Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions

What are the active ingredients in lactical and why do I need them?
lactical has been specially formulated by health experts as a nutritional safeguard for your bone health. It contains unique bone- health minerals and vitamins; a combination of ingredients that are easily absorbed by your body. It is rich in milk minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus) and, when combined with calcium carbonate, magnesium and vitamin D; helps your body absorb and use calcium effectively. Thus lactical contains two types of calcium.
What are the active ingredients in lactical dark?
lactical dark contains unique bone-health minerals and vitamins. It is rich in calcium and magnesium; and when combined with vitamins D & K, helps your body absorb and use calcium effectively.
What is the source of calcium used in lactical?
The calcium in lactical is in the form of calcium carbonate and calcium from milk. These two types of calcium provide the highest concentration of elemental calcium possible in a supplement. This means that lactical can provide the full RDA of calcium and other minerals -magnesium- without the need to take lots of disks. The calcium carbonate used is of high pharmaceutical grade from a natural source.
Why have vitamins D and K been formulated into lactical calcium disks?
It is important to select a calcium supplement which includes calcium in combination with other synergistic co-factors such as magnesium and vitamins D & K, as can be found in lactical dark (lactical does not contain vitamin K). Clinical studies show that vitamin D is important for calcium absorption and vitamin K plays a role in the body's formation of bone proteins.
Vitamins D & K are important nutritional co-factors in calcium metabolism and absorption -vitamin D is naturally produced in the skin from mild exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is also obtained from eating foods such as tuna, salmon, sardines, egg yolks or cheese. It is then stored effectively in the body for use in calcium metabolism. Similarly, vitamin K is important and best obtained from foods such green peas, carrots, green beans, broccoli, kale and amaranth leaves. There is strong evidence that vitamin K not only works synergistically with vitamin D to increase bone mineral density, but that it also positively influences calcium balance, the key mineral in bone metabolism. In addition the presence of the mineral magnesium, as well as contributing to the maintenance of normal bones, also contributes to normal protein synthesis and electrolyte balance.
What other nutrients are present in lactical?
lactical contains calcium and other key milk ingredients (protein, lactose, magnesium, phosphorus), which are widely recognised as the best sources of bone-building nutrients. That is because the minerals are naturally bound in milk, to peptides and proteins -and they are easy for your body to absorb. lactical is the only food supplement in the UK containing calcium from milk and calcium carbonate nature's most concentrated source of calcium delivering 500mg of elemental calcium in each creamy chocolate disk.
The chocolate in lactical is made with all-natural ingredients, and contains antioxidant levels that rival a serving of fruit. Produced from the cocoa plant, chocolate is rich in antioxidants which may protect the body from the damage of aging and disease. lactical is also rich in micronutrients; and those such as copper, magnesium and phosphorus could contribute significantly towards your dietary intake. In addition, cocoa is particularly rich in flavonoids that have been shown to have lots of benefits like anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-allergic along with being antioxidants.
What is the difference between the red and purple packaging?
lactical is available in two versions -lactical milk chocolate (red box) and lactical dark chocolate (purple box). The dark version contains no milk but has vitamin K. Other than that they are essentially the same and most importantly, both are guaranteed to contain 500mg of elemental calcium per chocolate disk to help you achieve your intake goals.
How is lactical different to regular calcium supplements?
Just think of how many people you know who do not take calcium or vitamins simply because they cannot or do not want to swallow pills. Just two delicious disks a day provide more than 100% of the Recommended Daily Value for calcium and vitamins D & K and can help people achieve their calcium intake goals. As your body can only effectively absorb up to 500mg of calcium at a time, it"s best to spread the disks throughout the day, preferably with or following a meal for optimal absorption of its active ingredients. If your diet has some calcium-rich foods but you want to make sure you are getting the recommended amount, take one disk per day.
What are the nutritional values, including calories in each lactical disk?
To find the full nutrition information for your favourite lactical product within the range please go to the Product Information section of this website.
How long will lactical stay fresh?
lactical has a shelf life of 16 months. Store at a controlled room temperature below 25 oC (77 oF) to prevent chocolate from melting. Protect from moisture. Be sure to check each lactical package for additional information and for expiration date.
What is lactical collagen?
lactical collagen is a unique formulation that contains a powerful 10g of hydrolysed collagen in every serving, with added calcium, magnesium, and vitamins C & D for increased synergistic activity and absorption. It is designed to provide a perfect ratio of liquid to active ingredients to create a great tasting and one of the most advanced, effective and bioavailable bone health products on the market today. The quality of the ingredients and the precise combination and concentration of these ingredients is what sets lactical collagen apart from the competition.
What does lactical collagen do?
lactical collagen delivers essential micronutrients in liquid form and helps to rebuild the collagen matrix in your bones. In addition to calcium, magnesium, vitamins C & D, lactical collagen contains bioactive collagen peptides that trigger the body's own natural process of collagen formation by stimulating fibroblasts, osteoclasts -bone forming cells, thus encouraging the body to produce more of its own collagen. Additionally, taking hydrolysed collagen in liquid form increases collagen absorption significantly.
What makes lactical collagen different from other supplements?
The formulation of lactical collagen is proprietary and is protected by patents pending. lactical collagen is not a collagen supplement; it is a bone health supplement which contains collagen and a unique blend of essential micronutrients providing a perfect ratio of active ingredients to liquid. These work synergistically to create the most advanced, effective and bio-available bone health product on the market today. lactical collagen uses the most medically advanced and proven techniques to deliver highly effective treatment to improve bone health, strength, and density. It contains all the necessary ingredients for your body to be able to use and absorb the minerals so they can be of use. This is the reason why lactical collagen outperforms all of the leading bone supplements on the market.
Why liquid rather than tablets, pills, capsules or powder?
Liquid delivery is perfect for people who have difficulty swallowing pills or solids. Aside from being easier to swallow, a liquid is readily absorbed as soon as it enters the stomach. The problem with collagen pills and tablets is they have to go through the digestive process to be broken down, and your body only uses what's left over. Our liquid collagen peptides have the highest bioavailability and net protein utilization because it is in liquid form. Each daily dose of lactical collagen contains 10000mg of hydrolyzed collagen, which is at least 20 times more than a typical collagen tablet or pill. Collagen tablets and pills are more difficult to take and assimilate in the body and are only partially absorbed by the body. Recent scientific studies have shown that the drinkable liquid form is absorbed by the body at a rate of over 90%, a level that can never be matched by tablets or pills. Furthermore, the solid forms of food supplements affect the digestive system as opposed to the liquid, drinkable form that is easily used, digestible and rapidly absorbable.
What type of collagen is in lactical collagen?
Not all collagen is created equal -in fact, there are 28 types of collagen in the body. Each type has different amino acid profiles and is produced by different cells in the body. More than 90% of the collagen found in the body is Collagen Type 1&3. Type I is the most common and also the strongest -stronger by weight than steel, and the type that provides support for the bones, joints and skin. lactical collagen is a Type I collagen, providing the highest quality and effectiveness out of the 28 types of collagen and it is similar to that produced by osteoblasts in our bones.
Where does the collagen in lactical collagen come from?
Our collagen peptides ingredient is an all-natural product that is derived from bovine hides -the type of collagen that is shown to help stimulate osteoblasts rather than osteoclasts, and thus triggering bone building. No artificial ingredients, additives or other animal sources are used. It is supplied by a respected European manufacturer and is certified fit for human consumption, and also suitable for pharmaceutical preparations. The full traceability of the origin of the raw materials used to obtained batches of finished product is fully guaranteed. Available with Halal and Kosher certificate.
How do I take lactical collagen?
Just take a bottle cup per day, 25ml lactical collagen and 20ml lactical collagen+ preferably half an hour before bedtime. Shake well the bottle before use. lactical collagen line of products may be consumed at room temperature or chilled -or even served over ice. It tastes great anyway! lactical collagen can be mixed into any food or beverage you like.
When is the best time to drink lactical collagen?
Generally speaking, there's no best time for eating or consuming healthy food or supplements, including lactical collagen. Set a habitual time that best fits your lifestyle and schedule. We recommend drinking lactical collagen before bedtime on an empty stomach to allow for maximum absorption overnight while your body is in its repair state. For some that may have sensitivities, this may unsettle their stomachs, so you can try drinking it diluted in a half glass of water, iced, or even first thing in the morning. Whichever way that works for you, you can be certain that you are getting premium ingredients in every bottle of lactical collagen.
