition. Eur Surg Res. 2002;34(1-2):68-72.

  • Summary: The oral application of lactoferrin-enriched colostrum decreased endotoxin values by more than 50% in rats.

6. 3x More Effective Than the Flu Vaccine

Cesarone MR, Belcaro G, Di Renzo A, et al. Prevention of influenza episodes with colostrum compared with vaccination in healthy and high-risk cardiovascular subjects: the epidemiologic study in San Valentino. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2007;13(2):130-136.

  • Summary: Colostrum is 3x more effective than vaccination in preventing the flu.

Belcaro G, Cesarone MR, Cornelli U, et al. Prevention of flu episodes with colostrum and Bifivir compared with vaccination: an epidemiological, registry study. Panminerva Med. 2010;52(4):269-275.

  • Summary: The number of flu episodes registered using immunomodulators like colostrum was significantly lower than those observed in patients using flu vaccinations or no prevention method at all.

7. Protect Against Respiratory Tract Infections

Baśkiewicz-Hałasa M, Stachowska E, Grochans E, et al. Moderate Dose Bovine Colostrum Supplementation in Prevention of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Medical University Students: A Randomized, Triple Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Nutrients. 2023;15(8):1925. 

  • Summary: Compared to placebo, medical students taking colostrum had a significant level of protection from URTIs when looking at frequency of symptomatic days, severity and also general well being.

Patıroğlu T, Kondolot M. The effect of bovine colostrum on viral upper respiratory tract infections in children with immunoglobulin A deficiency. Clin Respir J. 2013;7(1):21-26.

  • Summary: In a study of 31 children with IgA deficiency and Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, it was found that those who took bovine colostrum had decreased infection severity scores compared to those who took a placebo after just 1 week.

Hałasa M, Skonieczna-Żydecka K, Machaliński B, Bühner L, Baśkiewicz-Hałasa M. Six Weeks of Supplementation with Bovine Colostrum Effectively Reduces URTIs Symptoms Frequency and Gravity for Up to 20 Weeks in Pre-School Children. Nutrients. 2023;15(16):3626. 

  • Summary: In preschool children, low dose colostrum supplementation was shown to provide significant protection from the frequency of URTIs and their severity

Saad K, Abo-Elela MGM, El-Baseer KAA, et al. Effects of bovine colostrum on recurrent respiratory tract infections and diarrhea in children. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016;95(37):e4560.

  • Summary: Bovine colostrum was shown to significantly effective at the preventing recurrent URTIs and diarrhoea - along with the hospitalisations associated with these symptoms.

8. Reduces Severity of Rotavirus

Barakat SH, Meheissen MA, Omar OM, Elbana DA. Bovine Colostrum in the Treatment of Acute Diarrhea in Children: A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial. J Trop Pediatr. 2020;66(1):46-55.

  • Summary: In patients with rotavirus, those who received bovine colostrum had significantly lower severity of diarrhoea compared to placebo. The disappearance of diarrhoea was also significantly earlier than those not taking colostrum

Inagaki M, Yamamoto M, Xijier, et al. In vitro and in vivo evaluation of the efficacy of bovine colostrum against human rotavirus infection. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2010;74(3):680-682.

  • Summary: Bovine colostrum was found to exhibit high potency in inhibiting replication of human rotavirus in vitro. Prophylactic use of colostrum (meaning taking it before getting sick) also prevented the development of diarrhoea in mice..

9. Immune Protection for Elite Athletes

Shing CM, Peake J, Suzuki K, et al. Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on immune variables in highly trained cyclists. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2007;102(3):1113-1122.

  • Summary: This study found that low dose bovine colostrum can positively impact immune factors in highly trained cyclists, both during normal training and after intense exercise. As a result, participants who took colostrum experienced a reduction in upper respiratory illness.

Jones AW, Thatcher R, March DS, Davison G. Influence of 4 weeks of bovine colostrum supplementation on neutrophil and mucosal immune responses to prolonged cycling. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015;25(6):788-796. 

