Lactoferrin is an iron-binding glycoprotein found in human and bovine milk that has powerful immune boosting effects. Its multifunctional role also encompasses antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory activities. Neonatal units successfully use lactoferrin to help reduce infection in hospitals, and baby formulas manufactured in China are now being supplemented with lactoferrin. Being an immunomodulator, lactoferrin helps manage the inflammatory response, making it beneficial for such conditions as high cholesterol, gastrointestinal inflammation, respiratory tract inflammation and acne. Lactoferrin may also stimulate the cells responsible for bone growth.
Animal studies confirm that the combination of lactoferrin and chemotherapy is more effective than either treatment alone. Lactoferrin can therefore be used to increase the effectiveness of conventional treatments and also to prevent secondary infections. This is a significant advantage because infections secondary to immune dysfunction are a leading cause of mortality in cancer patients receiving radiation or chemotherapy treatments. Lactoferrin-ULTRA contains 89% protein by weight, a factor that makes it very beneficial for cancer patients, for whom the ability to maintain adequate nutrition is essential for a favourable prognosis. Proteins are particularly important to prevent the development of cancer cachexia, a condition characterized by weight loss, muscular atrophy, weakness, and anorexia.
- Provides whey protein with a high dose of lactoferrin for superior immune enhancement
- Prevents weakness and weight loss during illness
- Relieves inflammation
- Prevents infection
Non-medicinal Ingredients: none.
Mix one scoop daily with your favourite beverage or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Stir with a spoon for 30 seconds.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have liver or kidney disease, if you have been instructed to follow a low protein diet, or for use beyond eight weeks. May cause mild gastrointestinal disturbances. Do not use if you have a milk allergy.