Where should I store lactical collagen?
It is recommended to store in a cool, dry and dark place; do not freeze. lactical collagen does not have to be stored in the fridge, as it is shelf stable, but many people prefer to drink the bottle every morning chilled from the fridge. lactical collagen can be mixed into any food or beverage you like, and it tastes great. Shake the bottle well before use.
Who is lactical for?
Almost everyone can enjoy lactical. When consumed as part of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle, lactical is suitable for most people among the general healthy population -and that includes children over 4 years and older people. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your General Practitioner, Pharmacist or Dietician.
How many lactical calcium disks should I take each day; does it matter what time of day they are consumed?
You can take them at any time of the day. Children from 4 years upwards: take 1 disk daily with or without food, or as directed by a practitioner or pharmacist. Adults and Children above 4 years: take 1 or 2 disks daily. Do not exceed recommended daily intake. Additionally, the calcium carbonate in lactical is better absorbed when taken with food or on a full stomach. Calcium carbonate is alkaline based, so it requires extra stomach acid for optimal absorption. Therefore it is best taken right after meals or with a glass of acidic juice such as orange juice.
Are there any undesired effects whilst taking lactical?
lactical has no known side effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately. If you experience an adverse reaction, stop taking the supplement and seek medical advice.
Are there any side effects whilst taking too many lactical calcium disks?
Taking 1500mg of calcium (amount that is contained in 3 lactical disks) or less a day is unlikely to cause any harm. The Food Standards Agency advises you take no more than 1500mg of calcium supplements a day. High doses of calcium can lead to stomach pain and diarrhoea.
Total calcium intake, from combined dietary and supplemental sources, should not exceed 2500mg per day. EFSA proposes a Tolerable Upper Intake Level for Calcium of 2500mg (amount that is contained in 5 lactical calcium disks) for adults and for pregnant and lactating women, per day from all sources (drinking water, food, supplements, medicines). Because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications, you should take dietary supplements under the supervision of a knowledgeable health care provider.
Can I take lactical with a multivitamin?
Since the body can absorb 500mg of calcium at one time, we decided that it is the ideal amount for each lactical calcium disk. As many multivitamins contain small amounts of calcium or none at all, you should always check the label for the amount, to see if lactical combined with your multivitamins supplement will exceed the upper safe limits of calcium intake. High doses of calcium may interfere with the absorption of other minerals and therefore there is no additional benefit of taking more than 1500mg of calcium per day. More than 2500mg per day over an extended period of time can lead to stomach pain and high levels of calcium in the blood which may interfere with the absorption of other valuable minerals, such as iron and zinc. So if you are taking iron or zinc, take your lactical calcium disks at a different time of day.
My doctor has prescribed medication for osteoporosis. Can I still take lactical?
For people diagnosed with osteoporosis and those who have experienced a fracture from osteoporosis, calcium alone is not sufficient to prevent further fractures. Osteoporosis treatment is required, as advised by a doctor. Most osteoporosis treatment is prescribed with calcium supplementation, and often combined with vitamin D, to ensure proper management of your bone health. That is because the vast majority of clinical studies for efficacy of anti-osteoporotic treatments are based upon combining treatment with calcium and vitamin D supplementation. In addition, vitamin D deficiencies in humans have been shown to reduce the response to some treatments for osteoporosis. It is concluded that anti-osteoporotic treatments should be used in combination with calcium and vitamin D supplementation. lactical contains both calcium and vitamin D making it a good source for you daily needs, but prior to taking it we recommend that you speak with a health care professional regarding your specific condition.
Is it enough taking lactical to prevent osteoporosis?
Although lactical contains calcium which is a vital mineral for bone health, getting lots of it does not automatically result in a high bone density or prevent osteoporosis. There are multiple risk factors for osteoporosis. While some -such as being female, being older, being of certain ethnicities (such as Caucasian and Asian), and having a small body frame size- cannot be changed, many lifestyle factors can be modified that have a significant impact on bone health. These include adequate amounts of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D in the diet, eating enough fruits and vegetables, lowering intakes of sodium and caffeine, being physically active, quitting smoking, and reducing consumption of alcohol.
It's never too early to start thinking about what you can do to prevent osteoporosis. From the foods you eat to the amount of regular physical activity you get, the choices you make impact your health, right down to your bones. While there are many ways you can help protect your bones, there is not one treatment or combination of treatments that can guarantee you"ll never develop osteoporosis. The best prevention is a life-long commitment to healthy lifestyle choices like physical activity and good nutrition.
What if I'm not getting enough calcium or vitamin D?
Not getting enough calcium can lead to a disease called osteoporosis. This is a condition where your bones become fragile and break easily. The most common bones affected include the hip, backbone (spine), and wrist. Many people don't realize they have osteoporosis until after they break a bone, which means that their bones had been losing strength for years.
Is lactical suitable for children?
Yes, lactical is suitable for children aged four and over. Good bone health starts early in life and the first step is maximizing bone building during the growth and development years. Kids often don't get enough foods high in calcium, like milk and dairy, and are especially at risk for not developing strong bones. It is recommended that children meet their calcium needs from a balanced and varied diet, and principally from consuming dairy products.
If you think your child requires supplemental calcium, you should first consult with your doctor or pharmacist. Supervision is recommended to determine the appropriate number of lactical calcium disks that should be consumed daily. Caution should be used to ensure the recommended intake is not exceeded. Consumption above recommended levels should be avoided unless specifically prescribed by a physician. As with all food supplements, it's recommended you keep lactical well out of the reach of children. We recommend that you talk to your doctor regarding specific conditions.
Can I use lactical during pregnancy?
We are not aware of any safety issues for women taking lactical whilst pregnant. As you are well aware, pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause change and place extra demands in women's bodies. Your baby's needs take priority over your own, so if you don't get enough calcium in your diet, your baby will draw what he or she needs from your bones to build its skeleton. Getting enough calcium is actually necessary during pregnancy and after your baby is born. That's why it's important for you to get the nutrition you need - and calcium supplementation is generally recommended for the good health of you both. As with any other food supplement, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, we recommend that you talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking lactical.
I am over 50, and have already gone through menopause. Will lactical help me improve my bone density?
With the onset of menopause, which normally occurs around the age of 50, the rate of bone density loss increases significantly because the ovaries stop producing estrogen, a hormone that plays a major role in the bone repair process. As a result, bone mass begins to be broken down faster than it is being rebuilt and women can lose up to 15% of their bone mass in the five years following the menopause, making them more susceptible to developing osteoporosis.
However, it's never too late to make sure your bones are getting the right amount of calcium as an important factor of avoiding the acceleration of this process so that they stay healthy and strong. lactical is also recommended for those women who have an early menopause and who need to safeguard key nutrients for normal bone health over a longer period.
Can lactical calcium disks be consumed by individuals with diabetes?
lactical contains only 4,5g of carbohydrates per disk, which can easily be incorporated into an appropriate meal plan for people with diabetes. It is recommended that lactical calcium disks be consumed with meals or snacks for optimal absorption. A free food in a meal plan for people with diabetes is defined as containing less than or equal to 5g of carbohydrates per serving. Therefore one lactical calcium disk, which contains 4,5g of carbohydrates per serving, might qualify as a "free food". Individuals with diabetes should refer to the package for nutritional information related to lactical and speak with a healthcare professional about how to incorporate this product into their individualized dietary regimen.
Is lactical suitable for people with coeliac disease? Does it contain gluten?
Gluten is found in grains that include rye, oats, barley and wheat. None of these ingredients are being added to our line of products. However, we cannot guarantee that lactical calcium disks are 100% gluten free, as they are produced in a facility that manufactures or packages other items that may contain gluten. However, you should probably be able to tolerate lactical calcium disks as suitable for a gluten free diet.
Who is lactical for?
Almost everyone can enjoy lactical. When consumed as part of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle, lactical is suitable for most people among the general healthy population -and that includes children over 4 years and older people. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your General Practitioner, Pharmacist or Dietician.
How many lactical calcium disks should I take each day; does it matter what time of day they are consumed?
