Part of Colostrum, Lactoferrin
Lactoferrin is a versatile substance found in milk that plays an important role in the response of the immune system. It can help promote the beneficial growth of bacterial flora in the intestines. Therefore, supplementing it helps support both immune health and the gastrointestinal tract at the same time. Lactoferrin also promotes and supports natural resistance, provides protection for healthy cells and modulates immune function, as well as levels of anti-inflammatory responses.
- Origin: Animal Product, Nonessential, Synthetic
- Source: Colostrum, Synthetic
- Type: Protein
- Age Range: Adults, Seniors
- Toxicity: There is no evidence of toxicity until now
- Outcomes: Immunity, Preventive Immunity
What are Lactoferrin benefits?
Lactoferrin is a protein found naturally in the milk of humans and cows. Found in the highest amounts in colostrum, the first type of breast milk produced after a baby is born, it is rich in several nutrients. Lactoferrin’s main functions in the body include iron-binding and transport. Lactoferrin supplements have been widely studied for the treatment of infections, and there are also studies proving effectiveness in inhibiting hepatitis C infections. Even in Osteoporosis, lactoferrin is proven to help build bone. In addition, lactoferrin is considered to be a remedy for other health fields, such as: stimulating the immune system, cancer prevention, and prevention of damage caused by aging.
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Published articles about Lactoferrin and Preventive Immunity
Bioavailability of a Novel Form of Microencapsulated Bovine Lactoferrin and Its Effect on Inflammatory Markers and the Gut Microbiome: A Pilot Study
The Effects of Recombinant Human Lactoferrin on Immune Activation and the Intestinal Microbiome Among Persons Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy
Bovine Lactoferrin Enhances TLR7-Mediated Responses in Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells in Elderly Women: Results From a Nutritional Intervention Study With Bovine Lactoferrin, GOS and Vitamin D
Effects of lactoferrin on infectious diseases in Japanese summer: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial
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