As the active components in colostrum are protein based, it is crucial these proteins (antibodies and other immune factors) retain their bioactivity and reach your stomach. Therefore careful preparation of colostrum products is recommended.
To retain the bioactivity of the immune components, a temperature lower than 50ºC is recommended for homogenization of colostrum using water and other liquid form foods such as milk powder solution and porridge. A temperature higher than 50ºC could cause denaturing of the protein components and cause loss of bioactivity. Furthermore, carbonate soft drinks and acidic juice beverages should be avoided within an hour of colostrum consumption as the acidity of the fluids may disrupt the immune components in colostrum.