You can take them at any time of the day. Children from 4 years upwards: take 1 disk daily with or without food, or as directed by a practitioner or pharmacist. Adults and Children above 4 years: take 1 or 2 disks daily. Do not exceed recommended daily intake. Additionally, the calcium carbonate in lactical is better absorbed when taken with food or on a full stomach. Calcium carbonate is alkaline based, so it requires extra stomach acid for optimal absorption. Therefore it is best taken right after meals or with a glass of acidic juice such as orange juice.
Are there any undesired effects whilst taking lactical?
lactical has no known side effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately. If you experience an adverse reaction, stop taking the supplement and seek medical advice.
Are there any side effects whilst taking too many lactical calcium disks?
Taking 1500mg of calcium (amount that is contained in 3 lactical disks) or less a day is unlikely to cause any harm. The Food Standards Agency advises you take no more than 1500mg of calcium supplements a day. High doses of calcium can lead to stomach pain and diarrhoea.
Total calcium intake, from combined dietary and supplemental sources, should not exceed 2500mg per day. EFSA proposes a Tolerable Upper Intake Level for Calcium of 2500mg (amount that is contained in 5 lactical calcium disks) for adults and for pregnant and lactating women, per day from all sources (drinking water, food, supplements, medicines). Because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications, you should take dietary supplements under the supervision of a knowledgeable health care provider.
Can I take lactical with a multivitamin?
Since the body can absorb 500mg of calcium at one time, we decided that it is the ideal amount for each lactical calcium disk. As many multivitamins contain small amounts of calcium or none at all, you should always check the label for the amount, to see if lactical combined with your multivitamins supplement will exceed the upper safe limits of calcium intake. High doses of calcium may interfere with the absorption of other minerals and therefore there is no additional benefit of taking more than 1500mg of calcium per day. More than 2500mg per day over an extended period of time can lead to stomach pain and high levels of calcium in the blood which may interfere with the absorption of other valuable minerals, such as iron and zinc. So if you are taking iron or zinc, take your lactical calcium disks at a different time of day.
My doctor has prescribed medication for osteoporosis. Can I still take lactical?
For people diagnosed with osteoporosis and those who have experienced a fracture from osteoporosis, calcium alone is not sufficient to prevent further fractures. Osteoporosis treatment is required, as advised by a doctor. Most osteoporosis treatment is prescribed with calcium supplementation, and often combined with vitamin D, to ensure proper management of your bone health. That is because the vast majority of clinical studies for efficacy of anti-osteoporotic treatments are based upon combining treatment with calcium and vitamin D supplementation. In addition, vitamin D deficiencies in humans have been shown to reduce the response to some treatments for osteoporosis. It is concluded that anti-osteoporotic treatments should be used in combination with calcium and vitamin D supplementation. lactical contains both calcium and vitamin D making it a good source for you daily needs, but prior to taking it we recommend that you speak with a health care professional regarding your specific condition.
Is it enough taking lactical to prevent osteoporosis?
Although lactical contains calcium which is a vital mineral for bone health, getting lots of it does not automatically result in a high bone density or prevent osteoporosis. There are multiple risk factors for osteoporosis. While some -such as being female, being older, being of certain ethnicities (such as Caucasian and Asian), and having a small body frame size- cannot be changed, many lifestyle factors can be modified that have a significant impact on bone health. These include adequate amounts of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D in the diet, eating enough fruits and vegetables, lowering intakes of sodium and caffeine, being physically active, quitting smoking, and reducing consumption of alcohol.
It's never too early to start thinking about what you can do to prevent osteoporosis. From the foods you eat to the amount of regular physical activity you get, the choices you make impact your health, right down to your bones. While there are many ways you can help protect your bones, there is not one treatment or combination of treatments that can guarantee you"ll never develop osteoporosis. The best prevention is a life-long commitment to healthy lifestyle choices like physical activity and good nutrition.
What if I'm not getting enough calcium or vitamin D?
Not getting enough calcium can lead to a disease called osteoporosis. This is a condition where your bones become fragile and break easily. The most common bones affected include the hip, backbone (spine), and wrist. Many people don't realize they have osteoporosis until after they break a bone, which means that their bones had been losing strength for years.
Is lactical suitable for children?
Yes, lactical is suitable for children aged four and over. Good bone health starts early in life and the first step is maximizing bone building during the growth and development years. Kids often don't get enough foods high in calcium, like milk and dairy, and are especially at risk for not developing strong bones. It is recommended that children meet their calcium needs from a balanced and varied diet, and principally from consuming dairy products.
If you think your child requires supplemental calcium, you should first consult with your doctor or pharmacist. Supervision is recommended to determine the appropriate number of lactical calcium disks that should be consumed daily. Caution should be used to ensure the recommended intake is not exceeded. Consumption above recommended levels should be avoided unless specifically prescribed by a physician. As with all food supplements, it's recommended you keep lactical well out of the reach of children. We recommend that you talk to your doctor regarding specific conditions.
Can I use lactical during pregnancy?
We are not aware of any safety issues for women taking lactical whilst pregnant. As you are well aware, pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause change and place extra demands in women's bodies. Your baby's needs take priority over your own, so if you don't get enough calcium in your diet, your baby will draw what he or she needs from your bones to build its skeleton. Getting enough calcium is actually necessary during pregnancy and after your baby is born. That's why it's important for you to get the nutrition you need - and calcium supplementation is generally recommended for the good health of you both. As with any other food supplement, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, we recommend that you talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking lactical.
I am over 50, and have already gone through menopause. Will lactical help me improve my bone density?
With the onset of menopause, which normally occurs around the age of 50, the rate of bone density loss increases significantly because the ovaries stop producing estrogen, a hormone that plays a major role in the bone repair process. As a result, bone mass begins to be broken down faster than it is being rebuilt and women can lose up to 15% of their bone mass in the five years following the menopause, making them more susceptible to developing osteoporosis.
However, it's never too late to make sure your bones are getting the right amount of calcium as an important factor of avoiding the acceleration of this process so that they stay healthy and strong. lactical is also recommended for those women who have an early menopause and who need to safeguard key nutrients for normal bone health over a longer period.
Can lactical calcium disks be consumed by individuals with diabetes?
lactical contains only 4,5g of carbohydrates per disk, which can easily be incorporated into an appropriate meal plan for people with diabetes. It is recommended that lactical calcium disks be consumed with meals or snacks for optimal absorption. A free food in a meal plan for people with diabetes is defined as containing less than or equal to 5g of carbohydrates per serving. Therefore one lactical calcium disk, which contains 4,5g of carbohydrates per serving, might qualify as a "free food". Individuals with diabetes should refer to the package for nutritional information related to lactical and speak with a healthcare professional about how to incorporate this product into their individualized dietary regimen.
Is lactical suitable for people with coeliac disease? Does it contain gluten?
Gluten is found in grains that include rye, oats, barley and wheat. None of these ingredients are being added to our line of products. However, we cannot guarantee that lactical calcium disks are 100% gluten free, as they are produced in a facility that manufactures or packages other items that may contain gluten. However, you should probably be able to tolerate lactical calcium disks as suitable for a gluten free diet.
What is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body needed for the structure and density of the skin, joints, and bones. Collagen production naturally declines with age, reducing the structural integrity of the skin and leading to sagging skin, the formation of lines and wrinkles and the weakening of cartilage in joints. While young, the body consistently produces collagen, but collagen synthesis begins to decline around the age of 25, with a dramatic reduction in synthesis in women after menopause.
Does the body produce its own collagen?
Yes, but as the body ages, it produces less and less collagen over time. Collagen production in our body peaks around the age of 25, and as we age, the body's production of collagen metabolism slows down causing a gradual deterioration of collagen fibers in all connective tissues. Not only is our body less able to produce new collagen over time, but also the ageing process results in damage to the existing collagen matrix, which becomes fragmented or broken. This degradation process affects different parts of our body.
What is the difference between the collagen in our body and the collagen in your products?
The collagen naturally present in our skin, joints, bones, tendons and ligaments has a high molecular weight -300kDal. If ingested, it is not digested or absorbed. The collagen in our line of products has been hydrolysed, which means that it has been through a gentle, enzymatic process that breaks down the larger collagen molecules into collagen peptides. These peptides have a much lower molecular weight -2kDal and can be easily transported to and absorbed in areas where the body needs it.
