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OsmoAid™ Lactitol

Constipation can affect anyone from babies to pregnant women and the elderly. Relief has usually involved consumption of traditional laxatives, which may be unpalatable or bring unwanted side effects. OsmoAid™ is a brand of Lactitol from DuPont Nutrition & Health. It is an effective, and often more pleasant, osmotic alternative to conventional laxatives.

Lactitol is a disaccharide sugar alcohol, which has been used for more than 20 years to promote gut mobility in constipated individuals. Unlike conventional laxatives, OsmoAid™  works gently by:

  • Lowering colonic pH and stimulating peristalsis (the rippling and wave-lie motion that contracts and relaxes the bowel muscles)
  • Increasing the osmotic pressure in the intestinal lumen, resulting in an increase in fecal volume.

Depending on age and individual needs, OsmoAid™ is best taken orally in doses between 150mg-40g/day. It is well tolerated and can be ingested by all age groups without any health concerns.

Available in a sweet-tasting, odorless crystalline powder, OsmoAid™ is widely recognized as a food ingredient for use in food products and dietary supplements, and has been approved by both the FAO and WHO.

Product Key benefits Applications
OsmoAid™ Well tolerated Dietary supplements
  Less harsh laxative effect  
  Suitable for all ages