A revolutionary raw material: innovate your nutraceutical product with lactoferrin

Lactoferrin is a glycoprotein with many beneficial applications and effects: it protects the skin microbiome, has an antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal effect

Antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal

The main function of lactoferrin, or lactotransferrin, is that of iron homeostasis, i.e. transporting and regulating the concentration of iron in the body. It binds to iron and transports it from the intercellular junction, where it is exchanged between one cell and another, to the blood and vice versa.

It is anti-viral and anti-bacterial: iron binding removes iron from body fluids, preventing it from being a vector for many viruses, particularly respiratory viruses, and certain bacteria. This process has proved effective against Herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus, coronavirus and HIV; it has also proved important in the fight against certain mycoses, such as those caused by Candida.


NZMP's high quality ingredients, Fonterra's experience and innovation and Bict's R&D team guarantee a supply of excellent quality, which can be complemented by a full service for those who also want to develop an innovative reference with this multifaceted raw material.

Fonterra is a leading global supplier, supplying NZMP ingredients to around 130 markets worldwide.

NZMP ingredients are produced through Fonterra's high quality standard processes, which utilise New Zealand's extensive dairy knowledge. Fonterra's fully controlled and monitored supply chain is secure at every stage and ensures ingredient integrity throughout the supply chain, from farms to distribution and retail channels.


Our R&D team supports you from design to raw material supply and finally to the development of your lactoferrin product.

We are not just suppliers, but collaborators who work with you synergistically to innovate and ensure a constant supply of bioactive raw materials.

  • Ensure a competitive, consistent and excellent supply of lactoferrin
  • Develop and produce prototypes for specific formulas
  • Ensure quality and safety
  • Provide test samples
  • Offer technical support, testing, research and development

Offer technical support, testing, research and development


Lactoferrin, the ideal bioactive ingredient for your innovation

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    From research, the countless properties of Lactoferrin

    Since 1939, when it was first identified by Sorensen in cow's milk, research has shown lactoferrin to have innumerable properties, including antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties, as well as prebiotic properties that affect the intestinal and skin microbiota.

    It is a very small glycoprotein - 703 amino acids with an iron-transporting and immune-enhancing action - derived from milk: it is present in large quantities in colostrum, which is very important for the protection of the newborn, but also in the adult organism, where it is part of the neutrophil white blood cells, and in which it flows through plasma, tears and saliva.


    Lactoferrin supports the immune system

    Lactoferrin is therefore an ancestral protection molecule, which optimises and intervenes at an early stage to support the human and animal immune system by regulating and controlling certain substances that defence cells (granulocytes and lymphocytes) sometimes release excessively in the event of illness, and which cause symptoms such as persistent fever, pain and sometimes tissue damage.

    BIBLIOGRAPHY Lactoferrin as a Natural Immune Modulator. Jeffrey K. Actor, Shen-An Hwang and Marian L. Kruzel Pages 1956 - 1973 ( 18 )

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