Who can benefit from lactical collagen?
All adults can benefit. lactical collagen is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to build and maintain strong, healthy bones. Whether you are male or female, a young adult, or a senior citizen, lactical collagen can help you. If you are hopeful of improving your bone health, increasing bone strength and density while blocking the loss of bone mass, lactical collagen is for you.
Is lactical collagen safe to take?
lactical collagen is all natural, safe to use and side effect-free when taken as directed. Our all-natural formula is designed and made in Greece by a privately owned company that is a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical products and ingredients. The manufacturing facility is GMP approved, meaning that the rigorous testing and regulations ensure the highest quality product. As with all supplements:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, seek professional medical advice before taking lactical collagen.
If you suffer from food allergies, have any underlying medical conditions or are taking medication, always seek professional medical advice before using lactical collagen.
If a child consumes lactical collagen, there is no danger to the child's health, as it contains no harmful ingredients. However, the formula has been designed for adult use and should be treated like any other adult supplement.
You may experience a mild laxative detox effect when you start to take lactical collagen.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Can I take lactical collagen with a multivitamin?
Certainly! lactical collagen can be a part of a balanced diet with vitamins, healthy foods, and other food supplements. However, you should note that the body can absorb 500mg of calcium at one time and so be careful with the total intake of food supplements. We recommend that you check what you are taking against the lactical collagen nutritional information on the back of the box or online at www.lactical.gr. You should not need further quantities of collagen, calcium, magnesium or vitamins unless your doctor advises differently. If unsure, consult your doctor or pharmacist or contact our company.
Can lactical collagen be taken with medication?
lactical collagen presents no interaction issues. It is unlikely that lactical collagen will adversely interact with medication. However, we recommend that anyone suffering from a serious illness or those who are under medical supervision in general, consult their doctor before taking lactical collagen products.
Is lactical collagen safe to take while pregnant or nursing?
Getting enough collagen while pregnant is critical because it provides essential proteins that our bodies utilize daily and that promote optimal health for a growing baby. Collagen helps to build and repair our bones, joint surfaces, skin, teeth, eyes, arteries, intervertebral disks, and much more. Collagen is needed to ensure a strong body and to help you heal continually. Although, we always recommend speaking with your physician regarding your specific health needs while pregnant and nursing.
Is lactical collagen suitable for diabetics?
Our lactical collagen products contain a natural sweetener -Stevia and is suitable for diabetics. Consumption of Reb A (the stevia extract used in the formulation) does not affect blood glucose levels nor does it interfere with insulin. lactical collagen helps normalize diabetics' diets, offering them greater variety and flexibility in budgeting their total carbohydrate intake and allowing them to satisfy their taste for sweetness without affecting blood sugar or insulin levels. However, if you have any concerns, we recommend consulting your doctor prior to taking the product.
What does RDA mean?
RDA stands for recommended daily allowance. This is the daily amount of a vitamin or mineral that the average person needs to maintain health. The % RDA in lactical tells you how much of a vitamin or mineral's RDA you get from each disk of the supplement.
Should I be concerned that lactical contains levels of vitamins equal or above the RDA?
There is no need for concern, the vitamins and also the minerals in lactical are at high levels but they are all present at levels well below the Upper Safe Levels. The RDA of vitamins is an EU-recommended amount allowance to maintain health. Some supplements contain levels of vitamins and minerals above the RDA. This is because, for some nutrients, intakes above the RDA are safe for all healthy people. For most vitamins and minerals Upper Safe Levels have also been established so that both manufacturers and consumers can be made aware of the levels of intake, which allow people to supplement their diets safely.
What is meant by a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle?
A healthy balanced diet and lifestyle is where you eat a diet that includes all the main food groups and nutrients you need to live well, and do plenty of exercise. For more information on how to have a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle please go to the Healthy Living section of this website or you can visit: http://www.food.gov.uk/
Is lactical suitable for vegetarians?
Yes. If you are vegetarian and consume dairy products, lactical calcium disks are suitable for your diet.
Is lactical suitable for vegans?
lactical calcium disks contain calcium that is derived from cow's milk, so they are not suitable for vegans. If you refrain from dairy products, only lactical dark calcium disks are compatible with your diet.
I am a vegan/vegetarian. Is lactical collagen ok for me?
lactical collagen contains collagen derived from bovine hides.
Does lactical contain lactose?
As lactical contains minerals derived from milk, it isn't lactose free. Each lactical calcium disk contains a very small amount, less than 25mg. If you can't digest milk but have no problem with cheese and yogurt, you'll be able to take lactical.
Regarding our lactical dark product, it does not contain any dairy ingredients, but it is produced on shared equipment with lactical milk chocolate products. lactical production follows strict allergen cleanup procedures to ensure products made on shared equipment are dairy-free. Those who may be severely allergic need to be aware that traces of milk remain and therefore will be present in very small amounts through cross contact.
Does lactical contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?
No. Our company aims to ensure that the ingredients used in the manufacture of our products do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO), are not produced from GMO, and do not require a GMO labelling mention in the ingredient list. In addition our quality standards for human nutrition prohibit the use of artificial colourings, flavourings, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and other specific ingredients. To avoid contamination by genetically modified organisms (GMOs), our company has implemented its own control system.
All our products are produced to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards of quality control, and offer ideal support from sensible, balanced formulas, without excessive levels. Together with the outside control body Lloyd's LRQA (ISO 22000 and ISO 9001) and guidelines of the Good Manufacturing Practice, we guarantee the health and safety of all of our products. To ensure absolute, foolproof control, the system is constantly evaluated and updated. The purity of all ingredients and final products is rigorously tested in-house and externally using third party testing companies, ensuring accurate unbiased results. Although our company uses natural ingredients, its processes match pharmaceutical standards in terms of delivery technologies, equipment and the facility. Our company is bridging the gap between pharmaceutical standards and those of the natural health industry and goes above and beyond the norm to ensure the efficacy and safety of our products.
Does lactical collagen contain gluten, fish or porcine products, hormones, GMO -genetically modified organisms, alcohol, added sugar, artificial flavours or artificial colours?
lactical collagen is free of all these ingredients, artificial additives or preservatives. In consultation with leading scientific and medical researchers, we have opted out of ingredients which are not natural, proven unhealthy, or have known fatiguing effects.
What does hydrolysed mean?
The collagen in lactical collagen has been hydrolysed, which means that it has been through a gentle, enzymatic process that breaks down the larger collagen protein molecules into collagen peptides. These peptides have a much lower molecular weight and can be easily transported to and absorbed in areas where the body needs it. Taking hydrolsed collagen in liquid form increases collagen absorption significantly.
What is stevia?
Stevia extract is a natural sweetener, which comes from the leaves of the stevia plant. It is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar, but has practically zero calories. We understand that finding the perfect sugar substitute is not always easy. So, we're proud to introduce the latest innovation in sugar alternatives. Our sweetener is made from the finest extract of the Stevia plant to produce a sweet taste with practically zero calories. After harvesting and steeping the leaves, water and impurities are filtered out leaving behind stevia extract, which is then crystallised. This extract is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar with zero calories. By replacing the all the sugar with this natural sweetener, the result is a refreshing real natural taste that you have to experience to believe.
Where can I find out more about osteoporosis and calcium?
The following websites are good sources of information about osteoporosis, calcium, vitamins and other minerals:
British Dietetic Association - www.bda.uk.com/
British Herbal Medicine Association - www.bhma.info/
British Nutrition Foundation - www.nutrition.org.uk/
Health Food Manufacturers Association - www.hfma.co.uk/
International Osteoporosis Foundation - www.iofbonehealth.org/
NHS - www.nhs.uk/
Proprietary Association of Great Britain - www.pagb.co.uk/
The Council for Responsible Nutrition - www.crnuk.org/
What if I have another question?
We're here to help and take every question, suggestion or criticism seriously as well as looking forward to hearing your feedback. If you have any nutrition questions, want to share your lactical story, this is the place!
