Fresenius-Kabi - Lactulose


Supporting gut health

In today's fast-moving world, living and eating habits often have a negative impact on metabolism and digestion.
Already in 1957 it was demonstrated that Lactulose stimulates the proliferation of colonic bacteria (lactobacilli and bifidobacteria) in adults and infants. This is called the bifidogenic or prebiotic effect. Lactulose has several characteristics which make it an effective prebiotic: 
• It is indigestible by human enzymes in the gut
• It is non-absorbable in the small intestine
• It passes unchanged into the colon
• It is an attractive energy source for saccharolytic bacteria in the colon
Approved health claims 
The beneficial effect of Lactulose on the human colon has been recognised by various regulatory authorities. 
Corresponding health claims for Lactulose have been approved, for example, by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA).  

Due to its prebiotic effect Lactulose is an ideal ingredient for the development of food designed to support or maintain overall well-being. It can be used to develop convenience food for the general population as well as special food products for certain age groups or persons with specific nutrition requirements.