Colostrum 30% IgG Powder
Nutritious food supplement that can be used for enhancing health and supporting physical performance
Colostrum is a creamy liquid produced by the mammary glands of a parturient mother in the late stages of pregnancy and the few days after giving birth. It contains a high concentration of nutrients, oligosaccharides (1 g/l), antioxidants, antibodies, growth factors, carbohydrates and protein that are vital for health, immunity, optimum physical function and development. The most common source of colostrum is bovine (cows) colostrum which is produced around calving season; it is taken and frozen at just the right time when it contains the richest levels of vital nutrients. Colostrum can be used as a supplement for its health benefits or to help athletes to achieve specific performance goals. Only colostrum that is surplus to the requirements of the new born calf is used as a food supplement for human consumption.
Why choose Colostrum 30% IgG Powder?
Colostrum not only contains micro and macro nutrients but also bioactive components such as antimicrobial elements and growth factors. One of the most abundant growth factors in colostrum is insulin growth factors IGF-I and IGF-II. IGF I is suggested to have a strong anabolic effect on muscle tissue which is important for anyone looking to increase lean muscle tissue and improve strength.
Growth factors and muscle development: As previously mentioned IGF-I and insulin play a significant role in muscle protein anabolism. IGF-I is suggested to promote muscle protein anabolism by stimulating muscle protein synthesis. Anyone who is looking to increase muscle mass should aim to minimise muscle protein breakdown and maximise muscle protein synthesis. Consuming Colostrum may be a worthwhile method of not only providing essential nutrients to your body but also for helping to increase the specific hormones that lead to muscle growth.
Immunity: Another beneficial component of colostrum is that it contains antimicrobial factors, oligosaccharides and immune-globulins. It is well known that following intense exercise or physical exertion a suppression of the immune system occurs. Athletes or people competing in physically demanding sports are particularly at risk of infection after intense training; using colostrum around training may be an effective way to boost immune function and reduce the risk of infections, particularly upper respiratory tract infections.
Probiotic properties: The oligosaccharides present in colostrum are resistant to digestion and can reach the colon without being broken down, there they can act as a probiotic that can stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria. An optimum balance of beneficial gut bacteria is suggested to be vital for optimum immune function and general health.
Other benefits: Colostrum may also be beneficial for people using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), which are commonly used by athletes during periods of injury.
|Nutrition Profile||Per 10 g||Per 100 g|
|Protein (on dried basis)||4.6 g||46 g|
|Carbohydrates||1.45 g||14.5 g|
|- of which sugar||30 mg||0.3 g|
|Fat||2.75 g||27.5 g|
|- of which Saturated||1.89 g||18.9 g|
|Sodium||3 mg||30 mg|
Ingredients: Colostrum powder (freeze dried, IgG30%)
No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Suitable for Vegetarians.
- Mero A, Miikkulainen H, Riski J, Pakkanen R, Aalto J and Takala T. Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on serum IGF-I, IgG, hormone, and saliva IgA during training. J Appl Physiol 83: 1144-1151, 1997.
- Shing CM, Jenkins DG, Stevenson L and Coombes JS. The influence of bovine colostrum supplementation on exercise performance in highly trained cyclists. Br J Sports Med 40: 797-801, 2006.
- Shing CM, Peake J, Suzuki K, Okutsu M, Pereira R, Stevenson L, Jenkins DG and Coombes JS. Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on immune variables in highly trained cyclists. J Appl Physiol 102: 1113-1122, 2007.
Take 5-10 g of Colostrum powder in 200 ml of water or milk, 1-3 times on training days. Take 1 serving at breakfast, 1 serving before your training and 1 serving after training. Take 1-2 servings on non-training days.
The protocol for colostrum consumption in most research studies is 10-60 g of colostrum powder or liquid each day, intake amounts should be based on personal requirement. Colostrum is best consumed around training, i.e. before and immediately afterwards.