What is Lactoferrin?
Lacto (milk) ferrin (iron)
Lactoferrin is an important protein found naturally in human and cow’s milk and in other “protective” fluids produced by the body such as tears and saliva. It is a natural component of every person’s “immune defences” system. Lactoferrin is abundant in mother’s breast milk, where quantities are at their peak in early milk.
Lactoferrin: ideal for healthy gut immune function
- Extensively studied natural cows milk protein, evaluated in over 80 clinical studies. Also found naturally in breastmilk.
- Used globally in infant formula and in supplements suitable for all ages. Consumed worldwide in over 50 countries.
- Efficacious with no adverse reactions established in trials in adults, children, and infants
Effects of lactoferrin on infectious diseases in Japanese summer
A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled parallel-group comparative study by Oda et al. published in 2020 evaluated the efficacy of bovine lactoferrin (bLf) on the prevalence and duration of infectious diseases in adults during the Japanese summer.
Effects of enteric-coated lactoferrin supplementation on the immune function of elderly individuals
Ongoing global research demonstrates lactoferrin's immune benefits in adult populations, especially the elderly who often suffer from age-related immune loss.