Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Crosscare Limited is a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality over-the-counter (OTC) products. Crosscare Limited manufactures and distributes healthcare products throughout Europe, Asia, Africa & the US. The company has subsidiaries in the U.K and Singapore and a distribution business in South Africa, Skymed Pty Ltd. Offering a wide range of products, which include enzyme preparations, creams, food supplements and cosmetic products, the company strategy is focused on young families and their day-to-day needs.
Experts in baby health, Crosscare Limited’s scientific knowledge and proven expertise in temporary lactose intolerance informed the development of Colief Infant Drops nearly two decades ago. Today it is the most commonly prescribed treatment for colic in the U.K. and is widely recommended by health visitors. Crosscare Limited offers a range of products under the Colief brand, including Colief Vitamin D3 Drops, Colief Baby Scalp Oil and Colief Mum To Be Moisturising Cream.
Initial hospital trials in Cork showed that the product had a pronounced effect on babies with a temporary sensitivity to lactose. The trial was small but the results were significant and were published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics in September 1998. They showed that by breaking down most of the lactose in a baby’s feed by adding lactase enzyme drops to the milk a number of hours before feeding, the hours of crying were significantly reduced. These results were confirmed by a subsequent, larger trial at Guys Hospital in London, published in October 2001.