100% pure COLOSTRUM without additives, very well water soluble. Can be ideally combined with ordinary protein shakes or used for protein enrichment of food and beverages. Protein supports the building and maintenance of muscle mass.
COLOSTRUM, also known as first or beestings milk, is made from the colostrum milk of cows. Colostrum milk is produced by the mother cows within the first hours and days after calving. Compared to normal milk, it has a modified and more nutrient-concentrated composition. Since today's dairy cows produce far more milk than their calves need, it is possible to use the surplus of the first 24 to 48 h after calving for food supplements. Colostrum is widely used in ambitious sports, by top athletes and bodybuilders, for example in connection with regeneration, strength building or immune defence (for more see "Background & Information").
Colostrum is very rich in growth and immunostimulating nutrients such as immunoglobulins, natural growth factors and immune regulators. These substances are important for good growth, prevent infections and the development of a strong immune system (e.g. allergy protection). Athletes can take advantage of this: protein co-factors are of particular importance for muscle growth, and an improved immune system is also of great benefit, as intensive sport leads to a temporary weakening of the immune system.
The quality of colostrum as a dietary supplement is usually indicated by the content of immunoglobulin G (IgG). Our colostrum meets the highest quality standards and has a high content of 30% IgG in the powder. Only the first and second milking within the first 12 hours are used for production. Gentle heating during production ensures that the valuable ingredients are preserved.
Note: Colostrum is not on the WADA doping list, although it contains many natural growth factors. See also our more detailed background information with proof of study. Nevertheless, we advise you to obtain it from reliable sources and tested processing.
Bovine colostrum as a food supplement
Colostrum is made from the first milk (colostrum) of cows. First milk is produced by the mother cow within the first hours and days after calving. Basically, colostrum consists of the genuine, intact total protein of the milk, i.e. the two main fractions whey and casein. However, it has a different composition compared to normal milk and is very rich in growth- and immunomodulating nutrients. These substances enable the calf to grow well, prevent infections and develop a strong immune system (e.g. allergy protection). Since today's dairy cows produce far more milk than their calves effectively need, the surplus of colostrum can be used for food supplements.
Colostrum is no doping
For the production of SPONSER® COLOSTRUM (only available in Switzerland!), only milk from the first and second milking within the first 12 hours after the birth of the calf is used, not during 48-72 hours as is often the case elsewhere. Gentle heating during production ensures that the valuable ingredients are preserved. Although colostrum contains many natural growth factors, it is not on the WADA doping list and does not pose a risk in this regard. Nevertheless, it is advisable to purchase colostrum only from reliable sources.
Author: Remo Jutzeler
Head R&D SPONSER SPORT FOOD
Ing. Applied Food Sciences UAS
MAS Nutrition & Health ETHZ
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