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    I started supplementing with colostrum about a week ago in an effort to help heal my leaky gut. All of the things that I've read about it are so promising, but it almost sounds to good to be true.

    I'm taking the Mt. Capra brand, because I wanted to use goat colostrum (closer to human colostrum) instead of bovine. I jumped right in w/the recommended dose of 4 capsules a day, split into 2 doses. The first night I woke up with the worst migraine I'd ever had. It lasted for 7 hours. It felt like someone had whacked me in the temple with a baseball bat. That afternoon at work, I felt like I was getting the flu. I felt completely out of it, and nauseous to the point of rushing to the bathroom, just in case I was going to lose my lunch (thankfully I didn't). I thought I was getting sick. The next night I woke up with yet another migraine, though it wasn't as bad as the first one. I realized that all of this had started when I started taking the colostrum. I did some Googling and came to the conclusion that I was experiencing die-off. I have suspected for awhile now that I have candida overgrowth, but no amount of coconut oil, GSE, or natural anti-fungals have ever caused me to experience die-off. After putting two and two together, I had never been so happy about feeling so bad! Finally, something is WORKING!

    I pulled back the dose and have been slowly increasing. I'm up to 3 daily now w/no adverse effects, and will continue up to the therapeutic dose.

    One benefit that I've noticed already is that my tinnitus has stopped! It started after I was given Vicodin after knee surgery last year, and has sometimes gotten better or worse, but never gone away completely. Now it's quiet inside my head (except for the voices, of course!).

    In addition to helping w/the leaky gut, I'm also hoping that the knee that I had arthroscopy on last year will finally get back to normal. It's just never felt right since, even though it was supposed to be a relatively minor procedure, after which the doctor claimed I would be back to sprinting in 3-4 weeks. Ha! I've also been taking Great Lakes gelatin and homemade bone broth for a long time now, but haven't seen much improvement from it.

    I've also read of people experiencing clearing of their melasma (dark pigmented spots on the face) after supplementing with high doses of colostrum. I've been dealing with ever-spreading melasma for 10 years now, so any improvement on that front would be welcome. I always suspected that it was due to something "off" internally. Perhaps in me it's linked to leaky gut and candida (which I realize now I've had at least some symptoms of for a long time).

    So, anyone else have any experience with colostrum?

  • #2
    No, but now I'm intrigued.

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    • #3
      Happy Paleo Girl, Are you still taking the colostrum? I just got mine in today. What are your results to date?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by brookesam View Post
        Happy Paleo Girl, Are you still taking the colostrum? I just got mine in today. What are your results to date?
        Hi brookesam. Yes, I'm still taking it. I switched from goat colostrum in capsules to powdered bovine colostrum. It was just more economical for the amount that I'm taking. No more die off symptoms. Actually, I haven't noticed much change since I began taking it. My knee is still giving me issues, and the melasma looks the same (although I read on the melasma forum that it can take a minimum of 3 months to see results, so I am sticking with it). I did a hardcore workout after not having worked out in months and expected to be insanely sore for about a week afterwards. I had some slight soreness, but that was it! Colostrum is supposed to aid in muscle recovery. I've also been supplementing with Glutamine, which also helps with muscle soreness, so I'm not sure which one played a larger role, or if perhaps it was the combination.

        I'm going to stick with it, as I feel like it's doing some good.

        Did you buy colostrum for a particular reason? What benefits are you hoping to get from it? Also, what kind did you get?
        This is the one that I'm currently taking, which is from grass-fed cows:
        Symbiotics, Colostrum Plus, Powder, 21 oz (595.3 g) - iHerb.com
        Because I've got some specific issues I'm looking for it to help with, I'm supplementing with more than is called for - 3 grams, 3 times a day on an empty stomach.

