Lactose Monohydrate: An Essential Side-effect Free Filler or Addtive
Lactose Monohydrate is one type of carbohydrate compound that naturally exists in milk. We separate the alpha-lactose molecules from cow’s milk. The whole process is executed using low temperatures. While the moisture dries off and the alpha-lactose molecules turn into pale yellow colored powder, then it is called lactose monohydrate.
Lactose is the primary version of milk sugar, which is transformed into lactose monohydrates through crystallization. As a safe and side-effect-free dairy additive, lactose monohydrate is used to enhance flavor in different packaged foods. FDA has approved the usage of this lactose-based dairy component in beverages, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, etc. Due to a longer shelf-life, lactose monohydrate is used as one of the best stabilizers in preparing infant formula, tablets, capsules, ice creams, chocolates, bakery products, etc.
The excellent binding power of lactose monohydrate makes it the best filler for preparing any medication, pills, or tablets. This edible additive also helps to maintain the consistency of frozen meals, pastries, processed cookies, sauces, soups, cakes, etc.
Lactose Monohydrate is a natural additive that helps maintain the balance of oil and water in any formulation, as one of the suitable fillers which increases the weight of foods.
Among different grades of lactose, Lactose Monohydrate has become highly popular due to its compatible particle size and physical and flow characteristics.
Therefore, this popular pharmaceutical experience becomes popular due to the following factors:
- Bland taste
- Low Hygroscopicity
- Super Compatibility with Other Active Ingredients.
Our efficient manufacturing unit follows three steps to prepare to dilute powder of lactose monohydrate.
- Wet granulation
- Dry granulation
- Dry mixing
We maintain proper hygiene in these processes, like preparing solvents including water, ethanol, or a combination of water and ethanol. Granulation is such a crucial phase of the preparation of lactose monohydrate. For higher-shear granulation, we always use premium equipment to maintain the exact size of the particles.