Lactoferrin Osteopenia Osteoporosis remedy!
Lactoferrin Osteopenia Osteoporosis remedy is found in both human and bovine milk and it may have a place in
your bone building remedies. Why? Because it has been found to be
effective in promoting bone growth. It stimulates our Osteoblasts, the bone
building cells. It also inhibits Osteoclasts, the bone removing cells.
This is amazing. Most pharmaceutical drugs prescribe for those with bone loss do only one of these things. Only calcitonin has been shown to do both. But in lactoferrin we have a natural substance that that will do more for your bone building that most pharmaceutical drugs;
Basics about Lactoferrin Osteopenia Osteoporosis remedy!
- What is Lactoferrin? Where is it found? It is an iron-binding glycoprotein that belongs to the
transferrin family. It is found in both human breast milk and in cows milk and in colostrum, the first milk produced for
- What is its effect on bone?
It stimulates the activity of osteoblasts, the cells which
build new bone. It also inhibits osteoclasts, the cells that remove old
bone. Hence the interest for persons with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.
- How important is its activity?
When we compare its activity to the activity of pharmaceutical
drugs used to treat Osteopenia or Osteoporosis, we find that
Lactoferrin can do what few pharmaceutical drugs do - it can stimulates
bone growth AND it slows the removal of bone.
Synthetic drugs used for the treatment of Osteopenia or Osteoporosis usually do one or the other of these tasks.
Bisphosphonates ( Aclasta, Actonel , Boniva , Evista Fosamax, Minodronate,
slow the removal of old bone by inhibiting the activity of Osteoclasts.
These drugs do nothing to stimulate Osteoblast to create new bone
growth. Raloxifene (Evista) and Strontium ranlelate (Protelos)
stimulates the growth of new bone but they do not inhibit the work of Osteoclasts in their work of removing old bone. So this research
showing a natural substance that can do both tasks is really quite exciting.
- How long have we known of its activity on bone?
The studies I found have all been in the last 20 years or so. J. Cornish's first publication about the substance was in the journal, Biometals in 2004. Like most biological studies in their early stages, the research
has been done on animals, in particular mice. And the tone is very
careful, 'it may be beneficial..." etc.
If you have read any of the early studies by Fujita of Japan
about AAA Calcium, you will recognize the tone. Scientists are very
cautious and early articles are very tentative suggesting that the
results will have direct application to the widespread
treatment of human conditions.
- Are there other beneficial properties of Lactoferrin besides bone growth?
Yes, there is a June 2005 study from Poland that states:
"Lactoferrin (LF) exhibits antibacterial, anti fungal, antiviral, anti parasitic, and antitumoral activities. It is protective with
regard to intestinal epithelium, promotes bone growth, and accelerates
the recovery of immune system function in immuno compromised animals."
Reference: Postepy Hig Med Dosw.2005 Jun 30;59:309-23. Late studies repeat the immune modulating properties of Lactoferrin . See: Lactoferrin as a Natural Immune Modulator
- Is there a pharmaceutical drug? Can I get prescription?
No, there is no approved drug for the treatment of Osteopenia
or Osteoporosis with this substance. I do not know if there every will
be. To get one, a drug company would need to create a synthetic
(patentable) form and they conduct the various clinical trials required
for drug approval.
- How can I use lactoferrin?
Most people use whey protien as their source. But be sure to read the special cautions about using whey. See: whey protien
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Lactoferrin Osteopenia Osteoporosis remedy research
Most of the published studies about this
substance and bone growth come from New Zealand. Jillina Cornish, PhD of
the University of Auckland has led the way. Others studies are from
Poland and the Netherlands.
If you want to read ABSTRACTS of some of the research studies, you will find them at Lactoferrin Osteopenia Osteoporosis research