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        • #5
          Huh. Seems to me that freezedrying it would neutralize any possible benefits thereof. Try raw and from the source ...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by fuzzylogic View Post
            Huh. Seems to me that freezedrying it would neutralize any possible benefits thereof. Try raw and from the source ...
            Here's some info on it from the place I get mine. I would agree with you on the freeze drying.
            Some people just need a sympathetic pat... On the head... With a hammer.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Happy Paleo Girl View Post
              Hi brookesam. Yes, I'm still taking it. I switched from goat colostrum in capsules to powdered bovine colostrum. It was just more economical for the amount that I'm taking. No more die off symptoms. Actually, I haven't noticed much change since I began taking it. My knee is still giving me issues, and the melasma looks the same (although I read on the melasma forum that it can take a minimum of 3 months to see results, so I am sticking with it). I did a hardcore workout after not having worked out in months and expected to be insanely sore for about a week afterwards. I had some slight soreness, but that was it! Colostrum is supposed to aid in muscle recovery. I've also been supplementing with Glutamine, which also helps with muscle soreness, so I'm not sure which one played a larger role, or if perhaps it was the combination.

              I'm going to stick with it, as I feel like it's doing some good.

              Did you buy colostrum for a particular reason? What benefits are you hoping to get from it? Also, what kind did you get?
              This is the one that I'm currently taking, which is from grass-fed cows:
              Symbiotics, Colostrum Plus, Powder, 21 oz (595.3 g) - iHerb.com
              Because I've got some specific issues I'm looking for it to help with, I'm supplementing with more than is called for - 3 grams, 3 times a day on an empty stomach.
              Thanks for your reply! I need help with muscle recovery from my workouts so that's a plus!

              I bought the Mt Capra brand in the capsules. I've only taken 1 capsule 1st thing in the morning for 2 days now. I need to remember to take it 2x a day and go ahead and up it to 2 capsules.

              I am taking it for leaky gut but mainly because I've been reading about Th1 and Th2 imbalance and autoimmune diseases. I have type 1 diabetes and looks as if Hashimoto's. Colostrum is supposed to help balance Th1 and Th2. Looks as if I am Th1 dominant.

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              • #8
                goat vs cow colostrum

                Hi,

                I am researching the best colostrum to buy. Looking at Cow vs Goat Colostrum and wondering which is better. The organic goat colostrum seems to come from the U.S. (Mt. Capra) and the organic Cow colostrum is coming from NZ. I have tried the chewable vanilla flavored tabs and liked the results, but am seeing that the purest form is in capsules. Any advice as to which one is better and why would greatly be appreciated.

                Thanks. Max

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                • #9
                  DinoHunter recommended colostrum for my hives. I started it two or three days ago. I will report back on how well it works...
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                  • #10
                    Dear Paleo,
                    Do you think the goat colostrum is better than the cow colostrum. Am seeing that the NZ organic cow colostrum is better because it is guaranteed from organic grass fed cows. No antibiotics. What is your experience with goat vs cow colostrum?

                    Thanks. Max

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Maxine 1234 View Post
                      Dear Paleo,
                      Do you think the goat colostrum is better than the cow colostrum. Am seeing that the NZ organic cow colostrum is better because it is guaranteed from organic grass fed cows. No antibiotics. What is your experience with goat vs cow colostrum?

                      Thanks. Max
                      I'm not sure if I can say one way or the other if goat is better than cow. I started off w/goat (Mt. Capra) because I'd read that it's more similar to ours than cow. I liked it and felt some strong detox at first, which I take to be a good sign. But I ended up switching over to cow (Symbiotics) because someone recommended it highly and it was more affordable. I never felt anything from it though, detox, benefits or otherwise. After more research, I came across a thread on CureZone where numerous people agreed that Symbiotics isn't good quality. The Surthrival brand got rave reviews, but is more expensive. I decided to try the small jar, and it is indeed the best colostrum I've used. I got some initial detox symptoms, plus an old injury started to hurt, which is a good sign, meaning it was starting to heal correctly. It's even helped with my dog's arthritis. I notice a difference if I stop taking it, so I've stuck with it.
                      Surthrival usually has pretty good sales at the equinoxes and solstices, so I grab the big 2.2 lb. jar then and it lasts for months.

                      Hope that helps!

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                      • #12
                        I drink a fresh quart of FIRST cow colostrum weekly - sometimes more. Truly feel great -fresh is best!

