Lactoferrin by Ecological Formulas – 60 capsules, 300mg per capsule

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Detailed Description

“If you can only afford one supplement, take Lactoferrin” world renowned Naturopath and Nutritionist Ron Gellately says.

Why take Lactoferrin?

Lactoferrin helps in fighting disease, it

  • increases mucosal immunity
  • reduces inflammation
  • fights bacterial infection
  • fights viral infection
  • aids recovery from illness
  • improves bone density
  • has a high iron binding capacity; this binds free radicals which, if un-controlled, can cause havoc in your body


Lactoferrin, part of the body’s own defence system, protects and encourages the body’s good, vital gut flora while destroying disease causing bacteria.

Antibiotics kill the healthy gut flora in the fight against disease causing bacteria. This weakens the immune system, causes digestive trouble and makes you vulnerable to new infections.

What is Lactoferrin?

Lactoferrin is a protein that naturally occurs in the body

  • in colostrum (the milk directly produced after a baby’s birth)
  • in mucosal linings of the nose, mouth, airways and the gut
  • in tears, to protect the eyes from pathogens


Lactoferrin is a single defensive immune protein, 100 % pure and natural.

Lactoferrin is extracted from cow’s milk but contains no lactose. It is suitable for people with lactose intolerance. People with clinically diagnosed dairy allergy should not take Lactoferrin just in case, and it might not be suitable for people with Asthma.

Immunecare Lactoferrin is guaranteed hormone, pesticide and antibiotic free. We source only ethically collected supplies – the calf is not deprived or harmed in any way.

When to take Lactoferrin?

Take Lactoferrin at any time. Lactoferrin helps


  • before an infection because
    • it increases the mucosal immunity
    • it systemically boosts the body’s own immune functions
    • it encourages the growth of bifidobacteria in the gut
    • it kills disease causing bacteria while protecting healthy gut flora
  • during an infection because
    • it reduces inflammation which causes havoc in viral infections
    • it speeds up recovery
    • it encourages the growth of bifidobacteria in the gut, which aids nutrient absorption and recovery
  • after an infection because
    • it helps recovery from viral and bacterial infections
    • this supplement is approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and helps international athletes in recovery
    • it systemically boosts the body’s own immune functions


How does it work?


Lactoferrin is effective in protecting from  bacterial and viral infections.


Viral infection: Lactoferrin stops a virus from injecting its genetic material into a host cell either by blocking cellular receptors, or by direct binding to the virus particles. When a virus succeeds in injecting its genetic material into a host cell and that infected host cell multiplies, a viral infection wil take hold.

Lactoferrin is effective in fighting viral infections.

Antibiotica are ineffective in protecting against viral infections.


A bacterial infection occurs when a bacterium binds to a host cell surface, and the infected cell multiplies.

Lactoferrin stops bacteria from binding to the host by binding to the bacterial wall, which ultimately causes the bacterial cell to die.

Lactoferrin is ideal for people who are either unable, or do not wish, to take traditional pharmaceutical antibiotics with all their damaging side effects.


Antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria thus weakening the gut flora and immune system and making you susceptible to new infections. Lactoferrin is a well researched, effective and safe natural alternative.


What do other people say about it?



Since 1975 this remarkable supplement has fascinated researchers. Over 2000 peer-reviewed scientific papers, published  in medical and scientific journals, show the effectiveness of oral supplementation with Lactoferrin.

Read studies on Lactoferrin and a range of yeasts and fungi at the National Library of Medicine here or on the National Institutes of Health database here

Ron Gellately, world renowned Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Homoeopath sings the praises of Lactoferrin in his bestselling book ‘Internal Health’. This highly qualified therapist says, ‘If you can only afford one supplement – make it Lactoferrin.’

Professor Jayney Goddard notes in her book on the H5N1 virus, ‘The Survivor’s Guide to Bird Flu‘,  that Lactoferrin is very useful against influenza. She describes how Lactoferrin increases mucosal immunity, which is vital for resisting viruses, and reduces inflammation, which is one of the ways viruses cause such a problem to the body.


Lactoferrin has US FDA approval as a safe and non-toxic supplement (GRAS). Lactoferrin can be taken by international athletes as it is IOC friendly and FDA approved.




“When my daughter was thirteen, she developed Glandular Fever, and she was so ill that I was on the verge of taking her to hospital. Instead we gave her high doses of Lactoferrin and Colostrum for five days: on the sixth day she was back at school and wanting to play Hockey! That was eight years ago, and there have been no recurrences.” – Neil Wootten

“I have been using Immunecare Lactoferrin supplement for the last two years both personally and for my clients.  Its excellent immune supporting effect has helped prevent the upper respiratory tract infections that blight so many.  We have found that Immuncare Lactoferrin really does help keep us protected throughout the year, and particularly through periods of stress either in sport or the workplace.’” – Roz Kadir RN Dip ION MSc


Dosage instructions
Take one to two capsule per day, if you are fighting an infection or as support of your immune system.

Lactoferrin may not be suitable for severe asthma sufferers. It should not be taken in conjunction with blood thinning medications.


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