- Helps to optimise the immune response.
- Lactoferrin extracted from whey proteins.
- Excellent for health.
- Helps fight oxidative stress.
Lactoferrin 250 mg is a dietary supplement containing lactoferrin, a fascinating, natural molecule involved in many of the body’s defence mechanisms. It is extracted from whey proteins.
Lactoferrin is a mammalian protein from the transferrin family. It has long been regarded as a simple anti-infective iron chelator, depriving pathogenic bacteria of the iron necessary for their growth.
Since the 2000s, however, it has been the subject of intensive study aimed at exploring its full potential, particularly its presumed ability to modulate the immune system and regulate bone growth.
In the human body, lactoferrin is present in breast milk, tears, bile, saliva and secretions from reproductive organs (1). It is also synthesised by microglial cells and polymorphonuclear neutrophils, two types of immune cell (2).
Lactoferrin is a key element of the immune system, particularly the innate immune system. Expression of lactoferrin in the body can be induced by a simple, pro-inflammatory stimulus (3). It essentially restricts the growth of bacteria and yeasts, as well as certain viruses and pathogenic fungi.
Lactoferrin acts on immunity via several mechanisms:
It’s also a powerful modulator of the inflammatory response (4). In particular, it regulates the production of cytokines (molecular messengers) and the recruitment of immune cells to the site of inflammation.
Finally, from a more theoretical perspective, lactoferrin may occupy a central position in regulating crucial cellular processes such as the cell cycle and cell death (apoptosis). It may exert a monitoring action on cell growth.
A number of studies suggest it offers benefits for certain dermatological problems (2017) (5). Researchers looked at six studies before reaching their conclusions on its therapeutic effects in the area of dermatology.
Lactoferrin, a modulator of innate and adaptive immune responses (2018) (6). A new review has confirmed lactoferrin’s ability to optimise immune system function in the face of pathogenic parasites, fungi and viruses.
Lactoferrin, a multifunctional protein (2019) (7). A Japanese team is revisiting the major physiological functions of lactoferrin and its practical applications .
With the aim of strengthening the immune system, we’d recommend combining it with one of the following supplements:
Free from any toxicity, lactoferrin is attracting increasing interest in the pharmaceutical field. It offers numerous applications and its efficacy has been conclusively demonstrated by a growing number of clinical trials. It has been extracted and purified from bovine whey and formulated with 100% natural excipients: acacia gum and white rice bran.
|Daily dose: 2 capsules
Number of doses per pack: 30
|Amount per dose|
|Lactoferrin [extracted from whey proteins]||500 mg|
|Other ingredients : Acacia gum, white rice bran.|
Attention : contains milk.
Take one or two capsules a day as required, or more if advised by your therapist.
Caution: do not exceed the recommended daily dose. This product is a nutritional supplement and should not be used to replace a varied, balanced diet or healthy lifestyle. Keep out of young children’s reach. Store away from light, heat and humidity. As with all nutritional supplements, consult a health professional before taking if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from a health problem.
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