The colostrum we use in all of our nutraceuticals is 100% pure human grade bovine colostrum which is collected within the first 16 hours of calving and is gently processed to ensure that the fragile colostral proteins are protected and that the efficacy and bioavailability of colostrum is preserved. Colostrum provides a concentration of immune and specialized proteins which serve to help protect the body from disease and support overall health and wellness. While immune components work directly in the gut to defend against pathogens, specialized proteins help to support tissue repair at the cellular level. Colostrum has been shown to drastically reduce gut permeability, otherwise known as “Leaky Gut”, provide relief from digestive upsets and promote the efficient absorption and assimilation of nutrients needed for increased energy and performance. Colostral proteins contribute to the building of lean muscle mass and speed the healing and recovery of injured muscle, cartilage, bone and other tissues. Colostrum has been shown to improve the strength and stamina of horses subjected to strenuous work – it is the “go to” ingredient for your equine athlete.