Laktoferrin contains lactoferrin, a peptide glycoprotein that belongs to the transferrin family, which is responsible for binding and transporting iron in the body. Small amounts are found in bovine colostrum (“mothers’ first milk”). Additionally, lactoferrin occurs in mammalian exocrine secretions and is released from neutrophil granules during inflammation.
Lactoferrin is crucial for the uptake of iron in the intestinal mucosa of breast-fed infants, through its iron-binding activity.* Lactoferrin also has other important iron-binding activities, as well as immunomodulatory and antioxidant activities.*
- Supports iron binding and transport and has antioxidant activity*
- It may help deprive undesirable gastrointestinal microbes of needed iron*
- May enhance and modulate immune activities*
As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule per night before bed, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Do not use it while pregnant or breastfeeding. Lactoferrin may be contraindicated by lymphocytic leukemia or pancreatitis. Individuals with autoimmune or allergic conditions should start with small doses and consult their healthcare practitioner.
Variations in product color may occur. Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped.