An iron-binding protein naturally found in milk, with potential to support immunity
Evidence has shown lactoferrin may have useful biological functions for both infants and adults, such as immune-enhancing functions and helping protect against infection.
Our lactoferrin is drawn out from fresh, pasteurised New Zealand milk, using gentle technologies that retain the naturally-occurring health properties.
Protects against infection through anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Potential antioxidiant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Types of lactoferrin can be naturally found in both breast milk and dairy milk. Known to be safe and minimally processed to retain bioactivity.
Easy to use
Good solubility, easy to blend into powder formulations or various food & beverage applications.
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