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                        • #13
                          I'm taking grassfed unadultered raw milk powder we have here in switzerland.
                          Sheep colostrum from QuraDea is organic, exclusive and rare - "Colostrum Optimal"
                          They don't even cut the cows horns because they consider it a organ which influences the cows metabolism. The colostrum powder is also freezedried which is better than spraydried (if you have to choose). But im currentliy looking for a source of the raw fresh DEMETER colostrum they use. DEMETER is a very strict organic label (as said above if you want the label you are not even alowed to cut the horns).

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                          • #14
                            I'm not sure who you are askibg. But I will give you answer anyway since mine is the last post...

                            I usually woul have very strong hayfever starting in mid may until july/august. I started taking colostrum together with prescript-assist probiotics in more than a year ago. Last year i only had mild symtoms and this year i haven't had any so far. So i'm not sure which helped more, colostrum or prescript assist.

                            Btw im eating the primal way but eat rice quite often. Other than that i'm mostly 95/5 primal.


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Happy Paleo Girl View Post
                              I started supplementing with colostrum about a week ago in an effort to help heal my leaky gut. All of the things that I've read about it are so promising, but it almost sounds to good to be true.

                              I'm taking the Mt. Capra brand, because I wanted to use goat colostrum (closer to human colostrum) instead of bovine. I jumped right in w/the recommended dose of 4 capsules a day, split into 2 doses. The first night I woke up with the worst migraine I'd ever had. It lasted for 7 hours. It felt like someone had whacked me in the temple with a baseball bat. That afternoon at work, I felt like I was getting the flu. I felt completely out of it, and nauseous to the point of rushing to the bathroom, just in case I was going to lose my lunch (thankfully I didn't). I thought I was getting sick. The next night I woke up with yet another migraine, though it wasn't as bad as the first one. I realized that all of this had started when I started taking the colostrum. I did some Googling and came to the conclusion that I was experiencing die-off. I have suspected for awhile now that I have candida overgrowth, but no amount of coconut oil, GSE, or natural anti-fungals have ever caused me to experience die-off. After putting two and two together, I had never been so happy about feeling so bad! Finally, something is WORKING!

                              I pulled back the dose and have been slowly increasing. I'm up to 3 daily now w/no adverse effects, and will continue up to the therapeutic dose.

                              One benefit that I've noticed already is that my tinnitus has stopped! It started after I was given Vicodin after knee surgery last year, and has sometimes gotten better or worse, but never gone away completely. Now it's quiet inside my head (except for the voices, of course!).

                              In addition to helping w/the leaky gut, I'm also hoping that the knee that I had arthroscopy on last year will finally get back to normal. It's just never felt right since, even though it was supposed to be a relatively minor procedure, after which the doctor claimed I would be back to sprinting in 3-4 weeks. Ha! I've also been taking Great Lakes gelatin and homemade bone broth for a long time now, but haven't seen much improvement from it.

                              I've also read of people experiencing clearing of their melasma (dark pigmented spots on the face) after supplementing with high doses of colostrum. I've been dealing with ever-spreading melasma for 10 years now, so any improvement on that front would be welcome. I always suspected that it was due to something "off" internally. Perhaps in me it's linked to leaky gut and candida (which I realize now I've had at least some symptoms of for a long time).

                              So, anyone else have any experience with colostrum?
                              Hello Happy Paleo Girl...could you please help me? I have some questions:

                              1. Is tinnitus really gone completely after taking the colostrum?
                              2. For how long did you have Tinnitus? How bad was it?
                              3. What Colostrum should i take? Surthrival Colostrum? is it organic?

                              I'm desperate.. tinnitus is driving me crazy!!! i don't know what to do and I am hoping colostrum will stop it and give me peace...
                              As of Jan 10 I became a vegetarian and as of today I started taking the following supplements:

                              -Borage Oil

                              From Premier Research Labs:
                              -Max B-ND 8oz
                              -D3 Serum
                              -Adaptogen-R3
                              -Liquid Zinc Assay
                              -DHA

                              And just noticed i bought Quantum Colostrum! by Premier Labs as a gift to my mother but now i suppose i'll buy another or is Surthrival Colostrum better?)

                              HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                              THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
                              rgds,
                              Shadow of Earth
                              Dominican, 27 yr old, industrial Engineer, MBA

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