Innovatera AS, the Oslo-based Health & Fitness Company, is making headline news about ‘naturlig balanse’ (homeostasis) in Norwegian Sports Nutrition with its latest introduction of Lactoferrin Gold 1.8®. This novel supplement has already drawn the attention of several coaches and trainers from Olympic Centers and Sports Academies nationwide. Puls Apotek, the leading Sports Pharmacy in Oslo has recently featured Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® as one of their popular sports supplements.
Lactoferrin and Sports
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) is critical for hemoglobin-mediated oxygen transport and cytochrome-mediated ATP synthesis
- Cobalt (Co) is required for B12-dependant energy generation
- Zinc (Zn) is a co-factor for many anabolic pathways (i.e. protein synthesis)
- Copper (Cu) and Manganese (Mn) are essential for antioxidant enzymes (i.e. superoxide dismutases (SOD), Cu-SOD & Mn-SOD; peroxidases)
- Chromium (Cr) is required for glucose metabolism
Physiological turnover of lactoferrin in normal healthy body is 60 mg/day. However, lactoferrin levels rapidly deplete in the body during increased metabolic states such as physical exercise and sport; therefore, bio-replenishment with lactoferrin is vital to restore and optimize the body physiology. You can read more about lactoferrin here. Below is a compilation of Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® product experience and functional observations from various Norwegian Sports Personalities.
Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® Product Experience
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 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."
Approved for Athletes
Innovatera AS is the exclusive distributor of bioQuad Lactoferrin Gold 1.8® in Norway. 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 who are featured in this blog volunteered their product experiences at their will; they were neither hired nor paid any remuneration for their testimonials.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bevi Edlund brings over ten years of journalism experience to bioQuad. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Communications (where she majored in Journalism). Bevi is passionate about writing about nutrition, health and lifestyle. Prior to joining the bioQuad team, Bevi had experience writing for various newspapers throughout Southern California. Bevi loves to connect with people through her blogs posts and articles.