Lactoferrine 400 mg
Lactoferrin is a glycoprotein of the transferrin family. It is part of our innate immune system and occurs naturally in milk and other secretions such as saliva, tears, nasal mucus, vaginal fluid, etc. It is found in high concentration in breast milk colostrum namely 2 000 mg/L.
Lactoferrin is able to slow down the replication and growth of bacteria and viruses. It does this by binding iron leading to a bacteriostatic and bactericidal effect (inhibits bacterial growth and kills bacteria). Its high affinity for iron makes lactoferrin an iron withdrawing substance, which provides strong antibacterial and antiviral properties. Lactoferrin can therefore bind to bacterial cell walls, leading to disruption of the cell wall, prevention of adhesion to host cells and recognition by immune cells. Moreover, it can also bind on the host's HSPG receptor. In this way, lactoferrin inhibits virus replication in the cell.
Lactoferrin is a growth factor, which plays a role at several levels: it is considered a multifunctional protein, acting in several important physiological pathways. First, lactoferrin can trigger proliferation and differentiation of epithelial cells. Lactoferrin is also an important element to fight inflammation in the body as it is able to reduce TNF α secretion. It also activates innate immune cells such as neutrophils and macrophages. Moreover, it can also increase lymphocyte proliferation to strengthen our immune system.
Moreover, lactoferrin is also known to improve digestive health.
Lactoferrin is considered an important component of biological defence, not only for infants (through breast milk) but for all age groups. It has many functions and can be used as a supplement for various health benefits:
- Immune health
- Intestinal health
- Skin health
- Oral health
This Lactoferrin contains 95% pure lactoferrin and is free of LPS (lipopolysaccharides).
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30 V-caps - 400 mg
- contains 95% pure lactoferrin free of LPS
- intestinal health
Intestinal flora - Immunity
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