As endurance athletes, we expect a lot from our bodies. In fact, a recent study by the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine found that Mountain Ultra-Marathon finishers exhibit post-race immune alterations similar to those of severe trauma patients . When it comes to running extreme distances, dialing in your nutritional intake and supplementation is essential, not only to prepare your body for peak physical performance but also to protect against the intense wear and tear over time.
That is why top endurance athletes are turning to the science of bio-replenishment, which naturally replenishes key molecules in the body that are critical to optimal body balance.
Top ranked Ultra Runner, Louise Skak at the Jessheim 2018 Winter Marathon in Norway.
Lactoferrin Gold 1.8 is one such novel supplement that has been drawing the attention of several coaches and trainers from Olympic Centers and Sports Academies worldwide for its many preventative and restorative health benefits.
Lactoferrin is a glycoprotein naturally present in our body and acts as a potent regulator of several metabolic pathways. Lactoferrin covalently binds to and transports several bio-metals in our body such as:
- Iron (Fe) - critical for hemoglobin-mediated oxygen transport and cytochrome-mediated ATP synthesis (in plain english: energy generation).
- Cobalt (Co) - required for B12-dependant energy generation.
- Zinc (Zn) - required for many anabolic pathways (i.e. protein synthesis).
- Copper (Cu) - essential component in red blood cell generation.
- Manganese (Mn) - required in small amounts for normal functioning of your brain, nervous system and many of your body'senzyme systems.
- Chromium (Cr) - required for glucose metabolism.
Physiological turnover of lactoferrin in normal healthy body is 60 mg/day. However, Lactoferrin levels are rapidly depleted by intense physical exercise; therefore, bio-replenishment with lactoferrin is vital to restore and optimize the body physiology.
What the Pro Athletes Are Saying...
Tim Bennett holds the national record as a 9-time finisher of the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, a point to point race held annually in Norway. He is also the Event & Race Director of the BMW Oslo Marathon. Tim is the President of ‘Kondis’, the Norwegian Association for Endurance Athletes.Since taking Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®, I noticed an improvement in my performance and exercise recovery."
"Since taking Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®, I noticed an improvement in my performance and exercise recovery. During active competitions, my physical endurance has remarkably enhanced with lactoferrin supplement. Also, the wear-n-tear was negligible, and the following day long slow run became much easier. My energy levels gradually went up and metabolic rate turned optimal with lactoferrin intake. At the age of 52, for me this is quite impressive!"
Louise Skak is considered as one of the best female ultra-racing champions from Norway. She has competed several marathons around the world and demonstrated strong rankings as well as finishing times. Louise has won 17 marathons in Scandinavia and her best marathon timing was 3:01:26 hours."With Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® intake, I finally achieved normal iron levels within 5 weeks!"
"I was suffering from chronic iron deficiency and experienced trouble to absorb iron from regular mineral health supplements. After taking Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®, my hematocrit measurements significantly improved, and my hemoglobin levels had gone up from low 8.9 g/dL to normal 12.8 g/dL within 5 weeks! Now my body feels very good and I strongly believe that Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® helped my body to achieve this optimum mineral balance."
Ole Arne Eiksund
Ole Arne Eiksund has been featured as the ‘Norwegian Marathon Man’ in the 2015 edition of Sports & Fritid magazine. He ran competitive marathons around the world and joined the coveted ‘100 Marathon Club’ in 2018. His individual best marathon time is 2:58:06 hours. Ole Arne won the Norwegian National Championship (for his age group) in the 24-Hour Race in 2013. "Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® helps boost my body’s natural defense, which is complimentary to sustain my endurance activities."
"I use Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® as part of my daily supplement regimen. It improves my nutritional balance during marathon races, as well as helps a faster recovery from fatigue. Recently, I competed 7 marathons in 7 days; by increasing lactoferrin dosage by 2 capsules prior to and 2 capsules after the race, worked very well for me! Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® helps boost my body’s natural defense, which is complimentary to sustain my endurance activities."
Informed-Sport (WADA) Approved
Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® is quality assured for athletes by the ‘Informed-Sport’, which is a global quality assurance program for sports nutrition products, suppliers to the sports nutrition industry, and supplement manufacturing facilities.
The Informed Sport program certifies that every batch of a supplement product and/or raw material that bears the Informed-Sport logo has been tested for banned substances by LGC’s world-class sports-doping laboratory. Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® undergoes rigorous testing at an ISO 17025 accredited LGC’s laboratory to provide the highest level of assurance that they are safe for athletes to use.
Note: Individuals featured in this blog volunteered their product experiences at will; they were neither hired nor paid any remuneration for their testimonials.
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- Gergelé, L., Venet, F., Ravelojaona, M. et al. Intensive Care Med (2018) 44: 382. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-017-5013-8