MIP Colostrum Powder – 500g

The exceptional bioactivity of MIP Colostrum is readily absorbed by the body, giving you powerful benefits, naturally!

Maxi Immuno Plus (MIP) Colostrum Powder, available in 80g pots and 500g bags:
Mix 1 teaspoon (2g) of the powder with a glass of water. The powder can also be added to juices or smoothies or sprinkled into your pet’s food. Many people also find that the powder is excellent for adding to their dishes – for example, add 1 teaspoon (2g) MIP Colostrum powder to your breakfast and get an extra kick-start to help you get through the entire day.

Key Health Benefits:

  • Strengthen & Maintain Your Immune System
  • Support Your Digestion and Gastrointestinal Health
  • Fight the Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Boost Your Energy Levels
  • Optimize Your Performance and Build Lean Muscle
  • Reduce Your Joint Pain and Sooth Arthritis
  • Lower Your Blood Pressure Levels
  • Reduce and Combat Your Allergies
  • Your Natural Anti-Aging Secret
  • Help Your Body Manage Weight
  • Reduce Stress Levels
  • Increase Your Nutrient Absorption Rate
  • Pets love the taste and instinctively recognise the benefits.

Tip: MIP Colostrum powder can even be applied directly to open cuts and wounds to promote faster and cleaner healing!

MIP Colostrum Products:
MIP Colostrum, Vege-Caps
MIP Colostrum, Chewable Tablets
MIP Colostrum, Day Boost Blend
MIP Colostrum, Powder 500g bags
MIP Colostrum, Powder 80g pots

Read more about the benefits of this product in our Article section.

Nature’s perfect first food

Bovine Colostrum is the only form of colostrum that is not species specific. In other words, it can significantly benefit all mammals, including humans of course. Because calves are born without any immunity to airborne, disease-causing organisms, their mother’s Colostrum must contain many immune and health factors. As a result bovine Colostrum has 10 – 21 times the factors of human Colostrum, making it the richest source of Colostrum available. It is the only 100% natural source of vital growth and healing factors and cannot be laboratory reproduced.

The Powerful Components

Colostrum has been used for its many health benefits for thousands of years. These health benefits being attributable to the high levels of beneficial bioactive components that make up this “first milk” substance. In fact, MIP Colostrum contains over 90 different powerful bioactive components! Let’s take a look at some of the major components found within colostrum. Below is a breakdown of firstly, some of the major component categories followed by specific natural components within each category.

Immuno Regulating Components

These are natural components which assist in the regulation of immune responses that occur between macrophages and lymphocytes in the human body. Colostrum contains four very important types of immuno-regulating substances, including:

Thymosin: Colostrum includes both the alpha and the beta chains of Thymosin, which are crucial for maintaining a healthy immune system. It also helps to stimulate and regulate an unbalanced immune system.

Proline-rich Peptide (PRP): This is a type of protein which acts similarly to a hormone and works to regulate the thymus gland and regulate the immune system. Importantly, it helps to prevent the immune system from over-reacting to certain situations and increases the body’s nutrient absorption rates.

Cytokines: Cytokines are small proteins which signal the body to produce a special type of white blood cell and then tell these white blood cells exactly where they need to go to be most affective within the user’s body. These hormones essentially keep communication between immune cells active. No communication = No immunity.

Lymphokines: Lymphokines are also classified as proteins, but can vary in size. The primary function of these proteins is to inform cells near an area of injury about the injury, and then to signal these cells to transform into more useful cells that can assist with destroying the microorganism that is causing harm/injury to the body.

Gastrointestinal Protective Components

When food enters the body, it travels through the entire gastrointestinal tract – during this process, food is broken down into smaller particles, nutrients are absorbed by the body and waste products are then disposed of. MIP Colostrum helps improve the health and strengthen your gastrointestinal tract; thus leading to a better “first line of defense” and also assisting with the absorption of nutrients obtained through consumption.

Immunoglobulin (IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, IgM): These are more commonly known as antibodies. Typically developed by the immune system of a mother over her lifetime – and through colostrum, these antibodies are passed down to her newborn. The primary function being to help this newborn protect and fight against harmful invaders such as bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Lactoperoxidase & Xanthine Oxidase: Both are a type of enzyme that can attach itself to the wall of harmful bacteria. After which the enzyme starts to degrade certain protein types and also helps to reduce the risk of the bacteria multiplying.

Lactoferrin: An iron binding protein with antiviral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. It attaches itself to excess iron and removes it from the body safely. It has been shown to have a positive effect against chronic fatigue syndrome, Candida albicans, cancer, HIV, herpes and other infections.

