- BrandФелицата Украина
- Country of manufactureUkraine
Lactulose was discovered by the Austrian pediatrician Petueli in 1948. Finding out the dysbacteriosis reason from the children raised by artificial nutrition he emitted from composition of women's milk substance which activated growth of protective intestinal microflora (bifido-and lactobacilli) and called it lactulose.
Researches showed that when feeding the baby children's mixes (milk) with addition of 2% of lactulose the indicator of bifidobacteria increased up to 90%.
At inclusion of lactulose in dairy products for adults the quantity of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli increased from 7,5 to 57%, and the amount of colibacillus was reduced by 100 times!
Lactulose is a synthetic disaccharide which is made from whey.
In a human body there are no enzymes which would be capable to hydrolyze it.
In it all secret of lactulose that this substance passes a gastrointestinal tract and reaches a large intestine without changes, in difference from usual sugars.
Getting into a large intestine, lactulose serves as food material for growth and development bifido-and lactobacilli - useful microorganisms for our health
Lactulose renders moderate osmotic (and respectively laxative) effect. Under the influence of enzymes of bacteria it breaks up to low-molecular acids. As a result osmotic pressure increases, inflow of liquid to a gut increases and, therefore, volume a calla increases, its consistence becomes more friable and bowel emptying is facilitated.
Uniqueness of this carbohydrate is that it, unlike other sugars, does not support growth of the harmful bacteria which are a basic reason of caries of teeth. Caloric content of lactulose is minimum.
At children's age lactulose is produced in small amounts by an organism. With age the quantitative maintenance of bifidobacteria in a large intestine where pathogenic bacteriums begin to prevail decreases.
According to Mechnikov growth of putrefactive flora is a basic reason of aging. Therefore lactulose - irreplaceable means for elderly people
In the world - this only substance by means of which treat hepatic encephalopathy.
As lactulose does not possess toxic action, this drug is one of the safest laxatives and is suitable for prolonged use.