The best way to take colostrum powder is to just toss it straight in your mouth and eat it like any other nutritious food. If you like you can take a sip of water to help the powder saturate faster. A small amount of colostrum will stick to the teeth and gums and provide extra benefit as it dissolves there, such as increased sublingual absorption, direct protection against infection in the mouth, throat, and larynx, where infection often begins, and healing of the gums, other oral tissues, and the esophagus. Taking colostrum in a capsule or dissolved in a liquid bypasses all of these benefits. This is not an issue with the newborn due to the relatively large quantity of colostrum imbibed and the extended length of time it is exposed to oral and esophageal mucosal tissues. Contrary to what capsule marketers would have you believe, colostrum in a capsule floats on the contents of the stomach until it dissolves there, and thus accomplishes nothing other than loss of the benefits described above. Put a capsule in a glass of water and you will see that it floats until it dissolves. Aside from that, the bioactive proteins of colostrum are resistant to stomach acid, and colostrum also mixes with saliva in the mouth to create a mucus-like coating that further protects it; additionally colostrum contains protease inhibitors which protect the colostrum from being digested.
Best taken on an empty stomach at least 15 minutes before breakfast and again at night. The powder can be mixed in a smoothie, however with smaller usage levels this may significantly reduce the benefits that occur from exposure in the mouth, throat, and esophagus.* Although 1 or 2 tsp twice daily is generally recommended, feel free to experiment with usage amounts to find the optimal amount for you personally. There is no such thing as overdosing with colostrum. Many persons use a tbsp or more two or three times daily, to increase healing, athletic, or anti-aging benefits.
*Although small amounts of colostrum provide remarkable immune system benefits and all the other benefits of colostrum as well, persons wishing to maximize healing, anti-aging, or lean muscle development will see greater benefit when they use larger amounts, and may want to use up to 60 grams daily (about 12-14 tbsp daily) as long as needed to achieve desired results. Large amounts of the powder can be mixed in a smoothie, or stirred into yogurt, kefir, or applesauce, without losing the benefits of oral exposure, due to the volume and concentration of the colostrum with large usage amounts and the consequent satisfactory exposure of colostrum components to the tissues of the mouth, throat, and esophagus even when taken in this manner.
This product is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any disease.