What is Colostrum?

Colostrum is a nutrient-rich fluid produced by mammals during the first few days after giving birth. It helps newborn animals (and humans) develop a healthy immune system and gut response, as well as providing a food source that is incredibly rich in vital nutrients. Colostrum is packed with antibodies, growth factors, and other beneficial substances that have been shown to be beneficial to humans in numerous double-blind studies.

Immune System Support

One of the most well-known benefits of colostrum is its ability to support the immune system. Colostrum contains high levels of antibodies, which can help protect against a variety of infections. In fact, colostrum has been shown to be effective against a number of different bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

Gut Health

Colostrum can also help improve gut health. It contains a number of substances that can help promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, which can help to keep the gut healthy and functioning properly. Colostrum can also help to reduce inflammation in the gut, which can be beneficial for people with conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Our dedicated Gut Health page has more information on this.


Colostrum has also been shown to have anti-aging properties. It contains growth factors that can help to promote cell growth and repair. Colostrum can also help to reduce inflammation, which is a major factor in the aging process.

Athletic Performance

The anti-inflammatory and healing properties of colostrum would be enough to make colostrum a valuable resource for athletes, but those benefits only scratch the surface. Studies have shown that colostrum is incredible for athletic performance. Read more about that on the dedicated Athletic Performance page.

Other Benefits

In addition to the immune system, gut health, and anti-aging benefits, colostrum has also been shown to offer a number of other health benefits. For example, colostrum can help to improve wound healing, reduce stress, and boost energy levels.

Where To Get Colostrum

Colostrum can be obtained from a number of different sources. It can be purchased from health food stores or online in liquid, powder, or capsule form. Colostrum can also be obtained from a human donor, but this is typically only done in medical settings. Most colostrum available for purchase is from cows and is known as bovine colostrum.