The Effect Of Oral Supplementation With Lactobacillus Reuteri Or Tilactase In Lactose Intolerant Patients: Randomized Trial

Effect Decrease
Values Figure 5
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 40
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64, 65+
Notes for this study:
In a randomized trial with unclear blinding, 60 participants with lactase intolerance were given placebo, 9000 units of tilactase, or lactobacillus reuteri with 25 g of lactose. For our purposes, placebo vs. tilactase is the relevant comparison.

The lactase group saw a considerable reduction in breath hydrogen, which was statistically significant compared with the placebo. They also saw substantially larger reductions in bloating, abdominal pain, flatulence, diarrhea.
Funding issues for this study:
Unclear funding.

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