Answers to Commonly Asked Questions by Our Customers
How long until I feel results?
Colostrum-LD® begins its work immediately, supporting your body's immune system to help maintain the tight junctions of a healthy gut. Many people report improvements within a few days of taking Colostrum-LD, and most within 30 days. Long-term conditions require long-term remedy. If you are tackling an issue you have had for months or years, it may take several months to achieve results.
How long do I need to take Colostrum-LD?
The proper and consistent use of Colostrum-LD cannot be understated. On again, off again use won't help. The steady supply of immune and growth factors that Colostrum-LD provides is critical to better health. The daily dose can be reduced to a maintenance dose, but should never be completely eliminated from one's diet.
Is Colostrum-LD safe?
Colostrum-LD has been independently tested and shown to be safe and well tolerated by people of all ages. It carries the prestigious SGS (Swiss food safety) certification and the only U.S. colostrum certified OU-D Kosher and Halal. Colostrum-LD is processed in FDA and USDA inspected and certified facilities. Of course, it is always advisable to discuss any new supplement with your primary care physician.
What are the benefits of using Colostrum-LD?
Colostrum-LD helps people keep the stomach and gastrointestinal tract healthy and maintain a healthy, balanced intestinal flora (the gut microbiome). It also helps support healthy immune responses and promotes healthy aging.
How do I know Colostrum-LD is working?
New or first-time users of Colostrum-LD may experience a detox event which can mimic flu-like symptoms (called Herxheimer reactions) and may cause temporary mild diarrhea or constipation. Herxheimer reactions occur when Colostrum-LD’s immunoglobulins, antibodies, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, and oligosaccharides destroy gut-based pathogens. The pathogens release toxins as they die off which cause the unpleasant symptoms. This is normal – a sign that it is working – and 1 out of 5 first-time users experience this. It is not a reason to stop taking Colostrum-LD. You should reduce your dosage to a minimum amount (½ teaspoon or one capsule per day) until your body adjusts, and then increase your dosage as desired to achieve optimal results.
What's included in Colostrum-LD?
Colostrum-LD contains first-milking bovine colostrum; this colostrum has been flash-pasteurized, low-heat dried, and instantized to ensure optimal safety, solubility, and efficacy. Colostrum-LD also contains a minimum of 25-30% immunoglobulins, 1.5% lactoferrin, 1.5% growth factors and 3.5-5% colostrum polypeptides.
Does colostrum contain casein?
Casein is present in colostrum; in fact, the casein levels in colostrum and regular milk are virtually identical.
Is it safe to take colostrum during pregnancy?
It is unclear about whether colostrum is safe for women who are pregnant. Therefore, it important to consult with a doctor before consuming colostrum, or any other dietary supplement, during pregnancy.
Can you be allergic to colostrum?
People who are allergic to milk may also be allergic to colostrum. Some colostrum products are also made with additives that include soy and other allergens – but not Colostrum-LD®. Additionally, depending on the cows providing colostrum, the associated colostrum products may contain antibiotics, pesticides, or synthetic hormones.
Is there lactose in colostrum?
Unprocessed colostrum contains lactose. As much lactose as possible is removed from Colostrum-LD®. As such, it is suitable for lactose-free diets.
What if I am allergic to dairy?
Colostrum-LD is a lactose-reduced formula; lactase enzyme is added during processing to break down lactose, making Colostrum-LD suitable for lactose-sensitive diets.
What does Colostrum-LD taste like?
Colostrum-LD powder is available in both regular (plain) and natural vanilla flavors. It should be mixed with plain, room temperature or lukewarm water. Many people find that the vanilla flavor has a pleasant aftertaste.
Why does Colostrum-LD work when other brands I've tried failed?
Liposomal delivery (LD) is vital for the survival of colostrum’s delicate bioactives. LD protects the immune and growth factors which are critical to the repair and regeneration of all body tissue, as well as the activation and optimization of immune processes. LD ensures that these vital components can do their amazing work. Most bovine colostrum supplements on the market today do not have liposomal delivery to protect colostrum's health-enhancing components from the harsh stomach acids.
