For years people have been searching for a way to improve their gut health and overall well-being with a single product. In their search for this miracle product, many have found themselves researching colostrum, and more specifically, liposomally delivered bovine colostrum.
While no product is a miracle product, the good news is that colostrum seems capable of providing a wide range of benefits. Even better, colostrum is a product that your body recognizes and has been able to process since you were an infant.
That leaves only one question: what are the benefits of using colostrum? In this article, we’ll walk you through the commonly understood benefits of colostrum, explain what makes Colostrum-LD® different from other colostrum supplements, and explore the definition of liposomal delivery. Each of these elements will be explored in the following sections:
- General colostrum benefits
General Colostrum Benefits
Colostrum is a fluid that is produced by mammals during nursing. It is released by mothers during the earliest stages of an infant’s life and provides infants with the nutrients and proteins they need to grow healthy and strong.
In a way, colostrum is very similar to milk and serves a similar purpose. We already know that milk provides a wide array of helpful nutrients that benefit adult humans. The theory behind colostrum is that it will do the same, but more effectively.
Just like there are many different benefits to milk, there are numerous benefits that colostrum may provide adults. Most of these benefits come from its high nutrient density and proteins that are rarely found outside of colostrum. Here are some of those nutrients and their primary benefits:
- Lactoferrin: A rare protein that plays a role in promoting immune health
- Immunoglobulins: Y-shaped protein used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign agents
- Growth Factors: Proteins that encourage the growth of the body’s systems and facilitate muscle growth. When people report better gut health after using colostrum, it is primarily due to the effects of growth factors.
In addition to these proteins and antibodies, colostrum has a high nutrient density for vitamins and macronutrients. Both of these are essential to maintaining homeostasis (the maintenance of physiological balance).
Knowing that colostrum has all of these nutrients and proteins has intrigued doctors, researchers, and health specialists. Through a combination of research and individual testimony, there is evidence that colostrum may provide the following benefits.
A Healthy Immune System
Colostrum contains a variety of antibodies and proteins that are known to promote immune system function. If delivered properly, these nutrients should be able to confer similar benefits to adults that they already do for infants.
Improved Gut Health
One of the most well-known benefits of colostrum is its potential to improve gut health. This is probably the most well-studied benefit of colostrum too. The idea behind this benefit stems from the bioactive elements of colostrum.
Lactoferrin has prebiotic properties that help encourage the growth of healthy gut bacteria. Growth factors are broken down during digestion, so they do not provide the same growth stimulation benefits that they do in infants. Instead, the broken down growth factors are absorbed by the intestinal wall and can end up building a stronger gut wall.
Because colostrum contains growth factors that are directly tied to muscle development, many people have assumed that it can help athletes and bodybuilders put on more muscle quickly in conjunction with resistance band training.
On the other hand, colostrum is rich in macronutrients like protein, carbohydrates, and fats, which are essential to a healthy body. When used in conjunction with other muscle-building products like whey protein, colostrum can help round out the nutritional needs of athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
It’s important to note that while colostrum contains many elements that are confirmed to be beneficial in humans, the effects may vary from person to person based on a variety of physical factors. For Colostrum to work effectively you need to adopt healthy eating habits, moderate drinking alcohol use, and incorporate an exercise routine in your daily schedule.
What Makes Colostrum-LD® Different from Other Colostrum Supplements
One of the prevailing issues with colostrum, and nearly all other supplements, is that they are so nutrient dense that the human body has a difficult time absorbing all of the nutrients. This issue inspired us to create Colostrum-LD®, a bovine colostrum supplement that uses liposomal delivery to protect nutrients from harsh stomach acid and encourage absorption into the body.
Liposomal delivery relies on liposomes, a fat-based compound that is used within the body for nutrient protection and delivery, to increase the bioavailability of the supplement. This method has been used with other supplements and has routinely yielded a higher rate of nutrient absorption than previously utilized delivery methods.