Bottom line: The scientists state it in their conclusion "the number of participants in this pilot study was small", too small for my liking, so that it is - as a standalone - simply not enough to prove anything.
The scientists are yet right that "the present data support the potential for bovine CPC supplementation to maintain testosterone concentrations and influence heart rate variability response" in a training regimen that is notorious for its negative impact on the central nervous system and the HPTA. "Support" and "potential" - not more, but not less either.
- Shing CM, Peake JM, Suzuki K, Jenkins DG, Coombes JS. A pilot study: bovine
colostrum supplementation and hormonal and autonomic responses to competitive
cycling. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2013 Oct;53(5):490-501.
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Nutrition Facts †Serving Size 1/3 Scoop
Servings Per Container 620
|Amount Per Serving|
|Colostrum Plus||960 mg||-|
|*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
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