Many nutrition store shoppers know of whey protein as a mainstay in the sports nutrition, weight management and general health/wellness categories. An important, but lesser known component of whey is lactoferrin and it is key for immune health. In fact, several studies indicate lactoferrin has immune-modulating effects and, in supplement form, it is believed to support a healthy immune system.
beveriTM has taken this research backed protein and combined it with several well-known immune-supporting nutrients to create Immunity Boost, a convenient and delicious powdered beverage that helps maintain optimal immune health. beveri™ ensures that all of its supplements are of the highest quality, effective and great tasting.
What Is Lactoferrin?
Lactoferrin is a protein derived from whey that plays an important role in supporting the immune system. This nutrient is naturally found in the human body in secretions like tears, saliva and even colostrum where lactoferrin can best help the body’s immune response against harmful invaders like bacteria and viruses. In fact, lactoferrin receptors can be found on important immune cells that increase natural killer cell activity.
The lactoferrin used in Immunity Boost is sourced from whey protein, a by-product of the process used to make cow’s milk cheese. This important nutrient is lactose free and is key to the immune health benefits of this powdered drink supplement.
The Science Behind Lactoferrin
Several clinical studies have demonstrated the immune health benefits of lactoferrin. One research study investigated the role of lactoferrin from cow’s milk as an immunomodulator in humans and found that the protein increases immune cells’ response to invaders.i Another study indicated that supplemental lactoferrin initiates beneficial changes in the immune system. In this study, the supplement increased total, helper and cytotoxic T-cell activation, positive indicators in improved immune function.ii The researchers also confirmed the safety of supplemental lactoferrin for oral administration.
Immunity Boost offers:
• 30 mg of lactoferrin, which is clinically proven to strengthen the immune system when taken for 10 days
• 1,000 mg of vitamin C
• revitalizing B-vitamins
• 15 mg of zinc
• Vitamin D, magnesium, selenium and other
beneficial vitamins and minerals
This unique supplement comes in easy-tear stick packs that can be used during travel, during the winter months or whenever the immune system needs extra support. It is safe for everyday use. The non-effervescent powder should be mixed with 16 ounces of water, and is available in three great-tasting flavors: Natural Tangerine, Natural Lemon Zest and Natural Tropical Fruit. These drinks are naturally sweetened with stevia and are perfect for those who don’t want to take pills or unpleasant-tasting liquid supplements. Immunity Boost is a lactose-free product.
For more information about Immunity Boost, contact beveriTM at (877) 303-9908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
i Zimecki M, Wlaszczyk A, Cheneau P, Brunel AS, Mazurier J, Spik G, Kübler A.: Immunoregulatory effects of a nutritional preparation containing bovine lactoferrin taken orally by healthy individuals. Arch Immunol Ther Exp (Warsz). 1998;46(4):231-40.
ii Mulder AM, Connellan PA, Oliver CJ, Morris CA, Stevenson LM.: Bovine lactoferrin supplementation supports immune and antioxidant status in healthy human males. Nutr Res. 2008 Sep;28(9):583-9.
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, August 2011