Title Lactoferrin: this doctor-approved immune booster to know about to help fight colds and Covid Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Get the Gloss Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 11/11/22 Description Lactoferrin hit the headlines during the pandemic in 2021, when pharmaceutical scientist Dr Hamid Merchant of the University of Huddersfield did a study on all the clinical trials on lactoferrin . He concluded that it “significantly reduced odds of developing respiratory infections.” And if you did have a respiratory infection such as a cough, cold or Covid-19, lactoferrin could have a “beneficial role in managing symptoms and recovery” he said. It could also potentially be used “as an adjunct in Covid-19,” meaning it could help strengthen your immune system when fighting Covid-19 symptoms.
“Like a security guard, lactoferrin prevents viruses and bacteria from entering cells,” says Dr Merchant. “But it also initiates a release of multiple cellular immunity and antibody molecules to mount a response against infection.” A true bug-busting multi-tasker, it appears.
It also “regulates the hyperinflammatory process,” says Dr Merchant, meaning that swelling and inflammation will be reduced and you might not get that horrendously sore throat and swollen glands.
Producer/Author Ingeborg van Lotringen URL https://www.getthegloss.com/what-is-lactoferrin Persons Hamid Merchant