Effects Of Bovine Colostrum Supplementation On Immune Variables In Highly Trained Cyclists
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Supplementation of 10g bovine colostrum (20% Immunoglobulin G) failed to influence neutrophil adhesion factors (CD89) or surface markers on NK cells or lymphocytes. The expected decrease in CD3+CD8+ T cells seen with exercise, however, was attenuated relative to whey protein control resulting in a lesser reduction in the CD4/CD8 ratio associated with intense exercise.
The increase seen in salivary IgA with colostrum failed to reach statistical significance; total IgA and IgE in serum were unaffected. Overall rates of sickness trended to be reduced, but this did not reach significance.