Lactoferrin has also been shown in clinical research to be a more bioavailable source of iron, increasing serum ferritin levels 5.8x which allows for a more efficient absorption of iron, compared to other iron sources. It has also been proven to support the body’s natural inflammatory response as measured by the IL-6 marker4.
Lactoferrin is a first-line defense multi-functional protein that possesses a more bioavailable source of iron as compared to ferrous sulphate5. It has a greater ability to bind iron than other transferrins and is the only one capable of binding iron over wide pH range6. Lactoferrin binds the iron already present in the body, helping the body utilize and absorb it more efficiently. This removes the need to add additional non-native sources of iron, allowing the body to receive the right balance of iron without the stomach and intestinal discomfort.
Supplement makers now have the ability to meet a growing consumer need by formulating an iron supplement that is more easily absorbed and better tolerated with Glanbia Nutritionals’ Bioferrin.
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