What is Lactium®
Lactium® is a unique ingredient that contains relaxing properties, which reduce and regulate stress-related troubles naturally. It is a food-grade, patented product that represents a breakthrough in the field of nutrition.
Lactium received the Bronze Award for the Best Innovation in Health Ingredients 2004 during the Health Ingredients Europe (HIE) exhibition.
More than 12 years ago, in partnership with a university in France, Ingredia discovered a peptide with relaxing properties within a milk protein hydrolysate.
Observing the calm state of a baby after drinking milk, researchers attempted to identify a relationship between milk consumption and calmness. Using a well-known digestive enzyme, Ingredia developed a milk casein hydrolysate. This hydrolysate contains a 10-amino-acid peptide with obvious anti-stress properties.
This peptide has been identified by and characterized within the hydrolysate, and has been extensively studied through collaborations with research laboratories.