Lactoferrin (apolactoferrin) Caps, 60 capsules, Item# 01681Discount TwinPak
A minor fraction of whey, lactoferrin appears to have a wide variety of uses in biological systems and is considered a first line immune defense in the human body. Though a natural component of cow's and human mother's milk, lactoferrin is found throughout the human body.
Published studies that have examined the use of lactoferrin as a supplement and its effects on immunity have been quite promising. First, lactoferrin helps to maintain a proper level of "good" bacteria in the intestinal tract, while controlling the number of "bad" bacteria, like E. coli and streptococcus.
Probably lactoferrin's best-known role is as an iron binding protein. The mechanism appears to lie with lactoferrin's ability to bind iron, as it is known to have an extremely high affinity for this metal. Many pathogenic bacteria need a supply of free iron to multiply. In the presence of lactoferrin, they are strongly inhibited or killed.
There is little doubt that lactoferrin is a major find and a potential breakthrough as a natural nontoxic immune enhancer. Though a handful of companies are able to produce lactoferrin at this time, there is only one company producing the apolactoferrin (iron-depleted) form in large quantity. Studies suggest that the superior form to supplement with is apolactoferrin.Supplement FactsServing Size:
1 capsuleServings Per Container:
60Amount Per Serving
- Bioferrin® (from bovine whey) [providing 95% of Apolactoferrin (285 mg)] - 300mg
rice flour, vegetable cellulose (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate.
Bioferrin® is a registered trademark of Glanbia.Dosage and Use:
One capsule a day with or without meals, as a dietary supplement.
Some individuals may wish to supplement with up to three capsules daily.
Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.