FAQ's once a dayBack
If you use the once-a-day product you can, in theory, properly digest all the lactose you ingest in a day. In some cases, for example if you are very sensitive to lactose, it may be necessary to take a lactase capsule or tablet to digest large amounts of lactose. However, for most people this is not necessary and the once-a-day is sufficient to properly digest all lactose during the day.
The once-a-day needs some build up of time to have the full effect when used for the first time. This is because the probiotics need some time to build up in the intestines. This takes about 5-14 days after the first use for most people. The effect of the once-a-day will continue as long as you take a capsule daily.
Feel free to use the once-a-day capsules for a long time, as this does not result in any disadvantages or side effects. Many of our customers have been using this product for years with positive results. You can also choose to use this product temporarily, for example during a holiday. If this is the case, please take into account the build-up period of 5-14 days after the first use.
In most people, the effect of the once-a-day will remain undiminished, even if you use the capsules for a long time. However, in certain circumstances, the effect may be temporarily reduced, for example in case of illness (with vomiting, diarrhoea) or when taking an antibiotic treatment. In this case we recommend temporarily stopping taking the capsules and trying again later. If it still does not work as it used to, you can choose an alternative, such as our lactase 20,000 tablets.
In theory it does not matter what time you take the once-a-day capsule. It is important however, that you take the capsule at the same time every day. So it is best to choose a fixed time to take it, for example at breakfast. Although many people take the capsule with a meal, this is not necessary.
The once-a-day contains probiotics. Probiotics are known to cause a rumbling sensation in the intestines, especially at first. The intestines usually need a few days to get used to the probiotics. The symptoms should be reduced within a week and then disappear completely. Are you experiencing more serious symptoms such as severe abdominal pain and diarrhoea? If so, please feel free to contact us and together we will look for a solution. The "once a day" capsules work very well for 80-90% of those taking it. In a small part of the population the intestines are so sensitive that the probiotics are not well tolerated. Fortunately, we also have a number of alternatives.
If a dose is forgotten once, this is usually not a problem as there will still be enough probiotics present in the intestines to maintain the effect. When for the second time in a row no capsule is taken, there is a big chance that the effect diminishes. As soon as a capsule is taken again the effect will be the same as before, provided that only 1 or 2 days a dose has been missed. When a dose is missed several days in a row then indeed at least 5 days are needed again to build up enough probiotics to have an effect.
Yes, this is possible. You can then just start taking the once a day approximately 2 weeks before the Holidays, to make sure the effect is optimal. After the Holidays you can stop taking once-a-day and then the effect will go away.
The once a day is not expressible in FCC. This is because the product does not contain the enzyme itself, but probiotics that produce the enzyme in the intestines. If you are still experiencing some discomfort while using the once-a-day, you could use an additional lactase tablet or capsule with large lactose-containing meals to prevent additional symptoms. Most of the people do not need to take extra lactase supplements and can digest all lactose during the day when using once-a-day.
It is absolutely fine to take a supplement with the lactase enzyme with lactose containing meals, during the first week of taking once-a-day capsules.