In this Article
- What other names is Lactoferrin known by?
- What is Lactoferrin?
- How does Lactoferrin work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Lactoferrin.
It also seems to protect against bacterial infection, possibly by preventing the growth of bacteria by depriving them of essential nutrients or by killing bacteria by destroying their cell walls. The lactoferrin contained in mother's milk is credited with helping to protect breast-fed infants against bacterial infections.
In addition to bacterial infections, lactoferrin seems to be active against infections causes by some viruses and fungi.
Lactoferrin also seems to be involved with regulation of bone marrow function (myelopoiesis), and it seems to be able to boost the body's defense (immune) system.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Lactoferrin is safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.
- For treating hepatitis C: 1.8 to 3.6 grams of lactoferrin from cows (bovine lactoferrin) per day.
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