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How IDP works

IDP® - is a bioactive whey protein complex extracted from pasture fed milk. It provides effective selective antimicrobial activity to support the body’s microbiome.

This selective antimicrobial activity supports our microbiome by suppressing harmful pathogens and viruses, while being relatively ineffective against important probiotic and commensal species that the body needs to maintain good health.

IDP® anti-inflammatory properties support tight gut junctions which are important for maintaining good digestive health and supporting our immune system.

IDP® combines lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase and immunoglobulins together with 50+ minor bioactive proteins - this novel whey protein fraction delivers a powerful synergy that supports the immune system by providing natural protection from free radicals, inflammation and infection. It is a safe and effective natural option for supporting health and wellness

IDP® is suitable for products that target immunity, oral & digestive health, skincare and more.

Using IDP®

IDP® is extracted and processed with utmost care to maintain optimal bioactive properties. It is supplied as a freeze dried powder, and every batch is comprehensively tested to ensure it meets rigorous bioactive functionality and dairy quality standards.

Quantec have extensive experience in developing formulations and applications for IDP®. This expertise encompasses a wide range of product formats and applications in oral care, functional foods, skin care and dietary supplements.

Contact us today for more information on how we can support your development journey to create new products using our natural immune support bioactive whey proteins.


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The first day of the XVI International Conference on Lactoferrin held in Rome

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