Colostrum is a form of milk produced by mammals in late pregnancies and few days after birth. Cow colostrum contains higher levels of immunoglobulin such as IgG, IgA and IgM, where the amount of IgG is higher than others. Colostrum is easy to digest due to which it is preferred for newborn infants, which contains high amount of antibodies that helps to strengthen their immunity. Colostrum also contains a high concentration of protective white cells that helps in destroying the disease causing bacteria and viruses. Colostrum is also helpful in improving immune system, due to the presence of high concentration of IgG. These factors are expected to drive growth of the colostrum market.
The global colostrum market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 3.6% in terms of value and 3.2% in terms of volume during the forecast period. Increasing health awareness among consumers coupled with increasing demand for colostrum-based infant formula and probiotic yogurt are key factors fuelling market growth across the globe. Increasing consumer inclination towards purchasing organic colostrum products through e-retail channels is a major trend witnessed in the global colostrum market.