Lactoferrin: How It Fights Acne | Lactezin
In your search for acne-fighting products, you may have encountered lactoferrin in your research. But how does it work and how does it fight acne?
What is lactoferrin?
Lactoferrin is a powerful protein extracted from bovine milk. This ingredient may have generated some buzz only recently, but it has been around for a long time. It was first identified in 1939 in bovine milk, and in 1960 it was isolated from human milk.
It is found in human breast milk, and bodily fluids from the eye, nose, respiratory tract, and intestine. In addition, lactoferrin is present in infant milk formulation to simulate the endogenous lactoferrin from natural breast milk
People use it for a wide range of health problems like diarrhea, hepatitis C, and osteoporosis, among others. It is also touted as a remedy for acne.
How does lactoferrin fight acne?
This ingredient is an iron-binding protein that has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, it also enhances the body’s natural defenses to help fight bacteria, reduce sebum and inflammation. It also helps in repairing damaged skin cells.
Is lactoferrin found in Lactezin®?
Lactoferrin is one of the key ingredients found in Lactezin®, a clinically tested drug that may help fight pimples. It also contains Vitamin E and zinc, two skin health-boosting ingredients that also help improve skin appearance.
Based on clinical trials, the combination of Lactoferrin, Vitamin E, and Zinc found in Lactezin® may help treat acne and may also improve complexion in as early as 2 weeks.
Who can take Lactezin®?
Lactezin® is for individuals with mild to moderate acne. As a general reminder, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before taking any medicine, including vitamins. Your doctor will be in the best position to advise what is the most suitable based on your age, health status, and nutritional needs.
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