  • Summary: 4 weeks of bovine colostrum was shown to have beneficial effects on receptor-mediated stimulation of neutrophil oxidative burst which may help combat exercise-induced immune dysfunction

Crooks C, Cross ML, Wall C, Ali A. Effect of bovine colostrum supplementation on respiratory tract mucosal defenses in swimmers. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2010;20(3):224-235.

  • Summary: In a study of elite swimmers, athletes experienced fewer URIs when they consumed bovine colostrum

Crooks CV, Wall CR, Cross ML, Rutherfurd-Markwick KJ. The effect of bovine colostrum supplementation on salivary IgA in distance runners. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2006;16(1):47-64.

  • Summary: In long distance runners, bovine colostrum was shown to increase s-IgA levels by 79% after 12 weeks of supplementation. Secretory IgA is a known mucosal immune booster and protector again URTI’s.

10. Improve Sprint Test Performance

Hofman Z, Smeets R, Verlaan G, Lugt Rv, Verstappen PA. The effect of bovine colostrum supplementation on exercise performance in elite field hockey players. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2002;12(4):461-469.

  • Summary: In a study looking at 8 weeks of bovine colostrum supplementation in elite hockey players, it was found that colostrum significantly improved sprint test and vertical jump performance when compared to whey. 

11. Enhance Recovery In Endurance Athletes

Buckley JD, Abbott MJ, Brinkworth GD, Whyte PB. Bovine colostrum supplementation during endurance running training improves recovery, but not performance. J Sci Med Sport. 2002;5(2):65-79.

  • Summary: Bovine colostrum supplementation taken during endurance training was shown to improve performance by 5.2% after 8 weeks with researchers putting it down to colostrum enhancing recovery

12. Improved Post Exercise Muscle Damage

Kotsis Y, Mikellidi A, Aresti C, et al. A low-dose, 6-week bovine colostrum supplementation maintains performance and attenuates inflammatory indices following a Loughborough Intermittent Shuttle Test in soccer players. Eur J Nutr. 2018;57(3):1181-1195.

  • Summary: In a study analyzing the effects of low dose bovine colostrum supplementation in soccer players, colostrum demonstrated a reduction in post-exercise induced muscle damage and an improvement in performance when compared to controls

13. Improve Racing/Cycling Times

Coombs JS, et al. Dose effects of oral bovine colostrum on physical work capacity in cyclists. Medicine Science Sports Exercise 34(7): 1184-8 (2002).

  • Summary: 8 weeks of colostrum supplementation enhanced cycling performance. Compared to initial performance measured 8 weeks earlier, those taking colostrum improved their time by 158 seconds while those taking whey protein only improved their time by 37 seconds.

14. Boost Peak Anaerobic Powder

Buckley JD, Brinkworth GD, Abbott MJ. Effect of bovine colostrum on anaerobic exercise performance and plasma insulin-like growth factor I. J Sports Sci. 2003;21(7):577-588.

  • Summary: In 51 males doing resistance and plyometric training, bovine colostrum taken during training was shown to increase peak anaerobic powder.

15. Enhance Tissue Growth & Muscle Strength

Duff WR, Chilibeck PD, Rooke JJ, Kaviani M, Krentz JR, Haines DM. The effect of bovine colostrum supplementation in older adults during resistance training. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2014;24(3):276-285.

  • Summary:  Bovine colostrum taken during resistance training improved leg press strength and reduced bone resorption in older adults. Both colostrum and whey protein enhanced upper body strength, muscle thickness, tissue mass, and cognitive function.

16. Increases Lean Body Mass

Antonio J, Sanders MS, Van Gammeren D. The effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on body composition and exercise performance in active men and women. Nutrition. 2001;17(3):243-247.

