We recommend starting with 3 capsules prior to meals that include lactose and complex carbohydrates. This way, enough of the digestive enzymes get into the body that help digest complex carbohydrates such as fructans, galactans and lactose. Should this amount be sufficient, you could try a lower dosage. How many capsules are sufficient may vary from person to person. Overdosing, by the way, 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.