Science Animation: Lactoferrin
Human milk is a complex fluid which besides providing all the nutrients needed for infant growth and development contains an abundance of bioactive components.
Lactoferrin is one of the major whey proteins. It is a glycosylated protein and a source of fucose and sialic acid, both important for neuronal and immune function.
Studies have shown that Lactoferrin can have health-promoting properties in early life such as:
- reducing bacterial and viral infections
- supporting immune system development and regulating the immune response
- promoting gastro-intestinal development Watch this video to learn more about lactoferrin.