The overall rating for lactoferrin is 2 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.
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Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for lactoferrin is 2 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for lactoferrin as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for Lactoferrin
There is one study in the database on lactoferrin; the research rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for lactoferrin as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|General Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|reduce acne count|
The Supplement Database includes 1 studies on lactoferrin dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 200 milligrams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Lactoferrin.
|Title of Study|
|Efficacy and tolerability of oral lactoferrin supplementation in mild to moderate acne vulgaris: an exploratory study|