FAQ's lactase capsules and tabletsBack
Many of our products have a recommended dosage of 1 to 2 breakable tablets, 1 to 3 capsules, or even 1 to 4 tablets. We recommend starting with the highest dose, to see how you react, and then tapering down to a smaller dose next time. You can do this until you can see the minimum dose your body needs to avoid triggering the symptoms of your food intolerance. Of course, what you eat/drink and portion size will matter (as will the severity of your intolerance), but the general rule is that by starting high, you can tell more easily, if the product is helping you or not, rather than not being sure if it was enough. It is certainly helpful to taper the dose and see if you can go to a lower strength next time. Overdosing does not have any negative effect and is therefore not a bad thing. In some cases it is better to be on the safe side in order to avoid unnecessary complaints.
Our lactase capsules and tablets are safe to use several times a day. We do recommend that you stick to the maximum set number of tablets or capsules per day. For the lactase 2500 this is a maximum of 20 tablets per day, for the lactase 10,000 this is a maximum of 15 capsules per day. For the lactase 20,000, the maximum is 10 tablets per day.
With the lactase tablets and capsules, we have different strengths available. This strength is expressed in FCC per capsule. You can choose from 2500, 10,000 and 20,000. If it is your first time trying one of our lactase products, we generally recommend trying one of the higher strengths first, for example the 10,000 or 20,000. Starting higher will give you a clearer indication of whether it will work well for you or not when you first try it. At a lower dose, it may be unclear if it helps or not, or it may be that the dose wasn't high enough. If you have a milder degree of intolerance or only want to use the capsules or tablets for smaller amounts of lactose, you can choose the 2500 tablets. If you are more sensitive to lactose or want to consume larger amounts of lactose you may want to choose the 10,000 or 20,000.
Yes, also kids can use our lactase capsules and tablets. The products are also suitable for young children. You only need to think about if they can swallow the size of the capsule or tablet. The capsules also can be opened and then you can only give the lactase enzyme powder to your child with some drink, or spread it over the food. (be careful with hot food, then the enzymes can become ineffective).
Lactase 20,000 contains in addition to the lactase enzyme the filler: cellulose and as an anti-caking agent: silica and magnesium stearate. Lactase 2500 contains in addition to the lactase enzyme the filler: dextrose and cellulose, and as an anti-caking agent: magnesium stearate.