Bovine Colostrum

Frequently asked questions

Gut Health

Frequently asked questions

What is bovine colostrum?

Bovine colostrum is the first milk from dairy cows. is particularly rich in immunoglobulins, antimicrobial peptides, and other bioactive molecules that support gut and immune health. 

What are the applications of bovine colostrum? 

With over 600 studies completed and more underway, clinical and preclinical research into bovine colostrum is revealing a broad range of applications, including:

  • Gut Health
  • Immune Health 
  • Sports/Muscle Recovery
  • Wound and skin health 

Colostrum is rich in immunoglobulins, antimicrobial peptides, growth factors, cytokines and oligosaccharides — all of which can be targeted to produce specific therapeutic activity through PanTheryx’s platform. PanTheryx is continuing to advance its pipeline of colostrum-containing products, which include medical foods and biologics.

How safe is bovine colostrum?

The safety profile of bovine colostrum has been assessed in hundreds of clinical studies and no serious adverse events have been reported in relation to the use of bovine colostrum.1,2 People suffering from lactose intolerance may experience the same symptoms as when ingesting mature milk. However, bovine colostrum contains lesser amounts of lactose than milk, and may therefore be more suitable.3 

Bovine colostrum also has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. 

Is bovine colostrum vegetarian?

Yes, it is suitable for vegetarians.


  1. Menchetti L, Traina G, Tomasello G, et al. Potential benefits of colostrum in gastrointestinal diseases. Front Biosci (Schol Ed). 2016;8:331-351.
  2. Rathe M, Müller K, Sangild PT, and Husby S. Clinical applications of bovine colostrum therapy: a systematic review. Nutr Rev. 2014;72:237-254.
  3. Bagwe S, Tharappel LJ, Kaur G, and Buttar HS. Bovine colostrum: an emerging nutraceutical. J Complement Integr Med. 2015;12:175-185.