In countries like Japan, South Korea or Brazil the specific health-promoting property of lactulose and its beneficial effects on the digestive system have been recognized and authorized.
In Europe the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approved a health claim for lactulose corresponding to its contribution to an acceleration of intestinal transit time.
Lactulose, also known as galacto-fructose, is an ideal ingredient for the development of food products designed to support or maintain overall well-being.
It is available in liquid and crystalline form and is used for dairy products and baby food formulas.
In addition, it can also be applied to convenience food for the general population as well as to special food products for certain age groups or persons with specific nutrition requirements.