Colostrum - a lot of buzz, but why? Colostrum - a lot of buzz, but why?

Colostrum - a lot of buzz, but why?

Jun 25, 2024

By Truett Hanes

Colostrum has taken the health and wellness industry by storm and has been labeled a "necessity" in your daily routine/health stack, but what's the science behind these claims?

To better understand why so many companies are hyping this product up, let's look at the claimed benefits/what it actually is and see if colostrum is right for you:

Colostrum is the first form of milk produced by mammals, including humans, immediately following the birth of their young. It is secreted by the mammary glands during the initial few days postpartum, before the production of transitional and eventually mature milk. It’s commonly referred to as “liquid gold” because of the many health benefits it’s loaded with and the rich golden color.

Composition of Colostrum

Colostrum is rich in:

  • Proteins: Including lactoferrin and growth factors.
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Such as vitamins A, E, and zinc.
  • Carbohydrates: Mostly in the form of lactose.
  • Fats: Essential for energy.
  • Enzymes and Hormones: That aid in digestion and overall development.

Functions of Colostrum

1. Immune Support:

  • Colostrum is packed with a variety of immune factors that help bolster the infant’s immune system.
2. Nutritional Support:
  • It is rich in nutrients essential for the newborn’s growth and development.
  • Provides a high concentration of proteins and vitamins that are easily digestible and crucial for the infant’s developing body.
3. Gut Development:
  • Colostrum helps in the maturation of the infant’s gut, preparing it to digest and absorb nutrients effectively.
  • Contains growth factors that stimulate the development and repair of the intestinal lining.
4. Overall Health:
  • The bioactive components in colostrum aid in the body’s natural inflammatory response promoting tissue repair and growth.

Benefits for Adults

While colostrum is primarily designed for newborns, bovine colostrum supplements are also popular among adults for their potential health benefits, including:

  • Enhancing immune function.
  • Promoting gut health
  • Supporting muscle growth and repair from exercise, particularly in athletes.
  • Providing support to your body’s natural anti-inflammatory response after exercise 

Our Phenix is a concentrated bovine colostrum and the health benefits you can expect are what’s listed above: support muscle repair and provide anti-inflammatory support after exercise so you can be your best every time you’re planning on asking a lot of your body.

Don’t take our word for it, here’s a review from one of our verified customers, “Originally skeptical but after the first week of use I can say it definitely helps with muscle recovery and post workout crashes.” - Ryan A.

Our mission at MTN OPS is to improve the lives and individuals and families, we truly believe that the addition of Phenix in your daily health stack will do just that. No reason to fight soreness on your own, but recover quicker and get the most out of life with our concentrated bovine colostrum supplement.