What Is Lactoferrin?
Author: Olivia Kaplan | 06/04/2020

What Is Lactoferrin?

As more and more people realise the importance of a strong immune system, many are turning to supplements they’ve never even noticed before. Today we’re getting the abc from nutritionist Liv Kaplan on what exactly Lactoferrin is and what it does. 

Lactoferrin fights the bad guys.

Lactoferrin has long been studied for it’s suspected effects on the human immune system due to it’s naturally occurring anti-bacterial, antiviral and anti-parasitic properties. 

What does this mean? Well it essentially means it has the ability to prevent bacteria, viruses and parasites from causing diseases that may otherwise occur when we come into contact with them. 

Lactoferrin gives iron a piggyback. 

Lactoferrin itself regulates the absorption and delivery of iron in humans, which means iron (like the iron we eat in spinach and in steak) binds to the lactoferrin in our bodies. And that’s how it’s absorbed into our bloodstream and how it gets into our cells so it can be used for energy production and other processes. 

So yes… We have lactoferrin in our bodies naturally. In fact, early stage breast milk is extremely high in lactoferrin, because it’s that important for development in this crucial phase of life! 

Lactoferrin supplements support the human immune system.

Lactoferrin has amazing effects in adults too when taken as a supplement. The lactoferrin you can buy on shelves is derived from cow’s milk. And it supports your immune system by interacting with it’s cells, allowing them to do their job (which is fighting pathogens and helping you stay healthy). 

So basically it helps our immunity from two angles, win! 

Need lactoferrin in your life? ImmuneBare has 12mg of the stuff in one serve! If there’s ever a fun and enjoyable way to take a healthy supplement… This is it.