Amazing that you guys have such certainty in your opinions in the complete absence of knowledge.
You might like to hear from those who know rather more, some world class athletes, champions and record breakers. There are also respected coaches and sports science and medical researchers. http://www.youtube.com/user/frogleapvideo
You might then understand why champion triathlete Chrissie Wellington uses Muscle Milk brand colostrum, why British Cycling used SIS brand colostrum for the Olympics, why Welsh Rugby Union uses Maximuscle Provite colostrum for their squad, and why Pro Athlete Supplements, MyProtein, Zipvit, Reflex Nutrition and others offer colostrum products as well as the Neovite mentioned here. Neovite brand has been used by the England rugby team for five years. Colostrum is used by our top rugby clubs, Premiership soccer contenders and national cycling and triathlon champions.
Seems like you aren't in the class of athlete that gets advice from coaches and nutritionists like Joe Beer, Matt Lovell, Mark Kleanthous, Dr Graeme Close, Nigel Mitchell or Dr Justin Roberts, otherwise you would have known more about the benefits. Just look at young Germain Burton’s result at the Bec Hillclimb for an example.
If you want the science on gut repair and growth factors check Prof Ray Playfords review published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
or immune health studies which explain why users suffer fewer respiratory infections
Aberystwyth University study of immune response markers after a two hour time trial at 64% VO2 max.
or Massey University’s study into salivary antibody support in marathon runners over a six week intense training block
If you follow the news you will see that Yakult and Actimel have also had to withdraw their health claims under the same EU regulations that prevent the description of health benefits for foodstuffs on packaging, in advertising and on websites. It appears the EU would rather you used drugs for health.
WADA have not banned the use of colostrum and leave the choice up to the national governing bodies. No rider, runner, triathlete, soccer or rugby player has ever failed a UCI or WADA test as a result of using colostrum in the ten years that it been used by Western elite athletes. Neovite colostrum is certified safe by HFL the leading UK testing labs.
Colostrum is used as a traditional food by the successful East African endurance runners who are all from pastoral cultures. In English literature it is first mentioned in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles of the 9th century.
Its cost for athletes in UK averages about a pound a day. You might believe you get better value results from pasta and sugar drinks, I suppose. If you want to see the effect that foods have on performance, I suggest you drink soy milk and eat soybean foods for a couple of months and see how much slower you’ll get.
In the hope that not all of you are content to dwell in ignorance.