Please note that we cannot provide answers to personal medical questions; for these, you should contact your doctor. For any other question, please contact the careline team at the number below or just send us an email:

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What are the active ingredients in lactical and why do I need them?
lactical has been specially formulated by health experts as a nutritional safeguard for your bone health. It contains unique bone- health minerals and vitamins; a combination of ingredients that are easily absorbed by your body. It is rich in milk minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus) and, when combined with calcium carbonate, magnesium and vitamin D; helps your body absorb and use calcium effectively. Thus lactical contains two types of calcium.
What are the active ingredients in lactical dark?
lactical dark contains unique bone-health minerals and vitamins. It is rich in calcium and magnesium; and when combined with vitamins D & K, helps your body absorb and use calcium effectively.
What is the source of calcium used in lactical?
The calcium in lactical is in the form of calcium carbonate and calcium from milk. These two types of calcium provide the highest concentration of elemental calcium possible in a supplement. This means that lactical can provide the full RDA of calcium and other minerals -magnesium- without the need to take lots of disks. The calcium carbonate used is of high pharmaceutical grade from a natural source.
Why have vitamins D and K been formulated into lactical calcium disks?
It is important to select a calcium supplement which includes calcium in combination with other synergistic co-factors such as magnesium and vitamins D & K, as can be found in lactical dark (lactical does not contain vitamin K). Clinical studies show that vitamin D is important for calcium absorption and vitamin K plays a role in the body's formation of bone proteins.
Vitamins D & K are important nutritional co-factors in calcium metabolism and absorption -vitamin D is naturally produced in the skin from mild exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is also obtained from eating foods such as tuna, salmon, sardines, egg yolks or cheese. It is then stored effectively in the body for use in calcium metabolism. Similarly, vitamin K is important and best obtained from foods such green peas, carrots, green beans, broccoli, kale and amaranth leaves. There is strong evidence that vitamin K not only works synergistically with vitamin D to increase bone mineral density, but that it also positively influences calcium balance, the key mineral in bone metabolism. In addition the presence of the mineral magnesium, as well as contributing to the maintenance of normal bones, also contributes to normal protein synthesis and electrolyte balance.
What other nutrients are present in lactical?
lactical contains calcium and other key milk ingredients (protein, lactose, magnesium, phosphorus), which are widely recognised as the best sources of bone-building nutrients. That is because the minerals are naturally bound in milk, to peptides and proteins -and they are easy for your body to absorb. lactical is the only food supplement in the UK containing calcium from milk and calcium carbonate nature's most concentrated source of calcium delivering 500mg of elemental calcium in each creamy chocolate disk.
The chocolate in lactical is made with all-natural ingredients, and contains antioxidant levels that rival a serving of fruit. Produced from the cocoa plant, chocolate is rich in antioxidants which may protect the body from the damage of aging and disease. lactical is also rich in micronutrients; and those such as copper, magnesium and phosphorus could contribute significantly towards your dietary intake. In addition, cocoa is particularly rich in flavonoids that have been shown to have lots of benefits like anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-allergic along with being antioxidants.
What is the difference between the red and purple packaging?
lactical is available in two versions -lactical milk chocolate (red box) and lactical dark chocolate (purple box). The dark version contains no milk but has vitamin K. Other than that they are essentially the same and most importantly, both are guaranteed to contain 500mg of elemental calcium per chocolate disk to help you achieve your intake goals.
How is lactical different to regular calcium supplements?
Just think of how many people you know who do not take calcium or vitamins simply because they cannot or do not want to swallow pills. Just two delicious disks a day provide more than 100% of the Recommended Daily Value for calcium and vitamins D & K and can help people achieve their calcium intake goals. As your body can only effectively absorb up to 500mg of calcium at a time, it"s best to spread the disks throughout the day, preferably with or following a meal for optimal absorption of its active ingredients. If your diet has some calcium-rich foods but you want to make sure you are getting the recommended amount, take one disk per day.
What are the nutritional values, including calories in each lactical disk?
To find the full nutrition information for your favourite lactical product within the range please go to the Product Information section of this website.
How long will lactical stay fresh?
lactical has a shelf life of 16 months. Store at a controlled room temperature below 25 oC (77 oF) to prevent chocolate from melting. Protect from moisture. Be sure to check each lactical package for additional information and for expiration date.
What is lactical collagen?
lactical collagen is a unique formulation that contains a powerful 10g of hydrolysed collagen in every serving, with added calcium, magnesium, and vitamins C & D for increased synergistic activity and absorption. It is designed to provide a perfect ratio of liquid to active ingredients to create a great tasting and one of the most advanced, effective and bioavailable bone health products on the market today. The quality of the ingredients and the precise combination and concentration of these ingredients is what sets lactical collagen apart from the competition.
What does lactical collagen do?
lactical collagen delivers essential micronutrients in liquid form and helps to rebuild the collagen matrix in your bones. In addition to calcium, magnesium, vitamins C & D, lactical collagen contains bioactive collagen peptides that trigger the body's own natural process of collagen formation by stimulating fibroblasts, osteoclasts -bone forming cells, thus encouraging the body to produce more of its own collagen. Additionally, taking hydrolysed collagen in liquid form increases collagen absorption significantly.
What makes lactical collagen different from other supplements?
The formulation of lactical collagen is proprietary and is protected by patents pending. lactical collagen is not a collagen supplement; it is a bone health supplement which contains collagen and a unique blend of essential micronutrients providing a perfect ratio of active ingredients to liquid. These work synergistically to create the most advanced, effective and bio-available bone health product on the market today. lactical collagen uses the most medically advanced and proven techniques to deliver highly effective treatment to improve bone health, strength, and density. It contains all the necessary ingredients for your body to be able to use and absorb the minerals so they can be of use. This is the reason why lactical collagen outperforms all of the leading bone supplements on the market.
Why liquid rather than tablets, pills, capsules or powder?
Liquid delivery is perfect for people who have difficulty swallowing pills or solids. Aside from being easier to swallow, a liquid is readily absorbed as soon as it enters the stomach. The problem with collagen pills and tablets is they have to go through the digestive process to be broken down, and your body only uses what's left over. Our liquid collagen peptides have the highest bioavailability and net protein utilization because it is in liquid form. Each daily dose of lactical collagen contains 10000mg of hydrolyzed collagen, which is at least 20 times more than a typical collagen tablet or pill. Collagen tablets and pills are more difficult to take and assimilate in the body and are only partially absorbed by the body. Recent scientific studies have shown that the drinkable liquid form is absorbed by the body at a rate of over 90%, a level that can never be matched by tablets or pills. Furthermore, the solid forms of food supplements affect the digestive system as opposed to the liquid, drinkable form that is easily used, digestible and rapidly absorbable.
What type of collagen is in lactical collagen?
Not all collagen is created equal -in fact, there are 28 types of collagen in the body. Each type has different amino acid profiles and is produced by different cells in the body. More than 90% of the collagen found in the body is Collagen Type 1&3. Type I is the most common and also the strongest -stronger by weight than steel, and the type that provides support for the bones, joints and skin. lactical collagen is a Type I collagen, providing the highest quality and effectiveness out of the 28 types of collagen and it is similar to that produced by osteoblasts in our bones.
Where does the collagen in lactical collagen come from?
Our collagen peptides ingredient is an all-natural product that is derived from bovine hides -the type of collagen that is shown to help stimulate osteoblasts rather than osteoclasts, and thus triggering bone building. No artificial ingredients, additives or other animal sources are used. It is supplied by a respected European manufacturer and is certified fit for human consumption, and also suitable for pharmaceutical preparations. The full traceability of the origin of the raw materials used to obtained batches of finished product is fully guaranteed. Available with Halal and Kosher certificate.
How do I take lactical collagen?
Just take a bottle cup per day, 25ml lactical collagen and 20ml lactical collagen+ preferably half an hour before bedtime. Shake well the bottle before use. lactical collagen line of products may be consumed at room temperature or chilled -or even served over ice. It tastes great anyway! lactical collagen can be mixed into any food or beverage you like.
When is the best time to drink lactical collagen?
Generally speaking, there's no best time for eating or consuming healthy food or supplements, including lactical collagen. Set a habitual time that best fits your lifestyle and schedule. We recommend drinking lactical collagen before bedtime on an empty stomach to allow for maximum absorption overnight while your body is in its repair state. For some that may have sensitivities, this may unsettle their stomachs, so you can try drinking it diluted in a half glass of water, iced, or even first thing in the morning. Whichever way that works for you, you can be certain that you are getting premium ingredients in every bottle of lactical collagen.
