Squdo® is a food supplement based on Lactoferrin, Vitamin C, Zinc, Copper, Selenium and Vitamin D. Vitamin C, zinc, copper, selenium and vitamin D contribute to the normal function of the immune system. Lactoferrin is a glycoprotein of the transferrin family characterized by a high iron complexation capacity. It is highly present in colostrum and milk of most of mammals, but also in many body fluids such as saliva, nasal secretions, tears, vaginal secretions etc.
Studies on three-dimensional structure of Lactoferrin show the presence of two similar lobes, each of which has a site able to bind reversibly ferric ion (Fe3+). Lactoferrin affinity towards iron is 300 times higher than that of other transferrins. Vitamin C, zinc, copper, selenium and vitamin D are vitamins and minerals with a modulating action for reducing inflammation and improving immune system
Lactoferrin Biological functions
In addition to its role in regulating iron homeostasis, Lactoferrin has long been known for its other important actions, among which immunostimulating and anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antimicrobial, sebum-regulating and protecting mucosae from attack by pathogens. In particular, Lactoferrin appears to be involved in a complex mechanism of activation of proteins responsible for release of iron from tissues towards the circle. Iron, once available, can then be reused for the synthesis of hemoglobin, an important constituent of red blood cells.
Recent clinical evidences shows that Lactoferrin, administered orally, increases not only blood concentration of hemoglobin, but also serum concentration of total iron. It has been shown that Lactoferrin has the ability to stimulate immune system against pathogenic invasion and to prevent immune and inflammatory responses that are harmful to the body.