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AOR Lactoferrin-250
AOR Lactoferrin Ultra

AOR - Lactoferrin

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$74.99
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Info: Available in 2 Types: as 60 Pure Capsules, or as part of a 1 Kg Whey Protein Shake

Lactoferrin is a component of human and cow's milk with a wide array of anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory functions that's most prevalent in the colostrum produced in the first few days after a birth.

Info: Available in 2 Types: as 60 Pure Capsules, or as part of a 1 Kg Whey Protein Shake

Lactoferrin is a component of human and cow's milk with a wide array of anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory functions that's most prevalent in the colostrum produced in the first few days after a birth.

Product Notes:

Considering its role in helping protect newborns from infections and its proven ability to impede the replication of structurally similar viruses such as SARS and dengue, Lactoferrin has understandably commanded the attention of many medical researchers lately, with over a dozen published reviews in peer-reviewed journals in the past year alone proposing it be explored as both a preventive and adjunctive therapy for COVID-19.

Lactoferrin is a type of milk protein that was discovered to be able to bind with iron (hence its name), which is just one of the ways it fights infections (some pathogens such as E. coli need iron to proliferate; lactoferrin helps by starving them of nutrients when it collects and transports the iron to other areas of the body).

It also assists lysozyme (another component of milk and other bodily secretions) in killing some types of bacteria by breaking down their walls; inhibits certain fungi and viruses from taking root and replicating (either by blocking their entrance to host cells or by binding to the virus itself, which takes it out of play); and stimulates the immune system in various ways.

It's no wonder, then, why so many new medical articles have been proclaiming lactoferrin as a logical candidate for treating and preventing COVID (especially given its well-established safety profile: literally as safe as mother's milk, and with no lactose!), and why there have already been at least four clinical trials with positive results completed to date and more being proposed, including by a team at the University of Michigan.

Lactoferrin in Canada

AOR offers a choice of two forms. Both products are vegetarian, non-GMO, gluten-free, and licensed by Health Canada. Natural Product Numbers: 80034612 for Lactoferrin-250, and 80034922 for Lactoferrin Ultra.

AOR Lactoferrin-250

AOR Lactoferrin-250 is lactoferrin alone in its pure form, and is named after the number of milligrams contained per capsule. In addition to general immune support and potentially preventing or relieving viral infections, other applications for it are: for reducing various types of inflammation (including in the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts); helping those with an iron deficiency improve how well they can absorb the iron in their supplements or diet; helping people receiving chemotherapy contend with the side effects and rebuild their immune systems; and even helping treat acne (again, by depriving some of the bacteria which causes that of the iron they need to survive).

AOR Lactoferrin-Ultra (Enhanced Whey)

The second AOR formula, Lactoferrin-Ultra, combines an ultra-high dose of lactoferrin to help relieve inflammation and prevent infection, like the first type, with a top-quality whey protein isolate and a high-protein concentrate providing an array of essential and branched chain amino acids your body can use for protein synthesis in order to build antibodies and build and repair body tissue.

This formula is especially recommended for those who are already experiencing an illness or in a weakened condition, to provide powerful immune system support and prevent weight loss during illness, and/or to help regain weight and rebuild muscle mass afterwards.

AOR's unflavoured whey protein is produced from 100% Natural Grade A milk from cows tested as being free of pesticides and negative for antibiotics, using cross-flow microfiltration to minimize unnecessary carbohydrates and saturated fat, while retaining all bioactive peptide subfractions.

Is that price correct? It is. There is significantly more of the key ingredient in the Ultra formula: Each serving of Lactoferrin Ultra contains 4.8 g of lactoferrin, compared to 0.25 g in each capsule.

Naming Note: Lactoferrin Ultra was previously called AOR Immune Ultra. Related Products: See New Roots Herbal Colostrum and Lauricidin/Monolaurin.

Ingredients:

AOR Lactoferrin-250

Each vegetarian capsule contains:

250 mg Lactoferrin (from bovine milk)

Non-medicinal ingredients: Sodium stearyl fumarate. Capsule: hypromellose.

