G Factor comes from US supplements company Nutrition Labz, a company that seems to operate solely online, advertising on Instagram and Facebook. Nutrition Labz market supplements aimed at bodybuilders such as protein powders but also provide a range of weight loss products.
Nobody really knows whether the serving size here is adequate and in our opinion, there is something deeply unsettling about grown men taking colostrum supplements in order to beef up!
G Factor is expensive; especially when you consider that the effects are unproven. One bottle of 90 capsules (30 servings) costs $39.99. Shipping costs to USA addresses is a further $7.99. You can pay only via credit card or with PayPal. We advise using PayPal if you want this supplement because the payment page is not secure so your bank details could be compromised.
According to the sales information you can find Groupon offers on social media to qualify for a discount, which you apply by clicking the “apply coupon button”.
We are not impressed with G Factor. We find the idea of taking colostrum supplements a bit icky and leaving aside this yuck factor, the clinical research into colostrum requires further investigation. There may be benefits to health but taking for recreational reasons such as muscle building seems unnecessary and unproven. The serving size has yet to be established too, and it is highly likely that the amounts contained in each serving are inadequate. Colostrum has been used effectively as a treatment for diarrhoea but the daily serving size was between 10 to 20 g a day, way in excess of the serving size here.
In addition, we have concerns about Nutrition Labz. G Factor is only available from the website, and when we went to the buying page we found that it was not secure so if you do buy from the site you risk compromising your bank details.
Finally, as with most Nutrition Labz supplements it lacks any real information. There are no customer reviews and no background details to this company. In our opinion, this company may not be safe to buy from and this combined with the tricksy $20 fine if you buy then change your mind leads us to believe that this supplement and the company are probably best avoided.
Nutrition Labz G Factor Review
G Factor is a supplement in capsule form, and according to the product information it has many general benefits to health including improved intestinal health, improved wound healing, tissue repair and bone health.
G Factor contains just one ingredient called Immulox and this is derived from bovine colostrum. Some athletes and body builders take colostrum in supplement form because it is supposed to help build muscle mass, burn fat, increase energy levels and stamina. Colostrum is not banned as a performance enhancer by any sporting authorities such as the World Olympic Association so using this ingredient will not get you disqualified from competition.
Colostrum is the first milk substance produced by mammals, including humans. Unlike the later milk which feeds the baby (or calf), colostrum is a thin yellowish liquid that is very high in vitamins, minerals and antibodies so is important for the later health of the young. Colostrum helps protect newborns from bacteria and viruses and has a laxative effect that helps them expel the first stools accumulated in the womb. Animal colostrum has long been known to provide health benefits and in old English this important substance was once known as Beestings.
Bovine colostrum is rich in proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and antibodies to help protect against bacteria and viruses. According to analysis antibody levels in bovine colostrum can be as much as 100 times higher than levels in regular cow’s milk.
Bovine colostrum may have health benefits to humans. It has been used in clinical trials as a treatment for immune system related conditions such as AID and Graft Host Disease. It seems particularly good as a treatment for serious gastrointestinal conditions such as diarrhoea and rotavirus.
How to Take Nutrition Labz G Factor
- No information provided.
- However the daily serving size is 3 capsules a day.
We confess however to finding something fundamentally disturbing about grown men taking bovine colostrum for recreational reasons. That said there is also a trade in human breast milk for body builders which seem equally distasteful. We covered this fad in an earlier article.
The bovine colostrum used in G Factor is called Immulox a proprietary colostrum powder manufactured by a company called APS Biogroup. This company also offer contact manufacturing which means that they will manufacture and package colostrum products for companies such as Nutrition Labz where is marketed under the name of G Factor.
Nutrition Labz G Factor Concerns:
- Nutrition Labz do not seem safe to buy from. The buying page where you add your bank details is not secure
- No money back guarantee and an illegal $20 fee if you change your mind after buying which is in contravention of the laws on distance selling
- Bovine colostrum has not been fully researched for effects on muscle building and a proper serving size has not been established
Nutrition Labz is a US company that seems to specialise in bodybuilding supplements. There is very little background to the company such as any proper address or contact details and although they are active on social media including Facebook and Instagram there seems to be very little real communication with customers or any real details. Nutrition Labz products never have much explanation about their purpose or much in the way to help customers.
Other Nutrition Labz supplements include Booty Pump and Cuts – a weight loss supplement, and CRG Protein a whey protein supplement.
What Does Nutrition Labz G Factor Claim To Do?
There is not much product information. According to the advertising, G Factor, “Helps regulate & support the natural immune system”.
The four key features are named as follows;
- Promotes tissue repair
- Accelerates wound healing
- Enhances normal bone growth
- Maintains enteric or intestinal health
Does Nutrition Labz G Factor Work?
As is usual with Nutrition Labz, it is impossible to find anyone who has actually taken this supplement so we cannot provide any real life experiences. However some people do take bovine colostrum because they believe it has countless benefits to muscle building, stamina and health. It does seem to have medical benefits. It seems to be effective against gastrointestinal disorders and it has been used to boost the immune system and treat diarrhoea.
When it comes to boosting stamina and muscle building, evidence is inconclusive. One clinical trial found that bovine colostrum increases serum IGF-1 concentration in athletes. IGF-1 (Insulin like growth factor) is a hormone manufactured in the liver that we produce throughout life but is most abundant throughout puberty. IGF-1 has growth-promoting effects on almost every cell in the body, especially skeletal muscle, cartilage, bone, liver, kidney, nerves, skin, hematopoietic cell, and lungs.
Some evidence suggests that bovine colostrum might improve some athletic abilities, help the immune system and help muscle growth but it requires further clinical investigation to really prove this one way or another. In addition, the serving size has not yet been established so although G Factor contains only this one ingredient it is totally unknown whether or not this will be in sufficient quantities to work.
An effective serving for infectious diarrhoea seems to be around daily consumption of between 10 and 20 grams which is much more than the 750mg contained in this supplement.
What Are The Ingredients of Nutrition Labz G Factor?
Serving size is equal to 3 capsules. Amounts here reflect a 3 capsule serving.
- Immulox (750mg): Immulox is manufactured by APS Biogroup, a US company considered the world leader of colostrum products, and according to their product information, “Immulox is rich in immune modulating Proline-Rich Polypeptides (PRP’s) and are produced exclusively by APS Biogroup using patented processes.”Proline Rich Peptides are sometimes known as colostrinin may have multiple health benefits including immunity to disease and Alzheimer’s as well as the potential for increase muscle development. However there is little in the way of clinical evidence yet and more evidence is required to rate the effectiveness for all the various claims of this ingredient.
Does Nutrition Labz G Factor Have Any Side Effects?
Side effects are unlikely. Bovine colostrum seems to be safe and well tolerated by most people. However you will need to avoid this supplement if you are lactose intolerant or allergic to cows’ milk.
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding (standard advice for all supplements). Avoid if you are sensitive or allergic to milk products.
Are There Any Customer Reviews For Nutrition Labz G Factor?
Nope! We searched extensively and could find no one who had reported taking this supplement.
Does Nutrition Labz G Factor Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
There is no money back guarantee with this supplement.
Where Can I Buy Nutrition Labz G Factor?
Nutrition Labz G Factor only seems available to buy from the Nutrition Labz website.