Lactoferrin supplements could aid recovery of COVID19 and other Respiratory Infections

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The antiviral properties of lactoferrin makes it a great natural supplement that could also be used as an adjunct for COVID-19 and for various other Respiratory Tract Infections (RTIs) according to a team of researchers led by the University of Huddersfield. 

Lactoferrin is a protein naturally found in breastmilk, for example in cow milk and human milk, and is also found in fluids in the eye, nose, respiratory tract, intestine, and elsewhere.  The benefits are well documented however, it wasn’t known if taking the molecule as a supplement would have the same beneficial value, until now. 

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Lactoferrin supplements for Covid-19 and other respiratory tract infections.  

Period19 Oct 2021 → 22 Nov 2021

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  • TitleLactoferrin supplements could aid recovery of COVID19 & Respiratory Infections
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletUniversity News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/10/21
    DescriptionThe antiviral properties of lactoferrin makes it a great natural supplement that could also be used as an adjunct for COVID-19 and for various other Respiratory Tract Infections (RTIs) according to a team of researchers led by the University of Huddersfield.

    Lactoferrin is a protein naturally found in breastmilk, for example in cow milk and human milk, and is also found in fluids in the eye, nose, respiratory tract, intestine, and elsewhere. The benefits are well documented however, it wasn’t known if taking the molecule as a supplement would have the same beneficial value, until now.

    The findings of the study, headed by the University’s Dr Hamid Merchant from the University’s Department of Pharmacy is one of the first meta-analyses carried out on multiple independent lactoferrin clinical trials that is now published in an official publication of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN). The study has made evident that the administration of Lactoferrin shows promising efficacy in reducing the risk of RTIs, which is proven to be a key ingredient for our natural defence systems against invading viruses.
    Producer/AuthorNicola C. Werritt
    URLhttps://www.hud.ac.uk/news/2021/october/hamid-merchant-lactoferrin-supplement-research/
    PersonsHamid Merchant, Syed Shahzad Hasan