Where should I store lactical collagen?
It is recommended to store in a cool, dry and dark place; do not freeze. lactical collagen does not have to be stored in the fridge, as it is shelf stable, but many people prefer to drink the bottle every morning chilled from the fridge. lactical collagen can be mixed into any food or beverage you like, and it tastes great. Shake the bottle well before use.
Who is lactical for?
Almost everyone can enjoy lactical. When consumed as part of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle, lactical is suitable for most people among the general healthy population -and that includes children over 4 years and older people. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your General Practitioner, Pharmacist or Dietician.
How many lactical calcium disks should I take each day; does it matter what time of day they are consumed?
You can take them at any time of the day. Children from 4 years upwards: take 1 disk daily with or without food, or as directed by a practitioner or pharmacist. Adults and Children above 4 years: take 1 or 2 disks daily. Do not exceed recommended daily intake. Additionally, the calcium carbonate in lactical is better absorbed when taken with food or on a full stomach. Calcium carbonate is alkaline based, so it requires extra stomach acid for optimal absorption. Therefore it is best taken right after meals or with a glass of acidic juice such as orange juice.
Are there any undesired effects whilst taking lactical?
lactical has no known side effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately. If you experience an adverse reaction, stop taking the supplement and seek medical advice.
Are there any side effects whilst taking too many lactical calcium disks?
Taking 1500mg of calcium (amount that is contained in 3 lactical disks) or less a day is unlikely to cause any harm. The Food Standards Agency advises you take no more than 1500mg of calcium supplements a day. High doses of calcium can lead to stomach pain and diarrhoea.
Total calcium intake, from combined dietary and supplemental sources, should not exceed 2500mg per day. EFSA proposes a Tolerable Upper Intake Level for Calcium of 2500mg (amount that is contained in 5 lactical calcium disks) for adults and for pregnant and lactating women, per day from all sources (drinking water, food, supplements, medicines). Because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications, you should take dietary supplements under the supervision of a knowledgeable health care provider.
Can I take lactical with a multivitamin?
Since the body can absorb 500mg of calcium at one time, we decided that it is the ideal amount for each lactical calcium disk. As many multivitamins contain small amounts of calcium or none at all, you should always check the label for the amount, to see if lactical combined with your multivitamins supplement will exceed the upper safe limits of calcium intake. High doses of calcium may interfere with the absorption of other minerals and therefore there is no additional benefit of taking more than 1500mg of calcium per day. More than 2500mg per day over an extended period of time can lead to stomach pain and high levels of calcium in the blood which may interfere with the absorption of other valuable minerals, such as iron and zinc. So if you are taking iron or zinc, take your lactical calcium disks at a different time of day.
My doctor has prescribed medication for osteoporosis. Can I still take lactical?
For people diagnosed with osteoporosis and those who have experienced a fracture from osteoporosis, calcium alone is not sufficient to prevent further fractures. Osteoporosis treatment is required, as advised by a doctor. Most osteoporosis treatment is prescribed with calcium supplementation, and often combined with vitamin D, to ensure proper management of your bone health. That is because the vast majority of clinical studies for efficacy of anti-osteoporotic treatments are based upon combining treatment with calcium and vitamin D supplementation. In addition, vitamin D deficiencies in humans have been shown to reduce the response to some treatments for osteoporosis. It is concluded that anti-osteoporotic treatments should be used in combination with calcium and vitamin D supplementation. lactical contains both calcium and vitamin D making it a good source for you daily needs, but prior to taking it we recommend that you speak with a health care professional regarding your specific condition.
Is it enough taking lactical to prevent osteoporosis?
Although lactical contains calcium which is a vital mineral for bone health, getting lots of it does not automatically result in a high bone density or prevent osteoporosis. There are multiple risk factors for osteoporosis. While some -such as being female, being older, being of certain ethnicities (such as Caucasian and Asian), and having a small body frame size- cannot be changed, many lifestyle factors can be modified that have a significant impact on bone health. These include adequate amounts of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D in the diet, eating enough fruits and vegetables, lowering intakes of sodium and caffeine, being physically active, quitting smoking, and reducing consumption of alcohol.
It's never too early to start thinking about what you can do to prevent osteoporosis. From the foods you eat to the amount of regular physical activity you get, the choices you make impact your health, right down to your bones. While there are many ways you can help protect your bones, there is not one treatment or combination of treatments that can guarantee you"ll never develop osteoporosis. The best prevention is a life-long commitment to healthy lifestyle choices like physical activity and good nutrition.
What if I'm not getting enough calcium or vitamin D?
Not getting enough calcium can lead to a disease called osteoporosis. This is a condition where your bones become fragile and break easily. The most common bones affected include the hip, backbone (spine), and wrist. Many people don't realize they have osteoporosis until after they break a bone, which means that their bones had been losing strength for years.
Is lactical suitable for children?
Yes, lactical is suitable for children aged four and over. Good bone health starts early in life and the first step is maximizing bone building during the growth and development years. Kids often don't get enough foods high in calcium, like milk and dairy, and are especially at risk for not developing strong bones. It is recommended that children meet their calcium needs from a balanced and varied diet, and principally from consuming dairy products.
If you think your child requires supplemental calcium, you should first consult with your doctor or pharmacist. Supervision is recommended to determine the appropriate number of lactical calcium disks that should be consumed daily. Caution should be used to ensure the recommended intake is not exceeded. Consumption above recommended levels should be avoided unless specifically prescribed by a physician. As with all food supplements, it's recommended you keep lactical well out of the reach of children. We recommend that you talk to your doctor regarding specific conditions.
Can I use lactical during pregnancy?
We are not aware of any safety issues for women taking lactical whilst pregnant. As you are well aware, pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause change and place extra demands in women's bodies. Your baby's needs take priority over your own, so if you don't get enough calcium in your diet, your baby will draw what he or she needs from your bones to build its skeleton. Getting enough calcium is actually necessary during pregnancy and after your baby is born. That's why it's important for you to get the nutrition you need - and calcium supplementation is generally recommended for the good health of you both. As with any other food supplement, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, we recommend that you talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking lactical.
I am over 50, and have already gone through menopause. Will lactical help me improve my bone density?
With the onset of menopause, which normally occurs around the age of 50, the rate of bone density loss increases significantly because the ovaries stop producing estrogen, a hormone that plays a major role in the bone repair process. As a result, bone mass begins to be broken down faster than it is being rebuilt and women can lose up to 15% of their bone mass in the five years following the menopause, making them more susceptible to developing osteoporosis.
However, it's never too late to make sure your bones are getting the right amount of calcium as an important factor of avoiding the acceleration of this process so that they stay healthy and strong. lactical is also recommended for those women who have an early menopause and who need to safeguard key nutrients for normal bone health over a longer period.
Can lactical calcium disks be consumed by individuals with diabetes?
lactical contains only 4,5g of carbohydrates per disk, which can easily be incorporated into an appropriate meal plan for people with diabetes. It is recommended that lactical calcium disks be consumed with meals or snacks for optimal absorption. A free food in a meal plan for people with diabetes is defined as containing less than or equal to 5g of carbohydrates per serving. Therefore one lactical calcium disk, which contains 4,5g of carbohydrates per serving, might qualify as a "free food". Individuals with diabetes should refer to the package for nutritional information related to lactical and speak with a healthcare professional about how to incorporate this product into their individualized dietary regimen.
Is lactical suitable for people with coeliac disease? Does it contain gluten?
Gluten is found in grains that include rye, oats, barley and wheat. None of these ingredients are being added to our line of products. However, we cannot guarantee that lactical calcium disks are 100% gluten free, as they are produced in a facility that manufactures or packages other items that may contain gluten. However, you should probably be able to tolerate lactical calcium disks as suitable for a gluten free diet.
Who is lactical for?
Almost everyone can enjoy lactical. When consumed as part of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle, lactical is suitable for most people among the general healthy population -and that includes children over 4 years and older people. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your General Practitioner, Pharmacist or Dietician.
How many lactical calcium disks should I take each day; does it matter what time of day they are consumed?
