Lactoferrin is a critical factor in the human immune system. It plays an important role in starving bacteria of oxygen which they need for reproduction and enhances the oxygenation of body tissue.
Lactoferrin is critical in the immune system, performing a multitude of tasks as a immuno-modulator, lymphocyte growth factor and white blood cell stimulator. It is a powerful anti-oxidant and iron-binding protein.
Where is Lactoferrin found?
Lactoferrin is found naturally in milk, however arguably the best source is from colostrum, the first milk.
The highest concentrations of both proteins were found in the first milking (0.83 mg/ml for lactoferrin and 1.07 mg/ml for transferrin), decreasing sharply during the first days of lactation (colostral period). Source: US National Library of Medicine
How does Total Colostrum compare?
Sources: US National Library of Medicine and independent analysis.
- Normal cow’s milk: 0.35%
- Bovine Colostrum: 0.83%
- Total Colostrum: 1.3%
Total Colostrum contains more than 50% more than average bovine colostrum.