Be Careful About the Side Effects of Bovine Colostrum


Bovine Colostrum is also known as early milk. It is produced by all mammals shortly after giving birth to young. Colostrum provides antibodies and nutrition. These are useful for the fortification of developing immune systems. Bovine Colostrum also contains a protein with high quality as well as antibacterial substances, growth factors and bioactive components. Nowadays, Bovine Colostrum is marketed on the market as food supplement which can be used for weight-loss, lean body mass increase as well as basal metabolic rate increase.

Bovine colostrum side effects do not develop in all users, but the most common colostrum side effects include mild nausea and flatulence. Some infectious agents may be passed from infected cows into bovine foods products, and the pathogen that causes bovine spongiform encephalitis (BSE), or mad cow disease, has also been associated with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans. Generally speaking, Bovine Colostrum is a safe supplement. Almost no side effects of taking colostrum. However, also be careful about its side effects as sometime it might happen.

Some first time users of bovine colostrum may experience a “healing crisis” as the body begins to release toxins stored in the cells. This can cause abdominal discomfort, headaches, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, cough, rash or a low grade fever. These symptoms can last from two days to a week. If you experience any of the above described symptoms scale down your dosage or stop taking colostrum for 48 hours and then resume at one half the original amount.

Also be careful to use colostrum during pregnancy or when nursing as there is not enough research about that. We suggest you to ask doctor’s advice before trying Bovine Colostrum if you are pregnant or nursing,.

Below we list the suggested dose of Bovine Colostrum for human.

Children (under 18 years old)

There is not any proven effective dose of bovine colostrum in children. Various doses and preparations have been studied that are generally well tolerated with small side effects. A common dosing range is 7-20 grams of bovine colostrum per day in divided doses for up to 14 days. Hyperimmune milk concentrate (20 grams daily) has also been administered for five days in children experiencing diarrhea as a result of shigella infection. Other studies have studied purified immunoglobulin (antibodies) from bovine colostrum for up to one month, but no benefit was found.

Adults (over 18 years old)

There is no proven effective dose of bovine colostrum. The dose amount and dosage formulations vary. Doses of 400-5,000 milligrams taken 1-3 times per day in tablet, powder, or solution form for up to 10 days.