You can take them at any time of the day. Children from 4 years upwards: take 1 disk daily with or without food, or as directed by a practitioner or pharmacist. Adults and Children above 4 years: take 1 or 2 disks daily. Do not exceed recommended daily intake. Additionally, the calcium carbonate in lactical is better absorbed when taken with food or on a full stomach. Calcium carbonate is alkaline based, so it requires extra stomach acid for optimal absorption. Therefore it is best taken right after meals or with a glass of acidic juice such as orange juice.
Are there any undesired effects whilst taking lactical?
lactical has no known side effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately. If you experience an adverse reaction, stop taking the supplement and seek medical advice.
Are there any side effects whilst taking too many lactical calcium disks?
Taking 1500mg of calcium (amount that is contained in 3 lactical disks) or less a day is unlikely to cause any harm. The Food Standards Agency advises you take no more than 1500mg of calcium supplements a day. High doses of calcium can lead to stomach pain and diarrhoea.
Total calcium intake, from combined dietary and supplemental sources, should not exceed 2500mg per day. EFSA proposes a Tolerable Upper Intake Level for Calcium of 2500mg (amount that is contained in 5 lactical calcium disks) for adults and for pregnant and lactating women, per day from all sources (drinking water, food, supplements, medicines). Because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications, you should take dietary supplements under the supervision of a knowledgeable health care provider.
Can I take lactical with a multivitamin?
Since the body can absorb 500mg of calcium at one time, we decided that it is the ideal amount for each lactical calcium disk. As many multivitamins contain small amounts of calcium or none at all, you should always check the label for the amount, to see if lactical combined with your multivitamins supplement will exceed the upper safe limits of calcium intake. High doses of calcium may interfere with the absorption of other minerals and therefore there is no additional benefit of taking more than 1500mg of calcium per day. More than 2500mg per day over an extended period of time can lead to stomach pain and high levels of calcium in the blood which may interfere with the absorption of other valuable minerals, such as iron and zinc. So if you are taking iron or zinc, take your lactical calcium disks at a different time of day.
My doctor has prescribed medication for osteoporosis. Can I still take lactical?
For people diagnosed with osteoporosis and those who have experienced a fracture from osteoporosis, calcium alone is not sufficient to prevent further fractures. Osteoporosis treatment is required, as advised by a doctor. Most osteoporosis treatment is prescribed with calcium supplementation, and often combined with vitamin D, to ensure proper management of your bone health. That is because the vast majority of clinical studies for efficacy of anti-osteoporotic treatments are based upon combining treatment with calcium and vitamin D supplementation. In addition, vitamin D deficiencies in humans have been shown to reduce the response to some treatments for osteoporosis. It is concluded that anti-osteoporotic treatments should be used in combination with calcium and vitamin D supplementation. lactical contains both calcium and vitamin D making it a good source for you daily needs, but prior to taking it we recommend that you speak with a health care professional regarding your specific condition.
Is it enough taking lactical to prevent osteoporosis?
Although lactical contains calcium which is a vital mineral for bone health, getting lots of it does not automatically result in a high bone density or prevent osteoporosis. There are multiple risk factors for osteoporosis. While some -such as being female, being older, being of certain ethnicities (such as Caucasian and Asian), and having a small body frame size- cannot be changed, many lifestyle factors can be modified that have a significant impact on bone health. These include adequate amounts of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D in the diet, eating enough fruits and vegetables, lowering intakes of sodium and caffeine, being physically active, quitting smoking, and reducing consumption of alcohol.
It's never too early to start thinking about what you can do to prevent osteoporosis. From the foods you eat to the amount of regular physical activity you get, the choices you make impact your health, right down to your bones. While there are many ways you can help protect your bones, there is not one treatment or combination of treatments that can guarantee you"ll never develop osteoporosis. The best prevention is a life-long commitment to healthy lifestyle choices like physical activity and good nutrition.
What if I'm not getting enough calcium or vitamin D?
Not getting enough calcium can lead to a disease called osteoporosis. This is a condition where your bones become fragile and break easily. The most common bones affected include the hip, backbone (spine), and wrist. Many people don't realize they have osteoporosis until after they break a bone, which means that their bones had been losing strength for years.
Is lactical suitable for children?
Yes, lactical is suitable for children aged four and over. Good bone health starts early in life and the first step is maximizing bone building during the growth and development years. Kids often don't get enough foods high in calcium, like milk and dairy, and are especially at risk for not developing strong bones. It is recommended that children meet their calcium needs from a balanced and varied diet, and principally from consuming dairy products.
If you think your child requires supplemental calcium, you should first consult with your doctor or pharmacist. Supervision is recommended to determine the appropriate number of lactical calcium disks that should be consumed daily. Caution should be used to ensure the recommended intake is not exceeded. Consumption above recommended levels should be avoided unless specifically prescribed by a physician. As with all food supplements, it's recommended you keep lactical well out of the reach of children. We recommend that you talk to your doctor regarding specific conditions.
Can I use lactical during pregnancy?
We are not aware of any safety issues for women taking lactical whilst pregnant. As you are well aware, pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause change and place extra demands in women's bodies. Your baby's needs take priority over your own, so if you don't get enough calcium in your diet, your baby will draw what he or she needs from your bones to build its skeleton. Getting enough calcium is actually necessary during pregnancy and after your baby is born. That's why it's important for you to get the nutrition you need - and calcium supplementation is generally recommended for the good health of you both. As with any other food supplement, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, we recommend that you talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking lactical.
I am over 50, and have already gone through menopause. Will lactical help me improve my bone density?
With the onset of menopause, which normally occurs around the age of 50, the rate of bone density loss increases significantly because the ovaries stop producing estrogen, a hormone that plays a major role in the bone repair process. As a result, bone mass begins to be broken down faster than it is being rebuilt and women can lose up to 15% of their bone mass in the five years following the menopause, making them more susceptible to developing osteoporosis.
However, it's never too late to make sure your bones are getting the right amount of calcium as an important factor of avoiding the acceleration of this process so that they stay healthy and strong. lactical is also recommended for those women who have an early menopause and who need to safeguard key nutrients for normal bone health over a longer period.
Can lactical calcium disks be consumed by individuals with diabetes?
lactical contains only 4,5g of carbohydrates per disk, which can easily be incorporated into an appropriate meal plan for people with diabetes. It is recommended that lactical calcium disks be consumed with meals or snacks for optimal absorption. A free food in a meal plan for people with diabetes is defined as containing less than or equal to 5g of carbohydrates per serving. Therefore one lactical calcium disk, which contains 4,5g of carbohydrates per serving, might qualify as a "free food". Individuals with diabetes should refer to the package for nutritional information related to lactical and speak with a healthcare professional about how to incorporate this product into their individualized dietary regimen.
Is lactical suitable for people with coeliac disease? Does it contain gluten?
Gluten is found in grains that include rye, oats, barley and wheat. None of these ingredients are being added to our line of products. However, we cannot guarantee that lactical calcium disks are 100% gluten free, as they are produced in a facility that manufactures or packages other items that may contain gluten. However, you should probably be able to tolerate lactical calcium disks as suitable for a gluten free diet.
What is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body needed for the structure and density of the skin, joints, and bones. Collagen production naturally declines with age, reducing the structural integrity of the skin and leading to sagging skin, the formation of lines and wrinkles and the weakening of cartilage in joints. While young, the body consistently produces collagen, but collagen synthesis begins to decline around the age of 25, with a dramatic reduction in synthesis in women after menopause.
Does the body produce its own collagen?
Yes, but as the body ages, it produces less and less collagen over time. Collagen production in our body peaks around the age of 25, and as we age, the body's production of collagen metabolism slows down causing a gradual deterioration of collagen fibers in all connective tissues. Not only is our body less able to produce new collagen over time, but also the ageing process results in damage to the existing collagen matrix, which becomes fragmented or broken. This degradation process affects different parts of our body.
What is the difference between the collagen in our body and the collagen in your products?
The collagen naturally present in our skin, joints, bones, tendons and ligaments has a high molecular weight -300kDal. If ingested, it is not digested or absorbed. The collagen in our line of products has been hydrolysed, which means that it has been through a gentle, enzymatic process that breaks down the larger collagen molecules into collagen peptides. These peptides have a much lower molecular weight -2kDal and can be easily transported to and absorbed in areas where the body needs it.
Who can benefit from lactical collagen?
