Colostrum is a natural product with no known side effects. However, due to colostrum’s detoxifying nature, it’s possible that as toxins are released, they may produce minor rashes, bowel changes or flu-like symptoms until they are cleansed from the body. These are short term detoxifying symptoms rather than long term side effects. For more information on the detox process read our article on the healing crisis.
Side effects are also possible if you are taking other supplements or medications along with the colostrum, because colostrum may help your body better utilize them. If taking any prescription drugs, over the counter medications, herbs or nutritional supplements, consult with your health care provider before adding colostrum to your diet so that he/she can adjust or re-evaluate your supplements or medication needs.