Lactoferrin is one of the transferring proteins that transfer iron to the cells and control the level of free iron in the blood and external secretions. It has antimicrobial activity and is part of the innate defense. In particular, lactoferrin provides antibacterial activity to human infants. Though human colostrum ("first milk") has the highest concentration, followed by human milk, then cow's milk, lactoferrin is found throughout the human body.
Published studies examining lactoferrin as a supplement and its beneficial effects on immunity have been quite promising. Lactoferrin helps maintain a proper level of "good" bacteria in the intestinal tract, while controlling the number of "bad" bacteria. Lactoferrin is also known to have an extremely high affinity to bind to iron.
Studies show that apolactoferrin, the iron-depleted form of lactoferrin, has unique benefits and may be superior to lactoferrin for supplementation. Life Extension's lactoferrin supplement from bovine whey contains only the superior apolactoferrin form of this important whey.
|Serving Size: 1 capsule|
Servings per Container: 60
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Bioferrin (from bovine whey)||300mg|
|-[providing 95% of Apolactoferrin (285 mg)]|
|** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Rice flour, vegetable cellulose (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate.
Take one (1) capsule daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged. When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.