Leukocytes: More commonly known simply as white blood cells, of which colostrum contains three specific types: polymorphonuclear cells, macrophages cells and neutrophils cells. White blood cells stimulate the production of interferon which has been shown to slow viral reproduction and they also inhibit the viruses’ penetration of the cellular wall.

Growth Factors: Growth factors are important substances in the human body as their primary purpose is to assist with the growth and reproduction of cells. Insulin-like growth factors (IGF-1 & IGF-2) are the most recognized, but are just part of a group of over 90 various proteins known as the “IGF Binding Protein Superfamily”.

Growth factors have a variety of functions such as the maintenance of the metabolic pathways where glucose is converted into glycogen, with glycogen being a primary energy resource for the body. Furthermore, growth factors utilize amino acids within the body to assist with the production of beneficial proteins.

Metabolic Factors: There are numerous metabolic factors that can be found in colostrum, which further benefit the digestive system and gastrointestinal tract by improving the metabolism of the body.


A vital part of being healthy is to avoid high blood glucose levels, as this can lead to problems such as insulin resistance and a much higher risk of developing type 2-diabetes. Colostrum naturally contains insulin, which is responsible for the utilization of glucose (blood sugar) that is contained within the blood circulatory system.


A protein found in the digestive system which is known to regulate the body’s appetite, thus making weight-loss more achievable. In addition to insulin and leptin, both being very important metabolic factors that contribute to energy and healthy weight management, colostrum also contains other metabolic factors such as enzyme inhibitors, mineral-binding proteins and cyclic adenosine monophosphate. Metabolic factors found in colostrum supplements also include “carrier” vitamins, such as vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, as well as fat-associated vitamins, such as vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin D and vitamin A.

Quality Assurance

MIP Colostrum is made under internationally recognized HACCP Principles and Good Manufacturing Practices. Wherever possible NutriNZ sources active ingredients from New Zealand origin, and raw ingredients are sourced from quality-controlled and regulated New Zealand suppliers. It is New Zealand laboratory quality tested. During storage and shipment, precautions are taken to ensure that product quality is maintained. Each package is given a batch number to enable traceback.

Active Ingredients (per serving): 
500g MIP Colostrum  – 100% pure and undiluted bioactive bovine Colostrum powder (IgG 20-25%).

Free from: GMO, hormones, pesticides, antibiotics and rBHT.
Contains no: artificial flavours, colours, sweeteners or preservatives.

1 Teaspoon (2g) daily.
Either dissolved in half a glass of lukewarm water or in fresh juices, shakes etc.

Alternative uses:
After Sport: Take an teaspoon right after exercise or training to support recovery.
Cuts/Skin Irritation: sprinkle some of this powder on the affected area.
Oral Issues (i.e.: sensitive gums or teeth): put some powder along the line of your affected gum or teeth and let it dissolve.
Sore or inflamed throat: MIP Colostrum can also be gargled with lukewarm water.

Between 2 – 5 years of age – 1/4 Teaspoon (0.5g) Daily
Over 5 years of age – 1/2 Teaspoon (1g) Daily
Alongside their formula, infants can be given colostrum powder.

Seek medical advice if you are pregnant, nursing or taking prescription medication.
It is recommended not to take bovine colostrum if you are taking immune supressing medication.

Animal use:
Sprinkle MIP Colostrum powder in their dish.

  • Small dogs and cats: 1 tsp daily
  • Medium to large dogs: 1 tsp twice daily (morning and night)
  • Horses: 2 tsp twice daily (morning and night)

Please note, that the above are recommended daily intakes, which can be doubled during periods of severe health problems.

What if I’m lactose intolerant?
The amount of lactose in Colostrum is very small 17mg in one capsules compared to 13,000 mg in one 8-oz of milk. We normally recommend starting slow with colostrum consumption (1 capsule before breakfast = 500 mg per day) and allow the body to begin the necessary enzymatic production and balance itself. You can overcome lactose as well as many other intolerances through the use of MIP Colostrum.

Can I take MIP Colostrum with other supplements and medications?
MIP Colostrum actually helps your body and works to regulate your body’s absorption rates. It heals the digestive tract so well that all substances eaten internally (food, herbs, natural healing substances and medications) are more enhanced in terms of their bioavailability to the body. Although MIP Colostrum has no known drug interactions, you may find that the other supplements and medications that you are taking could have a more pronounced effect.  If you are under a doctor’s care for a medical condition, ask your doctor before adding colostrum to your diet.

Should MIP Colostrum be taken when pregnant?
MIP Colostrum doesn’t hurt you or your foetus, but you should check with your health care professional first. Once your baby is born it would be beneficial to start taking MIP Colostrum right away as it may help boost your immune system which suffers during child birth. It may help you recover faster and bounce back into shape.

