Lactoferrin is a glycoprotein that belongs to the transferrin family. Lactoferrin was originally isolated from bovine milk, where it is a minor protein componenet of whey protein. Lactoferrin contains 703 amino acids. Lactoferrin is not only found in milk but also the exocrine secretions of mammals and is released from neutrophil granules during inflammation. Three forms of lactoferrin have been isolated.
Lactoferrin is involved in the uptake of iron by the intestinal mucosa. It is also said to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory abilities.
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Products containing Lactoferrin
Biotene Mouthwash 16 Ounces
Colostrum Prime Life 500mg 120 Capsules
Complete Immune Powder 31.70 Ounces
ImmunoPro Rx 300 Grams
Cautions Pregnant and nursing women should avoid use of lactoferrin.