GEN-TEC NUTRACEUTICALS source, blend and package 100% Pure Bovine COLOSTRUM powder containing 20%IgG. COLOSTRUM supplementation is ideal for individuals with a goal of improving gut health, intestinal flora and supporting a healthy immune system.
SUGGESTED USE: Mix 2g (1 level tsp) of COLOSTRUM in 150mL water and consume upon rising or immediately after exercise. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.
INGREDIENTS: 100% Pure Bovine COLOSTRUM (20%IgG).
May contain traces of milk, soybeans, cereals containing gluten, tree nuts, sesame seeds and their products.
DISCLAIMER: Formulated Supplementary Sports Food. This product is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet and an appropriate physical training or exercise program. Not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision.
Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients.
Gut health, Immune support, Improved recovery
Bovine Colostrum is a dairy derivative that possess various physiological
benefits in exercising individuals. This nutrient dense protein is secreted into the
cows milk from the mammary glands during the post-natal period (Daley, 2009).
Its contents are various immunological compounds which have antimicrobial
properties as well as ergogenic potential. These compounds are what’s referred
to as immunoglobulins (Ig), in particular IgA, IgG and lactoferrin (Daley, 2009).
What Colostrum does is increase gastrointestinal integrity, immune function and
recovery from intense exercise which is extremely beneficial to anyone who
simply can’t afford to get run down (Shing et al., 2009).
Research has shown that the ingestion of Colostrum decreased upper respiratory
tract reports for infectious symptoms by 50% more than a placebo (Crooks et al.,
2010). It has also has been universally reported to provide an enhancement in
anaerobic performance and may assist with the increase of mucosal IgA which
supports mucosal immunity from infections due to intense exercise (Bishop,
2010, Buckley et al., 2003, Crooks et al., 2006). In 2006 a study on long distance
runners found that the consumption of colostrum increase salivary IgA (immune
protein that fights off infection) compared to the placebo group (Crooks et
al., 2006). Furthermore a study in 2002 analysed the effects colostrum had on
a group of elite hockey players and found that the consumption of 60g.day of
colostrum increased sprint performance (Hofman et al., 2002). In support of this
is the data from a study at the University of Tasmania where it was reported that
the consumption of colostrum improved recovery following consecutive days of
high intensity training, thus colostrum appears to a play a role in both health and
performance in the exercising population (Shing et al., 2009)
BISHOP, D. 2010. Dietary Supplements and Team-Sport Performance. Sports Medicine,
BUCKLEY, J. D., BRINKWORTH, G. D. & ABBOTT, M. J. 2003. Effect of bovine colostrum on anaerobic exercise performance and plasma insulin-like growth factor I. Journal of Sports Sciences, 21, 577-588.
CROOKS, C., CROSS, M. L., WALL, C. & ALI, A. 2010. Effect of Bovine Colostrum
Supplementation on Respiratory Tract Mucosal Defenses in Swimmers.
International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 20, 224-235.
CROOKS, C. V., WALL, C. R., CROSS, M. L. & RUTHERFURD-MARKWICK, K. J. 2006.
The Effect of Bovine Colostrum Supplementation on Salivary IgA in Distance
Runners. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 16, 47- 64.
DALEY, J. 2009. Dairy Derivatives Journal of Complementary Medicine: CM, The, 8, 32-37.
HOFMAN, Z., SMEETS, R., VERLAAN, G., LUGT, R. V. D. & VERSTAPPEN, P. A. 2002. The effect of bovine colostrum supplementation on exercise performance in elite field hockey players. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 12, 461-9. SHING, C. M., HUNTER, D. C. & STEVENSON, L. M. 2009. Bovine Colostrum Supplementation and Exercise Performance Potential Mechanisms. Sports Medicine, 39, 1033-1054.