- One of the most active ingredients in colostrum (the first form of breast milk).
- Helps regulate iron absorption and improve immune response.
- Anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
Lactoferrin, a glycoprotein, is one of the most active components of colostrum (the first form of breast milk) and of whey. It is a powerful antioxidant which also has remarkable and unrivalled immuno-stimulant, antiviral and anti-microbial properties.
Lactoferrin belongs to the cytokine family, which is responsible for coordinating the cells' immune response to infections and tumours. In healthy individuals, lactoferrin is concentrated at the orifices (mouth, nose, eyes), protecting them from infections.
It also works by binding to the iron around an infection, thus depriving it of a vital means of multiplying and growing - its affinity for iron is 3,000 times higher than that of serum transferrin: in the presence of lactoferrin, pathogenic bacteria are strongly inhibited, even eliminated. Iron bound to lactoferrin will then be re-circulated around the body for a prolonged period, helping to regulate iron metabolism in the case of either deficiency or excess.
While many of lactoferrin's benefits originate from its affinity for iron, it has other, unrelated functions:
Lactoferrin is also used by sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome and by those susceptible to iron deficiency (certain women, elderly people, vegetarians). Other powerful antioxidants that support lactoferrin are also available in the SuperSmart catalogue. Reishi extract, for example, is a fungus known for its antioxidant activity and multiple protective benefits. In addition, the anti-ageing formulation Resveratrol Synergy contains a selection of potent antioxidants which in particular include transresveratrol, quercetin and vitamin C.
|Daily serving: 2 capsules
Number of servings per bottle: 30
|Quantity per serving|
|Lactoferrin (extracted from whey proteins)||500 mg|
|Other ingredients: Acacia gum, white rice bran.|