Colostrum May Improve Speed in Endurance Training

August 26, 2002

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Colostrum May Improve Speed in Endurance Training


Colostrum May Improve Speed in Endurance Training

ST. LUCIA, Australia--Oral bovine colostrumsupplementation may offer benefits to endurance athletes, according toresearchers from the University of Queensland who published a study in the Julyissue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (34, 7:1184-88,2002) (www.ms-se.com). The randomized trialinvolved 42 competitive cyclists who were divided into one of three groups: 1)20 g/d of bovine colostrum plus 40 g/d of whey protein concentrate; 2) 60 g/d ofbovine colostrum; or 3) 60 g/d of whey protein concentrate, which served asplacebo. At baseline and after eight weeks of supplementation, cyclistscompleted performance measures. After supplementation, the subjects in bothcolostrum groups completed the time trial significantly faster than beforesupplementation. Researchers concluded that bovine colostrum supplementation at20 g/d or 60 g/d provided a small but significant improvement in time trialperformance in cyclists.

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