The innovative "iron supplement" LACTOFERRIN from SPONSER® allows the best possible absorption of iron grace to the iron transport protein lactoferrin and the addition of beneficial co-factors. An adequate supply of iron is not only a prerequisite for athletic performance, but also for physical well-being (immune system, reduced fatigue, cognitive function). Not only the amount of iron consumed is decisive, but also the iron carrier and favourable co-factors so that the iron can be efficiently absorbed by the body. In general, LACTOFERRIN has a broad spectrum of activity.
Symptoms of iron deficiency
Iron deficiency is one of the most widespread nutritional deficiencies in the population, especially among athletes. The symptoms of iron deficiency include anaemia as well as fatigue and tiredness, which negatively affects physical performance. Endurance athletes also suffer from increased pulse and lactate levels.
Mode of action of iron
Iron supports the formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin. It also contributes to normal oxygen transport and energy metabolism. An optimal oxygen supply and its use is crucial for athletic performance and general well-being. The transport of iron within the body takes place via the body's own and dietary transport proteins (such as lactoferrin, haemoglobin and transferrin).
Lactoferrin is an iron-binding protein and is jointly responsible for the transport of iron. It helps the body to better absorb and utilize dietary iron. In addition to its iron transport function, lactoferrin has a wide physiological activity, and, as its name suggests, is found naturally in milk of mammals and humans.
One daily ration of SPONSER® contains 200 mg lactoferrin. The vitamin C it contained further supports iron absorption and thus also helps to reduce fatigue and exhaustion.