Athletic Performance

Athletic Performance


Colostrum supplements are consumed by many world class athletes to improve performance and recovery time. BodyBoost colostrum contains 87 growth factors and 97 immune factors. Each growth factor stimulates the growth and regeneration of specific body tissues such as connective tissue, bone, cartilage, skin, gut lining, lining of the gums, nerves and muscle tissue among many others.

Colostrum for athletic performance

IGF-I and IGF-II are insulin like growth factors which help in promoting muscle growth. The IGF-1 present in colostrum increases the uptake of blood glucose and facilitates the transportation of glucose to the muscles. This can be very helpful to restore and keep energy levels up. Besides that, IGF-1 can also slow down the speed of protein breakdown which happens after a workout. Colostrum helps in speeding up the process of protein synthesis which in turn results in the increase of lean muscle mass without increasing the amount of fat. Colostrum also improves the assimilation of nutrients that help increase energy levels as well as performance.

For any athlete, having a good metabolism is very important. Colostrum can help boost the metabolism by shifting the utilization of body fuel from carbohydrates to fats. Your body can therefore burn more fat, including the fat generated from carbohydrate and protein, which results in better fuel efficiency and weight loss.

The supplementation of bovine colostrum has been compared with various muscle mass building supplements like whey protein powder. It was found that the supplementation of colostrum during training sessions significantly helped increase the anaerobic power. A study conducted on cyclists showed that within 2 months of bovine colostrum supplementation, the cycling performance of the athletes increased considerably.

The stimulation of muscle cell growth is also key to another aspect of athletic performance--recovery time. Each time we work our bodies strenuously, we cause some minor damage. Muscle-building workouts often cause tiny little tears in the tissue of the muscles that are stressed. The growth factors in colostrum work to repair this damage quickly and strengthen the muscle for its next use. It has been proven in studies that colostrum, and its muscle building growth factors give athletes a quicker recovery after a workout.