Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 12, Issue 1,2014
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

The effect of bovine colostrum usage on serum immunoglobulins and protein levels in soccer players


Ali Osman Kivrak ¹*, Gürkan Uçar ²

Recieved Date: 2013-10-11, Accepted Date: 2014-01-14


This study was done to research the effect of bovine colostrum usage on serum immunoglobulins and protein levels in soccer players. Twenty-four male soccer players participated in this study. The soccer players were classified into two groups including 12 players for a control group and 12 players for an experimental group. By taking blood samples from the sportsmen three times on days of the research (0th day, 30th day and 60th day) and using standard methods, serum immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE) and proteins (albumin, globulin, total protein) were analysed. When the results of the study were reviewed, any increase was found in average amounts of IgG, IgA, IgE. Moreover, it was observed that there were some differences in IgE amounts, albumin levels, globulin amounts, and total protein levels between the experimental and control groups when using colostrum at the level of P<0.05. As a result, it was stated that researches would be appropriate when considering the criteria such as immunity, regeneration, and performance of sportsmen in particular at different sports branches and in various age groups. It was also considered that sportsmen would be benefited from the ideal characteristics of colostrum at a maximum level, and thus colostrum would lead to increase in success.


Colostrum, soccer, immunoglobulin, protein, nutrition, sport

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2014
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 329-331

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