An iron-binding protein naturally found in milk, with potential to support immunity
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Our ingredients, SureStart™ Lactoferrin 7100 and SureStart™ Lactoferrin 7200, promote the growth of bifidobacteria in preterm infants, contributing to the development of the immune and digestive system.
What makes Lactoferrin special?
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As a bioactive ingredient, Lactoferrin can influence biological processes in the human body to provide potential health benefits.
It is only found in milk at concentrations of 200-600 milligrams. This means 10,000 litres of milk is needed to make just one kilogram of Lactoferrin - this makes the ingredient extremely scarce!
Watch the video to learn how Lactofferin is made and the potential health benefits associated with its consumption.