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1. What are they and where do they come from?

Bovine colostrum is the first milk-like substance produced by the mammary glands of a female cow immediately after the birth of a calf.

The purpose of colostrum is to provide the offspring with antibodies and nutrition that will aid in the fortification of the immune system.

Bovine colostrum contains many beneficial substances. The most important of these substances are: Immunoglobins, Lactoferin, Proline-Rich Polypeptide, Cytokines and Vitamins.

2. What does it do and what scientific studies give evidence to support this?

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Listed are the important substances found in bovine colostrum, and provided is a brief explanation as to their function and relevance.

Proline-Rich Polypeptide
Different types of proteins that work with the thymus gland and regulates the immune system.

Help to boost T-cell activity, and help to regulate the bodies response to exercise and other stimuli.11

Vitamins and Amino Acids
Colostrum contains many vitamins and minerals. Among the most important are the B vitamins and antioxidants. It also has a host of essential and non-essential amino acids.

    To obtain maximum benefit from supplemental colostrum, it is important to buy "first milking" colostrum. Look for this phrase on the label when making a purchase, and also be sure to obtain colostrum that has been manufactured using the low-heat spray method. This method will ensure that all beneficial ingredients are intact.


    3. Who needs it and what are some symptoms of deficiency?

    There are no signs of deficiency, but everyone can benefit from supplementing with colostrum.

    4. How much should be taken? Are there any side effects?

    No side effects have been reported. Individuals suffering from diabetes, prostatitis, dwarfism, obesity, hypertension, HIV or cancer, should consult a qualified medical practitioner prior to the use of supplemental colostrum.

    Follow the directions as prescribed on the product's label.

    5. Where can I get it?

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