Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Colostrum Capsules

I've been taking Colostrum capsules as my vitamins for 2 years now. Colostrum comes from the breast milk of mammal mothers; in my case, I'm drinking Colostrum from cows. I'm very interested to know how they actually manufacture these capsules - if they have some sort of factory where all the fit mammal mothers are lined up, or something. Anyway, on to the health aspect:

What are the health benefits?
We all know the health benefits of breast milk - a stronger immune system, most especially. This is why mothers are urged to provide breast milk to their children until a year. Colostrum capsules boast the same health benefits.

Side effects?
Some people complain of gastro-related side effects from taking these vitamins. I personally experienced this too during the first month of taking it. The effects I experienced were nothing grave, just a bit of flatulence and slightly looser bowel (nothing that will make you go to the bathroom in the middle of the day). By the second month, however, my body got used to the routine already and it has actually contributed to my having a regular morning routine.

Best time to take them?

Colostrum capsules should be taken 45 minutes before breakfast, when your stomach is empty. Drink 1 full glass of water with your capsule.

How many should you take?
Personally, I only take 1 a day. My brother took 2 to 3 before, but ended up having an increase of triglyceride in his blood. Now, we're not 100% sure that it was caused by the increase in Colostrum dosage, but the doctor he consulted with seemed to believe it. He also lowered his dosage back to 1 a day, and his blood test results returned fine months later. I guess the old adage, "anything in excess is not good" holds true even for vitamins.

For more info about Colostrum, go to this link:

Their FAQs section is very helpful as well.

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