How can MIP Colostrum help Children?
Due to the fact that children do not possess a very well developed and strong immune system MIP Colostrum has proven very beneficial to children. The consumption of MIP Colostrum helps building their immune cells and enables them to combat various illnesses and diseases. It further helps in developing and maintaining the gut wall so that they can take in more nutrients. MIP Colostrum has several Growth Factors that aid in encouraging a healthy physical growth as well as mental development of your child. For children under 12 months and not breastfed you can add colostrum to the formula. If you are unsure, ask your doctor.

How does MIP Colostrum work?
The main function of MIP Colostrum in a new-born is to aid in the transfer of passive immunity from the mother to the child. The mother has been exposed to a variety of environmental factors and organisms during her lifetime to which her immune system has produced antibodies. In the transfer of passive immunity the mother passes on her produced antibodies to her child. The mother passively immunises her young in utero by passing the antibodies through the placenta. In animals where maternal antibodies do not pass through the placental barrier (horses, cattle, pigs, and sheep), the young are passively immunised immediately after birth by way of Colostrum. In these species the maternal antibodies present in the Colostrum are absorbed directly through the gut in the first few days following birth.

Why choose New Zealand Colostrum?
New Zealand Colostrum is recognised as the world’s premium Colostrum. Why? Because New Zealand has a strong competitive advantage in Colostrum production due in part to New Zealand’s dairy cows all calving during a single three-month period every year (in spring).

New Zealand Colostrum is collected and transported in a fresh chilled state from farms to the processing plant. This is a crucial production advantage, because gentle handling, low temperature collection and same day processing technology preserve the natural active ingredients of MIP Colostrum. In other countries, Colostrum is collected in batches until there is enough to process (especially 6 hour colostrum). This means it must be stored for long periods before processing, so it is frozen. Rapid freezing and rapid thawing techniques prior to processing can cause damage to the protein molecules and can compromise the integrity and biological activity of the immunoglobulins, growth factors and other biologically active components.

The best source of Colostrum is from the early milk (first 2 milkings) of pasture fed, non-hyperimmunised, healthy New Zealand cows. The temperate climate combined with our farming practices make New Zealand the absolute best supplier of Colostrum. Furthermore, New Zealand dairy products are renowned worldwide for their quality and consistency in both manufacturing and supply. MIP Colostrum contains no genetically modified organisms.

Why choose Bovine Colostrum?
Bovine Colostrum is the only form of colostrum that is not species specific. In other words, it can significantly benefit all mammals, including humans of course. Because calves are born without any immunity to airborne, disease-causing organisms, their mothers Colostrum must contain a very large amount of immune and health factors. As a result bovine Colostrum has 10 to 20 times the factors of human Colostrum, making it the richest source of Colostrum available. MIP Colostrum is the ultimate in preserving all the natural transfer factors.

When is MIP Colostrum collected?
MIP Colostrum is same day collected and only from selected healthy, pasture feed dairy herds. After calving, the calf is left with the cow for 8-12 hours to ensure the calf has had sufficient colostrum. Only the rest of the first and second colostrum milkings are collected for same day processing. We make sure the calves get their fill first.

Should Colostrum be pasteurised?
Absolutely! Cow manure can easily splash onto the udders contaminating them with E-coli, salmonella and other pathogenic bacteria. This creates the potential for contamination of dairy products. MIP Colostrum is a natural, spray dried powder made from fresh, at 72 degrees pasteurised colostrum which contains IgG and many other bioactive components.

Why doesn’t MIP Colostrum have a protective coating?
Research has shown that the molecular structure of bovine colostrum is identical to human colostrum. So why would we put a coating around a substance that is identical to breast milk? Uncoated Colostrum is a very successful aid for the whole digestive system including the stomach lining and tissues.

Do the Immunoglobulins in MIP Colostrum survive pasteurisation?
Tests have been carried out on MIP Colostrum (which is flash pasteurised at 72°C for 15 seconds) that show that the MIP Colostrum retains its bioactivity during this process.

How does MIP Colostrum differ from plain milk?
MIP Colostrum not only contains all the goodness of milk but also contains significant levels of growth promoting and disease fighting substances commonly referred to immune factors and immunoglobulins. MIP Colostrum has a much higher protein, vitamin, mineral content and is lower in lactose.

Why is fat removed from MIP Colostrum?
The fat should be removed for two reasons:
1) It does not contain any biologically active proteins. In fact by removing the fat, the concentration of the biologically active proteins is increased.
2) Fat is prone to oxidisation, so the shelf life would be reduced if it was present.

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MIP Colostrum Powder – 500g