Bovine colostrum is a milky substance that comes from female cows. Female cows (as well as female humans) produce colostrum during the first few days after giving birth. It is considered a pre-milk substance that is produced before the actual milk is produced.
Bovine colostrum is produced for newborn calves because it is full of substances that will protect and nourish the newborn calf. Some of these substances are anti-disease agents that will allow the newborn calf to build its new immune system so it can defend against bacteria and viruses that threaten its health.
Humans can also take bovine colostrum in supplement form. It’s similar to human colostrum but has a higher concentration of fats and proteins.
Bovine Colostrum Health Uses and Health Benefits
Bovine colostrum health benefits are the result of it being a rich source of several nutrients,
It is believed that people who have low levels of certain immunoglobulins have a higher risk of developing conditions like autism, Crohn’s disease, colitis, and intestinal and digestive problems. Taking bovine colostrum can help support gut health, repair digestive tract damage and enhance immune function in the gut.
Other bovine colostrum uses include: