Frequently Asked Questions

Colodan Colostrum

ColoDan Whole Colostrum consists of 100% colostrum and as such contains no additives.
ColoDan Whole Colostrum’s composition is the same as that of pure colostrum as nothing is added, nothing is removed, except from moisture. Most colostrum products on the market are defatted and with added carbohydrate and substances.

ColoDan Colostrum with Mocha and Vanilla flavors are made of the same quality of colostrum powder. Additives in a form of flavors have been added to provide the customer with a difference taste experience.

There are no flavors added to ColoDan® Whole Colostrum. The powder therefore tastes of concentrated colostrum, which has a slightly sweet milk powder flavor. If you do not enjoy the taste, you may consider mixing the powder into cocoa milk, yogurt etc.

ColoDan® Colostrum with added cappuccino or vanilla powder flavors provides a pleasant flavor to the drink.

The hypothesis is that colostrum holds immunomodulatory qualities capable of maintaining or strengthening the immune system in humans. Beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal mucous membrane include neutralization of harmful bacteria, inhibition of gut inflammation, and stimulation of the intestinal lining repair(1) . Research is focusing on the use of colostrum to strengthen the gut lining and thus the immune system.There is no clear evidence yet of the beneficial clinical effects of bovine colostrum.(1) Nutrition Reviews Vol. 72(4):237-254

Biodane Pharma has a close collaboration with the dairy farmers supplying the colostrum for the manufacturing of ColoDan. All suppliers follow current recommendations that the calf receives 4 litres of colostrum immediately after birth in order to get the nutrients and bioactive substances essential for the best start in life. Biodane Pharma only receives any surplus colostrum available after the calf has received the necessary amount.

Colostrum is a 100% natural product. It’s the first milk produced by all mammals, including humans, after giving birth. Colostrum is, by nature, produced to nourish and strengthen the new-born mammal and support the new-born’s immune system from birth. Colostrum provides important substances that protect the gut and help to activate the immune system of the new-born.

Bovine colostrum
Today we know that bovine colostrum is essentially bioidentical to human colostrum.

A cow produces more colostrum than the new-born calf needs. Therefore, it is possible to utilise the surplus colostrum for dietary supplements for human use.
Bovine colostrum has a high nutritional value and is rich in natural, bioactive substances, including immunoglobulins, growth factors, peptides, and protein essential for the calf’s growth and immune system development. Up to 24 hours after calving, bovine colostrum contains immune substances in such high levels that it is interesting to utilize the surplus amounts for dietary supplements. We always ensure that the calf gets the necessary colostrum before using the surplus amount in our production.

ColoDan differs in several areas. It is a unique and 100% Danish product – all milk used to manufacture ColoDan comes from carefully sourced cows in Denmark. The milk undergoes thorough testing to ensure that each batch of ColoDan has the same high quality and is free of antibiotic residues. If we find antibiotic residues in the raw milk from the dairy farmer, we discard the milk, thus guaranteeing the consumers the best and purest colostrum powder.

The composition of ColoDan matches the natural composition of colostrum – nothing added, nothing removed, except for water. Most other colostrum producers typically remove fat and add carbohydrates and other additives.

ColoDan also differs from other colostrum products in that Biodane Pharma supplies the product to leading researchers studying the health benefits of colostrum (read more here). We supply ColoDan to universities and hospitals studying the effect on the stomach/intestines and on the immune system.



If you increase your intake of dietary fibres, you may experience some discomfort, such as flatulence, bloating, and abdominal pain, especially during the first days.

We recommend starting with a half dose and gradually increase the amount. Any discomforts usually disappear after a few days of use.

An allergic reaction may occur as a very rare side effect (fewer than 1 out of 10,000).

If you take more than the recommended dosage of SylliFlor, you may experience gastrointestinal blockage. However, usually insufficient water intake is the cause of this problem. Therefore, it is very important to drink at least one large glass of water/liquid for every spoonful consumed.

It has been documented that a daily intake of 7 g of Psyllium husks, which are characterized by a naturally high content of water-soluble fibres, (see: What are Psyllium husks?), may help you gain control of your blood cholesterol, if taken as a supplement to a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet.

15 g of SylliFlor (3 tbsp.) contain 7 g of beneficial fibres, and therefore, may help in keeping your cholesterol levels down.

We recommend that you consult your doctor to have your blood cholesterol levels checked and to discuss the possibility of taking SylliFlor as part of a cholesterol-friendly diet

SylliFlor products are exceptional because of the coating, (see; What is the difference between SylliFlor and other Psyllium husks?) which gives the delicious taste and is the reason why they are not sticky in the mouth. It also means that SylliFlor is slightly higher in calories than other Psyllium husk products; however, the higher caloric count is rather insignificant, and we still recommend them to anyone wishing to increase their dietary fibre intake.

Nutritional value: Per 100 g
SylliFlor Malt 1195 kJ (290 kcal) 72 kJ (17 kcal)

SylliFlor Vanilla 1173 kJ (286 kcal) 70 kJ (17 kcal) – 6 g

SylliFlor Plain 990 kJ (236 kcal) 60 kJ (14 kcal) – 6 g

SylliFlor Apple and Cinnamon 1170 kJ (280 kcal) 70 kJ (17 kcal) – 6 g

SylliFlor Calcium 1020 kJ (245 kcal) 100 kJ (25 kcal) -10 g

Per dose - 6g

SylliFlor Malt 72 kJ (17 kcal)

SylliFlor Vanilla 70 kJ (17 kcal)

SylliFlor Plain 60 kJ (14 kcal)

SylliFlor Apple and Cinnamon 70 kJ (17 kcal)

SylliFlor Calcium (10g) 100 kJ (25 kcal)

The recommended SylliFlor dosage for adults and children above 12 years of age is 6 g (2 large tablespoons) 1-3 times daily; however, the daily dosage to gain an effect may vary. Some consumers manage with less, while others take up to 20 g (3 large tablespoons). We recommend starting with a half dose and gradually increase the amount until the desired effect is achieved.

It is very important that you drink plenty of liquids to prevent constipation (as a minimum one large glass for each spoonful of product consumed)

Taking SylliFlor reduces the transit time in the gut and may affect the absorption of medications. Therefore, do not take SylliFlor together with medicine, but at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after. Consult your doctor, if you are taking medications.

Psyllium husks are gluten-free in their natural unprocessed state. Other ingredients in SylliFlor do not contain gluten in traceable amounts (< 5mg/kg). All SylliFlor-variants are gluten-free.

One dose of SylliFlor contains such a small amount of carbohydrates (sugar and maltodextrin) that it does not affect the blood sugar. If you wish to eliminate sugar from your diet, we suggest you take SylliFlor Plain.

Contents per dose - 6g
SylliFlor Plain
Carbohydrates 0.2g
- of which sugars 0.0g

SylliFlor Vanilla
Carbohydrates 1,5g
- of which sugars 1.1g

SylliFlor Malt
Carbohydrates 1,5g
- of which sugars 1,1g

SylliFlor Apple/Cinnamon
Carbohydrates 1,5g
- of which sugars 1,5g

SylliFlor Calcium (10g)
Carbohydrates 2,0g
- of which sugars 1,5g

Diabetics are recommended to follow the general dietary guidelines, including recommendations to eat sufficient dietary fibres.
Water-soluble dietary fibres in particular (see: What are Psyllium husks?) may delay the absorption of other carbohydrates in the small intestine and thus help to stabilise the blood sugar. stabilisere blodsukkeret.

You may take SylliFlor, when you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby, as it will only have an effect on you and your digestion. However, you should not eat SylliFlor at the same time as taking folic acid and iron, but at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after, as SylliFlor may affect the absorption of other substances. Try eating SylliFlor in the morning and then take folic acid and iron later in the day or in the evening.

Indigestion is a common problem when taking iron, and in these cases, we recommend a supplement of Psyllium husks for digestion regulation purposes

Psyllium husks are the outer shell parts of the Psyllium plant (Plantago ovata Forssk.). The Psyllium plant is mainly grown in the northeastern part of India, where it thrives in the hot and dry dessert climate without the use of pesticides and fertilizers.

Psyllium husks contain approx. 85% fibres and are difficult to digest. The many fibres of the Psyllium husks are water-soluble and absorb much water (see: How do Psyllium husks work?). The high water-solubility is one of the factors contributing to the intestinal regulating effect.

How they Work

Daily intake of fibres is health beneficial and may have a regulating effect on the gut.

When you take SylliFlor together with liquid, the Psyllium husks swell. In fact, they swell and bind approx. 40 times their own weight in water.

The Psyllium husks and water form a jelly-like mass, which provides fullness in stomach and intestines, stimulates bowel movements, and helps in a smooth and regular passing of stools

In addition, the dietary fibres of the Psyllium husks contain some slimy mucilage forming substances with a lubricating effect. Combined, this results in soft stools that pass easily through your intestinal tract.

The major differences between SylliFlor and other Psyllium husk products: SylliFlor is crisp, mixes readily with water, thickens slowly, it is tasty and not sticky in the mouth. SylliFlor is available in five variants: Vanilla, Apple & Cinnamon, Plain, Malt and Calcium.

SylliFlor products undergo a manufacturing process that includes a patented technology, which provides the Psyllium husks with a very thin coating of carbohydrates, coconut oil, and flavouring ingredients. The carbohydrates form a crispy layer around the husks, while the coconut oil delays the swelling of the husks in liquid and carries the flavouring. This special technology makes SylliFlor tasty and crispy, and it ensures that the product is NOT sticky in the mouth.

When you eat SylliFlor, the Psyllium husks swell and bind at least 40 times their own weight in water. They need plenty of water in order to swell and for you to gain the desired effect. If you fail to drink sufficient water when taking SylliFlor, the Psyllium husks will absorb liquid from the intestines, which may cause constipation.