Lactoferrin is glycoprotein that is synthesized (produced) within the bodies of humans and most mammals. The word ‘lactoferrin’ (‘lacto’ – means milk; ‘ferrin’ – means iron) denotes an iron-binding compound present in milk. However, Lactoferrin is known to bind several other metals including copper, zinc, manganese, and vanadium. Lactoferrin is produced within the body on a continuous basis. The average production and usage (the 'turnover') in a human adult is approximately 60 mg per day.
Lactoferrin is found in breast milk and various bodily fluids. Lactoferrin is also present in the white blood cells (neutrophils) and is localized in several tissues.
Lactoferrin is a multi-functional protein that plays a role in several vital physiological processes in the body.
As a metal binding protein, Lactoferrin promotes the bio-availability and absorption of iron and other trace metals. Lactoferrin helps modulate the body's natural immune responses. Approximately 80% of the immune system is in the digestive tract, and Lactoferrin has also been demonstrated to play in important role in supporting digestive health. Finally, Lactoferrin promotes prebiotic activity. This molecule helps lay down the environment for the survival and growth of beneficial microflora (‘probiotics’) in the gut.
Due to abnormal diet, excessive stress, and/or exposure to a toxic environment, our innate reserves are often depleted faster than they are restored. As a result, we can end up with an imbalance or deficiency of Lactoferrin in the body.
Simply drinking more dairy may not be enough. The typical concentration of Lactoferrin naturally present in pasteurized beverage milk is less than 0.1 g/kg; moreover, the heat affects the functionality of nutrients.
Daily replenishment of Lactoferrin is one way that you can rest assured that your body is receiving adequate Lactoferrin.
Unlike many other Lactoferrin supplements extracted from whey or colostrum, Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® is derived from pure cow's milk. The milk is sourced from healthy cows living in a clean, natural environment, consuming a wholesome, nutritious diet. The protein is extracted proprietary freeze-drying technique (rather than heat) to ensure that the structure and functionality of the protein is preserved. It takes about 3 quarts of milk to produce a single capsule (containing 60 mg of Lactoferrin) of Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®.
Finally, to ensure unrivaled purity, the lactoferrin in Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® undergoes patented three-step Treatment for Contaminant Reduction (TCR) process to enhance bioavailability and functionality.
Each capsule of Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® contains over 400 mg of the following active ingredients: Lactoferrin, Zinc, Vitamin C, Beta-glucan, Inulin and Turmeric root extract.
Ingredients never work alone. When a single ingredient is isolated from a food source, its no longer surrounded by its native cofactors. These cofactors are often required for "activating" the ingredients. The Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® formula was designed and tested by a team of scientists with these considerations in mind. The formulation contains the correct co-factors, in precise ratios, to ensure maximum absorption and optimal results
A single capsule of 60 mg/day by mouth is the suggested dosage as part of regular replenishment for a normal healthy individual.
However, depending upon the life-style, age and health-status, increasing the dosage to 2 or 3 capsules per day could benefit certain individuals. It can taken anytime of the day, with or without food.
Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® is natural, lactose-free and gluten free.
Informed-Sport is an independent third-party quality assurance program serving the sports nutrition industry. Every batch of Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® is tested for banned substances under the Informed-Sport Programme; products undergo rigorous testing at an ISO17025 accredited lab to provide the highest level of assurance that they are safer for athletes to use.
Proprietary Treatment for Contaminant Reduction (TCR) technology utilizes a special 3-tier (consisting of a surfactant, antioxidant, and polyphenol-tier) all-natural food-grade decontaminant system; this effectively removes microorganisms and endotoxins from milk, yielding the ultra-pure lactoferrin used in Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®.
TCR technology provides unmatched lactoferrin benefits and functionality. The surfactant-tier increases bioavailability, ascorbate-tier potentiates antioxidant effect, and polyphenolic-tier enhances antimicrobial activity. The ultimate result is a precisely calibrated bioreplenishment – Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®, ready to perform a multi-functional role in your body.
The milk lactoferrin used in Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® is sourced from New Zealand, where the dairy animals are hormone-free, antibiotic-free, non-GMO, non-transgenic and raised in a natural environment. The health status of these animals is inspected regularly and certified by the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
The milk is collected under aseptic, cold processing conditions with automated technology. The milk is fractionated, ultra-filtered and the lactose-free 'lactoferrin' protein is isolated by chromatography. This is followed by freeze-drying to preserve multi-functional biological activity of the molecule. Also, the Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® formula contains no gluten.
Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® is produced in a government certified manufacturing facility that meets current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) standards. All ingredients undergo meticulous testing at each stage of the production process by a trained team, resulting in the safest, highest quality products.
"As an active marathon and ultrarunner I use Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® daily as part of my supplement regime. My experience is that I get a better nutritional uptake during the races, and recovers faster. During active training periods or races, I increase the dosage as I need a higher dosage to replenish better. I did 7 marathons in 7 days recently, and two capsules in the evening, after the race and two in the morning worked well for me! I believe Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® helped me to preserve the health of the gastrointestinal system during such an exhausting challenge and the ability of Lactoferrin to enhance the body’s natural antioxidant response, is important when doing such endurance races."