All adults can benefit. lactical collagen is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to build and maintain strong, healthy bones. Whether you are male or female, a young adult, or a senior citizen, lactical collagen can help you. If you are hopeful of improving your bone health, increasing bone strength and density while blocking the loss of bone mass, lactical collagen is for you.
Is lactical collagen safe to take?
lactical collagen is all natural, safe to use and side effect-free when taken as directed. Our all-natural formula is designed and made in Greece by a privately owned company that is a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical products and ingredients. The manufacturing facility is GMP approved, meaning that the rigorous testing and regulations ensure the highest quality product. As with all supplements:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, seek professional medical advice before taking lactical collagen.
If you suffer from food allergies, have any underlying medical conditions or are taking medication, always seek professional medical advice before using lactical collagen.
If a child consumes lactical collagen, there is no danger to the child's health, as it contains no harmful ingredients. However, the formula has been designed for adult use and should be treated like any other adult supplement.
You may experience a mild laxative detox effect when you start to take lactical collagen.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Can I take lactical collagen with a multivitamin?
Certainly! lactical collagen can be a part of a balanced diet with vitamins, healthy foods, and other food supplements. However, you should note that the body can absorb 500mg of calcium at one time and so be careful with the total intake of food supplements. We recommend that you check what you are taking against the lactical collagen nutritional information on the back of the box or online at www.lactical.gr. You should not need further quantities of collagen, calcium, magnesium or vitamins unless your doctor advises differently. If unsure, consult your doctor or pharmacist or contact our company.
Can lactical collagen be taken with medication?
lactical collagen presents no interaction issues. It is unlikely that lactical collagen will adversely interact with medication. However, we recommend that anyone suffering from a serious illness or those who are under medical supervision in general, consult their doctor before taking lactical collagen products.
Is lactical collagen safe to take while pregnant or nursing?
Getting enough collagen while pregnant is critical because it provides essential proteins that our bodies utilize daily and that promote optimal health for a growing baby. Collagen helps to build and repair our bones, joint surfaces, skin, teeth, eyes, arteries, intervertebral disks, and much more. Collagen is needed to ensure a strong body and to help you heal continually. Although, we always recommend speaking with your physician regarding your specific health needs while pregnant and nursing.
Is lactical collagen suitable for diabetics?
Our lactical collagen products contain a natural sweetener -Stevia and is suitable for diabetics. Consumption of Reb A (the stevia extract used in the formulation) does not affect blood glucose levels nor does it interfere with insulin. lactical collagen helps normalize diabetics' diets, offering them greater variety and flexibility in budgeting their total carbohydrate intake and allowing them to satisfy their taste for sweetness without affecting blood sugar or insulin levels. However, if you have any concerns, we recommend consulting your doctor prior to taking the product.
What does RDA mean?
RDA stands for recommended daily allowance. This is the daily amount of a vitamin or mineral that the average person needs to maintain health. The % RDA in lactical tells you how much of a vitamin or mineral's RDA you get from each disk of the supplement.
Should I be concerned that lactical contains levels of vitamins equal or above the RDA?
There is no need for concern, the vitamins and also the minerals in lactical are at high levels but they are all present at levels well below the Upper Safe Levels. The RDA of vitamins is an EU-recommended amount allowance to maintain health. Some supplements contain levels of vitamins and minerals above the RDA. This is because, for some nutrients, intakes above the RDA are safe for all healthy people. For most vitamins and minerals Upper Safe Levels have also been established so that both manufacturers and consumers can be made aware of the levels of intake, which allow people to supplement their diets safely.
What is meant by a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle?
A healthy balanced diet and lifestyle is where you eat a diet that includes all the main food groups and nutrients you need to live well, and do plenty of exercise. For more information on how to have a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle please go to the Healthy Living section of this website or you can visit: http://www.food.gov.uk/
Is lactical suitable for vegetarians?
Yes. If you are vegetarian and consume dairy products, lactical calcium disks are suitable for your diet.
Is lactical suitable for vegans?
lactical calcium disks contain calcium that is derived from cow's milk, so they are not suitable for vegans. If you refrain from dairy products, only lactical dark calcium disks are compatible with your diet.
I am a vegan/vegetarian. Is lactical collagen ok for me?
lactical collagen contains collagen derived from bovine hides.
Does lactical contain lactose?
As lactical contains minerals derived from milk, it isn't lactose free. Each lactical calcium disk contains a very small amount, less than 25mg. If you can't digest milk but have no problem with cheese and yogurt, you'll be able to take lactical.
Regarding our lactical dark product, it does not contain any dairy ingredients, but it is produced on shared equipment with lactical milk chocolate products. lactical production follows strict allergen cleanup procedures to ensure products made on shared equipment are dairy-free. Those who may be severely allergic need to be aware that traces of milk remain and therefore will be present in very small amounts through cross contact.
Does lactical contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?
No. Our company aims to ensure that the ingredients used in the manufacture of our products do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO), are not produced from GMO, and do not require a GMO labelling mention in the ingredient list. In addition our quality standards for human nutrition prohibit the use of artificial colourings, flavourings, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and other specific ingredients. To avoid contamination by genetically modified organisms (GMOs), our company has implemented its own control system.
All our products are produced to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards of quality control, and offer ideal support from sensible, balanced formulas, without excessive levels. Together with the outside control body Lloyd's LRQA (ISO 22000 and ISO 9001) and guidelines of the Good Manufacturing Practice, we guarantee the health and safety of all of our products. To ensure absolute, foolproof control, the system is constantly evaluated and updated. The purity of all ingredients and final products is rigorously tested in-house and externally using third party testing companies, ensuring accurate unbiased results. Although our company uses natural ingredients, its processes match pharmaceutical standards in terms of delivery technologies, equipment and the facility. Our company is bridging the gap between pharmaceutical standards and those of the natural health industry and goes above and beyond the norm to ensure the efficacy and safety of our products.
Does lactical collagen contain gluten, fish or porcine products, hormones, GMO -genetically modified organisms, alcohol, added sugar, artificial flavours or artificial colours?
lactical collagen is free of all these ingredients, artificial additives or preservatives. In consultation with leading scientific and medical researchers, we have opted out of ingredients which are not natural, proven unhealthy, or have known fatiguing effects.
What does hydrolysed mean?
The collagen in lactical collagen has been hydrolysed, which means that it has been through a gentle, enzymatic process that breaks down the larger collagen protein molecules into collagen peptides. These peptides have a much lower molecular weight and can be easily transported to and absorbed in areas where the body needs it. Taking hydrolsed collagen in liquid form increases collagen absorption significantly.
What is stevia?
Stevia extract is a natural sweetener, which comes from the leaves of the stevia plant. It is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar, but has practically zero calories. We understand that finding the perfect sugar substitute is not always easy. So, we're proud to introduce the latest innovation in sugar alternatives. Our sweetener is made from the finest extract of the Stevia plant to produce a sweet taste with practically zero calories. After harvesting and steeping the leaves, water and impurities are filtered out leaving behind stevia extract, which is then crystallised. This extract is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar with zero calories. By replacing the all the sugar with this natural sweetener, the result is a refreshing real natural taste that you have to experience to believe.
Where can I find out more about osteoporosis and calcium?
The following websites are good sources of information about osteoporosis, calcium, vitamins and other minerals:
British Dietetic Association - www.bda.uk.com/
British Herbal Medicine Association - www.bhma.info/
British Nutrition Foundation - www.nutrition.org.uk/
Health Food Manufacturers Association - www.hfma.co.uk/
International Osteoporosis Foundation - www.iofbonehealth.org/
NHS - www.nhs.uk/
Proprietary Association of Great Britain - www.pagb.co.uk/
The Council for Responsible Nutrition - www.crnuk.org/
What if I have another question?
We're here to help and take every question, suggestion or criticism seriously as well as looking forward to hearing your feedback. If you have any nutrition questions, want to share your lactical story, this is the place!
Please note that we cannot provide answers to personal medical questions; for these, you should contact your doctor. For any other question, please contact the careline team at the number below or just send us an email:

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  info@lactical.gr
Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other food supplements seek professional advice before using if you suffer from food allergies, and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, or if on medication. Food supplements are not intended to treat or prevent any disease and must not replace a balanced and varied diet, and a healthy lifestyle