  • Summary: Supplementation with bovine colostrum in combination with exercise training for 8 weeks was shown to increase bone-free lean body mass in active men and women

17. Increases Serum IGF-1

Mero A, Miikkulainen H, Riski J, Pakkanen R, Aalto J, Takala T. Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on serum IGF-I, IgG, hormone, and saliva IgA during training. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1997;83(4):1144-1151.

  • Summary: Bovine colostrum was found to increase serum IGF-1 in male sprinting and jumping athletes during strength and speed training

18. Improves Metabolic Health

Kim JH, Jung WS, Choi NJ, Kim DO, Shin DH, Kim YJ. Health-promoting effects of bovine colostrum in Type 2 diabetic patients can reduce blood glucose, cholesterol, triglyceride and ketones. J Nutr Biochem. 2009;20(4):298-303.

  • Summary: Type 2 diabetics who consumed bovine colostrum experienced reduced blood glucose and ketone levels. Colostrum supplementation also resulted in lower Cholesterol and triglyceride levels, potentially impacting Type 2 Diabetes complications.

Nikolic I, Stojanovic I, Vujicic M, et al. Standardized bovine colostrum derivative impedes development of type 1 diabetes in rodents. Immunobiology. 2017;222(2):272-279.

  • Summary: In rats with type 1 diabetes, standardised colostrum was associated with reduced insulitis and modulation of the immune system

19. Shorten Wound Healing Times

Kshirsagar AY, Vekariya MA, Gupta V, et al. A comparative study of colostrum dressing versus conventional dressing in deep wounds. J Clin Diagn Res. 2015;9(4):PC01-PC4.

  • Summary: Compared to traditional dressings, colostrum dressings resulted in shorter healing time, rapid healing and decreased pain compared to the control group.

Panigrahi A ,Sahoo M , Mohapatra S, et al. Role of Bovine Colostrum in Healing of Chronic Non-Healing Ulcers – A Clinical Study. Journal of Medical Science & Clinical Research. 2018; 6(11): 204-207.

  • Summary: In 60 patients with non healing ulcers, those who applied colostrum powder had a significant increase in wound healing in the compared to conventional treatment. Bovine colostrum has significant wound healing properties.

20. Stimulate Skin Repair & Regeneration

Kaur T, Joshi A, Singh N. Natural cocktail of bioactive factors conjugated on nanofibrous dressing for improved wound healing. Biomaterials Advances. 2022;143:213163.

Summary: In vitro, colostrum stimulated skin repair and regeneration by direct action on genetic material. Significantly less inflammation in colostrum treated wounds was observed due to anti-inflammatory properties of lactoferrin and other growth factors.

21. Enhance keratinocyte proliferation and migration

Kovacs D, Cardinali G, Aspite N, Picardo M. Bovine colostrum promotes growth and migration of the human keratinocyte HaCaT cell line. Growth Factors. 2009;27(6):448-455.

  • Summary: An in vitro study found that colostrum stimulated keratinocyte proliferation and migration which is essential for tissue repair. Researchers put it down to the growth factors found in colostrum.

22. Stimulate Healing in Chronic Non Healing Ulcers

Panigrahi A ,Sahoo M , Mohapatra S, et al. Role of Bovine Colostrum in Healing of Chronic Non-Healing Ulcers – A Clinical Study. Journal of Medical Science & Clinical Research. 2018; 6(11): 204-207.

  • Summary: In 60 patients with non healing ulcers, those who applied colostrum powder had a significant increase in wound healing in the compared to conventional treatment. Bovine colostrum has significant wound healing properties.

23. Improve Nasal Allergy & Sinus Symtpoms

Wong CJ. O033 Bovine colostrum as an adjunct therapy in the control of allergic respiratory disease in children. Annals of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. 2016;117(5):S12.

  • Summary: In a study looking at the role of colostrum in combating allergies, it was found that bovine colostrum significantly reduced nasal allergy symptoms while also improving pulmonary or lung function