Ole Arne Eiksund , Corporate Executive, Norway's "Marathon Man"
"There passed those times when dietary supplements caused a sarcastic smile. Today all pharmacy chains offer domestic and foreign dietary supplements and vitamins. During the last 10 years I use nutrition, and the most favorite - Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®. I was lucky to get acquainted with his creator - Dr. Narain Naidu - the scientist with the world name which united brilliant western education and wisdom of the East. His theory of bio-replenishment teaches us that Nature has everything for our health. Lactoferrin starts digestion at the newborn and is also protecting our immunity during life. I travel a lot and I always take it with myself. During the autumn - winter period Lactoferrin protects me. My children use it with pleasure too."
Elena Chernova, Painter, Designer
What is Lactoferrin?
Lactoferrin (LF) is a metal-binding glycoprotein that is normally synthesized inside all mammals, including humans. It is a single-gene product (“bio-replenishment”) that regulates several important physiological pathways, making it essential for life.
What are Bio-Replenishments?
Bio-replenishment molecules are active regulatory molecules that are naturally synthesized INSIDE the body. In contrast, most vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, etc. are produced OUTSIDE the body.
What is the role for Lactoferrin in the body?
LF is a multi-functional bio-replenishment; its primary role is to support total body wellness (innate host defense) and to maintain a healthy GI tract.
Why does our body need Lactoferrin supplementation?
The dietary and working habits, stress and environment in our modern life style deplete our reserves of this important molecule. Replenishment of the body with LF supplementation can help to support our daily needs.
What are the benefits of taking Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®?
Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® is a nutraceutical replenishment for total body health, regularity and balance. Specific health benefits include stimulation of beneficial intestinal flora, prolonged antioxidant activity, and support for a healthy immune response.
What is unique about Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®?
Unlike any lactoferrin supplements produced from whey proteins and/or colostrum; Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® is derived directly from cow milk. The cows' are non-GMO; the milk they produce is antibiotic-free, hormone-free, kosher and halal certified. The product is further cleansed to ultra-purity to enhance bioavailability and functionality of lactoferrin using a unique patent-pending protein technology. In fact, it takes about 3 quarts of milk to produce a single capsule (60 mg lactoferrin content) of Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®.
What is the rationale behind the trademark – Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®?
Purity, bioavailability and functionality of the protein are the essential criteria for a proper LF supplementation. Sourcing of milk from healthy dairy herds for LF isolation sets the first gold standard. A proprietary process based on a non-thermal technology to prevent protein denaturization during the purification of LF from milk sets the second gold standard. Finally, a patent-pending technology to ensure highest purity, maximum bioavailability and optimum functionality for the LF protein sets the ultimate third gold standard. Based on a suggested average daily intake value, a daily dosage of sixty milligrams of LF for a month is 1.8 grams. Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® - is sum of the above golden standards.
What are the side effects from taking Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®?
None (to our knowledge). However, if any discomfort is noticed by consuming Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® immediately stop taking the product and consult your primary health care provider.
Can individuals with lactose-intolerance take Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®?
Yes. The milk ‘protein’ lactoferrin is different from the milk ‘sugar’ lactose.
Can individuals with milk protein allergy take Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®?
Yes. Milk proteins that are reportedly associated with allergic reactions are: casein, casein derivatives (sodium and/or calcium-based), lactalbumin, beta-lactoglobulin and bovine serum albumin. LF does not belong to this group of milk allergens. To our knowledge - any LF-associated or LF-mediated milk protein allergic reactions in human subjects has not been reported. However, if the person has any medical condition (including any milk protein allergy), it is advisable to consult with that person’s health care provider before use of this or any supplement.
Can individuals with gluten and/or soy intolerance take Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®?
Yes. There is NO gluten or soy in Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®.
Can pregnant women take Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®?
Yes. Pregnant women can often benefit from iron absorption. Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® contains an iron-binding protein and thus can help iron absorption from foods and multivitamins . In fact, an increased daily dosage of Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® (120 mg, i.e. 2 capsules) could provide further health benefits. However, if the person has any medical condition (including pregnancy), it is advisable to consult with that person’s health care provider before use of this or any supplement.
Can children take Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®?
Yes. It is important that the daily diets of children above the age of 4, are supplemented with Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®. As an iron-binding protein, lactoferrin helps in the intestinal absorption of iron – a vital nourishment factor for the growth and development of children. However, it is advisable to consult with the child’s health care provider before use of this or any supplement.
Can infants and children under the age 4 can take Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®?
Not Recommended. Though, lactoferrin is considered as an essential nutraceutical for infants and children under the age 4, and is added to several infant formulae worldwide (since 1986); this food application is regulated by federal agencies in respective countries.
What is the suggested dosage for Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®?
A single capsule of 60 mg/day is the suggested dosage as part of regular replenishment for a normal healthy individual. However, depending upon the life-style, age and health-status, increasing the dosage to 2 or 3 capsules per day could benefit certain individuals.
Should Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® be taken with food or on an empty stomach; daytime or bedtime?
Either way and conveniently at any time.
Can Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® be taken with other dietary supplements?
Yes. In fact, Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® constitutes as essential core nutrition for total body health including the maintenance of a healthy gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® would help intestinal absorption and further enhance the benefits of other dietary supplements.
Should Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® not be taken with certain types of medications?
Lactoferrin is present in all our bodily fluids and secretions readily for any drug exposure and interactions, irrespective of Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® supplementation. However, if the person has any medical condition (under any medication), it is advisable to consult with that person’s health care provider before use of this or any supplement.
Can Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® be taken together with alcoholic beverages?
No. However, Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® dosage could be spaced at least 12 hours before or after consumption of an alcoholic beverage.
Can Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® be taken together with hot beverages or foods?
No. However, Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® is stable at pasteurization temperatures and it is OK to consume this protein supplement with warm foods.