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Our lactoferrin supplement is a glycoprotein with powerful antioxidant properties.

  • 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.
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Lactoferrin Supplement - Powerful Antioxidant & Immunostimulant

Lactoferrin, a glycoprotein, is one of the most active components of colostrum — the first form of breast milk — and whey. Our lactoferrin supplement is a powerful antioxidant that also has remarkable and unrivaled immuno-stimulant, antiviral, and anti-microbial properties.

What is Lactoferrin?

So, what is lactoferrin? And, more specifically, what is a lactoferrin supplement?

Lactoferrin belongs to the cytokine family, which is responsible for coordinating cells' immune response to infections. In healthy individuals, lactoferrin is concentrated at the orifices — e.g. The mouth, the nose, and the eyes — in order to protect them from infections.

Lactoferrin 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 and 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.

Potential Lactoferrin Supplement Benefits

While many of lactoferrin's benefits originate from its relationship with iron, there are many more:

Lactoferrin is also useful for people experiencing chronic fatigue syndrome and those who are susceptible to iron deficiency. There are several other powerful antioxidants available to buy at Supersmart. Reishi extract, for example, is a fungus known for its antioxidant activity and multiple protective benefits. In addition, the anti-aging formulation Resveratrol Synergy contains a selection of potent antioxidants, including trans resveratrol, quercetin, and Vitamin C.

Skin Health

Some studies have demonstrated external lactoferrin benefits, specifically related to skin health.

More specifically, taking a lactoferrin supplement has shown to have a particularly positive effect on acne. The results of studies have shown that lactoferrin may stimulate a reduction in acne lesions.

Oral lactoferrin capsules have been used in addition to skin care products for many years. But studies where it is isolated point to potential lactoferrin skin benefits, all on its own.

Combining a lactoferrin supplement with other supplements, including those containing zinc and Vitamin E, can further improve the skin health of those with mild to moderate acne, leaving you with stronger, glowing skin. Buy lactoferrin from Supersmart to enjoy superior skin health.

Bone Health

Lactoferrin has also been studied for its effect on bone health. Based on those studies, this antioxidant supplement’s benefits may extend to supporting bone health in aging people.

Studies indicate a correlation between lactoferrin and the formation of bone-forming cells, known as osteoblasts. Osteoblasts are a vital ingredient in bone growth and overall health, marking yet another reason why people choose to incorporate lactoferrin into their daily supplement regimen.

Scientists believe that lactoferrin positively interacts with hydroxyapatite, a mineral found in healthy bones. With a growing body of research on the association between lactoferrin and bone health, there’s reason to believe that taking a lactoferrin supplement could keep bones strong well into old age.

Immune Support

As you already know, lactoferrin shares many of the health benefits of colostrum supplements. And, just like colostrum, studies have shown that lactoferrin may support and strengthen the immune system.

Developing a more resilient immune system is beneficial for fighting off illnesses of many kinds and lactoferrin has shown to aid the immune system in better coping with both bacteria and viruses.

In particular, it has shown excellent antiviral effects by influencing how a virus enters host cells. It also enhances the response of the body’s immune cells.

Additionally, its binding capacity with iron further inhibits the growth of foreign pathogens.

Taking lactoferrin capsules reduces the risk of contracting an illness and supports the body in fighting off invaders faster. People who take a lactoferrin supplement, therefore, may be able to enjoy a healthier lifestyle with a superior immune system.

Lactoferrin Side Effects

Understanding the side effects of lactoferrin is vital to determining whether lactoferrin supplement benefits are worth including it as a part of a balanced, healthy diet.

Begin by looking up different lactoferrin supplement side effects online. Aim to find legitimate scientific and medical websites to ensure that any side effects have been backed by hard evidence.

It’s also worth seeking out anecdotal evidence from those already consuming these supplements.

For most people, there will be few side effects to worry about. The biggest reasons people experience side effects are because they either experience an adverse drug interaction with a prescription medication they are already taking or they exceed the recommended serving size.

It is important to always follow the instructions on the supplement bottle. Never attempt to exceed the recommended daily serving size to maximize the supplement’s benefits.

Moreover, you should always consult your doctor before adding any supplement to your diet. They will be able to tell you more about the supplement and make sure it won’t interact negatively with any other prescription medications you’re taking.

If you do experience any uncomfortable or unpleasant side effects, stop taking these supplements immediately and seek medical advice from your primary care physician.

Composition
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.

Warning: Contains milk.
Directions for use

How to Take Lactoferrin Capsules

We recommend taking one or two lactoferrin capsules per day. Taking more can be dangerous for the body. Begin with a single capsule per day and monitor the effects before taking two. Safety should always be at the forefront of responsible supplement usage, because even if you take the best lactoferrin supplement available, you can cause harm to your body by taking too much.

Additionally, lactoferrin is a type of ferrous supplement, meaning it relates to providing the body with more iron, which also means food can interfere with its absorption and effectiveness.

For this reason, ensure you take these capsules on an empty stomach. Taking each capsule up to 30 minutes before a meal is beneficial to the body. The only exception is when certain supplements are infused using iron bis-glycinate, a form of iron that experiences superior absorption with food.

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References
  1. Legrand D. Overview of Lactoferrin as a Natural Immune Modulator. J Pediatr. 2016;173 Suppl:S10-S15. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.02.071
  2. Orsi N. The antimicrobial activity of lactoferrin: current status and perspectives. Biometals. 2004;17(3):189-196. doi:10.1023/b:biom.0000027691.86757.e2
  3. Berlutti F, Pantanella F, Natalizi T, et al. Antiviral properties of lactoferrin--a natural immunity molecule. Molecules. 2011;16(8):6992-7018. Published 2011 Aug 16. doi:10.3390/molecules16086992
  4. Vega-Bautista A, de la Garza M, Carrero JC, Campos-Rodríguez R, Godínez-Victoria M, Drago-Serrano ME. The Impact of Lactoferrin on the Growth of Intestinal Inhabitant Bacteria. Int J Mol Sci. 2019;20(19):4707. Published 2019 Sep 23. doi:10.3390/ijms20194707
  5. Safaeian L, Javanmard SH, Mollanoori Y, Dana N. Cytoprotective and antioxidant effects of human lactoferrin against H2O2-induced oxidative stress in human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Adv Biomed Res. 2015;4:188. Published 2015 Aug 31. doi:10.4103/2277-9175.164010
  6. Ogasawara Y, Imase M, Oda H, Wakabayashi H, Ishii K. Lactoferrin directly scavenges hydroxyl radicals and undergoes oxidative self-degradation: a possible role in protection against oxidative DNA damage. Int J Mol Sci. 2014;15(1):1003-1013. Published 2014 Jan 14. doi:10.3390/ijms15011003
  7. Mueller EA, Trapp S, Frentzel A, Kirch W, Brantl V. Efficacy and tolerability of oral lactoferrin supplementation in mild to moderate acne vulgaris: an exploratory study. Curr Med Res Opin. 2011;27(4):793-797. doi:10.1185/03007995.2011.557720
  8. Włodarski KH, Galus R, Brodzikowska A, Włodarski PK, Wojtowicz A. Znaczenie laktoferryny w regeneracji kości [The importance of lactoferrin in bone regeneration]. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2014;37(217):65-67.

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