What is lactoferrin?
The word says it all – “Lacto” (meaning milk) “ferrin” (meaning iron) is a unique milk protein containing iron. It works in many distinct yet complementary ways to support your body at all life stages.
High levels of lactoferrin protein are found in breast milk and colostrum, the very early milk. In fact, lactoferrin is the second most abundant whey protein in breast milk. Beyond early childhood, the major dietary source is cow’s milk. It requires a lot more cow’s milk to make the equivalent amount found naturally in breast milk.
It is well known to researchers studying human health. Since it’s discovery, cows milk lactoferrin has been the subject of over 2000 scientific studies. This includes over 80 human clinical trials, making it one of the most scientifically studied proteins in the world.