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Bovine Colostrum

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Bovine colostrum is the pre-milk liquid produced from the mammary glands of cows during the first 24 to 48 hours after giving birth.

Where is it found?

Bovine colostrum is available in capsules, tablets, powdered drink mixes, liquid preparations, food bars, and skin care products.

Bovine colostrum has been used in connection with the following conditions (refer to the individual health concern for complete information):

Science Ratings Health Concerns
2Stars

Certain types of infectious diarrhea

3Stars Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
2Stars Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
1Star For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support and/or minimal health benefit.

Who is likely to be deficient?

As bovine colostrum is not an essential nutrient, no deficiency state exists.

How much is usually taken?

Most manufacturers recommend 1,000 to 4,000 mg per day of freeze-dried colostrum.

Are there any side effects or interactions?

None are known.

At the time of writing, there were no well-known drug interactions with bovine colostrum.

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