What is Bovine Colostrum?
Colostrum is “pre-milk” that is produced by all mammalian mothers, including humans. Bovine colostrum is colostrum produced by cows. Production usually begins in the later stages of pregnancy, preparing the mother to provide her offspring a nutritional jump-start upon birth. It is incredibly rich in nutrients and immune factors that are crucial to a newborn’s health and ability to develop and thrive.
Health Benefits of Bovine Colostrum
Some of the potential benefits of this natural food center around gut and immune health, and its role in helping to relieve diarrhea symptoms.
Improved Gut Function
Your gut, or intestinal tract, is responsible for many key functions, such as the breakdown and absorption of nutrients from the foods you eat, waste elimination, and detoxification. Amazingly, upwards of 70% of your immune system lives in the gut.
The lining of the intestinal tract can be damaged for many reasons, such as antibiotic overuse or chronic NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen), consistent exposure to foods you might be allergic or intolerant to, or simply a diet history full of inflammatory foods like sugars and white flour products.
Bovine colostrum is a rich source of growth factors and has been shown to support the repair of a damaged intestinal lining which, in turn, helps to keep toxic compounds and particles out of the bloodstream.
Boosted Immune Health
Bovine colostrum can also go a long way in supporting a healthy immune system. Colostrum contains a range of different nutrients and immune factors that help to support and strengthen your immune system which helps your body fight off illness.
Diarrhea is a common occurrence, especially in children, and research suggests that bovine colostrum works as a safe, natural and effective way to address symptoms of diarrhea thanks to the myriad of immune factors and compounds that help to support the repair of a disrupted gut.
How to Take It
Bovine colostrum is typically available in powder, tablet or capsule form. For diarrhea relief, consider colostrum-packed DiaResQ. A food for special dietary use, DiaResQ includes colostrum as a key ingredient because of its health benefits and role in helping to quickly relieve diarrhea. Because colostrum isn’t a drug, DiaResQ is safe for kids as young as one year old.
If you are pregnant or nursing, or are allergic to dairy products, it’s best to check in with your doctor before taking bovine colostrum.