Reflex Nutrition Colostrum Review
Colostrum is from UK based company Reflex Nutrition. The description of this supplement states that it can boost the immune system. This review will aim to examine each ingredient within this supplement to understand how it can achieve this claim.
Freeze dried bovine colostrum
Colostrum is a form of milk that is produced by mammals at late pregnancy. The benefits of colostrum include maintenance of the immune system, reduced upper respiratory tract infection post strenuous exercise (1, 2).
Micro Crystalline Cellulose is a non-active ingredient which is made up of refined wood pulp. This substance doesn’t degrade during digestion and is preferable in tablets due to it being able to form hard but dissolve quickly.
Magnesium stearate does not induce any nutritional benefits. The main reason for this substance being in the supplement is that it is a lubricant for the machinery that manufactures the product.
Silicon Dioxide doesn’t add any nutritional benefits to this supplement. The main reason for silicon dioxide in this supplement is that it aids in the even distribution of the active ingredients in this supplement.
The claim of this supplement was that it can boost the immune system. After reviewing the research on the ingredients within this supplement it has been found that it can indeed help increase the immune system as well as possibly assist in post recovery exercise. This supplement can be taken throughout the day. This product has no banned substances when referring to the WADA prohibited list when observing the label/ingredients posted on the website.
*NOTE – This product has not been tested in a laboratory and may contain other substances that may not appear on the label
1 – Davison, G. (2012). Bovine colostrum and immune function after exercise. Med Sport Sci, 59, 62-69.
2 – Jones, A. W., Cameron, S. J., Thatcher, R., Beecroft, M. S., Mur, L. A., & Davison, G. (2014). Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on upper respiratory illness in active males. Brain, behavior, and immunity, 39, 194-203.