… or how our recommendations evolved
Recently we have been posting an excerpt of studies in which Biestmilch was administered in amounts between 20 grams to 60 grams. This is a huge amount and the reason why colostrum has in fact been considered as efficacious but too expensive to market.
Therefore one of our first steps was to find out more about the amount necessary to bring about efficacy. We have been well aware that a dosage finding study with a complex food like biestmilch was not feasible for a small company such as ours.
What we actually did was collecting experiences over time and launching one placebo-controlled double-blind study.
This study enrolled 63 elite marathon runners and triathletes who received biestmilch for 3 weeks. The change in the performance levels was measured intra-individually with outstanding results in concordance with the results of other studies which had used amounts between 20 – 60 grams. We then compared the efficacy of 1 gram and 4 grams with no significant difference. Our conclusion was that biestmilch acted as a modulating agent and not substitutional one.
The study answered the following questions or us:
20 – 60 grams are not necessary. Biestmilch is not a substance for substituting proteins. Biestmilch can be marketed low-dose. Biestmilch’s effect is not related to the amount given.
Until today all experiences underline our hypothesis that 900mg taken regularly suffice to achieve a modulatory effect. The term modulation means that depending on the condition of the organism – its activity state – inflammatory states are balanced, up- or down-regulated.
The term substitution doesn’t do biestmilch any justice. It is the concept of regulation that helps to understand this complex substance. Hundreds of case reports we have been collecting to fortify our assumptions for dosage recommendations. They are all in line with the guidelines briefly outlined in this text.
Of course, there are conditions where increasing the amount can be beneficial, but never ever you need amounts up to 60 grams. In patients with chronic pain syndrome the maximum amount applied is 10 grams to ease the pain. Extreme stress exposure justifies amounts in the same range. The overall conclusion from our experiences is to take biestmilch longterm and on a regular daily basis.
The BIEST BOOSTER contains 4 grams of biestmilch and is still based on the study results in very beginning of our work with biestmilch. This amount is considered high-dose and suffices on average to tame acute episodes of allergies or the symptoms of an acute illness.
Biestmilch is good food. Nutrient-rich foods are therapeutic and preventive, so is biestmilch. Feel free and encouraged to find out yourself which amount works best for you. You cannot harm yourself. Hey, experiment in the way you do it in your kitchen and forget about convenient foods.
This video was shot in 2009 on our terrace before the IRONMAN 70.3 in Wiesbaden.