Colostrum is the pre-milk provided by mammal mothers to their newborn. It is a rich cocktail of immune and growth factors, which literally gives life to most mammal babies. The world is just discovering the General Health and therapeutic potential for bovine colostrum to mankind.
Unlike most foods and nutritional supplements, there are an estimated 5,000 studies into colostrum. The sales of colostrum for basic good health are rising dramatically as are the medical food or nutriceutical products developments. A key objective of the ICR is to eliminate the confusion created by the conflictory and exaggerated claims made by a few unprofessional marketers of colostrum around the world.
ICR is the centre for global colostrum knowledge and research. It is a central information source for consumers, health professionals and researchers.
Consumers are advised to first investigate the Immune Function before looking at the benefits of taking the colostrums. This section includes relevant research and a questions page. The Research section contains research on certain Illnesses and Activity benefits.
The Institute of Colostrum Research (ICR) has established a criteria by which colostrum products can be evaluated. ICR has undertaken this task as to educate the consumer to judge colostrum products from different distributors. In this way the consumer can make a more educated choice as to which colostrum product is best.
The Institute of Colostrum Research also offers invaluable links to information relating to Animals through to Books and the latest News and media articles.
Health professionals and researchers may wish to investigate colostrum benefits before moving to the research section. If you like to be updated on new information as it breaks or have information you would like to contribute please register for the free email information service.
Logic infers that colostrum or its Derivatives may provide the answer to buttressing humans against the daily attacks against our immune systems. We are excited about its potential.