Lactoferrin is a natural iron-binding glycoprotein found in milk, saliva and other secreted fluids. Lactoferrin is an important component of the bodyâ€™s immune system, where it forms part of the innate defence, and helps to modulate the immune system.
The powerful health benefits of lactoferrin have been the focus of extensive scientific research for over 50 years. Lactoferrinâ€™s biological functions may include:
- Maintaining a healthy immune system
- Digestive health and comfort
- Supporting a health inflammatory status
- Assisting with iron absorption and maintaining a healthy iron status
Bega Bioâ„¢ Lactoferrin is produced directly from premium quality, fresh Australian milk produced by cows that graze on pasture, and are BSE and rBST hormone free. The vast majority of the milk used to produce lactoferrin is collected within 40km of the factory and is processed within 24 hours.
Bega Bionutrients employs a sophisticated, low temperature process to separate and purify lactoferrin followed by freeze drying. This ensures Bega BioTM Lactoferrin is of premium quality and maximum bioactivity is preserved.
Bega Bioâ„¢ Lactoferrin has:
- Excellent Bioactivity
- High Purity
- Native Iron Saturation
- Low Water Activity
Bega Bioâ„¢ Lactoferrin is water soluble and its potential applications include:
- Dietary supplements and nutraceuticals
- Infant and adult nutritionals
- Food and beverages
- Personal care and cosmetics
- Animal health products