Happi Women FAQs

What is HAPPI® Women's Daily Iron+ Lactoferrin used for?

This product can be used by women with an inadequate dietary iron intake, and to help prevent dietary iron deficiency in women and adolescents (aged 12 years and over) where the use of ferrous iron supplements may not be well tolerated.

Who is HAPPI® Women's Daily Iron+ Lactoferrin for?

Women with Periods: Menstruating women carry an increased risk for iron deficiency. Research shows that women of childbearing age need more iron than men. Adequate daily iron intake is particularly important for women who experience heavier periods and this may be difficult to achieve with diet alone.

Vegetarians: A vegetarian diet may be a risk factor in iron deficiency. Will a vegetarian diet will typically be high in the plant-based (non-haem) source of iron, research shows this form is poorly absorbed vs haem source iron (as found in animal products). Dietary factors may further reduce absorption.

Physically active women: The benefits of exercise are undisputed. Those women who regularly undertake endurance exercise (cycling or running) or performance athletes may be at greater risk factor in iron deficiency. Adequate iron is important to maintain and support energy production and immune system health.

Can I get enough iron from my diet?

Many people get adequate iron from food, but it may not be absorbed well or be sufficient to meet your requirements.
In Australia, red meat is one of the principal sources of iron in most Australian diets. However, there are two types of dietary iron, haem, as found in animal products, and non-haem iron predominantly in plant foods. The bioavailability of each form is different.
While the absorption of haem iron is generally very good, less iron is absorbed from non-haem sources, due in part to the influence of other common dietary substances which inhibit iron absorption.

How long does an iron supplement take to work?

The time to correct your iron levels will depend on your individual circumstances. Iron deficiency should be properly diagnosed, and the underlying cause should be identified. It is important to speak to your healthcare practitioner.

Other iron products state to take on an empty stomach. Why should I take HAPPi Women's Daily Iron + Lactoferrin with food?

Ferrous supplements are generally recommended to be taken on an empty stomach since some common foods can interfere with iron absorption of ferrous salts. Women’s Daily Iron + Lactoferrin is formulated with Iron bis-glycinate, a form of iron is shown to be better absorbed than some other forms if taken with food. It also contains ascorbic acid to increase the absorption of dietary iron.

Can I take HAPPi Women's Daily Iron + Lactoferrin while pregnant and/or breastfeeding?

HAPPi Women’s Daily Iron + Lactoferrin is suitable for use at any life stage, however during pregnancy and while breastfeeding your individual circumstances may vary. It is important to speak to your healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding before you start taking to determine whether this product is suitable.

How is HAPPi Women's Daily Iron + Lactoferrin free of lactose if it is derived from cow's milk?

Lactoferrin is produced using a sophisticated process that ensures highest quality lactoferrin protein with no detectable amounts of lactose. While the product contains no added lactose, the product is not verified as lactose-free.

What allergens are present in HAPPi Women's Daily Iron + Lactoferrin?

HAPPi Women’s Daily Iron + Lactoferrin contains cow’s milk, phenylalanine and sulphites.

HAPPi baby FAQs

Is my formula fortified with lactoferrin?

Infant formula produced for sale in Australia or New Zealand is not currently allowed to contain lactoferrin as an additional ingredient. If your formula does contain added lactoferrin, it will be listed in the ingredients panel on the packaging.

Can I add to Happi to cows milk infant formula?

Yes, Happi baby is formuated to be conveniently dosed into formula. We recommend that you add 1 sachet when dosing the powder and shake well. For best results, do not heat Happi products to over 50°C.

Can I add Happi to my babies goat milk formula?

Yes, but only if your child does not have a cows milk allergy.

Can I add Happi to my child’s lactose-free formula?

HAPPi Baby contains the active cows milk lactoferrin. Lactoferrin is produced using a sophisticated process that ensures highest quality lactoferrin protein with no detectable amounts of lactose. While the product contains no added lactose, the product is not verified as lactose free. It is important to seek advice from your maternal health nurse/healthcare practitioner or paediatrician if your baby is on a lactose free formula to see if Happi products are suitable.

Can I use Happi if I am exclusively breastfeeding?

Yes, however it is recommended to discuss with your maternal health nurse, healthcare practitioner or paediatrician if your baby is exclusively breastfed to determine if it is appropriate for your baby.

Can I heat the food or liquid after adding Happi?

Prepare the food as per normal then mix in Happi Baby. For best results do not heat Happi products over 50°C.

What foods can Happi baby be added to?

We recommend adding to infant formulas, first foods, yoghurts and cereals.  For best results do not heat Happi products over 50°C.

How many servings of Happi can I give my baby/toddler?

We recommend 1-2 sachets per day or consult with your health care practitioner.

HAPPi Adult FAQs

What is HAPPi Adult Daily Immune+ Lactoferrin used for?

This product can be used to support the health and function of the immune system, the body’s natural defence mechanism. Lactoferrin is a natural component of every person’s immune system and is considered a first-line defence protein in the body’s immune defence. Zinc is important for the health and function of the immune system.

Who is HAPPi Adult Daily Immune+ Lactoferrin for?

For use by adults and adolescents (aged 12 years and over) when everyday factors such a busy lifestyle and adequate dietary intakes may affect nutrient levels and challenge the immune system.

Can I take HAPPi Adult Daily Immune+ Lactoferrin while pregnant and/or breastfeeding?

During pregnancy and while breastfeeding your individual circumstances may vary. It is important to speak to your healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding before you start taking to determine whether this product is suitable.

How is HAPPi Adult Daily Immune+ Lactoferrin free of lactose if it is derived from cows milk?

Lactoferrin is produced using a sophisticated process that ensures the highest quality lactoferrin protein with no detectable amounts of lactose. While the product contains no added lactose, the product is not verified as lactose-free.

What allergens are present in HAPPi Adult Daily Immune+ Lactoferrin?

HAPPi Adult Daily Immune+ Lactoferrin contains cow’s milk, phenylalanine and sulphites.

Is this product suitable for Vegetarians?

Yes

Is this product suitable for Vegans?

No

HAPPi general FAQs

How long can it stay on the shelf or in my cupboard?

Every Happi product has a unique expiry date printed on the packaging.

What is lactoferrin?

It’s a protein found in all of us. We all have it in our tears and saliva. It is a powerful tool in the immune system’s toolbox to support the health of our immune system. Please see our lactoferrin page for more information.

How is lactoferrin made?

Happi uses lactoferrin made from fresh Australian cow’s milk.

How much lactoferrin is in breast milk?

Estimates vary as every mother is different and many factors can influence lactoferrin concentration. Clinical research estimates breastmilk to contain 5g/L in the first 4 weeks and 2g/L after the first 4 weeks.

For more information, see the health hub summary Lactoferrin in breast milk during the first 1000 days

Can I just feed my baby or toddler cows milk for a source of lactoferrin?

They’ll need to be really thirsty to get enough lactoferrin. It takes approximately 800ml to 1 litre of fresh milk to get just one of our sachet doses.

Is Happi suitable for people with a cows milk allergy?

No

Who is behind Happi?

Our parent company is Bega Cheese Limited, known for great brands such as Vegemite, Bega cheese and peanut butter. We also produce nutritional products for some of the world’s biggest nutritional brands and our ingredients have fed literally millions of children. Please see the about us page for more information.