Special issue of the journal Nutrients will focus on the benefits of bovine colostrum

February 11, 2021
Sebastian Krawiec

In the introductory paper, “Bovine colostrum: its constituents and uses,” the researchers describe the main constituents and quality control of bovine colostrum while sharing an overview of the use of cow colostrum in human and veterinary health and wellness.

The first of a series of five scientific reviews has been published in the journal Nutrients, showcasing research that supports the use of bovine colostrum in human nutrition. In the introductory paper, “Bovine colostrum: its constituents and uses,” the researchers describe the main constituents and quality control of bovine colostrum while sharing an overview of the use of cow colostrum in human and veterinary health and wellness. The five-part series is part of a Nutrients Special Issue.

“There are more than 6,000 studies in pre-clinical models and humans on the use of bovine colostrum, so we wanted to take a fresh look at the extensive body of work to organize and highlight the research that can have a significant impact on the scientific community, nutrition researchers and medical professionals,” said Raymond Playford, PhD, vice president of research and development strategy, PanTheryx APS LaBelle, and co-author of the study. “In this first publication, we spotlight the bovine colostrum components that counter microbial threats and support the immune system, including immunoglobulins, immune factors and oligosaccharides/glycosylated proteins. We uncovered the advantages of bovine colostrum over single ingredient supplements as the collective research recognizes it as being a comprehensive superfood.”

“Through this Nutrients special series, the medical community and researchers alike, will gain a more complete understanding of how and why bovine colostrum can aid in human wellness,” commented Michael Roizen, M.D., chief wellness officer, emeritus, the Cleveland Clinic and medical advisor to PanTheryx, in a press release. “It’s imperative as medical professionals who interact daily with patients – many who so desperately want to eat better and nourish their bodies better – that we explore the latest scientific research around nutrients and compounds that provide comprehensive nutrition. I look forward to reading the additional bovine colostrum papers that will be published through Nutrients and explore new ways to promote health through proactive nutrition and natural alternatives.”

The upcoming articles, authored by researchers and medical professionals in their respective fields, will cover the use of bovine colostrum to support: gastrointestinal health, immunity, pediatric care, and sports medicine.

Reference

  1. Playford RJ et al. “Bovine colostrum: its constituents and uses.” Nutrients, vol. 13, no. 1 (2021): 265