Can I take my vitamins or other supplements with Colostrum-LD?
Absolutely. Colostrum-LD can be taken with any supplement or prescription drug. There are no contraindications with Colostrum-LD.
Can I add Colostrum-LD to my morning coffee or tea?
No. Boiling or hot water destroys the bioactive components in Colostrum-LD. Room temperature water is OK, assuming nothing else is added to the coffee or tea (i.e., sugar, milk, or creamer).
Can I add Colostrum-LD to my smoothie or with whey protein?
No. The proteins in your smoothie or those in whey protein powder will sit in the stomach and destroy the bioactives in Colostrum-LD. Even with Liposomal Delivery, the bioactives cannot survive digestion by the harsh stomach acids when a protein source is also present.
What is the difference between powdered colostrum and the oral sprays?
Powdered Colostrum-LD (same as in capsules) is whole bovine colostrum that has been pasteurized, dried, and micronized. Most people take Colostrum-LD and one oral spray, depending on their specific health need. The oral sprays are a liquid concentrate of the immune components in bovine colostrum, most notably the colostrum polypeptides (CPs) and lactoferrin.
NOTE: Oral sprays are NOT a substitute for Colostrum-LD because they are missing the growth factors such as IgF-1 that stimulate cell growth in the gut.
Can Colostrum-LD aid in weight loss?
Colostrum-LD is great for helping the body work more effectively; it helps stop catabolism (the breakdown of lean muscle tissue) while dieting and enables anabolism (the utilization of stored fat for fuel and building of lean muscle tissue). Colostrum also helps balance blood glucose levels between meals, so you're less likely to over-eat, and helps increase the body's metabolism which enables you to burn more calories at rest.
Is there anything I need to do before I start taking Colostrum-LD?
It may be beneficial to consult with your doctor to find out if there are any allergies that may prevent you from maximizing the benefits of Colostrum-LD. Otherwise, Colostrum-LD is intended for men, women, children, and pets, and it is designed for regular use, typically twice a day.
Can I take Colostrum-LD every day?
Colostrum-LD can often be incorporated into an everyday diet. Before doing so, you should consult with your doctor to ensure bovine colostrum can help you achieve your dietary goals.
Can I take colostrum on my current specialty diet (e.g., keto/low carb, paleo, vegan, vegetarian)?
Colostrum-LD is compatible and easy to use with almost any specialty diet, whether you are omnivorous or vegetarian. Thanks to the rich combination of macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antibodies, colostrum can also help satisfy certain nutrition deficiencies. However, it should be noted that colostrum is technically an animal product, so it is not compatible with vegan diets.
What's the difference in powder vs. capsule colostrum?
Colostrum-LD is available in powder and capsule forms. Capsules are pre-measured servings of colostrum which offers a greater level of convenience, particularly if you are traveling.The drawback is that they may be difficult for people who are not used to swallowing capsules. Colostrum powder is more beneficial when absorption begins in the mouth, and it provides more control over serving size.
Does taking colostrum prevent viral infections?
While colostrum may not directly prevent viral infections, colostrum has been studied for its ability to support a healthy immune system and reduce symptoms of a leaky gut The antibodies and other immune bioactives help build and support the immune system. A strong immune system can help you better combat viruses and other types of infections.
What is the best way to integrate colostrum into my life?
Supplementing with colostrum offers a wide range of potential health benefits, but it works best when integrated into a healthy lifestyle. That includes eating a balanced diet, maintaining regular exercise, and getting quality sleep every night. Stress, heavy drinking, cigarettes, or drug use may actually hamper colostrum’s effects and prevent its proper absorption.
Everyone's health is different
As a dietary supplement manufacturer, Sovereign Laboratories cannot warrant its products to provide specific results. An individual's health is determined by age, heredity, lifestyle including diet and exercise, and specific health conditions that can be beyond the help of any nutritional intervention. While the results from clinical trials show Colostrum-LD's benefits to be far-reaching, these results cannot be guaranteed for everyone. We advise consumers to seek the advice of their physician for use, proper protocols, and how Colostrum-LD can fit into one's properly supervised health regimen.