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NOW Foods Colostrum 500mg

120 capsules
NOW Foods Colostrum 500mg

Colostrum is the first milk produced by mammals after giving birth. It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, biologically active proteins, essential fatty acids, as well as growth factors and immune factors. Now Foods Colostrum is a bovine-derived colostrum supplement that supports healthy immune system, maintains lean muscles, and promotes healthy gastrointestinal system.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 120


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Dried Bovine Colostrum

500 mg


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), magnesium stearate (vegetable source), silica and soy lecithin (<1%).

Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule 1 to 2 times daily as needed.


Colostrum is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, biologically active proteins, essential fatty acids, immunoglobulins, and growth factors that provide the body wide range of benefits. Preliminary evidences suggest that Colostrum encourages gastrointestinal functions. It is said to prevent the adhesion of some bacteria to intestinal cells. Bacteria in the GIT are the primary cause of diarrhea, stomach upset, and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Vaccines against rotavirus and cholera contain immunoglobulins from bovine colostrum. These vaccines are very useful in preventing diarrheal episodes and its complications in children. Colostrum helps stimulate growth of lean muscle tissues and supports muscle recovery after physical stress. Thus, colostrum supplements may be useful in promoting athletic performance and bodybuilding exercises. One of the most notable colostrum benefits is modulating the immune system. It is high in immunoglubulins which are released in the bloodstream to fight off infections. Bovine colostrum stimulates the body’s natural anti-inflammatory responses. A strong anti-inflammatory response is vital for chronic inflammatory diseases like arthritis and inflammatory bowel syndrome. By lowering the expression of Immunoglubulin E (IgE), colostrum is involved in desensitization. Desensitisation is useful in the relief of allergy symptoms. Colostrum is also high in antioxidants, substances that produce strong anti-aging effects. Additionally, colostrum is the first food of a mammal’s offspring, nourishing them and helping them to grow.

Colostrum is the thick yellowish fluid produced from the mammary glands after giving birth. Also known as the first milk, it is rich in essential vitamins, minerals, proteins, growth factors, and immune factors that nourish the neonates. Human colostrum and bovine colostrum contains the same essential nutrients. However, bovine colostrum contains higher concentrations of immune and growth factors. That’s why cattles are the primary sources of colostrum supplements. Bovine colostrum contains high levels of immunoglubulins such as IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM. It is also complete with glycoproteins, cytokines, lactoferrin, lactalbumin, lyzosomes, leukocytes, and other immune factors. Colostrum is particularly rich in growth factors like IgF-I and IgF-II which stimulates growth of cells and repair of tissues. Colostrum benefits health by enhancing the bioavailability and absorption of nutrients in the intestines. This mechanism increases the uptake of carbohydrates and amino acids. Additionally, the growth factors also protect the intestines from bacteria and ulceration so the food from the diet is more efficiently converted to energy the body can use. Additionally, the immune factors or antibodies work by fighting off invading microorganisms that may cause digestive and respiratory infections.