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 achieving optimal health within a few days of taking Colostrum-LD, and most within 30 days.
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. 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.
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®.
Is there lactose in colostrum?
Unprocessed colostrum contains lactose. As much lactose as possible is removed from Colostrum-LD®.
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.
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 support a healthy diet. 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.
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
An individual's health is determined by age, heredity, lifestyle including diet and exercise. 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.