Please note: Even though it is sourced from dairy, Lactoferrin-250 is lactose-free and has with little to no casein.

AOR Lactoferrin-Ultra

Each rounded scoop contains:

Whey Protein*: 20.0 g
Lactoferrin: 4.8 g
alpha-Lactalbumin: 3.9 g
Glycomacropeptides: 3.0 g
Carbohydrates: 1.8 g
Sugars: 0.7 g
Fibre: 0.0 g
Fat: 1.0 g
Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
Calcium: 150 mg
Sodium: 70 mg

* from 12.8 g of whey protein isolate (90% protein) and 12.6 g whey protein concentrate (80% protein).

Typical Amino Acid Profile per 30 g serving:

Essential Amino Acids: 12 g,
consisting of:
Non Essential Amino Acids: 13 g,
consisting of:
- Isoleucine (BCAA): 1.37 g - Alanine: 1.22 g
- Leucine (BCAA): 2.59 g - Arginine: 0.86 g
- Valine (BCAA): 1.42 g - Aspartic acid: 2.52 g
- Phenylalanine: 0.86 g - Cysteine: 0.69 g
- Methionine: 0.47 g - Glutamic acid: 3.68 g
- Lysine: 2.28 g - Glycine: 0.54 g
- Tryptophan: 0.48 g - Proline: 1.63 g
- Threonine: 1.60 g - Serine: 1.16 g
- Histidine: 0.52 g - Tyrosine: 0.79 g

These products are non-GMO and gluten-free. AOR guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. They contain no wheat, gluten, corn, peanuts, sulphites, mustard, soy or eggs.

Suggested Usage:

Lactoferrin-250: Adults: Take one to six capsules daily in divided doses with meals and a few hours before or after taking other medications, or as directed by a qualified healthcare practitioner.

Lactoferrin Ultra: Adults: Mix one scoop daily with your favourite beverage or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Stir with a spoon for 30 seconds.

Warnings:

Lactoferrin-250: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are allergic to dairy products.

Lactoferrin Ultra: Do not use if you have a milk allergy. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver or kidney disease, or if you have been instructed to follow a low protein diet. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond eight weeks. May cause mild gastrointestinal disturbances.

Supporting Science:

Algahtani FD, et al. “The Prospect of Lactoferrin Use as Adjunctive Agent in Management of SARS-CoV-2 Patients: A Randomized Pilot Study.” Medicina, 2021.

Berlutti, Francesca et al. “Antiviral properties of lactoferrin--a natural immunity molecule.” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 2011.

Bruni, Natascia et al. “Antimicrobial Activity of Lactoferrin-Related Peptides and Applications in Human and Veterinary Medicine.” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 2016.

Campione, Elena et al. “Lactoferrin as Protective Natural Barrier of Respiratory and Intestinal Mucosa against Coronavirus Infection and Inflammation.” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2020.

Chang, Raymond et al. “Lactoferrin as potential preventative and adjunct treatment for COVID-19.” International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2020.

Kell Douglas B et al. “The Biology of Lactoferrin, an Iron-Binding Protein That Can Help Defend Against Viruses and Bacteria.” Frontiers in Immunology, 2020.

Mirabelli, Carmen et al. “Morphological cell profiling of SARS-CoV-2 infection identifies drug repurposing candidates for COVID-19.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021.

Mrityunjaya, M et al. “Immune-Boosting, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Food Supplements Targeting Pathogenesis of COVID-19.” Frontiers in Immunology, 2020.

Passali, D et al. “Lactoferrin: a potential candidate to fight respiratory infections in the pandemic COVID-19 era.” Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents, 2021.

Vagge, Aldo et al. “Therapeutic Effects of Lactoferrin in Ocular Diseases: From Dry Eye Disease to Infections.” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2020.


Product Options:
Lactoferrin-250 (60 vegi-caps) - $74.99 - UPC: 624917041101
Lactoferrin Ultra Protein Shake (1kg) - $558.60 - UPC: 624917041590