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What's the Deal With Colostrum?


#1

Ive been reading alot about colostrum lately. It seems to have been promoted very highly for awhile and then just ceased to be mentioned. Atleast on the net.

A few studies on untrained males, and the rest just marketing hype, alot of it from the beuty industry. T-Nation archives seem to have a few "maybes, depends on the quality, jury's still out" type comments.

Whats the deal? is it any good? any new info?


#2

According to the research colostrum has been shown to significantly increase lean body mass as well as improve vertical leap performance and 5 and 10 meter sprint performance when compared to the placebo (whey protein). The only problem is that the studies used anywhere from 20-60 grams of colostrum. I have yet to see any colostrum supplement that offers that amount. If you find one please let me know.


#3

i was looking into this too... certain places sell it in bulk as a powder (pm me if u want to know where, but for the studied doses, it's still quite explensive. It seems that it works, but is prohibitavely expensive at the required doses.


#4

i was recommended by a doctor here in oz, 10g for immune boost, 30g for elite athletes


#5

Just find yourself a pregnant woman.


#6

At those doses you'd need two...


#7

I know this is an old thread but I just had a GNC guy try to sell me on this stuff. He said that only 5 grams a day will yield a 20% increase in both test and GH levels.

It sounds to good to be true and I usually don't believe anything that I hear within a mile of GNC. So I was wondering, did I miss some new study or is this guy full of shit again.


#8

very much