As a non-digestible carbohydrate lactulose combines different effects to activate natural mechanisms to restore the microbial balance and function of the colon.

Depending on the amount of lactulose it is used as a fibre-like ingredient in food, food supplement and animal feed products or as a mild but effective laxative to treat constipation.
Moreover, in high dosages lactulose is applied to lower blood ammonia levels in patients with liver diseases.