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Can taking bovine colostrum increase plasma immunoglobulin levels, thereby masking an underlying immunoglobulin deficiency by altering blood tests?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Very thoughtful idea.
Unfortunately, the bovine immunoglobins are too large to be absorbed from the intestine and would be digested by stomach and intestinal juices and enzymes. With use you would be providing body with raw materials for making your own immunoglobulins, but at a cost. Any "complete" proteins from eggs or milk could provide the same protein precursors and support good health.

In brief: Unlikely

Very thoughtful idea.
Unfortunately, the bovine immunoglobins are too large to be absorbed from the intestine and would be digested by stomach and intestinal juices and enzymes. With use you would be providing body with raw materials for making your own immunoglobulins, but at a cost. Any "complete" proteins from eggs or milk could provide the same protein precursors and support good health.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Most of the antibodies present would be destroyed through digestion and enzymes in the GI tract.

In brief: Unlikely

Most of the antibodies present would be destroyed through digestion and enzymes in the GI tract.
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