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Boots Equilibrium FAQs

Everything you might want to ask about Equilibrium and Lactium, its main ingredient

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  • Can I take Lactium while pregnant?

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and considering Lactium please speak to your doctor.

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  • Can I take more than one capsule or sachet of Equilibrium per day?

    It is recommended that you only take one capsule or sachet of Equilibrium per day.

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  • Does Lactium need to be continuously taken to maintain its effect, or is a two-week intake sufficient?

    People can adopt their own way of taking Lactium. It can be taken on an as-needed basis to cope with specific everyday stress, e.g., an exam or important meeting. In these situations, it should be taken at least one hour before the event, and the effect will begin to decrease about six hours after intake. Lactium may also be taken daily in response to a difficult period.

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  • Is Lactium a sleep-inducing product?

    Even at high doses, Lactium has no sedative effect. People who take Lactium feel more relaxed and usually fall asleep easier at bedtime and/or sleep better.

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  • What is Lactium?

    Lactium is the active ingredient in Equilibrium. It consists of a protein developed from milk that has proven anti-stress properties.

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  • What is the recommended intake of Lactium?

    As a food supplement, the usual recommendation is 150 mg/day. Lactium is effective about one hour after intake. Nevertheless, a real sensation of wellbeing appears after a few days of treatment.

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  • What scientific processes have been utilised to demonstrate the activity of Lactium?

    Animal studies demonstrated the anti-stress efficacy and the absence of side effects. Then, clinical studies in healthy human volunteers were conducted in clinical units. Biological parameters, validated and commonly used by the scientific community, were measured during moderate or acute induced stress after the intake of Lactium or a placebo. These studies have clearly demonstrated the anti-stress activity of Lactium.

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  • When should Lactium be taken?

    The best time to take Lactium is before bedtime. This recommendation is based on the fact that the lack of sleep, often provoked by stress from that day, only increases the stress level. Lactium helps a person relax so they can get a better night's sleep and feel more able to meet the demands of the day ahead. Thus, it can help break the vicious cycle of poor sleep and everyday stress.

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  • Why search for an anti-stress constituent in milk?

    A combination of practical observations and scientific studies led to research that identified a soothing constituent in milk. In young children, sucking has the property of calming down the newborn, but the feeling of satiety and the sucking effort are not sufficient to explain this phenomenon. Today, numerous bioactive components of milk and particularly peptides are known to have beneficial physiological properties.

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