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Is ARMRA Colostrum™ free of WADA/USADA banned substances?Updated 8 months ago

As each athletic organization varies in their respective policies and requirements, we recommend consulting with your Program Director for questions specific to your program. With that said, I can share that ARMRA Colostrum is derived from grass-fed bovine colostrum - a safe, whole food that naturally contains a host of growth factors, including IGF-1, as well as peptides, antioxidants, vitamins, trace minerals, bioactive nutrients, and whole food prebiotics. Colostrum is not, and has never been, a banned ingredient in professional athletics.

For some background - in 2013, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) first published a statement that cautioned bovine colostrum is a product that contains high levels of IGF-1 and other growth factors; however, bovine colostrum was never prohibited. Furthermore, a double-blind research trial has shown that ingestion of colostrum does NOT alter serum levels of IGF-1 in healthy adults [1]. There are a few other research papers of note: Kuipers et al. [2] found no effects of bovine colostrum on drug screening results carried out by an IOC accredited laboratory and Jones et al. [3] also undertook a comprehensive metabolomics analysis on the effects of 12-weeks of daily bovine colostrum supplementation (20 g/day), and none of the changes in serum metabolites reported in that study suggested anything that may interfere with a doping test.

We have many amateur and professional athletes who use ARMRA Colostrum to support their fitness performance including benefits for lean muscle composition, endurance, and recovery.

[Research Citations: 1. PMID: 34073917 2. PMID: 12093430 3. PMID: 24200515]

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