Lactoferrin. The Magic Ingredient

Lactoferrin

Do you know what it is?

The lactoferrin in bovine colostrum is an uber-powerful inflammation moderator. Studies have shown that lactoferrin can actually bind to endotoxins (bacteria that create inflammation) to neutralize their effect and reduce inflammation. This is particularly important in cats who suffer from IBD

Lactoferrin in colostrum not only acts as a prebiotic by stimulating the growth of good gut bacteria such as Bifidobacterium and lactobacillus, but it has been shown to support the overall health of the gastrointestinal tract. Beyond just working to reduce inflammation in digestive disorders, lactoferrin actually promotes cell growth in the intestines to help to restore a damaged gut.

Due to its high level of growth factors like insulin like growth-factor-I (IGF-I) and antioxidants, bovine colostrum is a powerhouse for promoting muscle healing and growth.

Lactoferrin is responsible for helping regulate the defence response against pathogens by boosting immune-balancing T-cells and increasing natural white blood cells.

Additionally, lactoferrin is a natural antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. It has the ability to inhibit pathogenic growth by actually binding the bacterial and viral cells in order to prevent their entry into the body’s cell.

 

Lactoferrin (bovine colustrum) is an ingredient in Ava's Blend