Colostrum-LD® is a bovine colostrum supplement designed for adults of all ages, children, and mammalian pets. It has been shown to help enhance immune function and reduce leaky gut symptoms, and its potential benefits are of particular interest in the aging population .

What Are the Health Benefits of Colostrum for the Elderly?

Colostrum contains immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, growth factors, colostrum polypeptides, and other nutritional components that help keep the stomach and gastrointestinal (GI) tract healthy and support healthy immune responses. It also helps remediate a leaky gut , a primary cause of inflammatory and autoimmune conditions .

Additionally, colostrum contains natural antibodies and probiotics that help the gut microbiota maintain a healthy balance (homeostasis). A healthy microbiome at every age is important, but can have significant implications in later life when many elderly individuals become immuno-compromised.

Is Colostrum Safe for the Elderly?

Colostrum is the first food of life, and it provides a natural supplement that anyone can incorporate into his or her diet. Before doing so, however, it is important to consult with a doctor, especially if you have an existing health condition.

Typically, colostrum is safe for the elderly. But a doctor can help an elderly patient determine the best course of action to improve his or her health. If a doctor believes daily colostrum consumption can help an elderly patient enhance his or her immune function, Colostrum-LD® may provide a viable supplement for this patient.

What Are the Side Effects of Colostrum?

Initial use of colostrum sometimes causes Jarisch–Herxheimer reactions, i.e. temporary flu-like symptoms such as mild diarrhea or constipation. Herxheimer reactions occur due to colostrum's immunoglobulins, antibodies, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, and oligosaccharides; these components destroy gut-based pathogens, and in doing so, may cause one or more of the aforementioned symptoms.

The risk of experiencing colostrum side effects is minimal, and elderly individuals who are concerned about these side effects should start with a lower amount of Colostrum-LD®. Once the body adjusts to the smallest quantity (i.e. ¼ teaspoon) of Colostrum-LD®, an elderly individual can then increase his or her consumption over time.

What Is the Right Amount of Colostrum for Elderly Individuals to Take?

The serving size of colostrum for elderly individuals varies based on a person's health and other lifestyle factors. Ultimately, it helps to consult with a doctor before using any dietary supplements for elderly individuals. Meeting with a doctor helps a person explore natural supplements for elderly individuals, as well as receive insights into the ideal serving size of colostrum to use daily.

Why Should an Elderly Individual Use Colostrum As a Daily Supplement?

Colostrum-LD® is available as a powder or capsule and can easily be consumed every day. For elderly individuals, Colostrum-LD® can be taken in combination with everyday supplements or prescription drugs and helps support the immune function. Plus, Colostrum-LD® helps elderly individuals maintain tight junctions of a healthy gut. Raw, fresh colostrum contains lactose, but Sovereign Laboratories has added lactase to decrease the lactose content. Colostrum-LD® a great option for elderly individuals who are lactose-sensitive .

Choose Colostrum-LD® from Sovereign Laboratories

Colostrum-LD® is a bovine colostrum supplement processed in a state-of-the-art facility which is inspected and certified by the FDA and USDA. Fresh, raw bovine colostrum is flash-pasteurized, low-heat dried, and instantized for maximum safety, solubility, and efficacy. Sovereign Laboratories is a world-renowned provider of bovine colostrum supplements and has been in business for over two decades.

People young and old can use Colostrum-LD® on a daily basis. Colostrum-LD® helps individuals balance immune function, fight off leaky gut symptoms, and more. To discover how elderly individuals as well as the whole family can use Colostrum-LD® as part of an everyday diet, please read our blog.