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.
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Other Ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, Nu-MAG® (rice extract, rice hulls, gum arabic, sunflower oil)
As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule per night before bed, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Lactoferrin plays roles in multiple biochemical functions. For example, lactoferrin is crucial to 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.*
The gastrointestinal tract is a primary area of activity for supplemental lactoferrin. Lactoferrin binds strongly to iron, potentially depriving undesirable gut microbes of iron that they need for their growth.* It may also help inhibit these microbes from attaching to the intestinal lining.