What is Turbolax®?
Innovative food supplement for relieving constipation and restoring regularity
A combination of lactitol and Turbolax® Complex
✔ highly effective Turbolax® complex combines magnesium and fibers – ingredients with powerful laxative properties
✔ lactitol contributes to normal bowel function by increasing stool frequency – EU-approved health claim
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TURBOLAX® EFFERVESCENT TABLETS
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TURBOLAX® OPD (one-per-day formula) STICKS/EFFERVESCENT TABLETS
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*also available as formula with lactulose
**also available as formula with lactitol
a. Osmotic effect
Lactitol is a disaccharide polyol, produced by hydrogenation of lactose. Enzymes of the digestive tract are unable to digest lactitol, so it reaches the colon unchanged.
The laxative action of lactitol in the digestive tract is related to the osmotic properties of the undigested carbohydrate. In the colon, lactitol is fermented by the intestinal microbiota to short-chain fatty acids, which in addition to an osmotic effect may have a direct effect on gut motility and transit.
b. Prebiotic effect
Lactitol efficacy assessment
77% of physician assessments and 72% of patients rated lactitol efficacy as good or excellent.
Meta-analysis on four studies reporting subjective efficacy assessments
Miller LE et al. Efficacy and tolerance of lactitol supplementation for adult constipation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Exp Gastroenterol. 2014;7:241-248.