NZMP Lactoferrin

Lactoferrin is a bioactive whey protein which naturally binds iron, and is recognised for its clinically proven ability to boost your immune system.

Lactoferrin has good solubility, allowing it to be used in a wide range of applications.

Suitable for:

  • Medical Nutrition
  • Active Lifestyle
  • Yoghurts & Cultured

Religious Status:

  • Kosher
  • Halal

Dietary Status:

  • Low Lactose

Certifications & Claims available:

  • Made with NZ Dairy
  • Made with NZMP Dairy

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Source of Iron

Naturally binds iron, and supports its absorption by the body.

Supports Immunity

Protects against some bacterial and viral infections.

Antioxidant properties

May help to protect against inflammatory stress.

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This ingredient has the following features:

  • Salmon pink freeze dried powder
  • High purity, concentration of 90% or 95% 
  • Minimally processed to retain bioactivity
  • Easy to dry blend 
  • European and New Zealand origin product available

This ingredient can be used in the following applications:


NZMP lactoferrin is isolated from Dairy milk. It is highly valued because it takes 10,000L to produce just 1 kilogram of lactoferrin. 


We draw out lactoferrin from milk using gentle technology and processes, to ensure that it retains bioactivity, and therefore its naturally occurring health properties.

Lactoferrin or 'Pink Gold' is a scarce and valuable ingredient, naturally found in dairy milk

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.

Innovating to capture immunity trends in Europe

Consumers are increasingly looking for solutions that can strenghten their immune system naturally. With over half of European consumers self-educating to make sure they are making informed choices1

Lactoferrin's antioxidant properties can help protect against certain types of infections. A great natural addition for companies looking to strengthen immunity claims.

Continue reading to learn more about how immunity trends in Europe are changing what consumers want from food. 

Lactoferrin Overview

Get a high-level overview on lactoferrin, its potential health benefits, and suitable applications through this infographic.

  • [1] Innova Market Insights
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