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What is Lactoferrin?
Lactoferrin is an iron-binding glycoprotein (sugar protein) that is naturally found in milk: lacto = milk, ferrin = iron. It belongs to the family of transferres that transport iron ions, and is a natural component of bodily fluids such as saliva, breast milk and tears.
Lactoferrin binds the iron already present in the body and helps the body to use and absorb it more efficiently. This eliminates the need to absorb additional non-body iron sources so that the body receives the right amount of iron without stomach and intestinal discomfort.
However, this is not the only role lactoferrin plays in the body. Its iron-binding properties give it several downstream functions:
- A strengthened immune system. Lactoferrin is also indispensable for a stronger defense of your immune system. Lactoferrin deprives the unwanted bacteria in the body of the nutrients they need for further spread and can provide your body with beneficial antioxidants, improve tissue oxygenation and promote white blood cell health.
- Pure skin. If you have trouble keeping your skin clean and healthy, lactoferrin also helps you reduce acne activity and prevent outbreaks.
- A healthy gut. Our gut health has to do with the balance between the microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Maintaining gut health and maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is crucial for physical and mental health, immune defence and much more. The totality of these bacteria, yeasts and viruses is also referred to as the “intestinal microbiome” or “intestinal flora”. Many microbes are beneficial to human health, some are even indispensable.
For a permanently healthy intestine you need to increase the fiber intake. Good examples of vegetables with high fiber content are artichokes, leeks, onions and garlic. All contain a high proportion of inulin (a prebiotic fiber). Some vegetables, such as leaf lettuce, contain only a few ballast or nutrients. Choose foods and beverages high in polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidantsn that act on microbes like fuel. Examples are nuts, seeds, berries, olive oil, cabbage, coffee and tea – and especially green tea.
You can also eat many fermented foods that contain living microbes. A good choice is unsweetened yoghurt; kefir, a sour milk drink with five times the amount of microbes compared to yoghurt; raw milk cheese; Sauerkraut; Kimchi, a Korean dish of garlic, cabbage and chilli; and soybean-based products such as soy sauce, tempeh and natto.
Also a dietary supplement is helpful. Lactoferrin can help the body absorb what is already present and thus build a bridge.
Often the iron warehouses are filled and the body cannot build the bridge for recovery.
Despite a healthy diet and “proven enough” iron in the blood, there is insufficient supply. Lactoferrin helps her body get iron where it should go.
And the most important thing: This is done in an absolutely stomach-friendly way. Clinical studies have shown that lactoferrin has better bioavailability compared to other iron sources and enables more efficient absorption of iron.
More information about lactoferrin and our immune system can be found here.
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