What are the PROS and CONS of colostrum supplements?
Colostrum is a form of first milk, or pre-milk, produced by female mammals within the first days of giving birth to supply babies with strong immune system antibodies, essential vitamins, minerals, amino-acids, and nourish them with the best possible nutrient on earth necessary for proper growth.
The most bio-matched colostrum to humans is a bovine colostrum, produced by cows within the first days of delivering calves. The bovine colostrum is used to manufacture into colostrum supplements. Before the antibiotics were introduced to the general public, the cow’s colostrum was used to successfully treat a lot of infectious diseases like influenza, pneumonia, ear infections and was used as a general immune booster during dangerous disease pandemics. Scientists are discovering new amazing benefits of bovine colostrum supplements like having strong anti-viral, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties, ability to heal stomach ulcers, yeast infections, asthma, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis.
There have not been any colostrum supplements side effects reported but since it’s a dairy product, do not take it if you have dairy or lactose sensitivities, and talk to your doctor if you are taking any prescription medications. Like any health food supplement, bovine colostrum has its own pros and cons that should be carefully considered before incorporating it into your diet.
The information provided in this article is not intended as medical advice and should be used only for educational purposes.