Lactoferrin, the Magic Bullet
Lactoferrin is a major immune supportive protein in mothers’ milk that protects babies from infections. It is abundant in good quality colostrums and whey protein, but it rarely appears in commercial dairy protein powders. That’s too bad, because it’s also the best iron scavenger—and it deposits iron in places where the body really needs it. Iron oxidation is a tremendous problem because it feeds the bad bacteria in your intestinal tract, such as the ones that cause yeast infections.
Some researchers believe that lactoferrin has cancer-fighting properties, and scientists surmise that it contains other healing properties, including some that may combat chronic diseases such as AIDS and cancer. While these issues need further research, current data indicate that lactoferrin could be one of the most promising dairy-derived healing aids.
Editor’s note: Ori Hofmekler is the author of the books The Warrior Diet and Maximum Muscle & Minimum Fat, published by Dragon Door Publications (www.dragondoor.com). For more information or for a consultation, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.warriordiet.com or by phone at (866) WAR-DIET.