What is Turbolax®?
New and innovative food supplement for relieving constipation and restoring regularity
combination of lactulose powder and Turbolax® complex in two innovative forms
✔ highly effective Turbolax® complex combines magnesium and FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) – ingredients with powerful laxative properties
✔ lactulose reduces intestinal transit time – approved EFSA claim
|Active ingredients||Amount per serving (2 sticks)|
|Turbolax® complex (magnesium, FOS)||510 mg|
|Active ingredients||Amount per serving (3 effervescent tablets)|
|Turbolax® complex (magnesium, FOS)||385 mg|
a. Osmotic effect
Lactulose is a disaccharide derived from nature, generated by an isomerisation of lactose. Enzymes from the human gut can’t digest lactulose, so it reaches the colon unchanged.
In the colon, lactulose is broken down by the saccharolytic bacteria to organic acids (lactic, formic and acetic acids) which acidify the colon content and have osmotic effect.
b. Prebiotic effect
AHFS Drug Information 2003. McEvoy, GK, ed. Lactualose.Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2003:2479-81.
Lactulose in a powder – preferred choice for constipation
77% more patients prefer powder lactulose to liquid lactulose for the treatment of constipation.
Preferences based on consistency, taste and portability.
Based on taste and consistency 60% of patients preferred the powder lactulose to liquid.
More than 6 times as many patients preferred the powder to the liquid, based on its portability.
Barish CF, Voss B, Kaelin B. Comparison of preference and safety of powder and liquid lactulose in adult patients with chronic constipation. Clin Exp Gastroenterol. 2012; 3: 153-8.