Colostrum is the first milk produced by humans and other mammals to nourish their new-born offspring. It is naturally rich in important immune factors, and growth factors, to provide the optimum nutrition for the growing infant. Colostrum supports a healthy and robust immune response.
What is Colostrum?
Colostrum is produced by the mammary glands of humans and other mammals shortly after birth, to nourish their new-born offspring, and prepare the digestive system for milk. It is naturally rich in important immune factors, and growth factors, to provide the optimum nutrition for the growing infant.
Bovine Colostrum has been used by humans for thousands of years. In India, Scandinavia and elsewhere it was favoured for its immune supporting properties. A nutrient-dense source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and other factors, this substance has been the subject of much research, revealing an extensive list of health supporting properties for children and adults.
Benefits of Colostrum for immune health
- Colostrum supports the immune system and a robust immune response. It has a special place in supporting recurring ills and chills.
- Colostrum supports a healthy microbiome, and a healthy gut lining, which has a flow on effect to immune health.
- Colostrum can support the healthy absorption of nutrients at a cellular level, which contributes to healthy aging processes, maintaining a healthy weight, and supporting skin suppleness, tone, and health.
- Research has also suggested that Colostrum can also support athletic performance.
How to take a Colostrum supplement
Colostrum is available as a capsule, powder, or tasty chews. The powders can be mixed into smoothies, and the chews are perfect for children.
Colostrum contains very low levels of lactose, so if you are lactose intolerant, please be sure to read the specific directions for your chosen product.
Taking an Immune Health Supplement is one way that you can support your health, especially during the winter months when ills and chills are most common. Read some of our other great and Helpful Tips for Good Immune Health